MOTEL HELL: Farmer Vincent’s Winning Recipe is Satire (And People)

MOTEL HELL is one horror’s best satires, of other movies in the genre, as well as food, the industry surrounding it, and the people who eat it.

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The Shining: Kubrickian Horror v. Stephen King’s Supernatural Evil

The Shining. 1980. Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Screenplay by Kubrick & Diane Johnson; based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King. Starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, Scatman Crothers, Barry Nelson, Philip Stone, Joe Turkel, Anne Jackson, & Tony Burton. Warner Bros./Hawk Films/Peregrine/Producers Circle. Rated R. 146 minutes. Drama/Horror ★★★★  Let’sContinue reading “The Shining: Kubrickian Horror v. Stephen King’s Supernatural Evil”

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Cannibal Holocaust: A Documentary of Hell on Earth

Cannibal Holocaust. 1980. Directed by Ruggero Deodato. Story by Gianfranco Clerici. Starring Robert Kerman, Francesca Ciardi, Perry Pirkanen, Luca Barbareschi, Salvatore Basile, Ricardo Fuentes, and Carl Gabriel Yorke. F.D Cinematografica. Rated R. 95 minutes. Adventure/Horror ★★★★ (Film) ★★★★★ (Grindhouse Releasing DVD) Nearly two decades before The Blair Witch Project horrified audiences with its low budget realisticContinue reading “Cannibal Holocaust: A Documentary of Hell on Earth”

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Santa Needs Psychiatric Help in CHRISTMAS EVIL

Santa goes psycho in this 1980s slasher: a terrifying look at one man’s breakdown.

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William Friedkin’s Cruising: Serial Murder on the Margins

Cruising. 1980. Directed & Written by William Friedkin; adapted from the novel by Gerald Walker. Starring Al Pacino, Paul Sorvino, Karen Allen, Richard Cox, Don Scardino, and Joe Spinell. Warner Brothers. Rated R. 102 minutes. Crime/Drama/Mystery ★★★★★ (Film) ★★★1/2 (DVD release) Cruising came about for William Friedkin in a number of ways: through his own observations aboutContinue reading “William Friedkin’s Cruising: Serial Murder on the Margins”

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