Pulgasari (1985)

Written by Kim Se Ryun

Directed by Shin Sang-ok

Produced by Kim Jong-il

Run Time: 76 minutes



I recently plucked up my courage, gathered my travel papers, and left Manhattan for Brooklyn, located on fabled Long Island, which lies just off […]

The Sacrifice (1986)

Written & Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

Alexander – Erland Josephson

Adelaide – Susan Fleetwood

Otto – Allan Edwall

Victor – Sven Wollter

Maria – Guorun Gisladottir


I’m about to do something very, very bad. So bad, in fact, it may be blasphemous. I’m […]

Midnight Movie Massacre (1988)

Directed by Mark Stock

Run Time: 85 minutes



Screenplay by: Roger Branit, John Chadwell, David Houston, Wade Williams

Produced by: Wade Williams

Directed by: Mark Stock


Robert Clarke

Ann Robinson

And a sorry […]

Things (1989)

Written by Barry J. Gillis and Andrew Jordan

Directed by Andrew Jordan

Run Time: 83 minutes

25 Words or Less:

You’ll never be the same after "Things". Canada’s first direct-to-video horror movie!

Classic Lines:

"I’ve lived with the dead in New York City, but this […]

Sleepaway Camp (1983)

Directed by Robert Hiltzik

Written by Robert Hiltzik

Run Time: 88 minutes

A Monster Shack Video Bite

Yes, I stumbled upon some old slasher flicks from the 80’s, which is my personal favorite decade for movies of all types…so be expecting to see more reviews from that […]

Night Train To Terror (1985)

Directed by John Carr, Phillip Marshak, Tom McGowan, Jay Schlossberg-Cohen, and Gregg C. Tallas (whew!)

Written by Phillip Yordon

Run Time: 98 minutes

25 Words or Less:

Three movies, one never finished, edited into a full length film complete with God, Satan, boobs, and death machines. […]

Escape from Galaxy 3 (1981)

Directed by Bitto Albertini (as Ben Norman)

Written by John Thomas (who?!)

Run Time: 87 minutes


R.O.T.O.R. (1988)

Written and Directed by Cullen Blaine

Run Time: 90 minutes

Tagline: Judge, Jury, and Executioner.

Few movies cry out to be reviewed as much as R.O.T.O.R. This 80’s sci-fi cheap-o movie has absolutely everything that makes a bad movie good:

Goofy character names Embarrassing racial stereotypes Odious comic relief […]

The Day Time Ended (1980)

Directed by John "Bud" Cardos (Yes, John "Outlaw of Gor" Carlos…)

Run Time: 79 minutes


Grant: "Steve, you know what this is don’t you?…It’s a Time Space Warp!"

Steve: "I’m not sure I know exactly what that is."

Grant: "I don’t suppose […]

The Thing (1982)

Directed by John Carpenter

Story by John W. Campbell Jr. (Screenplay: Bill Lancaster)

Tagline: “Man is The Warmest Place to Hide”

Run Time: 109 min


The Evil Dead (1981)

Written and Directed by Sam Raimi

Tagline: "Can They Be Stopped?"

Run Time: 85 min

Sam Raimi’s ground-breaking horror film, The Evil Dead stands as a classic gore-fest film that every horror fan is obliged to see at least once. Made nearly 25 years ago, the film still shocks […]

Zombie Lake (1981)

Directed by Jean Rollin

Tagline: “God help us if they rise again!”

Run Time: 90 minutes

Before we begin, I’d like to make something perfectly clear about this movie.

It sucks.

Watch something else.

Throw your TV out the window.

Run away.

But if you enjoy crappy movies, then, brother, […]

Warrior of the Lost World (1985)

Written and Directed by David Worth

Tagline: “In another time… in a world ruled by tyranny and violence… only one man can stop the nightmare”

Run Time: 92 min

Other Titles: “Mad Rider”

I guess it’s about time we did a nice little Italian ‘Mad Max’ rip off. […]

Time of the Apes (1987)

Directed by Kiyo Sumi Fukazawa, Atsuo Okunaka

Written by Sakyo Komatsu, Kouji Tonaka

Run Time: 97 min


Space Mutiny (1988)

Directed by David Winters

Written by Maria Dante

Tagline: “There is nowhere to hide from the enemy within!”

Run Time: 93 min

Space Mutiny is a film so completely and absolutely awful that it leaves one breathless. Almost every type of error that can be made while producing […]

Robot Holocaust (1986)

Written and Directed by Tim Kincaid

Tagline: “It’s machine vs. man in the ultimate battle for the future!”

Run Time: 79 min

I just want you to know that I came back from vacation yesterday and here I am writing about an absolutely terrible movie called Robot Holocaust…what the hell […]

The Pumaman (1980)

Directed by Alberto De Martino

Written by Luigi Angelo

Run Time: 90 min

Jane:"Have you ever made love in the air?"Puma Man:"How else would you make little Puma Men?"

Pain takes many forms: Headaches, broken bones, tooth aches (of which I actually have one right now), hangovers (I have one […]

Pod People (1983)

Directed by Juan Piquer Simón

Tagline: “Men were not ready to meet these…”

Running time: c 80 minutes

Other titles: “Los Nuevos Extraterrestres”

Ask any movie lover what they consider to be the the worst movie they’ve ever seen. I’ll give you even odds that they say either “Pod […]

Outlaw of Gor (1989)

Directed by John "Bud" Cardos

Based on the "Gor" novels by John Norman

Run Time: 89 minutes

Other Titles: "Outlaw", "The Outlaw"

Cabot: "How much further?Hup: "I don’t know, a couple of hours, more or less…as the time flies.

The other day as I was sitting outside drinking […]

Megaforce (1982)

Directed by Hal Needham

Tagline: “When the force was with them, NO-ONE stood a chance!”

Run Time: 99 minutes

Megaforce is, I must admit, a guilty pleasure from my long lost past that I’m still able to enjoy as a jaded adult. (My other guilty pleasures from that era are […]