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

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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

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 103: The 1980s Slasher Film Movement Part 3 — 1984-1985

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Halloween is over, but HORROR MOVIE PODCAST is still reviewing the hell out of horror movies — Slasher movies, to be exact! This week we continue our examination of the 1980s Slasher Film Movement. This is Episode 103, and it is Part 3 of a multiple-part series. Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock are joined by the original Creepture himself, from Wilmington, North Carolina, slasher expert GregaMortis from Land of the Creeps horror podcast.

We’re back again with a three plus-hour episode where we discuss many films from 1984 and 1985 with four Feature Reviews of The Initiation (1984) and The Mutilator (1985) and The Nail Gun Massacre (1985), and what slasher discussion would be complete without a feature review of … The Terminator (1984)? You’ll see. Jay of the Dead makes a controversial if not compelling case for considering this movie among the ’80s Slashers. Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 102: The 1980s Slasher Film Movement Part 2 — 1982-1983

hmp-102-1980s-slashers-artHappy Halloween from HORROR MOVIE PODCAST, where we’re Dead Serious About Horror Movies! To celebrate Halloween with you this year, HMP is examining the 1980s Slasher Film Movement. This is Episode 102, and it is Part 2 of a multiple-part series. Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock are joined by the original Creepture himself, from Wilmington, North Carolina, slasher expert GregaMortis from Land of the Creeps horror podcast.

We’re back again with a three plus-hour episode where we discuss many films from 1982 and 1983, with four Feature Reviews of Visiting Hours (1982) and Girls Nite Out (1982) and Curtains (1983) and Sleepaway Camp (1983). Continue reading

Horror Movie Podcast Ep. 101: The 1980s Slasher Film Movement Part 1 — 1980-1981

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Right now, he’s out there. Watching, waiting… Don’t look … he’ll see you. Don’t breathe … he’ll hear you. Don’t move … you’re dead! —The Burning (1981)

At long last, HORROR MOVIE PODCAST is finally bringing you our themed episodes on The 1980s Slasher Film Movement, because we’re Dead Serious About Slasher Movies… In Episode 101 here, Jay of the Dead, Wolfman Josh and Dr. Shock are joined by the original Creepture himself, from Wilmington, North Carolina, slasher expert GregaMortis from Land of the Creeps horror podcast!

We take about three and a half hours to discuss the phenomenon that is the ’80s Slasher Film Movement, and we hit some of the ’80s Slashers highlights from 1980 and 1981. We also bring you three Feature Reviews of The Boogey Man (1980) and The Prowler (1981) and The Burning (1981). This episode is a must-listen! Join us! Continue reading

31 Days of Halloween — Day 9: Pieces (1983) — by Dr. Shock

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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.


“Pieces” – It’s exactly what you think it is!

This is the tagline for director Juan Piquer Simon’s “Pieces,” and it says it all. Produced in 1983, when slasher movies were all the rage, “Pieces” doesn’t waste time on things like plot or continuity, yet will absolutely blow you away with its high level of violence and gore.

Following a brief flashback to the 1940s, in which a young boy named Timmy (Alejandro Hernández) bludgeons his overbearing mother to death with an ax, we jump ahead to modern times, where a killer is stalking the beautiful female students of a prestigious Boston-area college. The detectives assigned to the case, Lt. Bracken (Christopher George) and Sgt. Holden (Frank Braña), have very few clues to go on; most of the girls have been chopped up with a chainsaw, and in each instance, the killer has carried off a piece of his victim’s body. Continue reading