He Knows You’re Alone

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“Come on. Let’s do it on the table.” He Knows You’re Alone (1980) is a straight-forward slasher that tries really, really hard to be Halloween. So hard that everything from the set pieces to the steady-walking killer seem pulled from Carpenter’s classic. Don’t automatically label He Knows You’re Alone as a copycat hack. Directed by […]

Fright Night (1985)

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“Back, Spawn of Satan!” Ready to have fun? You’d better be, because that is what Fright Night (1985) is all about. A classic horror date movie, Fright Night tells the tale of Charley Brewster (William Ragsdale), an unassuming teenager who suspects his new neighbor is a vampire. Of course, nobody believes Charley’s story, even when […]

The Fog 1980

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“11:55…almost midnight. Enough time for one more story.” – The Fog 1980 In 1978, John Carpenter and Debra Hill took a bare bones budget and crafted a masterpiece called Halloween. In 1980, the world found out what Carpenter could do with a real budget at his disposal. The Fog 1980┬áis one of the best horror […]

Halloween 4

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“You can’t kill damnation, Mister. It don’t die like a man dies.” – Halloween 4 In 1982, Halloween 3 ticked off a lot of people expecting to see Michael Myers and his Captain Kirk mask chasing after Jamie Lee Curtis. In truth, Halloween III was a good little movie, but the angry audience was expecting […]

Madman

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“It all started during a campfire at North Sea Cottages, a special retreat for gifted children.” – Madman You must not say his name above a whisper. Madman (1982) is one of two slasher movies based on the upstate New York Cropsey Killer urban legend, the other being The Burning (1981). When it was learned […]