80s, Child Killers, Drama, Horror, Movies, Slasher

Nightmare (1981)

AKA: Nightmares in a Damaged Brain AKA: Blood Splash George Tatum has just been released from a psychiatric institution. He had been incarcerated there for several years, after he brutally murdered and sexually mutilated an entire family in Brooklyn. But after years of therapy, drugs and experimental procedures, George has been declared “reformed” and is […]

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80s, Dance Dance Dance, Horror, Movies, music, Mystery, Slasher

Terror Train (1980)

A group of pre-med students organize a fraternity prank for their nerdy and awkward frat pledge, Kenny. They convince members of a local sorority to help them out by pretending one of them is waiting upstairs for Kenny and ready for some sexy times. But the prank goes horribly wrong and poor Kenny gets hauled […]

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80s, Comedy, Dead Things, Horror, Movies, Occult, Supernatural, Zombies

One Dark Night (1983)

A mysterious recluse, Karl Raymar, is found dead one morning with six similarly deceased young women also in the room. After his burial in the mausoleum, Karl’s estranged daughter Olivia comes to learn that her absent father was well known to the world of mystics, having supposedly mastered the ability of telekinesis in an attempt to cheat death. Olivia learns that his supposed skill at such an art, and his obsession with immortality were considered so great, that he had supposedly learned to suck the life energy from living beings. But his apparent death by heart attack and his subsequent burial in a crypt seems to have disproven Karl’s great power….

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80s, Comedy, Horror, Horror?, Kids Film, Monsters, Movies, Sci-Fi

TerrorVision (1986)

TerrorVision is about an alien garbage heap/pet/ball of slime, that in the process of being destroyed gets dematerialized and accidentally gets broadcast into some poor yuppie’s satellite dish. Chaos and slimy deaths ensue. Actually the characters were already pretty slimy to begin with. The monster just helped them along into their more natural state of being. […]

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80s, Bugs, Drama, Horror, Movies, Mystery, Thriller

Phenomena (1985)

The daughter of a famous actor is sent off to a boarding school in remote Swiss city. While there Donald Pleasance informs her that she has psychic insect powers that enable her to communicate with the creepy crawlies of the world and she uses these powers to pursue a local serial killer who is slaughtering young woman in and around the school.

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80s, Dead Things, Ghosts, Horror, Movies, Mystery

Death Ship (1980)

A cruise ship, on its voyage home, is rammed by an unknown vessel and destroyed during the night. The nine survivors lie adrift for a while in the vast ocean before coming upon a rusty old freighter that seems to appear out of nowhere. The survivors manage to board the ship, only to find it covered in cobwebs and suspiciously deserted.

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80s, Action, Mook

Blastfighter (1984)— Movie Reviews by a Mook

This time, the movie poster definitely captures some of what happens, like vehicle explosions. For a mix of hixploitation and revenge cinema set in the woods, there are a surprising number of cars and trucks that get blown up. Yet there is only one rainstorm and no lightning, so I feel a little let down. […]

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