Category Archives: 80s

Friday the 13th Part III – Those Who Died With Dirty Asses

I could never be a real storyteller.  As I’m sure anyone who has ever listened to me ramble (or even read it here) knows, I’m too wordy.  I can never disseminate what’s essential and what can be left out.  I … Continue reading

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Halloween IV – The Blond Mask

While pointing out continuity errors can be amusing, I don’t want to see this collection devolve into pointing out errant boom mics or awkward jump cuts.  I love to nitpick as much as the next guy, but not all bloopers … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th Part 2 – Moonlight Swim

There are a few milestones in life that most people never forget – graduations, weddings, births, and even first kisses.  I’ve gone through all of those (yeah, that’s right – I kissed a girl!).  There’s another milestone that most of … Continue reading

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Halloween IV – Jamie’s Mother

We all get laughed at, especially as kids.  It’s a hard line to draw between what’s all in good fun and what is hurtful and damaging.  Little kids seem to love it and will often go to absurd lengths just … Continue reading

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Zombie Lake – My Inner Pervert

I have a confession to make – I like looking at naked women.  I’m not even talking in an artistic or sophisticated way like you might see in a Radley Metzger film, not always at least.  What I’m talking about … Continue reading

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Sleepaway Camp II – The Green Pool

I’m not an outdoors-y person at all.  I do love camping though, and I’m pretty sure this comes from my complete adoration of 80s camp set slasher movies.  The more a campground looks like something I saw in Friday the … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th Part IV – Jason’s Curious Behavior

Slasher fans tend to be pretty forgiving of lapses in logic.  We kind of have to be.  Some of my favorite movies have pretty baffling things going on.  These are the moments that detractors of the genre have the hardest … Continue reading

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My Bloody Valentine – Stray Dog

Growing up, I always considered myself the expert on the genre.  Looking back, it seems that it was probably more by default than anything else.  I didn’t meet anyone else who liked horror more than casually until high school. There … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th Part VI – Jason’s Motive

I’m always wary when a sequel takes it as its mission to explain away any sense of mystery that is prevalent in a movie.  The part of Halloween that completely strikes a nerve with me is that Michael stalks Laurie … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th Part IV – Love is a Lie

It’s almost impossible to talk with someone about Friday the 13th Part IV for more than five minutes without discussing Crispin Glover’s spastic dance scene.  There’s a good reason for that too.  It’s one of the most memorable scenes in … Continue reading

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