Tag Archive: 80s

Retro Review: ‘Dead End Drive-In’

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I get a warm and fuzzy feeling in my tum-tum when I am at the drive-in. Sure the asphalt may be crumbling and the snack stand building wears every bit of its 1980’s… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Video Dead’

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This latest Retro Review is a look at a fan favorite from the era of the video store. Luckily this 1987 zombie flick has been reborn thanks to the good people at Shout… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Doctor Detroit’

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Actor, producer, screenwriter Dan Akroyd has been behind a number of true fan favorite 80’s classics, from The Blues Brothers to Ghostbusters. But there is one movie in his filmography during this era… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning’

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In 1984, Paramount Pictures released Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter on movie audiences. Sure these were fun movies, but the powers-that-be at Paramount were always embarrassed by the franchise. After all they… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Pit’

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I believe I have some kind of brain condition where whenever I stumble across some low-budget horror movie that likely adorned the aisles of video stores. Recently I stumbled across a 1981 Canadian… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Poltergeist’

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Horror is often used as a mirror for the dark side of our society. In Reagans’ America the rich got richer and the nuclear family headed in record numbers to the suburbs to… Continue reading

Best Sci-fi Movies of the 80’s Part 2 (1985-1989)

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This is part two of my look at the greatest science fiction films of the 1980’s. Last time we looked at the years 1980-1984 and now we look at the rest of the… Continue reading

Best Sci-fi Movies of the 80’s Part 1 (1980-1984)

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The 1980’s gave moviegoers an embarrassment of riches in every regards, especially in genre films. This is why when I began to compile this list I realized this would be too much for… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Slumber Party Massacre’

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By 1982 audiences were already becoming familiar with the tropes of a slasher movie where the deranged killer pursues poor young coeds. Feminist activist and screenwriter Rita Mae Brown decided to have some… Continue reading

Airplane! 40th Anniversary Retrospective

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A staple of 1970’s cinema was the star-filled disaster films. Films like: the Swarm, Towering Inferno, Earthquake, and relevant to this retrospective, the Airport franchise, were major hits for Hollywood. Throwing an all-star… Continue reading