August 5, 2021

Many strange horror movies came out of the 80s, and House (1986) is a great example. It starts with a grocery delivery person coming to the house and hears a strange sound from upstairs as he’s calling for the owner. So, of course, he goes upstairs to investigate, finding the homeowner hanging from the ceiling…

July 1, 2021

Howling V: The Rebirth (1989), like the previous chapters in the franchise, has nothing to do with Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988) and at least isn’t marsupials. The opening scene hooked me as it did the first time I saw this film with harrowing events happening in Budapest in 1849. When they flash to…

June 24, 2021

My biggest problem with the Howling franchise is the disconnect from the book series of the same name by Gary Brandner. Howling IV The Original Nightmare (1988) is somewhat closer to the books, though there’s still a considerable gap between the two. The silliness of the second and third movies evaporates completely in this one….

June 17, 2021

Why are they so wet? Besides that question, there are others I have for Howling III: The Marsupials (1987). Starting out, it felt like any other 80s horror film, introducing characters and building the tension. I wish it would’ve stayed like that. There are some great scenes, like when Donny takes Jerboa to see a…

Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf
June 10, 2021

Howling II: Your Sister is a Werewolf (1985) sort of starts where The Howling (1981) ends with Karen White dying after she’d transformed into a werewolf. After the flashback scenes end that’s all forgotten. I find it interesting that this is based on Gary Brander’s novel The Howling II when nothing like this happened in…

May 13, 2021

For whatever reason, it took nine years before they released Phantasm II (1988), and I think they did a good job tying Phantasm (1979) to it like a continuing story. The opening scene replays the ending of the first, then moves seven years later with Mike Pearson being released from an institution. James LeGros now…

Night Visitor
April 29, 2021

Never Cry Devil performed by Willy DeVille is the opening credits theme song, which was the original title of Night Visitor (1989), and I’m left wondering why they changed it, especially since it makes more sense. I couldn’t help noticing that this cheese-fest is very similar to Fright Night (1985) except with Satanists in suburbia….

April 22, 2021

One of my favorite Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian movies from the 80s is Radioactive Dreams (1985). After searching for years and years, I found it on YouTube; someone was kind enough to copy it from VHS and upload it (the quality is better than I expected too), which I’m sure is 100% legal. I don’t care. I…

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