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Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives (1986) Review

After the disappointing box office returns of Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning, in which Paramount had attempted to resurrect a franchise which they had so spectacularly laid to rest the previous year, producers were desperate to return to their former glory and so immediately set about getting the series back on track

Slaughter High (1986) Review

Following on from the excessive brutality of Mil gritos tiene la noche (aka Pieces) and the festive fun of Don’t Open ‘Til Christmas, producing duo Stephen Minasian and Dick Randall turned their attention to the prank-gone-wrong formula with their 1986 effort Slaughter High

April Fool's Day (1986)

April Fool’s Day was released in 1986 as the slasher genre was gasping its final breaths. From then on the few remaining offerings would consist of ever-decreasing sequels and straight-to-video atrocities.

Slaughter High (1986) Review

Cruel, goofy and unkind, Slaughter High has always been sort of an enigma to me. It starts off like a bad Porky’s rip-off and then veers into one of the most malicious (and graphically filmed) scenes in low budget horror history. And that’s just the first 15 minutes! Marty (Simon Scuddamore) is the nerdiest nerd [...]

Killer Workout (1986) Review

A young model is deep fried during a terrible tanning bed accident. A few years later the hard bodies at Rhonda’s Work-Out are the targets of a killer armed with a giant safety pin. Despite a massive body count and mountains of evidence, Lt. Morgan (David Campbell) seems unable or unwilling to solve the murders. [...]

Killer Party (1986) Review

Phoebe (Elaine Wilkes), Vivia (Sherry Willis-Burch), and Jennifer (Joanna Johnson) are pledges trying to get into the best sorority on campus. Unfortunately for the three friends, they have to attend an April Fool’s Day party in the old, abandoned Delta Sigma house. The house has been closed for twenty years, ever since a student was [...]