[31 Days of Halloween – Day 7] COMBAT SHOCK: The Social Decay & PTSD of Post-Vietnam America

Day 7 in the 31 Days of Halloween falls on dark times with COMBAT SHOCK (1984), a horrific, traumatic look at American PTSD after the Vietnam War.

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X-Rated Social Horror in Roberta Findlay’s TENEMENT

Roberta Findlay’s 1985 shocker TENEMENT came along at the beginning of the crack epidemic. Hard not to see the commentary about a city crumbling around her.

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NIGHTBREED— Or, A Tale of Two Cities

Clive Barker’s NIGHTBREED explores the difference between experiences in the city, focused on those with power v. those without.

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The Horrors of Homelessness in STREET TRASH

STREET TRASH is just a B-movie with nothing to say. Or, maybe it says a lot of things about NYC in the 1980s. Maybe?

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Taking Back the Night with MS. 45: Gendered Fear in City Spaces

Abel Ferrara’s MS. 45 is a brutal exploitation flick about a mute woman who decides to make the city night safe for women again on her own.

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WE GO ON: Traumatic Fears & the Urban Gothic

An urban Gothic about Miles (Clark Freeman), a traumatised man searching for a proof of life after death. At any cost.

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WOLFEN’s Creatures are Social Animals

A werewolf movie packed with social commentary is always worth the time to chew on.

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