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Retro Slashers' 13 Bloody Christmas Movies

Retro Slashers’ 13 Bloody Christmas Movies

It’s that time of year again…snowfall, warm cocoa, cozy fires and Christmas Slashers! To us horror fans, it’s tradition to bust out 1978′s “Halloween” every October and “Silent Night, Deadly” night every December. But as great as those two films are, it’s nice to have variety, right? There are actually over a dozen retro Slasher [...]

Review: Death Doll (1989)

Review: Death Doll (1989)

Obscurity is my middle name. Dustin Obscurity Ferguson. “Death Doll” is one of those films, SO obscure that it remained practically unheard of until just the last few years. Only released on VHS in Poland and the U.K., “Death Doll” was the one and only feature directed by William Mims.

Scalps: The 30th Anniversary Retrospective

Scalps: The 30th Anniversary Retrospective

In 1983 a sleazy little slasher film hit screens titled Scalps. It’s the story of a group of college students who set out for the desert in (illegal) search of Indian artifacts. However, they awaken a vengeful Indian spirit who possesses and attacks them one-by-one causing a supernatural, gruesome bloodbath.

My Silent Night Deadly Night Christmas Marathon

My Silent Night Deadly Night Christmas Marathon

I had a plan. T’was a fine plan – watch Silent Night Deadly Night parts 1-5 over the Christmas holidays. How hard could that be? They even had numbers on them so I wouldn’t lose my way. Except it didn’t exactly go to plan… in fact, it went out the door before I even started. [...]

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.

VHS Forever: The Return Of Shot-On-Video Horror

VHS Forever: The Return Of Shot-On-Video Horror

In the mid 80′s when the VHS boom was taking off, several SOV (shot-on-vhs) horror titles started popping up on the shelves. With the cheaper accessibility to VCR’s came cheaper home camcorders. Nearly anyone who “shot” a feature length horror film in the 80′s could have it pieced together and distributed.