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[Podcast] Maximum Overdrive (1986) – Episode 140 – Decades of Horror 1980s

“Stephen King’s masterpiece of terror directed by the master himself.” the tagline for Maximum Overdrive  promises  the masterpiece horror film of 1986. Hell, the trailer amped up that pledge with Mr. King proclaiming he would “scare the hell out you!” However, when the machines take over the world, shit gets real. Christopher G. Moore is […]

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[Podcast] Mausoleum (1983) – Episode 139 – Decades of Horror 1980s

“What Evil Lives In The… Mausoleum” the tagline for Mausoleum sets us up for a bizarre, zany, gory, and often super-silly overlooked horror classic from 1983! The film features Bobbie Bresee in – and out – of full monster make-up complete with… monster boobs. Practical effects for the win!  Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore […]

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[Podcast] Predator (1987) – Episode 138 – Decades of Horror 1980s

“If it bleeds, we can kill it!” One of the many famous lines in  Predator (1987) spoken by the film’s iconic star Arnold Schwarzenegger. The design of the alien hunter from FX maestro  Stan Winston is one of the most recognizable creatures in cinematic history!  Doc Rotten and Christopher G. Moore revisit the classic sci-fi/action/horror […]

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[Podcast] The Lost Boys (1987) – Episode 137 – Decades of Horror 1980s

“Sleep all day. Party all night. Never grow old. Never die. It’s fun to be a vampire.” The tag-line for The Lost Boys (1987) captures the “Peter Pan” spirit of this classic Eighties vampire tale, romanticizing the creatures in an approachable and thrilling young adult spin without sacrificing the horror and the thrills. No sparkles […]

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[Podcast] Demonwarp (1988) – Episode 136 – Decades of Horror 1980s

“There’s a thing… out here. It took my little girl. I wasn’t prepared to stop it then but I’m gonna stop it now.” George Kennedy as Bill Crafton warns  David Michael O’Neill,  Pamela Gilbert, and Billy Jacoby about a demon Bigfoot creature roaming the woods. Little do they know that director  Emmett Alston has far […]

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[Podcast] Horror-Themed Music Videos of the 1980s – Episode 135 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “Darkness falls across the land. The midnight hour is close at hand. Creatures crawl in search of blood. To terrorize y’all’s neighborhood.” Vincent Price helps make Michael Jackson’s Thriller one of the best horror-themed music videos of the 1980s along with director John Landis and special make-up effects designed and created by Rick Baker. […]

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[Podcast] Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) – Episode 134 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “There’s a legend ’round here. A killer buried, but not dead. A curse on Crystal Lake, a death curse: Jason Voorhees’ curse.” Our narrator (Walt “Crazy Ralph” Gorney) details the legend of Jason Voorhees. After being stuck at the bottom of Camp Crystal Lake in the last film, Jason is awoken by a young […]

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[Podcast] Jaws 3-D (1983) — Special Edition — Decades of Horror 1980s

 “The Third Dimension is TERROR” The tagline for Jaws 3-D works hard to convince its audience  that the film is full of  chills and thrills. Buried in the Eighties coming-at-you 3-D effects is a butchered story about the Brody boys all grown up and facing a great white shark of their own…at a famous […]

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[Podcast] The Gate (1987) – Episode 133 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “Demons aren’t gonna ring the doorbell!” Terry (Louis Tripp) gives his buddy Glen (Stephen Dorff) a lesson in demon etiquette. Yes, the cult favorite gateway horror film  The Gate  is much beloved by horror fans of the 1980s. So much so that it won our Patreon Decades of Horror Poll for the month of […]

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[Podcast] Beetlejuice (1988) – Episode 132 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “It’s Showtime!” Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton) gets his show on the road. So why not listen as The Grue Crew does the same?! Celebrating its 30th anniversary this month,  Beetlejuice  was the film that launched Tim Burton’s career. A horror comedy covered in spirals, normalcy satire and gothic pondering that made Burton the most mainstream […]

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[Podcast] Night of the Creeps (1986) – Episode 131 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “What is this? A homicide, or a bad B-movie?” Detective Ray Cameron (Tom Atkins) asks a trick question with an obvious answer. It’s both. Then again,  Night of the Creeps  isn’t really bad by any stretch. A sci-fi horror comedy for the ages,  Night of the Creeps  tells a simple story. One of college […]

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[Podcast] The Evil Dead (1981) – Episode 130 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “You bastards. Why are you torturing me like this? WHY?!” Ash Williams (Bruce Campbell) ponders this aloud to the Deadites torturing them. Or maybe this question is more directed toward writer/director Sam Raimi hauling abuse at Bruce. Either way,  The Evil Dead  is definitely a punishing film, both toward its cast and the audience. […]

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[Podcast] From Beyond (1986) – Episode 129 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “It ate him… bit off his head… like a gingerbread man!” Dr. Crawford Tillinghast (Jeffrey Combs) is mystified by the powers of creatures coming from The Resonator in  From Beyond. The second HP Lovecraft adaptation from writer/director Stuart Gordon didn’t blow up cult audiences nearly as much as  Re-Animator  upon its initial release. Yet, […]

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[Podcast] Ninja III: The Domination (1984) – Episode 128 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “You fool! You can not stop me! I am the ninja! No one, nothing can stop me!” Christie (Lucinda Dickey) is possessed by a killer ninja spirit and is out for blood. But how will this affect her career as a telephone poll worker and part-time aerobics instructor? Ugh, it makes you just wanna […]

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[Podcast] Terror Train (1980) – Episode 127 – Decades of Horror 1980s

 “Did you say ‘all aboard’? That’s ridiculous! They can’t be bored. I haven’t even started.” Ed (Howard Busgang) does his best Groucho impression to annoy the train staff… and everyone else. Ed is just one of many slasher archetypes that populate the  Terror Train  on New Year’s Eve. Every college kid is wearing a […]