Gre-Gory, Big Bad Vampire Bat – toy

Gre-Gory, Big Bad Vampire Bat, was a Mattel company creation from 1980, designed to appeal to horror-obsessed youngsters or to those with a fondness for large rubber bats. Once you’ve come …

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Les Spéciaux EF – comic book

Les Spéciaux EF is a French bande desinée comic book that had horror, crime or adventure themes, always laced with erotic situations featuring scantily-clad female victims. Twenty-seven issues of Les Spéciaux EF were released between …

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Satan’s Slave – Indonesia, 1980

Satan’s Slave – original title: Pengabdi Setan (translation: “Devoted to Satan”) – is a 1980 Indonesian horror film directed by Sisworo Gautama Putra (Savage Terror; The Hungry Snake Woman) from a screenplay co-written with Naryono Prayitno and Imam Tantowi for …

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Hammer House of Horror – TV series, UK, 1980

Hammer House of Horror is a British television series, made in 1980. An anthology series created by Hammer Films in association with Cinema Arts International and ITC Entertainment, it consisted of thirteen 50-minute episodes, …

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Zombies’ Lake (1980) overview

Zombies’ Lake, or Zombie Lake is a 1980 zombie horror feature film directed by Jean Rollin (under the name J.A. Laser) for Paris-based exploitation specialists Eurocine. The original French title is …

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Terror Train – Canada, 1980 – reviews

‘All aboard… If you dare!’ Terror Train is a 1980 Canadian slasher horror feature film directed by Roger Spottiswoode from a screenplay by T.Y. Drake (writer-director of The Keeper). The movie stars Jamie …

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The Fog – USA, 1980 – reviews

‘Lock your doors. Bolt your windows. There’s something in…’ The Fog is a 1980 American supernatural horror feature film directed by John Carpenter (The Ward; Ghosts of Mars; The Thing; Halloween; et …

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The Psychotronic Man – USA, 1979 – reviews

The Psychotronic Man (aka The Psycho-Tronic Man) is a 1979 low budget science fiction cult film that opened in Chicago April 23, 1980 at the Carnegie Theatre. It was directed by Jack M. Sell and written, produced and starred Peter …

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Anthropophagous – Italy, 1980 – reviews

Antropophagus, released in Britain as Anthropophagous: The Beast and in the US as Anthropophagus: The Grim Reaper is a 1980 Italian horror film directed by Joe D’Amato and co-written by D’Amato and George Eastman (under his real name, Luigi Montefiori), who also starred …

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Windows – USA, 1980 – reviews

Windows is a 1980 American psycho thriller film starring Talia Shire (Prophecy), Joseph Cortese and Elizabeth Ashley, directed by cinematographer Gordon Willis (The Godfather and sequel) from a screenplay by Barry Siegel. The soundtrack score was composed by Ennio Morricone. …

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