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eighties horror you might have missed

Stephen Carpenter and Jeffrey Obrow

After watching The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1981), I thought I'd check out some of the other films by co-directors Stephen Carpenter and Jeffrey Obrow. The film that they made next was The Power (1984), which I tried to find - turns out the only way to get that one is to buy an $80 videocassette on ebay! So instead I settled for The Kindred, which they made in 1987. And it is great...

aka Death Dorm
aka Pranks
I love the setup for this one: a small group of college students are in charge of clearing out a dorm building over a holiday, so that it can be decommissioned - reminds me of Intruder a little bit. Apparently the film was made under similar conditions, with the directors filming in their old dorm buildings at USC during...