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Hardware – Special Edition DVD (Review)

Today marks the region 2 release of Optimum‘s ‘special edition’ of Richard Stanley’s cult classic Hardware

Cutting Class (1989)

In much the same way that He Knows You’re Alone will always be associated with the first screen appearance of Tom Hanks, it is impossible to discuss the 1989 straight-to-video slasher Cutting Class without referencing the involvement of a young Brad Pitt

House 3: The Horror Show (1989)

After two more comical entries, Sean S. Cunningham’s House franchise took a drastic turn with its 1989 entry The Horror Show. Sharing many similarities with Wes Craven Shocker, released the same year, the movie boasted the talents of genre veteran Lance Henriksen (Aliens, Pumpkinhead) and the late Brion James (Blade Runner)

Night Visitor (1989)

For a late entry into the slasher genre, Night Visitor doesn’t do a bad job of twisting a little convention to create an entertaining, if mostly bloodless movie. Derek Rydall plays Billy, a spunky boy-who-cried-wolf type who likes to tell tall tales to just about anybody who will listen. This has made him the nemesis [...]

Phantom of the Mall: Eric's Revenge (1989)

“Look what you did to me!” OK, that quote comes late into the film, but it’s a doozy. Phantom of the Mall should have been one of those movies that aren’t as entertaining as they ends up being. But this tale of love and revenge is pretty fun, not to mention it captures that little [...]

Rush Week (1989) Review

Rush Week is like so many slasher films that came out in the late 80s. The formula had already been robbed of any originality and the films’ budgets were growing smaller by the second. Still, some of those films, such as Hide and Go Shriek and Rush Week were fun time wasters. Sure, Rush Week [...]