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The Pitchfork Massacre Mystery Solved

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.

Sleepaway Camp IV From Retro Slashers DVD

Sleepaway Camp IV From Retro Slashers DVD

We’re “soft launching” a Retro Slashers DVD label with lost sequel Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor, released in finished form for the first time ever next week after 20 years of uphill battle. The spine serial number is RS001 – and as a test case we’re piggybacking on this project which initiated over at companion […]

June is Slasher-Hybrid Month at Retro Slashers!

Not to be confused with quasi-slashers, which are movies with vague slasher elements (in which case, I’m pretty sure every single horror movie and serial killer thriller would be valid), slasher-hybrids are films that specifically combine the slasher film with an outside genre but can exist in both worlds on their own merits. One example […]

Tourist Trap Screening This Week at Austin’s Alamo Drafthouse

Although DVD and Blu-ray have unearthed so many long-lost classics, horror fans rarely get the chance to see their favourite films on the big screen. David Schmoeller’s underrated 1979 thriller Tourist Trap is set to receive a rare 35mm screening this week in Austin, Texas, courtesy of the Alamo Drafthouse and Vulcan Video. Produced by […]

Dark Night of The Scarecrow Coming to Blu-Ray

The greatest TV Movie ever Dark Night of The Scarecrow (1981) is already availible on DVD but we just learned that, incredibly, a 30th anniversary edition is coming to Blu-Ray. Writer of the teleplay J.D. Feigelson passed the following details onto Dread Central: “It will have a lot of bonus material, most of which has […]

Humongous, Incubus And More Lurch Onto DVD

Between September 2011 & March 2012 Scorpion Releasing will bring out a mix of sought-after first-time-on-DVD slashers and new re-releases of beloved titles: American Nightmare (1983), the grimey, sleaze-coated kin of Maniac and Nightmare, The Carpenter (1988) starring Wings Hauser as a spectral killer, The House on Sorority Row (1983), previously re-released in 2009 to […]