American Gothic
March 25, 2021

And if you’re really, really good, well, you might just get a brand new dolly. American Gothic (1988) isn’t a bad film, but there’s not much to say about it. At times, I watch a movie, and when it’s done, I just don’t know what to say about it. There are so many aspects of…

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February 4, 2021

SciFi Horror is always fun and Leviathan (1989) adds to the catalog, taking bits and pieces of other films like The Thing (1982) and Alien (1979). I’m not saying it’s bad, many film creators do it and it’s not so obvious, though. The visuals are good for the most part, the only thing that I…

Edgar Allan Poe's: Buried Alive
January 21, 2021

Freedom has its limits. Gary Julian As Edgar Allan Poe’s Buried Alive (1989) started playing, I couldn’t shake the feeling that it was an American International Pictures film, but that’s not possible since they ceased operations in 1980. Oddly, the musical score sounds like something from them too, not quite Les Baxter, more like Peter…

The Funhouse
December 17, 2020

The Funhouse (1981) is a movie that I’d never heard of until recently, and I thought I’d seen most of the 80s horror. It is like many slasher films of the time with a lot of suspense building. In fact, this one takes quite a long time to get going, like many made in recent…

December 10, 2020

You don’t have the eyes of the hunter. You have the eyes of the dead. Eddie Holt Wolfen (1981) was adapted from the book of the same name by Whitley Strieber. You could say that it’s a werewolf film, but that’s not entirely true as is shown. It stars Albert Finney as former NYPD Detective…

November 19, 2020

I think this place is possessed by demonic demons. Jack As with many horror films and not just from the 1980s, Scarecrows (1988) isn’t one that can be taken too seriously. I’m not telling you not to watch it. I’m just saying that you might not get the enjoyment value of the film if you…

Jaws of Satan
October 31, 2020

The Jaws of Satan (1981) is one of those exploitation horror films, and you know what that means, boys and girls, it’s gonna be cheese-filled and exciting. At barely five minutes in, the cheese is thicker than snot, and it’s followed by one astonishing scene after another. Christina Applegate is in this one, she was…

Daughter of Illusion

The Horror of My Life


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