TWO EVIL EYES (1990) Reviews and overview

‘When I wake you… you’ll be dead.” Two Evil Eyes – aka Due occhi diabolici – is a 1990 Italian-American supernatural horror feature film, written and directed by Dario Argento and George …

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THE PROWLER (1981) reviews and recommended

‘If you think you’re safe… you’re DEAD wrong!’ The Prowler is a 1981 American slasher horror feature film directed and co-produced by Joseph Zito (Abduction, Bloodrage, Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter) from a screenplay …

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MIDNIGHT (1982) Reviews and overview

‘Keep telling yourself – it’s only a nightmare!’ Midnight – re-released as The Backwoods Massacre – is a 1982 American feature film written and directed by Night of the Living Dead co-writer …

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GRAVE ROBBERS (1989) Reviews and overview

Grave Robbers is a 1989 Mexican supernatural horror feature film directed by Rubén Galindo Jr. (Don’t Panic; Cemetery of Terror) from a screenplay by Carlos Valdemar, adapted from Galindo Jr.’s storyline. Fernando Almada, …

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EFFECTS (1978) Reviews and overview

‘Making movies can be murder’ Effects is a 1978 American horror film written and directed by Dusty Nelson (Necromancer), based on a novel by William H. Mooney. It stars horror FX maestro Tom Savini …

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Recommended movies

The movies in the following list are those that MOVIES and MANIA suggests are better than the average genre fare and well-worth viewing. The Abominable Doctor Phibes – Robert Fuest, …

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SORCERESS (1994) Reviews and overview

Sorceress – aka Temptress – is a 1994 American horror feature film directed by Jim Wynorski from a screenplay written by Mark Thomas McGee (Equinox; Sorority House Massacre II; Witch Academy). It …

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MANIAC (1980) Reviews and overview

‘Run from this man!’ Maniac is a 1980 American slasher horror feature film co-produced and directed by William Lustig (Maniac Cop and sequels; Uncle Sam) from a screenplay by actor Joe …

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NIGHTMARE (1981) Reviews and overview

‘The dream you can’t escape alive!’ Nightmare is a 1981 American slasher horror film written and directed by Italian filmmaker Romano Scavolini (Spirits of Death). It has also been released as …

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Trauma – Italy, USA, 1993

‘A new vision of terror’ Trauma is a 1993 Italian Giallo horror film directed by Dario Argento, starring Asia Argento, Piper Laurie, Christopher Rydell and Brad Dourif. Shot in and …

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CREEPSHOW 2 (1987) reviews and overview

‘When the curtain goes up the terror begins’ Creepshow 2 is a 1987 American comedy horror anthology feature film directed by Michael Gornick and the sequel to Creepshow (1982). Gornick was George A. Romero’s cinematographer …

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Alan Ormsby – filmmaker

Alan Ormsby has been something of a jack-of-all-trades in the film industry: not only a highly successful and award-winning screenwriter but also director, actor, make-up effects technician and author. And …

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THE SHARK IS STILL WORKING (2009) Overview

The Shark is Still Working is a 2009 feature-length documentary film on the impact and legacy of the 1975 Steven Spielberg blockbuster film Jaws. It features interviews with a range of cast and crew from the …

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DERANGED (1974) Reviews and overview

Deranged is a 1974 Canadian-American horror feature film written and directed by Alan Ormsby (Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things) and Jeff Gillen. It was produced by Bob Clark (Black Christmas; Murder …

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CREEPSHOW (1982) reviews and overview

Creepshow is a 1982 American anthology horror feature film. It is a collaboration between two genre collaborators who were apparently at the top of their respective crafts, writer, Stephen King, …

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Fangoria – magazine

Fangoria is a magazine specialising in horror, slasher, splatter, and exploitation films. The seminal magazine had been in regular publication since 1979 until the last couple of years when the publication appeared only occasionally and then ceased completely. …

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Jack P. Pierce – makeup artist

Jack P. Pierce (born Janus Piccoula; May 5, 1889 – July 19, 1968) was a Hollywood makeup artist most famous for creating the iconic makeup worn by Boris Karloff in Universal Studios’ 1931 adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, along with various …

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