80s, Comedy, Horror, Horror?, Occult, Slasher

Psycho Cop (1989)

A small-town policeman readies himself for a busy day by going through his daily routine of praying at a bloody, pentagram-covered alter and then ritualistically washing his hands in blood. Then he puts on his hat and gloves and goes to work. His first task is to kill a newly married couple who just stopped […]

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80s, Horror, Horror?, Slasher, Supernatural

Blood Theatre (1984)

AKA: Movie House Massacre The final night of a downtrodden theatre in the 1930s (?) isn’t going so well for the theatre owner. The place is about to be converted into a movie house, and the last performance before the conversion has only attracted a whopping 18 people. On top of that, he’s been disrespected […]

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80s, Horror, Slasher, Uncategorized

The Prowler (1981)

AKA: Rosemary’s Killer In 1945 a love-struck GI is sent a ‘Dear John’ letter by his girlfriend while he’s serving overseas. The lonesome GI takes it in stride, forgives her and starts to rebuild his–…Just kidding. He comes home and stabs his ex and her new beau through the chest with a giant pitchfork during […]

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80s, Dance Dance Dance, Horror, Slasher, Thriller

Killer Workout (1987)

We open on a young woman named Valerie, a model who has just learned that she’s set to appear on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine. Valerie is trilled. But her agent (manager?) has told the magazine she’s got a hell of a tan, so she rushes off to the nearest spa for a little late-night tanning session. But something goes horribly wrong (gasp!), the machine malfunctions and she ends up fried to a crisp.

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80s, Horror, Slasher

The Mutilator (1984)

AKA Fall Break Poor Ed Jr. has a troubling past. When he was but a wee lad, a gun-cleaning mishap with his father’s rifle resulted in him accidentally shooting his mother in the back. After that his father, Big Ed, was never the same. Fast forward a few years and Ed Jr. is now in […]

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70's, Comedy, Horror, Horror?, Slasher

Theatre of Blood (1973)

Edward Lionheart, a classically trained actor, takes sinister revenge on the guild of critics whose reviews savaged him, causing him to loose the Best Actor of the Year award to a young upstart. He’s going to make them pay, damn it. And he’s going to do it via the most relevant and horrible theatrical device […]

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Horror, Modern, Slasher, Thriller

I Know Who Killed Me (2007)

I Know Who Killed Me is about a young student named Aubrey Fleming. She’s a small town girl living a peaceful little life until the day she gets abducted by a creepy killer who likes to wear blue. Miraculously, unlike the unfortunate previous victim, Aubrey turns up alive and well, minus a couple of appendages. […]

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Horror, Slasher

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

One good write-up deserves another, so why not just jump right in to this quasi-remake, shall we? Over 60 years after the events depicted in the first film, the masked Phantom had returned to stalk and kill people in poor, little Texarkana. Huh, this looks familiar… After leaving a showing of The Town That Dreaded […]

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70's, Comedy, Horror, Slasher, Uncategorized

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

Yet another gift from TCM. Their little “TCM Underground” (which technically doesn’t exist anymore even though they keep showing ‘cult classics’ in the same time slot) movies bring me such unexpected joy. Anyway, The Town That Dreaded Sundown follows the local sheriff’s department and a Texas Ranger as they try to discover who’s been terrorizing […]

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