We are two twenty-something girls that share a love of horror, a cat and a bed in Ohio. We’re reliving the 80s one horror movie at a time. The worse the movie is, the more we like it.
We plan to review as many of the weird b movies we can find. That’s not to say we won’t venture into the mainstream, expect the unexpected. Your suggestions and comments are welcome.
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Thank you for the follow! I returned the favor 😉
Your blog looks very promising, and I can’t wait to see what happens!
Oh, and you have a cat….ahhhh-mazing. My two boys (cats) are my life. ❤
Happy to follow, thanks for stopping by! We’re excited to find out what happens too.
And yes, we have a little monster trying to run our lives, she thinks she’s the queen.
I think in the entire decade I saw one horror movie worth the price of admission…Evil Dead LOL, but what the heck, I’m game to follow. Maybe there’s a gem I missed.
Hey Raymond! Thanks for stopping by, hopefully we’ll find something that suits you.
Sounds fun. Count me in for the ride! Thank you for looking at my own blog earlier today.
Thanks for visiting, Jake! We’re looking forward to Evil Dead as well.
Thanks for the follow! I’m ancient, so I can recommend a ton of old “B” movies you may like. Today’s flicks are OK to some extent, but it’s even more awesome to dive back into the old stuff to see how it was done right (with less money, no CG and no time to re-shoot stuff).
We’d certainly be open to any of your suggestions, thank you for stopping by! Maybe some day we’ll end our love affair with the 80s
Thanks for following “Swords, Specters, & Stuff.” I have reciprocated. Having actually lived through the ’80s, I’ve seen my share of bad horror–most of which I enjoy, and some of which I’ve written about. Good luck with your blog, and enjoy mine.
Thank you for visiting and the well wishes, Mike! We’ll be sure to stop by your blog from time to time.
Nice blog you have here. Good to see other horror fiends out there.
Thank you! I think it’s important the fiends stick together.
Thanks for the follow and if you ever run out of ideas for bad 80s movies, just yell. Be sure to make time for “Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama”.
Thank you! We LOVE that one, we hope to get to it soon.
Thanks for following me. Great idea for a blog!
Thank you. I loved your thoughts on horror.
That’s great to hear. Thanks!
I have a definite suggestion – a spaghetti horror from 1981 called “The Beyond” or “The Seven Doors of Death”. It won our “bad movie night” as the worst movie ever seen (highlights of badness include a blind woman racing through the house after her dog “Dickie” without bumping into anything and a man, being chased by zombies in a hospital, reloading his gun by pushing bullets *up* the barrel – gah!) The version we rented had the “Seven Doors” title and we made a point of counting the doors – there wasn’t seven.
Hahaha, I’m sad they couldn’t afford seven doors. We’ll try to track this one down.
What?! “The Beyond” is considered one of Lucio Fulci’s greatest films! I disagree, but…well, it is. The film was butchered by the distributor, though, and rewritten repeatedly so it’s kind of a jumbled mess, but the nihilistic ending is awesome.
There aren’t seven doors in the movie, BTW, because the film is set at the site of one of the seven doors to Hell. This film followed “City of the Living Dead”, though not a sequel, which was another one of the doors.
Again, I have to confess to being a bad horror fan as I’ve only seen Zombi. You’ve got me intrigued about the doors to hell business. We’ll add them both to the list.
You definitely need to see “City of the Living Dead”. It’s legendary for the infamous regurgitation scene (we’ll leave it at that).
Both are kind of a trippy, metaphysical take on zombies that won’t necessarily appeal to everyone. You’ve been warned! 😉
After the zombie shark fight, I’m a believer.
Two cheap plugs, if you’ll indulge me:
We’re all about indulgence! We’ll be sure to check these out.
Being that 80’s horror is what initially triggered my love for all things movies I am excited to see what you come up with. Great blog
Thank you, beavtown, that’s really awesome of you. We’re excited too!
Thanks for the follow! Do you read horror stuff as well (like the Walking Dead graphic novels)?
Yes, I’m reading The Walking Dead. I read horror almost exclusively.
Be sure to read some H.P. Lovecraft then! Just make certain you have a thesaurus or a dictionary handy! lol
I’ve tried Lovecraft, he annoys me with all his ‘unnamable’ this and ‘unimaginable’ that. That was awhile ago, I’ll try again some day.
He’s not for everybody, but I love him. As an aside, “The Unnamable” is a pretty decent flick (setting aside the fact that it is almost entirely unrelated to the short story).
Yeah, I’ll give the old guy another go some day. We’ll get to The Unnamable eventually.
As a horror fan and horror writer I know I should love Lovecraft, but I must agree the language is a ‘bit” of a struggle. I did however write an erotic version of his work for a magazine…under a pen name of course…I found Lovecraft to be more enjoyable when the young naive maiden is being molested by three witches, water nymphs and satanic lesbian townspeople LOL. Free e copies for readers of this blog who like that “sort of stuff” 🙂
Hahaha, that’s very generous of you Raymond. I may take you up on sometime.
The “best” way to get into an author with such a florid writing style as Lovecraft is to take a “B” movie approach so you can slide in sideways to the books and have a bit more fun reading them.
Start with The Resurrected (1992), probably the most faithful to H.P.’s works, then slide into Re-Animator (1985) for fun in a bit more of a gory vein. Tiptoe to From Beyond (1986), as it expands a bit on another Lovecraft story (and reuses some cast members from Re-Animator) before going back further in time to The Dunwich Horror (1970) for an interesting (sometimes) diversion. If you like, 60’s flicks such as The Haunted Palace and Die, Monster Die! (which are cheesy but intriguing) can be added to the pile along with Five Million Years to Earth (which isn’t “based: on a Lovecraft story, but has elements that are similar)…
For my two cents, Call of Cthulhu: Dark Corners of the Earth (PC, Xbox) is one of the best “adaptations of H.P.’s work… but it’s a bit hard to find being out of print for almost a decade. Poke around on YouTube for gameplay videos, especially if someone recorded the beginning reveal sequence and the first major chase in the film which was scary as hell to play through.
I think you are probably right. When I was reading Lovecraft, I loved what he was writing about but he gave me such a headache. I’ve been looking for a copy of Call of Cthulu on and off for a few years. From the description I received, it sounds like it would be good for a few sleepless nights
“Dagon” is also pretty faithful…if you overlook the fact that – aside from the very beginning – it’s a pretty faithful adaptation of “The Shadow Over Innsmouth”. That’s a great story, by the way and one of the ones that really got me into him. Another good one for starters is “Pickman’s Model”. It’s fairly short and not as flowery as a lot of his stuff with a nice twist at the end. His dreamland stuff can be a chore to read.
Funny you mentioned “Dark Corners of the Earth”. Great game that was available on Steam (I think) just a year or two ago. Very atmospheric and they really “got” Lovecraft when they designed it.
*Sigh* Boys, you’re going to have me re-reading Lovecraft much sooner than I thought. lol
Heh… Somewhere, deep underneath the black night sea (and deeper than any man or his darkest thoughts would dare imagine), a Dark One slowly turns in its slumber, s slight smile on its face…
(or something like that)…
Well, better moldy old Lovecraft than a Twilight “novel”, right?
Yes! One million times yes!
Hey ladies, this looks like a lot of fun! I can’t wait to see any of the Slumber Party Massacres on here! (Slumber Party Massacre 2 or 3 are definitely the worst). I have a really unhealthy obsession with the entire trilogy.
Hello there! We can barely contain our excitement over The Driller Killer either. We will definitely be doing these in the future.
I am so excited that you followed my blog, because it led me here! You’re definately gurlz of my own heart ♥ Bad 80’s Horror is a passion of mine, I can’t wait to check out everything you’ve seen! Evil Dead, Mother’s Day, 976-Evil, Witchboard … ahhh… the memories…
Wow! Thank you, it’s so great to find like minded people, isn’t it? We’re just getting started but we hope to get to all the classics.
Thanks for checking out the toon. I have always enjoyed a good monster.
Now following you as well!
You’re most welcome! Thanks for dropping by, hope you like what you see!
Thank you for the follow! I returned the favor. It seems that both of us are newbies and share (almost) the same niche. We can share links in the future.
Best of luck to you!
We look forward to it. Good luck to you as well!
Hey! Thanks for the follow! Glad to notice you enjoy watching films as much as I do! I’m new to this blog, but I’ll adapt to it. I’m returning the favor.
Love your reviews, looking forward to seeing more of you two 🙂
Aww, you’re making us blush! Thank you
Good idea for a blog. I hope that you found some to watch on my post, though they were not really B films as such. Regards, Pete, England.
Thank you, Pete. I’m still poking around your blog, but I’m liking it. Hey, don’t get down about blogging. It’s a strange experience but encountering even one like minded person makes it worth it.
Hey! I always like people who like bad horror so I’ve nominated your blog for a Liebster Award! Check it out here: http://gorewithsoul.com/2013/03/01/the-day-i-received-a-liebster-award/
This blog is awesome! My boyfriend and I love spending nights in watching terrible low budget horror films! Thanks for the follow 🙂 I have followed you back!
Thank you! Bad horror should be the national past time.
I’m ashamed to say that I’ve neglected my passion for (admittedly, bad) horror movies over the past couple of years… Maybe your ode to B-horror is what I need – something to remind me of what the genre has to offer?! I’ll have to dig out a classic for tonight (when I shall be huddled up in someone else’s house, alone, save for two cowardly little kittens…!).
Thanks for the follow, and I’m glad to have come across your blog. Have a good day 🙂
Thank you so much! Hopefully we can help rekindle your love for bad horror. Our rotten kitty watches along with us too.
Hey! I nominated you for an award here http://ireviewalotofpointlessthings.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/dragons-loyalty-award/
Hi! You may not want to pass this on and that’s ok, but I’ve nominated you to a Versatile Blogger Award!
THIS WILL BE THE BEST BLOG EVER. So excited for this you don’t even know.
Thank you so much! I love your enthusiasm! I was thrilled when I found your blog as well.
Hey, thanks for the follow. You’re blog is really exciting, I like the fact that their are two of you reviewing from slightly different angles. Good stuff!
hey hey!! you’ve officially been added to my page’s DSB blogroll. cheers! 🙂
Sweet! Thanks, Tom!!