Browsing: 80s

THE GUEST **** USA / UK 2014 Dir: Adam Wingard. 99 mins Director Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett’s follow-up to knowing latter-day slasher YOU’RE NEXT was this clever, 80s-hued thriller, defined by its filmmaker as an inverted HALLOWEEN filtered through THE TERMINATOR. Hunky Dan Stevens turns up at the family…

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DEAD AND BURIED **** USA 1981 Dir: Gary Sherman. 94 mins Like Royston Vasey in the BBC’s later THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN TV series, Potter’s Bluff is a place where the prospects are grim for anyone who isn’t local. This eerily beautiful coastal town provides a startling backdrop for a…

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THEY REACH *** USA 2020 Dir: Sylas Dall. 87 mins A nostalgia-infused feature debut for writer-director Sylas Dall, whose childhood obsession with VHS horror is apparent from the get-go. In a 1969 prologue, a father and son team come to the aid of a seemingly possessed boy for a “scientific…

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