Tag Archives: 1980s

Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

Eight movies into an increasingly untenable franchise, it would be strange to say that I’ve been anticipating a particular installment. It would not, however, be entirely wrong, as Jason Takes Manhattan is an entry that has acquired a certain degree … Continue reading

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Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

It’s tough to keep a franchise on the tracks, but aside from the aberrant Halloween III: Season of the Witch, which deviated from the story, the Halloween franchise was reasonably solid up until this point. The first film is a … Continue reading

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

When you commit to watching each installment of a series as a recurring tradition, regardless of quality, you get a little concerned about the possibility of it being a big mistake. Every year, I watch at least one Halloween film … Continue reading

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D.A.R.Y.L.

This is another film lost to the fogbanks of my youth. I know my family rented this at least once when I was a kid, maybe more than once since the title of the film has remained in my memory … Continue reading

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Dreamscape

The poster looks like something out of Indiana Jones. As Dreamscape was released in 1984, in the middle of the Indy era and the same year as Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, perhaps it’s not surprising that the … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood

I’ll give the producers of the Friday the 13th series credit for one thing: they seem to have been at least somewhat aware of the need to do something to keep the series fresh. Even though “Jason Voorhees chopping up … Continue reading

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Trancers

Sometimes you’re just in the mood for a bit of cheese. And for cheese with a bit of a science-fiction flair we turn, as ever, to the 1980s; in this case, to 1985, with Trancers. The film was directed by … Continue reading

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