If you’re after a movie that fits the term “cult favourite” like a glove, then look no further than 1982’s The Slumber Party Massacre. It has a brisk runtime, brimming with low-budget gore, memorably silly dialogue, and the expected amount of slasher nudity that one would expect from a Roger Corman production. Most importantly, it

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Dr. Lamb is a 1992 Hong Kong CAT III horror film, written by Kam-Fai Law and directed by Danny Lee and Billy Hin-Shing Tang. The production is based on the unscrupulous crimes of Hong Kong serial killer Lam Kor-wan, who was arrested in 1982 after murdering four women. A mentally disturbed taxi driver, Lin Gwao-Yu

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The Old Man: The Movie (Vanamehe film) is a 2019 Estonian stop-motion animation, written and directed by Oskar Lehemaa and Mikk Mägi with additional writing from Peeter Ritso. The film is based on the animated short The Old Man: The Cartoon (Vanamehe Multikas), a collection of individual episodes telling the same story from the same

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  Set amidst the beautifully desolate scenery of the Joshua Tree desert, Head Count is a suspenseful slow burn that delves into folklore and urban legends through a threatening presence that hints toward the uncanny valley. Elle Callahan is able to create a meticulous feeling of impending dread in her debut full-length feature film, which

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Pop culture is currently experiencing a boom of 1980s nostalgia. From Stranger Things on Netflix to Grady Hendrix’s My Best Friend’s Exorcism, science fiction and horror are squeezing every last drop of neon-soaked nostalgia from their audience. Before this, the 1980s experienced its own longing for 1950s culture. Back to the Future (1985) is perhaps

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Strike of the Tortured Angels is a fairly obscure, though not totally unknown film; appearing in the 1980s as part of a wave of Asian films brought over to the west to satisfy the lucrative direct-to-video market of martial arts and exploitation films. However, until recently the actual origins had effectively been lost to time.

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Andre Overdal’s follow-up to his breakout found footage Scandinavian romp, Troll Hunter (2010), is a quintessential hidden gem. Not overly lauded on its release in the mid-2010s, The Autopsy of Jane Doe can now be discovered on Amazon. This taut little horror packs its 86 minutes with layered storytelling reminiscent of a Stephen King short

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There are few sins of horror movies making worse than lack of originality. Every year theaters and streaming services are flooded with tepid horror movies churned out for hungry fans, sometimes with disgustingly large budgets. I always walk out of such films with a poor taste in my mouth, imagining how those funds could have

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So often the horror genre seeks to hold a mirror up to society’s most profound and insidious anxieties. From concerns surrounding the development of nuclear weapons during the 1950s, as typified by John Carpenter’s legendary ‘The Fly’, to the Satanic Panic of the 1980s which appeared to be foreshadowed by ‘The Exorcist’ in 1971. Revenge

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A post-apocalyptic, 80’s nostalgia, comedy creature feature for the Stranger Things era! **Minor spoilers follow** If TV series such as Stranger Things and that one episode of Black Mirror has given rise to anything, it’s something we might call ’80sploitation’ (this must already be a valid subgenre and concept, given that Microsoft recognizes it as a

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