Although many eras of horror have their own flavor and army of fans, the horror decade that has received the most praise, imitation, and love in recent years is undoubtedly the 1980s. The era of big business, big hair, and low budget horror is rife with enough horror films to pack any documentary, but before director David A. Weiner unveiled his work on In Search of Darkness: The Definitive ’80s Horror Documentary, no one had ever attempted to capture the zeitgeist of the decade in such a fashion.
Raiding faster than a horde of zombies, Saturday Sept. 15 was the day for hundreds of horror fans from across the northeast to visit the Danbury Ice Arena for the fifth consecutive CT Horrorfest, the state’s sole convention dedicated to everything in horror. For adults and kids, costumes and horror outfits were everywhere to celebrate the occasion.
Early Bird VIPs to the event had the privilege of enjoying a 10 AM breakfast with the stars of the original 1978 Halloween including Nick Castle, PJ Soles and Nancy Kyes. read more
If you’ve seen Friday the 13th Part IV: The Final Chapter, you know that Jason Voorhees was dispatched by Tommy Jarvis (played by Corey Feldman). If you’ve seen that, we’re guessing that you’ve also seen Friday the 13th Part VI: Jason Lives and are aware that Tommy is also responsible for resurrecting Mr. Voorhees.
Much to the delight of horror and gaming fans, Gun Media released a new trailer showing that Tommy Jarvis will be a playable character in the much-anticipated Friday the 13th: The Game. read more
Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary
Directors: John Campopiano and Justin White
Release Date: Special Combo Edition July 2016, Regular Edition October 2016
Rating: 9 out of 10
Synopsis: A thorough examination and reminiscence on an underappreciated horror film.
Our Thoughts: 1989 was not the best time for horror film fans. The early 80’s slasher genre was all but dead, the innovative directors of the decade were starting to slow down, and a plethora of questionable sequels like Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason takes Manhattan and Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child filled your local multiplex. This is not to say that I didn’t see these films; in fact, I saw pretty much all of them in the theater. As a junior in high school who was obsessed with heavy metal and horror, it is pretty much a certainty that if you could get in a time machine and travel back to 1989, you would invariably find me and my friends at the theater on opening night, along with the raucous teen audiences who made even these “lesser lights” of the horror genre successes. read more