Category Archives: Eighties Horror

Stage Fright (2014)

This week has been a kicker, huh? Bombs dropped, both metaphorical and physical, world leaders engaging in a pissing contest that soaks everyone’s walls but their own, and informed, sensible, and dare I say normal, human beings are  trying to … Continue reading

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They Live (1988)

First of all, apologies for the lack of posts in the last few months; as we all know life can be the real horror sometimes, and has a nasty habit of getting in the way. Normal service shall now resume. … Continue reading

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The Ninth Configuration (1980)

When you join the military, you are essentially signing away your life. You’re given rules on how to live, where to sleep, how to dress, and if you get killed or maimed along the way, then, honey there’s a clause … Continue reading

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Society (1989)

In the UK only 7% of the general populace are privately educated, yet 50% of seats in the Houses of Parliament are taken up by the former Eton mess, which doesn’t really feel like a fair representation of our nation … Continue reading

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Lady in White (1988)

The world looks different through a child eyes. Without the cynicism of age, the world is a vast expanse of possibilities and time is both meaningless and endless. Candy tastes sweeter, Santa Claus is real, and you’re an immortal, fearless … Continue reading

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The Burning (1981)

Sexism is rife in the film industry and practically powers the horror game, we know this. And I’m not talking about the big Madonna/Whore stereotypes that have practically become an industry in joke by now, but the sleazy, insidious sexism … Continue reading

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Fortress (1986)

Teachers are a special kind of people. They spend all day babysitting other people’s children, while trying to teach them life skills, when they are getting paid peanuts for a middle finger in the form of thanks. There’s a lot … Continue reading

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Intruder (1989)

Anyone who has ever worked as a checkout operator in a supermarket will tell you that it is one of the strangest jobs out there. Everyone needs to buy groceries, beer, cigarettes; and you can meet any sort of person … Continue reading

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The Sleeper (2012)

American college life is considerably different to the university culture we know in the UK. In the US Sororities and Fraternities are a big part of campus life, which are usually single sex groups of classmates, associated with amalgamations of … Continue reading

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Hider in the House (1989)

These days family can mean anything from the standard nuclear, 2.4 children, one mommy, one daddy job, to a group of friends brought together by nothing more than proximity and shared affection. It’s not always about kinship in the blood … Continue reading

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