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Uncovering The Lost Slasher: Doll Killer (1987)

Uncovering The Lost Slasher: Doll Killer (1987)

I’m the kind of horror fan who goes the extra mile to find something I haven’t seen yet. I love the obscure, the rare and the unreleased. To say I collect horror films would be putting it lightly. More accurately speaking, I stop at NOTHING to get what I’m after. Money, travel and uncertainty can’t [...]

DVD Review: Death Merchant (1988)

DVD Review: Death Merchant (1988)

Joe Spinell cannot die. Yet he has been dead for almost fourteen years. The sweaty, pock-marked Maniac is a beloved figure in retro slasher history, but he did several movies that were essentially variations of the same figure. We’ve been blessed with Spinell popping up every few years in another long lost lumbering, muttering role.

Sleepaway Camp IV From Retro Slashers DVD

Sleepaway Camp IV From Retro Slashers DVD

We’re “soft launching” a Retro Slashers DVD label with lost sequel Sleepaway Camp IV: The Survivor, released in finished form for the first time ever next week after 20 years of uphill battle. The spine serial number is RS001 – and as a test case we’re piggybacking on this project which initiated over at companion [...]

Retro Slashers Interview: Scorpion Releasing

With the recent news of Scorpion Releasing’s slasher titles on tap for DVD – Humongous, House on Sorority Row, Final Exam, The Carpenter, The Incubus and American Nightmares as well as other genre titles – Retro Slashers conducted a brief q&a with company president Walter Olsen (yes, brother of Bill Olsen who runs Code Red [...]

SOV Week: Video Violence 1-2 (1987-1988)

An early SOV series that bridges the cinematic gap between Snuff and Hostel. Gary Cohen, a video store owner back during the Mom & Pop glory days, noticed the glut of terrible horror movies flooding shelves on a weekly basis and decided to make his own cheap fright flick. So Cohen rounded up friends, actors [...]

Humongous, Incubus And More Lurch Onto DVD

Between September 2011 & March 2012 Scorpion Releasing will bring out a mix of sought-after first-time-on-DVD slashers and new re-releases of beloved titles: American Nightmare (1983), the grimey, sleaze-coated kin of Maniac and Nightmare, The Carpenter (1988) starring Wings Hauser as a spectral killer, The House on Sorority Row (1983), previously re-released in 2009 to [...]