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Valentine's Day Review: Cardiac Arrest (1980)

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 [...]

He Knows You’re Alone (1980) Review

After a jilted lover (Tom Rolfing) kills his ex-bride-to-be, he decides justice has not been served and decides that all women preparing for their upcoming nuptials need to meet the sharp end of his knife. The killer has arrived in a new town looking for Amy (Caitlin O’Heaney) and her wedding party to make perfect, [...]

DVD Review: Don’t Answer The Phone DVD (1980)

Here we go again, another gem that’s been lambasted by critics armchair and professional alike: BCI Eclipse have dug up Robert Hammer’s 1980 sleaze-o-rama Don’t Answer The Phone and given it an uncut release. I do like my slashers but serial killers employing strangulation instead of the good ol’ butcher’s knife struck me as too [...]

To All a Goodnight (1980)

David Hess was no stranger to the world of celluloid horror when he stepped behind the camera for his directorial debut (and swan song as of this printing). As an actor he made us cringe as Krug, the scariest of the hoodlums featured in Last House on the Left and his rapist take on Of [...]

Schizoid (1980) Review

“Schizoid” feels like a violent slasher made for the Lifetime network. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing though. That automatically separates it from the pack and creates the illusion you are watching something new, when in fact it is just a melodramatic horror picture that transports you back to that bygone era of Grindhouse fun, [...]

Friday the 13th (1980) Review

It could be argued that before Friday the 13th there was no slasher genre. The concept had been explored in everything from Black Christmas to Halloween, but the explosion of the low budget slice ‘n’ dice flicks that flooded the drive-ins in the early eighties were more a product of the success of Friday