Forbidden World

1982 New World Pictures Directed by Alan Holzman Produced by Roger Corman Written by Tim Curnen/R.J. Robertson/Jim Wynorski Music by Susan Justin Cinematography by Tim Suhrstedt Edited by Alan Holzman/Martin Nicholson I watched FORBIDDEN WORLD on the heels of watching another “Alien” knock-off: “Life.” Despite is having been made 30 years ago, I’d have to […]

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Sleepaway Camp

1983 American Eagle Films Directed and Written by Robert Hiltzik Produced by Jerry Silva/Michele Tatosian Music by Edward Bilous Cinematography by Benjamin Davis/David M. Walsh Edited by Ron Kalish/Ralph Rosenblum/Sharyn L. Ross In a decade dominated by the slasher genre of horror movies, SLEEPAWAY CAMP managed to stand out back in the 1980s and still […]

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Miracle Mile

1988 Hemdale Film Corporation Written and Directed by Steven De Jarnatt Produced by John Daly/Derek Gibson Music by Tangerine Dream Okay. Two things before I get into the story synopsis and summery part of the review. Bear with me for a bit, okay? First off, I do not care a poobah’s pizzle about spoilers. Really, […]

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A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge

1985 New Line Cinema/Heron Communications/Smart Egg Pictures Directed by Jack Sholder Produced by Robert Shaye Written by David Chaskin Based on characters created by Wes Craven Music by Christopher Young Cinematography by Jacques Haitkin/Christopher Tufty Edited by Bob Brady/Arline Garson When discussing the “Nightmare on Elm Street” series with others, the question always comes up […]

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A Nightmare On Elm Street

1984 New Line Cinema/Heron Communications/Smart Egg Pictures Written and Directed by Wes Craven Produced by Robert Shaye Music by Charles Bernstein  Cinematography by Jacques Haitkin Edited by Patrick McMahon/Rick Shaine I honestly do feel sorry for those of you who missed the 1980’s. Because you missed the craziest, most insane and yet most fun decade […]

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The Serpent And The Rainbow

1988 Universal Pictures Directed by Wes Craven Produced by Doug Claybourne and David Ladd Written by Richard Maxwell and Adam Rodman Based on “The Serpent and The Rainbow” by Wade Davis Cinematography by John Lindley Edited by Glenn Farr Music by Brad Fiedel People who know me and know what I look for in horror […]

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The Shining

1980 Warner Bros. Directed and Produced by Stanley Kubrick Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Diane Johnson Based on the novel “The Shining” by Stephen King Cinematography by John Alcott Edited by Ray Lovejoy Music by Wendy Carlos/Rachel Elkind Hard as it to believe nowadays when THE SHINING is considered to be a horror masterpiece and […]

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