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90s Retro: An interview with SOV mastermind Todd Jason Cook

S.O.V. (shot-on-video) horror took off in the 1980s. With films like “Woodchipper Massacre”, “Video Violence”, “Blood Frenzy” and “555” cluttering video shelves it was obvious just about anyone could pick up a vhs camcorder and make a quick buck. But hidden within the tireless bad “quickies” and amateur hack jobs lied a few golden gems. […]

The Pitchfork Massacre Mystery Solved

Retro Slashers’ Thomas Ellison’s article and newspaper scan on Pitchfork Massacre was the shot heard round the slasher world. An unknown slasher flick that played theatrically in 1984 never spoken about till now? We were practically salivating. Uncovering Pitchfork Massacre has been an treasure hunt for two years. Now it’s over.

Curtains, Birthdays & Funerals: The Lesleh Donaldson Interview

Lesleh Donaldson appeared in several classic horror films in the early 1980s. Best known for her role in “Happy Birthday To Me”, Donaldson quickly became a scream queen underdog. She was the “girl next door” type, killed in the first few minutes. Her big starring role was in “Funeral Home”, a terrific little Slasher potboiler […]

Valentine’s Day Review: Cardiac Arrest (1980)

“You stole my heart…seriously.” San Francisco is terrorized by “The Missing Heart Murders”. An unseen madman is lurking the streets, hunting victims and removing their hearts. It’s up to Officer Higgins to crack the case as the body count rises. The lurid artwork of a surgeon holding a bloody heart leads one to believe this […]

Retro Slashers’ 13 Bloody Christmas Movies

It’s that time of year again…snowfall, warm cocoa, cozy fires and Christmas Slashers! To us horror fans, it’s tradition to bust out 1978’s “Halloween” every October and “Silent Night, Deadly” night every December. But as great as those two films are, it’s nice to have variety, right? There are actually over a dozen retro Slasher […]

Review: Death Doll (1989)

Obscurity is my middle name. Dustin Obscurity Ferguson. “Death Doll” is one of those films, SO obscure that it remained practically unheard of until just the last few years. Only released on VHS in Poland and the U.K., “Death Doll” was the one and only feature directed by William Mims.