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Tag Archive: 1980s

Retro Review: The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

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The 1980’s saw a whole slew of charming films intended for younger viewers. Movies like; the Goonies, Flight of the Navigator, Gremlins and the Monster Squad still hold a place in the hearts… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo

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To fans of B-movies everywhere the late great Cannon Films is worthy of respect for their film contributions. Specializing in medium to low budget films, particularly in the 80’s, Cannon is responsible for… Continue reading

The Smiths Greatest Songs

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One of the most influential bands alternative/post-punk bands of the 1980’s was the Smiths. Hailing from the musical hotbed of Manchester England the Smiths were one of the first examples of an indie… Continue reading

Best Goth/Industrial Bands of the Eighties

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Music of the 1980’s is often associated with; hair metal, shopping mall pop, and synthesizers; but let us not forget there was a massive dark undercurrent to the Decade of Excess. Rising largely… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Blood Rage’

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With this Retro Review, I decided to look at another horror favorite from the Video Era. In 1983, director John Grissmer and screenwriter Bruce Rubin (who would go on to write for films… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Street Trash’

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In this Retro Review I am looking at another cult classic of the video era. The screenwriter behind this film proudly claimed he wanted a movie which would have something for every person… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Batman’

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By the time the 80’s were coming to a close a host of gifted comic book creators had purged Batman of the campy elements associated with the 60’s TV show and returned him… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Samurai Cop’

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The Los Angeles Police Department is under siege by a gang known as the Katana and their leader Fuji Fujiyama. At their wits end they turned to an officer from outside of their… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Werewolf Transformation

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Werewolf transformation An American Werewolf in London (1981) Dir. John Landis The Scene: David sits and tries to take his mind off of everything by reading a book. But the moon looms overhead… Continue reading

Retro Review: The Lost Boys

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Aside from slashers the other prevalent horror trend in 80’s cinema was finding ways to take classic monsters and present them in fresh modern ways. John Landis and Joe Dante gave a new… Continue reading