Hawk the Slayer (1980)

Terry Marcel also was behind Prisoners of the Lost Universe, The Last Seduction II and Jane and the Lost City (he was also A.D. on The Pink Panther series of films, as well as Straw Dogs) but today, we're going to discuss his 1980 sword and sorcery epic Hawk the Slayer, which predates the Conan ripoff film cycle. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8Ra6TsdEts The wicked… Continue reading Hawk the Slayer (1980)

New Year’s Evil (1980)

By 1980, every holiday was taken. All writer and director Emmett Alston had left was New Year's Evil. It would have to do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tivSU9zQXfs TV's most beloved punk, Diane "Blaze" Sullivan ("Pinky" Tuscadero from TV's Happy Days) is getting ready to count the night down from a Hollywood hotel. Things are great until Evil himself call, saying… Continue reading New Year’s Evil (1980)

CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: House of the Dead (1980)

I'm so glad that I got Bill Van Ryn to write about this movie! If you like what he has to say, check out his other projects like the website Groovy Doom and the zine Drive-In Asylum. Thanks again for your multiple articles and sharing everything else out, Bill! Ultra low budget films really turn me on… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: House of the Dead (1980)


I feel bad that I've forced Jennifer Upton to watch some really bad movies this month, but I do appreciate everything she wrote for Chilling Classics Month. An American living in London, she is a freelance writer for International publishers Story Terrace and others. In addition, she has a blog where she frequently writes about… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: The Hearse (1980)

CHILLING CLASSICS: Funeral Home (1980)

After my review of Funeral Home, I was hoping that someone else would write about it as part of our Chilling Classics month. Luckily, Becca, the B of B and S About Movies volunteered. She agreed to be interviewed about her feelings on this movie. Sam: So did you like Funeral Home?  Becca: It's been on for about… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS: Funeral Home (1980)

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 12: The Children (1980)

Day 12 of the Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge is Too Soon: Kids 12 or less meet an early demise. Geez, grim. Who Could Kill a Child seems like a pick that everyone would pull out, so I decided to go 80's. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NusR2Syokag The best thing that I can say about this movie is that nearly every person… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 12: The Children (1980)