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Prom Night (1980) Review

Definition of the word kitsch – “something of tawdry design, appearance, or content created to appeal to popular or undiscriminating taste.” Kitsch was the word I had originally chosen to describe Prom Night, but now that I’ve seen the movie, like, 1,000 times I realize that to call it something of undiscriminating taste would just [...]

Maniac (1980) Review

Even after such realistic films like The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Last House on the Left made their way through the grindhouse circuit of the 70s, audiences still couldn’t have prepared themselves for one of the most violent films of the 1980s. Yes, Maniac proved to be one of those films that actually lived up [...]

House On The Edge Of The Park (1980) Review

Director Ruggero Deodato made a name for himself when he unleashed the infamous and unforgettable Cannibal Holocaust in 1980. That same year he accepted a job on House on the Edge of the Park solely for financial reasons. He shot the film in two weeks and probably forgot about it. Yet it remains one of [...]

Terror on Tour (1980) Review

It’s all sex, drugs, and rock & roll for the Clowns, a band with Kiss’s make-up and Alice Cooper’s stage show. The party starts to sour when a slasher begins to thin out the female fan base. With dead groupies piling up like stacks of fire wood, the police send a woman undercover to find [...]

Schizoid (1980) Review

A black-gloved killer armed with a pair of scissors is stalking the members of Dr. Foles’ (Klaus Kinski) group therapy sessions. Advice columnist Julie (Marianna Hill) receives threatening letters before and after the murders but no one believes the letters are serious. The letters become more deranged and the killings more vicious as Julie’s relationship [...]

Delusion (1980) Review

Nurse Meredith Stone (Squirm’s Patricia Pearcy) arrives at Langrock Mansion to assist an elderly inventor (Joseph Cotton). Life is good for Nurse Stone until Langrock’s grandson, Gabriel (John Dukakis), arrives following the death (or was it murder) of his parents. Suddenly, Langrock Mansion is rocked by a series of “accidents” caused by a mysterious killer [...]