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Not to be confused with Wes Craven's later film Deadly Friend. No, this is Deadly Blessing, starring Athena from Battlestar Galactica (Maren Jensen) and Sharon Stone (in her first speaking part). Ernest Borgnine (fresh off of Escape from New York) and Craven-regular Michael Berryman both play Amish-like members of the nearby "Hittite" village, who fear their neighbor Martha (Jensen) may be something called "the incubus" (which is odd because an incubus is a demon in male form; a succubus is a demon in female form, but whatever). To my wife: don't read any further - I'm going to talk about spiders...

Herein lies a totally enjoyable combo-movie - an amalgam of Alien and The Thing, but taking place underwater, rather than in space or in the snow. There are huge, ridiculous weapons, as well as...

Wolfen belongs to a special, exclusive subgenre which I will call "werewolf procedural". Albert Finney and Gregory Hines (!) play a detective and a medical examiner who have teamed up to investigate a series of unusual murders in New York. They're assisted by a non-bald Tom Noonan, and Diane Venora (who you may recognize from Heat). Edward James Olmos plays a Native American "on the steel", who occasionally removes all of his clothes, and may or may not be the creature that they are hunting. I had pretty much no idea what was going to happen next as I watched this film for the first time...

If you're at all a fan of the Evil Dead trilogy, then you need to see Intruder. It's directed by Scott Spiegel, and was made shortly after he co-wrote Evil Dead II with Sam Raimi. Sam and his brother Ted both appear in the film, as does Bruce Campbell, although it's more of a cameo. The entire film takes place...

A summer camp slasher with all sorts of great stuff, including a synthy score from Rick Wakeman, special effects by Tom Savini, and starring Holly Hunter and Jason Alexander!