Posts tagged 1981
Episode 72 - MADMAN!!!

We’re headed back into the woods again this week to talk about Joe Giannone’s 1981 non-union slasher MADMAN! Gaylen Ross, Harriet Bass, Jan Claire, Alex Murphy, Tony Fish and Seth Jones star as counsellors at a camp being offed in classic slasher fashion by the legendary lunatic Madman Marz!  It has elaborate jacuzzi twirling, decapitations and one of the worst hiding spots!

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Episode 56 - JUST BEFORE DAWN!!!

This episode we’re going camping and you’re all invited! We’re talking great backwoods slasher JUST BEFORE DAWN (1981). This little gem is directed by Jeff Lieberman and stars Deborah Benson, Gregg Henry and Jamie Rose as ill-fated campers heading into the Oregon wilderness for a fun weekend of spontaneous dancing and crossing rope bridges. It has an eerie score, some beautiful cinematography and one of the BEST Final Girl confrontations ever! 

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Episode 49 - MY BLOODY VALENTINE!!!

We’re celebrating Valentine’s Day and talking about  George Mihalka’s 1981 Canadian slashterpiece MY BLOODY VALENTINE!!! Starring Lori Hallier, Cynthia Dale, Paul Kelman and Neil Affleck as young residents of Valentine’s Bluff where 20 years ago Harry Warden killed the heck out of a couple people with a pickaxe on Valentine’s Day and now, on the eve of the first Valentine’s Day dance in 20 years people are being killed at Hanniger Mine. We love this one, and it is Mitch’s favourite slasher movie with one of the nicest, most Canadian, good-intentioned blunders during production. Be our bloody Valentines!

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Episode 29 - THE PROWLER!!!

In today’s episode we are talking an amazing example of the slasher genre and Tom Savini tour de force The Prowler. Directed by Joseph Zito, starring Vicky Dawson and possibly funded by mafia money, this is one heck of a fun movie! We talk about some of this week’s new horror trailers, chat the movie and then Christopher talks about its weird path to production and possible mafia ties.

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Episode Twenty - FINAL EXAM!!!

It’s our 20th Episode(!!!) and we’re talking about first-wave slasher film FINAL EXAM starring Cecile Bagdadi, DeAnna Robins & Joel S. Rice! It’s a serviceable movie with a lot of character development, not a lot of plot and one of the better Final Girl confrontations. It’s kind of like Animal House meets Halloween. We talk about the movie, learn a little about the production and try not to die from this heatwave!

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