Tag Archives: slasher

Thanksgiving Special: Blood Rage

Happy Thanksgiving, Americans! We’re happy to treat to you this long-lost slasher film with all the trimmings: cheesy 80’s music, hilarious over-the-top gore effects, laughable acting, and ridiculous writing. Whip it out to wake up your relatives during the post-turkey food coma phase of your celebration. Just remember, everyone: That isn’t cranberry sauce!

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Hellbent

Despite being billed as “the first gay slasher film,” not many people have heard of this 2004 micro-budget indie movie. It did not receive a wide release, but it’s now available for streaming online, 14 years later, and we both concluded that it is definitely worth a watch. Listen here for our analysis

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Bay Of Blood

We’re both happy to discuss this Mario Bava giallo flick, which turned out to be the granddaddy of the slasher genre that came to prominence a decade later in the 80’s. Yes, the plot is convoluted. But at least there IS a plot. Listen as we attempt to unravel it.

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The Burning

A cast of surprising stars leads this slasher into territory that is perhaps a little more heartfelt and genuine than your typical summer camp slasher pic from the 80s.

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Prom Night (1980)

Whoa boy, did we enjoy deconstructing this terribly forgettable flick that, nevertheless, stars primo scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis – and a very brief appearance by Leslie Nielsen.

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