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  • DVD Review: 'Leprechaun: Origins'
    DVD Review: 'Leprechaun: Origins'
    I have a feeling most fans of the early movies are going to be surprised when they delve into “Leprechaun: Origins.” Much like the “Evil Dead” reboot from a few years back, there’s nothing to laugh about here. Gone is...
  • 'The Gore Gore Girls'
    DVD review: 'The Gore Gore Girls'
    While we are on the subject of Herschell Gordon Lewis, let's explore the final film of the main portion of his career, 'The Gore Gore Girls.'Private investigator Abraham Gentry (Frank Kress) is approached by reporter Nancy Weston (Amy...
  • 'Pieces'
    DVD review: 'Pieces'
    While the slasher horror genre might seem to be a very narrow corner of the film world, there are many variations approach to be found.An example of the type of movie that features straight-ahead gore and copious on-screen violence that leaves...
  • 'Graduation Day'
    DVD Review: 'Graduation Day'
    You know the drill: the 1980s produced loads of cheap slasher horror films, some were good, most were awful, blah blah blah.The one we will be exploring today is a little number called 'Graduation Day.'Laura (Ruth Ann Llorens) is a high...
  • 'Madhouse'
    DVD review: 'Madhouse'
    As one of the death-knells of an era in horror, 'Madhouse' isn't always held in the highest esteem.Paul Toombes (Vincent Price) is a horror actor who is renown for his character, Dr. Death who he shares credit with his writer/character...
  • Slashers poised to make a comeback
    Slashers poised to make a comeback
    Ah, the fabled horror slasher film. The 1980s was the heyday for the slasher flick, but the subgenre made a comeback in the '90s when SCREAM revitalized the game. And now, with the announcement of an I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER remake and...
  • Scream Factory unleashes Pumpkinhead on your home
    Scream Factory unleashes Pumpkinhead on your home
    It’s amazing how what appears on the surface to be another creature feature dressed up as a teen slasher film can have so much to say and deliver a morality fable for a modern age. Much like the fairy tales of centuries past, 1988’s ...
  • Scream Factory brings aliens into your home 'Without Warning'
    Scream Factory brings aliens into your home 'Without Warning'
    When people think of alien movies from the 1980s, a few come to mind right away. I can only imagine one of those is “Predator.” Tons of sequels and Arnold Schwarzenegger forever cemented the hunting space creatures in the brains of sci...
  • Scream Factory drops us off at 'Motel Hell'
    Scream Factory drops us off at 'Motel Hell'
    Once again stumbling through the archives of undiscovered horror gems courtesy of Scream Factory, I’ve come across 1980’s “Motel Hell” Collector’s Edition. It’s quite obvious from the film’s tagline what...
  • Facing our fears through 'The Final Terror'
    Facing our fears through 'The Final Terror'
    Every month I grow more and more amazed at how many great slasher films I missed growing up. My constant reminder is Scream Factory as they continue to churn out one restored 1980s slasher film after the next. The latest pleasant surprise to get...
  • Thousands of horror fans attend annual Texas Frightmare Weekend
    Thousands of horror fans attend annual Texas Frightmare Weekend
    Thousands of horror fans invaded the Hyatt-Regency Hotel at the DFW Airport on May 2, 3, and 4 for 2014's annual Texas Frightmare Weekend. The three day event boasts one of the largest gatherings of genre celebrities in the Southern United...
  • Scream Factory releases slasher 'Sleepaway Camp' on Blu-ray
    Scream Factory releases slasher 'Sleepaway Camp' on Blu-ray
    Scream Factory brings a true slasher film gem to Blu-ray for fans to enjoy in high-definition. 1983's "Sleepaway Camp" has everything one could want in a genre piece and more. Not only does the movie have one of the best surprise...
  • 'Final Exam' gets an F for failing slasher fans
    'Final Exam' gets an F for failing slasher fans
    For every good slasher film in the 1980s, there were ten that should've never seen the light of day. Some of those misfires have gained cult status over the years for one reason or another. It's tough to truly judge a movie in a genre that...
  • Can anyone survive a summer at 'Camp Dread?'
    Can anyone survive a summer at 'Camp Dread?'
    There's a fine line between respectfully imitating the slasher genre and failing at it. I can't quite tell you why it works at times and why the concept falls flat at others. The "Scream" movies did a great job of being self...
  • Anchor Bay releases effective but deficient thriller 'In Fear'
    Anchor Bay releases effective but deficient thriller 'In Fear'
    Sundance Film Festival selection "In Fear" was released on Blu-ray and DVD recently. Although it's easy to see why the film was chosen to be showcased at the event, it still doesn't quite measure up and falls short of taking home...