A young man invokes evil demons from hell that manifest themselves as pint sized puppets with an appetite for mischief. Probably best known for its cover artwork, which features two ghoulies sticking out of a toilet and the tagline "They'll get you in the end." Ghoulies is followed by a virtually identical sequal which takes place in a carnival sideshow.
A Nightmare on Elm Street Part Three -
While I'm sure many of you have seen A Nightmare on Elm Street, Dream Warriors is where things get really good. Expanding upon Wes Craven's original concept, writers Chuck Russell and Frank Darabont (that's right, THAT Frank Darabont) up the ante of all things Freddy Krueger, bringing back Heather Lagenkamp and John Saxon to reprise their roles from the first film (really, as far as I'm concerned, Freddy's Revenge doesn't really count as a sequel, but that's a whole other article) and we begin to see the signs of the wisecracking Freddy that people are so familiar with. Overall, Dream Warriors succeeds in the series as the only perfect balance between horror and humour. Plus, there's that awesome Dokken theme song. (yeah, turn up your nose all you want, but I challenge you to keep from singing it aloud three hours after viewing.)
The Lady in White -
When I was a kid, this movie scared the shit out of me. It's still unnerving watching Lukas Haas seeing the ghost of a girl being murdered. After his fellow students free him from the locked coat room, the film maintains the chills all the while but never settles on cheap scares of outright gore. Lady in White may not be the most outright horror movie on the list, but it's worth seeing with the lights out.
Fiend Without a Face -
Weird british movie about invisible brain monsters.
Sleepaway Camp -
Chick with a penis. 'Nuff Said.
Chopping Mall -
What's more fun than seeing a bunch of horny teenagers being brutally murdered by high
tech, robotic mall security guards known as "kill bots"? Absolutely nothing. This movie is terribly
written, horribly acted, and the direction is atrocious. It's also one of the funniest movies you
will ever see in your life. Do yourself a favor and check it out.
The Old Dark House -
The other horror movie from James Whale (Frankenstein, The Bride of Frankenstein, and The Invisible Man), The Old Dark House is the story of several lost travelers and the truly demented residents of, well, an old dark house. Like Whale's other genre pictures, this is a horror movie that relies on creepiness and a sort of warped sense of humour (in a time where black comedy and camp had yet to be named) The cast includes names like Gloria Stuart, Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff, and Raymond Massey. Good fun for any fan old atmospheric studio system horror movies.
Bad Taste -
The first effort from the Peter Jackson, academy award winning director of the Lord of
the Rings trilogy pits a New Zealand government mercenary force against fast food entrepeneurs
from outer space. If you like movies that include: people bashing their heads open and forcing
their own brains back into their skull, people drinking giant bowls full of glowing alien vomit, and a
rich tapestry of foreigners with mullets; then this movie is for you. Also you get to find out what
happens to a sheep when it happens to cross paths with a rocket launcher.
Werewolf of London -
Universal Studios released this movie six years before The Wolf Man, and strangely enough, the transformation effect works better in Werewolf of London. Much of the movie relies more on a Jeckyll and Hyde type story, but for pre-Lon Chaney Jr. Wolf action, this is your flick.
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