The Laughing Dead (1989)

There's nothing quite like a helping of Mayan madness, especially when it involves blood sacrifices, hotel hijinx, a head being tossed around à la hot potato, heart swapping, zombified locals, surreal situations, macabre merriment, and a priest getting mixed up with the god of death, all of which are present in The Laughing Dead. Odd..

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The Fog (1980)

The idea of the past coming back to haunt a small town is an intriguing one; it's an idea that Carpenter brings to life, what with the fog engulfing Antonio Bay with no end in sight and the town's one hundredth anniversary, both of which are emphasized in such a way that conveys that although..

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Eyes of Fire (1983)

There comes a time when a journey must be embarked upon, a time when unfamiliar territory presents obstacles that one is unprepared for. Such a time is by no means desirable, but there is something to be said for the relief that refuge provides. But can relief be found when tragedy rears its ugly head?..

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Next of Kin (1982)

Sometimes the words on a page are so evocative that they bring to mind images that are so striking that they could only come from dreams. This is a distinguishing characteristic of Next of Kin, a film which can be best described as a stimulating audiovisual experience. It contains scenes of distorted perspective, scenes in..

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Evilspeak (1981)

I don't know about you, but all this computer calamity has left me wondering why it isn't more commonplace. I mean, sure, the likelihood of awakening demons by way of technological means is low, and yet the destruction on display is more compelling than the world's most reliable Internet connection. You have a scene wherein..

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Blood Beat (1983)

What we have here is a movie that isn't afraid to be out-there; a movie that is so feverish that any attempt to make sense of it would leave you scratching your head. But you know what? I wouldn't have it any other way because Blood Beat is a lot like receiving a gift that..

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Don’t Panic (1988)

It is not often that a birthday party from hell occurs, but when it does, you can bet your bottom dollar that pin the tail on the donkey pales in comparison to playing with a Ouija board. But hey, as long as everyone is having a good time, they can open as many doors as..

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Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)

Funny how an accident changes everything, innit? Well, every once in a blue moon, you have a film which is as chaotic as a ten car highway wreck, which is befitting of Tetsuo: The Iron Man. It is bizarre. It is avant-garde. It is creative. It is kinetic. It is an adrenaline rush which, from..

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