Reviews Tagged with 1980s - Page 2

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"

Chopping Mall AKA Killbots (1986)

Where shopping can cost an arm and a leg.
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Chopping Mall AKA Killbots - Where shopping can cost an arm and a leg

Back in the mid-eighties when scientists were technologically advanced enough to create sentient, self-actualising robots but couldn't quite work out how to empower them a wide vocabulary or legs, Jim Wynorski delivered Chopping Mall (AKA Killbots) to a very small proportion of the masses. As was customary back then, Chopping Mall employs a number ... Click to read more "Chopping Mall AKA Killbots"

Dead and Buried (1981)

It will take your breath away... all of it.
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Dead and Buried - It will take your breath away... all of it.

With a tagline harvested freshly from the mouth of the new recruit in the marketing department claiming the movie is from the creators of Alien, Dead and Buried's only connection with the aforementioned iconic sc-fi horror is that the screenplay was helped along by Dan O'Bannon who had a much bigger input in the outerspace classic than in this. A m... Click to read more "Dead and Buried"

Demons (Dèmoni) (1985)

They will make cemeteries their cathedrals and the cities will be your tombs.
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Demons - They will make cemeteries their cathedrals and the cities will be your tombs.

Despite the expected poor dubbing and tawdry rock music (sounds familiar), Demons (Dèmoni) is a gore inspiring and influential Italian horror movie that has obviously helped fashion many a horror movie that has been created since. Packed to the gunwales with stereotypes and cringe worthy dialog, Demons is also brimming with grisly and creative guts... Click to read more "Demons (Dèmoni)"

Demons 2 (Dèmoni 2: L'incubo ritorna) (1986)

The nightmare returns.
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Demons 2 - The Nightmare Returns

Demons 2: The Nightmare Is Back (Dèmoni 2: L'incubo ritorna) is pretty much an Italian zombie flick but with the undead referred to a demons and possessing a little more flair than the shambling gut-piles we are used to from the Italian reanimated population. Written by Dario Argento and directed by Lamberto Bava, Demons 2 has all of the cheesy pop... Click to read more "Demons 2 (Dèmoni 2: L'incubo ritorna)"

Devil Hunter (El caníball) (1980)

Hunted, raped, and tormented out of her mind...
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Devil Hunter - Hunted, raped, and tormented out of her mind...

If you like "sleaze for the sake of sleaze" exploitation flicks then Jess Franco is a director delivered by angels. Another of Uncle Franco's entries in the DPP Video Nasty list is Devil Hunter (along with Bloody Moon and Women Behind Bars). Devil Hunter (also known as Sexo Canibal) is simply an excuse to display boobies, lady builder cleavage, the... Click to read more "Devil Hunter (El caníball)"

Don't Go in the Woods (1981)

Everyone has nightmares about the ugliest way to die.
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Don't Go in the Woods - Everyone has nightmares about the ugliest way to die.

Don't Go in the Woods is another slasher rescued from wrongful imprisonment in the short-lived purgatory known as the BBFC Video Nasty List. Proof that it was not worthy of the cult status imbued by inclusion on the now infamous list is that when it was finally re-released in 2007 it passed the censors uncut and was rated 15. It is also a contentio... Click to read more "Don't Go in the Woods"

The Dorm that Dripped Blood (1982)

When the kidding stops... the killing starts!
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The Dorm that Dripped Blood - When the kidding stops... the killing starts!

Another movie banned in the UK during the Video Nasties hysteria in the 1980's is Pranks, probably better known as The Dorm that Dripped Blood. Directors Stephen Carpenter and Jeffrey Obrow deliver another slasher quite stereotypical of the era, a time when slashers didn't require numb-nut panic-stricken cheerleaders, a nerd, a trio of pot-heads an... Click to read more "The Dorm that Dripped Blood"

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