LARRY COHEN WEEK: Full Moon High (1981)

Four years before Teen Wolf (and 24 years after I Was a Teenage Werewolf), Larry Cohen wrote, produced and directed Full Moon High, a comedic take on what it'd be like to be a werewolf in high school. Ironically, it came out in the same year as An American Werewolf in London, covering some of the same ground, but… Continue reading LARRY COHEN WEEK: Full Moon High (1981)

MANGIATI VIVI: Cannibal Ferox (1981)

Pre-credits disclaimer: The following feature is one of the most violent films ever made. There are at least two dozen scenes of barbaric torture and sadistic cruelty graphically shown. If the presentation of disgusting and repulsive subject matter upsets you, please do not view this film. For the rest of us, let's watch something awesome… Continue reading MANGIATI VIVI: Cannibal Ferox (1981)

Don’t Go In the Woods (1981)

Some slashers take their time getting to the first kill. Others start James Bond style, with a kill or two at the beginning before settling into the formula. Don't Go in the Woods starts with murder and never stops. There are characters you're supposed to get behind. But mostly, there are just random people who are killed… Continue reading Don’t Go In the Woods (1981)

Fear No Evil (1981)

Fear No Evil, the 1981 directorial debut of Frank LaLoggia (who would also helm Lady in White and Mother), is all about Andrew Williams, a high school student who turns out to be Lucifer. That sounds simple. But this movie is anything but. First off, nearly every other student in this film is a complete miscreant. Andrew (Stefan Arngrim,… Continue reading Fear No Evil (1981)

GEORGE ROMERO TRIBUTE: Knightriders (1981)

Following the success of Dawn of the Dead -- and the cottage industry that it brought to Italy with the near insta-sequel Zombi 2 and many lesser rate retreads -- George Romero made another play to escape the horror genre with an incredibly personal film -- Knightriders. Inspired by the Society for Creative Anachronism -- one need only drive… Continue reading GEORGE ROMERO TRIBUTE: Knightriders (1981)