1980s

Final Exam – USA, 1981

 ‘Some may pass the test… God help the rest.’ Final Exam is a 1981 American slasher horror feature film written and directed by Jimmy Huston (My Best Friend is a Vampire) who apparently wanted to go against the norm and decided… Read More ›

Q: The Winged Serpent – USA, 1982

‘You’ll just have time to scream… before it tears you apart!’ Q – also known as Q: The Winged Serpent and The Winged Serpent – is a 1982 American horror feature film written and directed by Larry Cohen (It’s Alive; God Told Me To; The Stuff). The movie stars Michael… Read More ›

The New York Ripper – Italy, 1982

The New York Ripper – original title: Lo squartatore di New York – is a 1982 Italian giallo horror feature film directed by Lucio Fulci (A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin; Zombie Flesh Eaters; City of the Living Dead; et al) from a screenplay co-written with Gianfranco Clerici, Vincenzo Mannino and Dardano… Read More ›

Shocking Dark – Italy, 1989

Shocking Dark is a 1989 Italian science-fiction film directed by Bruno Mattei (Snuff Trap; Rats: Night of Terror; The Other Hell; et al)from a screenplay by Claudio Fragasso (Troll 2). Produced by Franco Gaudenzi, the movie stars Christopher Ahrens, Haven Tyler, and Geretta Geretta…. Read More ›

Next of Kin – Australia, 1982

‘There’s no place like home, bloody home.’ Next of Kin is a 1982 Australian horror feature film directed by New Zealander Tony Williams from a screenplay co-written with Michael Heath. The movie stars Jacki Kerin, John Jarratt, and Alex Scott. The synthesizer soundtrack… Read More ›

Without Warning – USA, 1980

‘It preys on human fear. It feeds on human flesh.’ Without Warning is a 1980 American science fiction horror feature film produced and directed by Greydon Clark (Uninvited; Wacko; Satan’s Cheerleaders). The movie stars Tarah Nutter, Christopher S. Nelson, Jack Palance, Martin Landau, Neville Brand and… Read More ›

Midnight – USA, 1982

‘Keep telling yourself – it’s only a nightmare!’ Midnight – re-released as The Backwoods Massacre – is a 1982 American feature film written and directed by Night of the Living Dead co-writer John Russo. The movie was shot on location in rural… Read More ›

Epitaph – USA, 1987

‘Yes Mother… I’ve done my homework, cleaned my room, and buried Dad!’ Epitaph – aka Mommy’s Epitaph – is a 1987 American horror feature film written, co-produced and directed by Syrian-born Joseph Merhi (producer of Death by Dialogue; director of The Newlydeads;… Read More ›

Patrick Still Lives – Italy, 1980

Patrick Still Lives – original title: Patrick vive ancora – is a 1980 Italian paranormal horror feature film directed by Mario Landi (Giallo in Venice) from a screenplay by Piero Regnoli (Nightmare City; Malabimba; The Playgirls and the Vampire). The Stefano Film production stars Sacha Pitoëff,… Read More ›

Blood Tracks – Sweden, 1985

  Blood Tracks is a 1985 Swedish slasher horror feature film directed by Mats Helge and Derek Ford from a screenplay co-written with Anna Wolf. The Smart Egg Pictures production stars Jeff Harding, Michael Fitzpatrick and Naomi Kaneda. The rock band is played… Read More ›

Nightmare Beach – Italy/USA, 1988

Nightmare Beach – aka Welcome to Spring Break – is a 1988 Italian-American slasher horror feature film directed by Umberto Lenzi (Cannibal Ferox; Nightmare City; Eyeball) as Harry Kirkpatrick from a screenplay co-written with Vittorio Rambaldi. The movie stars starring Nicolas de Toth, Sarah… Read More ›

Uninvited – USA, 1987

‘You’ll never look at a cat the same way again!’ Uninvited – aka The Uninvited – is a 1987 American science fiction horror feature film written, produced and directed by Greydon Clark (Satan’s Cheerleaders, Without Warning). It stars George Kennedy, Alex Cord, Clu Gulager, Toni Hudson and Eric… Read More ›

Hard Rock Zombies – USA, 1984

‘You can’t keep a good band down’ Hard Rock Zombies is a 1985 American comedy horror feature film directed by Krishna Shah from a screenplay co-written with David Allen Ball. The movie stars E.J. Curse, Geno Andrews, Sam Mann, Mick McMains, Lisa Toothman, Jennifer… Read More ›

Cannibal Ferox – Italy, 1981

‘Bizarre human sacrifices! The most violent film ever!’ Cannibal Ferox is a 1981 Italian exploitation horror feature film written and directed by Umberto Lenzi. It can be considered one of the ‘unholy trinity’ of superior Italian cannibal films, alongside Last Cannibal World and Cannibal Holocaust. In the… Read More ›

The Gate – Canada, 1987

‘ …pray it’s not too late.’ The Gate is a 1987 Canadian supernatural horror feature film directed by Tibor Takács (Spiders 3D; Ice Spiders; Mosquito Man; I, Madman) from a screenplay by Michael Nankin. The movie stars Stephen Dorff, Louis Tripp, Christa… Read More ›

Graverobbers – USA, 1988

‘Don’t kiss me, I’m not dead… yet’ Graverobbers – aka Dead Mate – is 1988 American horror feature film written and directed by Straw Weisman (Trunk; Hatchet post-production supervisor; US version of Godzilla 1985). The Lew Mishkin (Monstrosity; Carnage) produced movie stars Elizabeth… Read More ›

Motel Hell – USA, 1980

“It takes all kinds of critters to make Farmer Vincent Fritters” Motel Hell is a 1980 American comedy horror feature film directed by Kevin Connor (The House Where Evil Dwells; At the Earth’s Core, Frankenstein – [2004]; From Beyond the Grave), from… Read More ›

Popobawa – folklore

The Popobawa (or Popo Bawa) is a mythical cryptid originating in Eastern Africa, specifically in and around the Tanzanian area. Popobawa is an alleged evil shape-shifting being which is said by witnesses to take both human and bat-like form, causing… Read More ›

Grave Robbers – Mexico, 1989

Grave Robbers – aka Ladrones de tumbas – is a 1989 Mexican supernatural horror feature film directed by Rubén Galindo Jr. (Don’t Panic; Cemetery of Terror) from a screenplay by Carlos Valdemar, adapted from Galindo Jr.’s storyline. Fernando Almada, Edna Bolkan and Erika Buenfil star. During the… Read More ›

Headhunter – USA/South Africa, 1988

‘Keeping your head under stressful conditions can be difficult.’ Headhunter – aka Head Hunter – is a 1988 American/South African supernatural horror movie directed by Francis Schaeffer (Wired to Kill) from a screenplay by Len Spinelli. The movie stars Kay Lenz, Wayne Crawford, Steve Kanaly and June… Read More ›

Margot Kidder – actress

Margot Kidder (October 17, 1948 – May 13, 2018), born as Margaret Ruth Kidder, was a Canadian American actress. She is best known as Lois Lane in the Superman film series, playing alongside Christopher Reeve. Kidder began her career in the 1960s appearing in low-budget Canadian… Read More ›

Evilspeak – USA, 1981

Evilspeak is a 1981 American supernatural horror film directed by Eric Weston from a screenplay co-written with Joseph Garofalo. The movie stars Clint Howard, R.G. Armstrong, Joseph Cortese and Claude Earl Jones. Life is not good for Stanley Coopersmith (Clint Howard), a… Read More ›

Girls School Screamers – USA, 1984

‘The finishing school that finished them off!’ Girls School Screamers is a 1984 American supernatural slasher horror film written and directed by John P. Finnegan [as Finegan] from a storyline written by Katie Keating and Pierce J. Keating; it stars Mollie O’Mara, Sharon Christopher… Read More ›

Nightbeast – USA, 1982

‘If you have the guts – he wants them!!’ Nightbeast – aka Night Beast – is a 1982 American science fiction horror film written and directed by Baltimore-based Don Dohler (Blood Massacre; The Galaxy Invader; Fiend). It is a remake of sorts to Dohler’s… Read More ›