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Terror Train (1980) Review

With the huge success of Halloween and Prom Night, Jamie Lee Curtis had slowly become one of the biggest stars of the genre, with her appearances in a variety of popular horror flicks earning her the moniker ‘scream queen.’ Her most underrated of films during this period was Terror Train

The Exterminator (1980)

If Friday the 13th borrowed extensively from Halloween then The Exterminator stole excessively from Death Wish, Michael Winner’s 1974 vigilante thriller that made a star out of Charles Bronson

He Knows You're Alone (1980)

Within months of Friday the 13th‘s conquering of the box office filmmakers were exploiting every possible holiday and anniversary in the hope of capitalising on its success. By the end of the year audiences had also been subjected to Prom Night, New Year’s Evil, Mother’s Day and Christmas Evil

Fade to Black (1980)

Some people take their love of movies a little too far. Take Scream, for instance. 1980′s Fade to Black was the natural conclusion for fanboy obsession, with the movie’s protagonist becoming literally engulfed in the fantasy worlds which he so adored

New Year's Evil (1980)

*This review originally appeared on Pretty Scary, but the site has been down for an overhaul, so I just thought I’d reprint it here! Have a great New Year’s EVIL! Although it’s slipped through many a crack, New Year’s Evil should be notorious for several reasons: The star, Roz Kelly, better known as Pinky Tuscadero [...]

The Boogeyman (1980)

Reviewed by Richard Mogg Can a film be more than the sum of its parts? Heavily influenced by John Carpenter’s 1978 Halloween (and mixed with equal doses of The Amityville Horror and The Exorcist), Ulli Lommel’s sophomore venture into the realm of slashers should have been nothing more than another entry in an already bursting [...]