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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Don’t Go in the House – USA, 1979

Don’t Go in the House is a 1979 [28 March 1980 release] horror film emulating Psycho (1960) in a more forthright manner. The film focuses on the main character Donny’s abuse-driven psychoticism and schizophrenic …

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The Island – USA, 1980 – reviews

‘There’s no escape but death’ The Island is a 1980 American thriller feature film with horror elements, directed by Michael Ritchie and starring Michael Caine (Dressed to Kill; The Hand; The …

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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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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 Alien Dead – USA, 1980 – reviews

The Alien Dead – aka Alien Dead – is a 1980 American science fiction horror feature film directed by Fred Olen Ray (The Tomb, Evil Toons, Super Shark) from a screenplay co-written with Martin Nicholas. Filmed deep in …

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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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