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The Burning (REVIEW)

Experiment time horror fans! Find someone who doesn’t like horror films. Be it your squeamish girlfriend, art-house dwelling hipster co-worker or your mother who doesn’t understand why you’re always watching “that garbage”, and ask them to describe “Friday the 13th”. Chances are they’ll talk about how gory the film is, mention all the horny teenagers and nudity, and talk about Jason and his hockey mask and machete. Maybe they’ll also mention Kevin Bacon because, come on, it’s Kevin Bacon. Problem is, that’s not really “Friday the 13th”.

Retro Clip: "Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers" (1988)

The "Sleepaway Camp" series is hands down one of my favorite slasher series as a whole (yes, even the third one) and "Sleepaway Camp 2" is one of my all time favorite horror movies. It has everything a suitable 80's slasher flick should have: dark humor, a likable cast, t and a, gore and finally, lots and lots of creative kills such as the outhouse drowning scene. While the original Angela Baker, Felissa Rose, does not reprise her role (she was busy attending college), we are treated to Bruce's sister, Pamela Springsteen, as everyone's favorite transsexual psycho killer.

Retro VHS Covers: "Happy Birthday To Me" (1981)

I'll always remember walking down the aisles of the horror section at our local mom and pop video rental store, Gary's Take-Out Video. While my parents were busy chatting it up with Gary, I was introduced to VHS cover art of the horror variety. Wandering down the aisle, I was greeted by hundreds of VHS tapes, each one displaying promises of chainsaw wielding maniacs, scantily clad women meeting their macabre ending and monsters straight out of the depths of hell. I was in love.

Retro Trailer: "Intruder" (1989)

Over the weekend, I stumbled across the 80's slasher flick "Intruder" in my Netflix Instant Queue, and I must admit, I was pleasantly surprised. The film, which was written and directed by Scott Spiegel, co-writer of "Evil Dead 2", is set entirely in a local supermarket. In the opening sequence, the ex-boyfriend of one of the checkout girls, Jennifer (Elizabeth Cox), shows up at closing, starts a fight and is kicked out. One by one, members of the crew are stalked and brutally murdered.

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