Eaten Alive! – Italy, 1980 – overview

‘Trapped in a jungle of crazy flesh eaters!’ Eaten Alive! – original title: Mangiati vivi! – is a 1980 Italian horror film written and directed by Umberto Lenzi (Nightmare City; Eyeball; Seven Blood-Stained Orchids; …

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The Unseen – USA, 1980 – reviews

The Unseen is a 1980 American horror film directed by Danny Steinmann [as Peter Foleg] from an [uncredited] screenplay by Michael L. Grace. Director Steinmann, who later directed gory movies Savage Streets and Friday …

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Fade to Black (1980) reviews and overview

Fade to Black is a 1980 American satirical horror film written and directed by Vernon Zimmerman. Executive producer Irwin Yablans produced John Carpenter’s Halloween (1978). The movie stars Dennis Christopher, …

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Scream aka The Outing – USA, 1980

‘… no-one ever returns from this phantom town of terror!’ Scream – also known as The Outing – is a 1980 slasher horror feature film written, directed and co-produced by …

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Nightmares – Australia, 1980 – reviews

‘Screams of terror… silenced only by the splintering of glass!’ Nightmares – aka Stage Fright – is a 1980 Australian horror film, co-produced and directed by John D. Lamond from a screenplay by …

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Inferno – Italy, 1980 – reviews

Inferno is a 1980 Italian supernatural horror feature film written and directed by Dario Argento. The movie stars Leigh McCloskey, Irene Miracle, Eleonora Giorgi, Sacha Pitoeff, Daria Nicolodi, Alida Valli and …

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Island Claws – USA, 1980

‘A terrifying creation of the nuclear age!’ Island Claws – aka Giant Claws – is a 1980 American horror feature film directed by Herman Cardenas and starring Robert Lansing (4D Man; Empire of the …

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Mother’s Day – USA, 1980 – reviews

Mother’s Day is a 1980 American horror thriller film, directed, co-written and produced by Charles Kaufman, brother of Troma Entertainment co-founder Lloyd Kaufman, who served as an associate producer for …

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Prom Night – Canada, 1980 – reviews

‘If you’re not back by midnight… you won’t be coming home!’ Prom Night is a 1980 American/Canadian slasher film directed by Paul Lynch and starring Leslie Nielsen (Grizzly; Repossessed) and Jamie Lee Curtis. The original music score was …

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Slither – novel by John Halkin

Slither is a horror novel by British author John Halkin, first published in 1980 by Hamlyn Paperbacks. It is not connected to the 2006 film of the same title. The …

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Dressed to Kill – USA, 1980 – reviews

Dressed to Kill is a 1980 horror thriller film written and directed by Brian De Palma  (Phantom of the Paradise, Carrie, The Fury). It focuses on the murder of a housewife and an investigation involving a young prostitute who witnessed the …

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The Being – USA, 1980 – reviews

The Being is a 1980 science fiction horror feature film written and directed by Jackie Kong (Blood Diner) and produced by William Osco (Flesh Gordon), who also plays the local …

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