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Whether you're wandering the aisles of your favorite video store or scrolling through Netflix's endless thumbnail grid, our rental guide can help you pick out great horror films this Halloween (and beyond). Since our blog is focused on 80s and late-70s horror, many of the films listed are from that period, but I've thrown in a couple recent titles as well. You can print out the handy 1-page PDF below and take it with you to the video store or just continue reading...

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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...

At the end of The Stepfather (the first film), Terry O'Quinn's character (Jerry) was shot by his wife and stabbed in the chest by his stepdaughter, then fell down a flight of stairs. Stepfather II is operating under the premise that Jerry survived that attack and is now undergoing psychiatric treatment in a mental institution. It is two years later - Jerry is balder and wearing thick glasses...

"I wrote it to democratically offend every group on the planet" - Roy Frumke (Street Trash screenwriter)

I love goopy horror movies - there just doesn't seem to be enough of them. And that's part of what makes Street Trash so wonderful. It contains by far...

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...