Through the Fire (1988)

Also known as Gates of Hell Part II: Dead Awakening -- while having nothing to do with Lucio Fulci's City of the Living Dead, which was released in the U.S. with that title -- is at least dedicated to the Italian director who is referred to as the Godfather of Gore. This is the lone directorial effort from G.D. Marcum, who worked… Continue reading Through the Fire (1988)

Edge of the Axe (1988)

Al Filo del Hacha, or Edge of the Axe, is a very late in the slasher game film directed by José Ramón Larraz, who also directed Estigma, a movie that I've been obsessed with for some time. Other films from him include Symptoms, Vampyres and The House That Vanished, which was also released under the titles Scream... and Die!, Please!… Continue reading Edge of the Axe (1988)

Paperhouse (1988)

Based on Catherine Storr's book Marianne Dreams -- which was also the inspiration for the early 1970s British TV series Escape Into Night -- Paperhouse was an early film from Candyman director Bernard Rose. 11-year-old Anna Madden is dealing with mono and the fever she endures is giving her horrifying dreams in which the house she's drawn during the… Continue reading Paperhouse (1988)

Psychotronic Challenge 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge: Day 31: American Gothic

DAY 31. THE GOLD WATCH: One set in a retirement home or elderly community. A fitting wrap-up, eh? John Hough quietly has become one of my favorite directors to seek out. His Hammer effort, Twins of Evil, is one of the best late era films that the studio would make, the perfect blend of Hammer's… Continue reading Psychotronic Challenge 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge: Day 31: American Gothic

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 30: Don’t Panic (1988)

DAY 30. IT'S YOUR SPECIAL DAY: Brutal birthdays. It appears like director and screenwriter Ruben Galindo Jr. wanted to make his own version of A Nightmare On Elm Street but somewhere along the way he decided to he'd like to make a Mexican version of an American teen sitcom, too. Honestly, if you told me Ruben… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 30: Don’t Panic (1988)