VHS Forever: The Return Of Shot-On-Video Horror

VHS Forever: The Return Of Shot-On-Video Horror

In the mid 80′s when the VHS boom was taking off, several SOV (shot-on-vhs) horror titles started popping up on the shelves. With the cheaper accessibility to VCR’s came cheaper home camcorders. Nearly anyone who “shot” a feature length horror film in the 80′s could have it pieced together and distributed.

Review: Horror House (1969)

Review: Horror House (1969)

Studio tampering is a time (dis)honored tradition in the slasher genre. Horror House, A.K.A. The Haunted House of Horror, a forgotten little British chiller, is an early example of a studio destroying a film by radically changing storylines with unnecessary reshoots made without the director’s input.

The 7 Best Slasher Movie Party Scenes

The 7 Best Slasher Movie Party Scenes

Parties play a major role in many slasher films. Sometimes the party sets off the killer (My Bloody Valentine, The Prowler) and sometimes people pick the wrong place to have a good time (Killer Party, Hell Night, House on Sorority Row). We’ll start with the best ones and work our way down.

Review: I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

Review: I Spit on Your Grave (1978)

Makes its audience feel dirty for watching a woman being brutalized, and then for cheering her (or her surrogates) on as she seeks revenge.

Unfinished Business: Why Lost Slashers Matter

Unfinished Business: Why Lost Slashers Matter

Never finished or released movies like Maniac 2: Mr Robbie – a whole new level of “forgotten horror”.

Review: Sleepaway Camp (1983)

Review: Sleepaway Camp (1983)

Since its initial release in 1983, Sleepaway Camp has developed a cult reputation, in part due to the film’s final reel twist, and in part due to its lead, Felissa Rose.