We have a look again on the biggest horror films of 1980 on this feature-length version of 80s Horror Recollections.
With the demise of disco in 1979 and a requirement for change, the Eighties advanced right into a neon-soaked, completely rad decade held agency along with cans of “Aqua Internet” burning a gap within the ozone. The time totally free love and hope for peace was over. It was time for a revolution. However with filmmakers, their inventive freedoms would result in exploring extra areas which haven’t been touched on earlier than. It was the yr horror would endlessly be modified.
On this particular episode of 80s Horror Recollections, we take a feature-length have a look at the yr 1980 as an entire, taking deep dives into the influential horror flicks of the yr. Listed below are the flicks we profile:
Dressed to Kill: Brian DePalma’s controversial slasher, which, if something, is much more provocative in 2023 than it was in 1980.
Maniac: William Lustig’s dirty thriller starring 80s horror icon Joe Spinell.
Alligator: Initially conceived as a Jaws knockoff, this horror comedy incorporates a charming lead efficiency by the late Robert Forster.
Friday the thirteenth: The slasher film that began all of it and pushed the envelope concerning mainstream horror violence.
The Shining: Stanley Kubrick’s traditional is taken into account one of many biggest horror films of all time, however is despised by Stephen King himself. Why?
Promenade Evening: A traditional piece of Canuxsploitation, Promenade Evening might be Jamie Lee Curtis’s greatest slasher exterior of the Halloween collection.
The Fog: John Carpenter’s follow-up to Halloween was a field workplace disappointment in 1980 however is now thought of a traditional.
We focus on all of those classics with our particular friends, Craig Perry (Closing Vacation spot), Doug Jones (Hellboy), Eric Purple (The Hitcher), Patrick Lussier (Scream), and Sandy King (They Dwell).
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