Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 104: The 1980s Slasher Film Movement Part 4 — 1986-1989


THANKSGIVING and BLACK FRIDAY have come and gone and we’re just now reaching the end of our special HALLOWEEN coverage here on HORROR MOVIE PODCAST. How’s that for dedication to our craft and our listeners? This is HMP Episode 104, and it is Part 4 of our multiple-part examination of the 1980s Slasher Film Movement. Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock are joined by the original Creepture himself, slasher expert GregaMortis from the Land of the Creeps horror podcast, to review the hell out of ’80s slashers!

We’re serving up another three plus-hour episode where we discuss many films from 1986, 1987, 1988, and 1989 along with four Feature Reviews of Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1986) and Blood Rage (1987) and StageFright (1987), and Intruder (1989). We also shower our loyal listeners with mountains of gifts from killer giveaway sponsors Cryptocurium, Monsters by DesignThe Sci-Fi Podcast, and the kindness of our hearts. Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween — Day 2: From Beyond (1986) — by Dr. Shock

From Beyond 1986

Editor’s note: Dave “Dr. Shock” Becker is a host on Horror Movie Podcast and the Land of the Creeps horror podcast. He is also the mastermind behind DVDInfatuation.com, a movie review blog where he is watching and posting one review every day until he reaches at least 2,500 movie reviews. Follow Doc on Twitter: @DVDinfatuation.

Along with being a damn good horror film, Stuart Gordon’s “From Beyond” (inspired by a short story of the same name by H.P. Lovecraft) has what I consider to be one of the all-time great pre-title sequences. It opens with physicist Crawford Tillinghast (Jeffrey Combs), the assistant of Dr. Pretorius (Ted Sorel), hard at work in their lab (Pretorius has called it an evening and gone to bed). After switching on what looks to be a very complex piece of machinery, Crawford notices a snake-like creature, which appeared out of nowhere, swimming through the air. When it attacks him, Crawford immediately shuts the machine down (at which point the snake vanishes). Continue reading