Reviews Tagged with 1988

Child's Play (1988)

Andy Barclay has a new playmate who's in no mood to play.
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Child's Play - This doll is killer.

Child's Play is the first instalment of the slasher franchise starring the now notorious Good Guy Doll by the name of Chucky. The true marketing potential of the killer doll had not been realised at this stage and for this reason we are presented with a much darker horror movie than its numerous sequels. There is still a darkly humorous undertone b... Click to read more "Child's Play"

Evil Dead Trap (Shiryô no wana) (1988)

Toshiharu Ikeda's Japanese slasher.
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Evil Dead Trap - Toshiharu Ikeda's Japanese Slasher

Considering Evil Dead Trap (Shiryo no wana) was made in 1988 is still kicks the ass of many of the recent cookie-cut J-Horrors. Rather than being a supernatural tale steeped in folklore and overrun by long haired apparitions (as we have come to expect from Japanese horror), Evil Dead Trap is more reminiscent of non-Asian horrors of the era such as ... Click to read more "Evil Dead Trap (Shiryô no wana)"

Guinea Pig 4: Mermaid in a Manhole (Manhôru no naka no ningyo) (1988)

There's something fishy happening upstairs.
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Guinea Pig 4: Mermaid in a Manhole

Anyone with the audaciousness to peruse the Guinea Pig franchise will probably know what to expect by part four, a scarce plot with the intention of showing off twisted gore and sadism to disgust and repulse anyone watching. Mermaid in a Manhole (Ginî piggu: Manhôru no naka no ningyo) follows in the footsteps of He Never Dies by delivering a fantas... Click to read more "Guinea Pig 4: Mermaid in a Manhole (Manhôru no naka no ningyo)"

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)

You shouldn't have buried me, I'm not dead.
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master - You shouldn't have buried me, I'm not dead

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master is the first indication that the franchise has less of a future than a marriage between Ted Bundy and a snuff fetishist. From the lame 80s opening music performed by Patricia Arquette's Kristen replacement (Tuesday Knight), the fact that they had to replace Kristen with another actress in the first plac... Click to read more "A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master"

Ratman (Quella villa in fondo al parco) (1988)

The critter from the shitter.
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Ratman - The Critter from the Shitter

Not knowing what to expect, Ratman (Quella villa in fondo al parco) provided a pleasantly disturbing chunk of Italian trashy nastiness. Possibly the most disturbing aspect of the experience was the rat-monkey-monster himself played by Nelson de la Rosa, the once smallest person in the world (R.I.P.), adding a serious amount of realism to the creepy... Click to read more "Ratman (Quella villa in fondo al parco)"