MORE FUCKED UP FUTURES: Firebird 2015 AD (1981)

In 2015 -- remember when -- the US government outlawed gasoline, only allowing the elite, the military and law enforcement to use it. No one is allowed to own or use a car and those who go against the law are called Burners, who are policed by the DVC (the Department of Vehicle Control).… Continue reading MORE FUCKED UP FUTURES: Firebird 2015 AD (1981)

NORTH OF THE BORDER HORROR: Happy Birthday to Me (1981)

Looks like we're staying in Canada for another day, thanks to this 1981 slasher, directed by J. Lee Thompson (the original Cape Fear, Conquest for the Planet of the Apes, Battle for the Planet of the Apes, The Reincarnation of Peter Proud, 10 to Midnight, Kinjite: Forbidden, J. Lee, what a resume!). Virginia "Ginny" Wainwright (Melissa Sue Anderson,… Continue reading NORTH OF THE BORDER HORROR: Happy Birthday to Me (1981)

Dead and Buried (1981)

Potter's Bluff is one of those perfectly gorgeous New England coastal towns. You know, the kind where visitors are beaten, tied to a post and set on fire while people take photos of them. And then, when they survive, nurses stab them right in the eyeball with a syringe. Dead and Buried was written… Continue reading Dead and Buried (1981)

The Prowler (1981)

Director Joseph Zito really cranked 'em out in the 1980's, with films like Invasion U.S.A., Red Scorpion, the original Missing in Action and 1984's Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter. This one's an interesting tweak to the slasher formula, plus it has what all gory movies need most: the imaginative grand guignol artistry of Tom Savini. June 28, 1945:… Continue reading The Prowler (1981)