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Lost Slashers: Pitchfork Massacre (1984)

Lost Slashers: Pitchfork Massacre (1984)

The film played for one week then vanished. It has never been mentioned sinceā€¦ until now.

They’re Playing With Fire (1984) Review

In 1983, Hikmet Avedis & wife Marlene Schmidt wrote & produced Mortuary, which Hikmet directed. A year later they were back in the same capacity with They’re Playing With Fire. Taking the plot of their 1974 movie The Teacher, and Eric Brown – the star of the popular Private Lessons (1981), it starts off simple […]

Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) Review

After three successful, if somewhat critically mauled, feature films, Paramount finally decided to lay their lucrative Friday the 13th franchise to rest with what promised to be The Final Chapter.

Blood Simple (1984)

The slasher movie had become such a dominant force at the box office during the early eighties that, despite the critics refusing to acknowledge its importance, they soon began to influence mainstream cinema.

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Review

As the slasher boom came to an end, with most major studios bowing out of the genre and leaving just the independent filmmakers to milk the concept dry, a struggling director by the name of Wes Craven had penned a script full of original ideas and inventive deaths,

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

Of all the slasher movies to meet controversy in the 1980’s, perhaps the most loathed of these was the festive tale Silent Night, Deadly Night, which was picketed by angry parents and pulled by the studio. Still unreleased in several countries, this tale of a homicidal Santa Claus was not the first festive slasher