Tag Archives: 1980s horror

‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master’ – Embracing the Madness!

A Nightmare On Elm Street 4 : The Dream Master

Set to a moody and awesome song by Tuesday Knight, A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master begins with the words: “When deep sleep falleth on men, fear came upon me. And trembling which made all my bones to shake -Job IV, 13-14.” That’s really about as deep as …

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7 Fun Things To Know About Schwarzenegger’s ‘PREDATOR’ (1987)


It’s hard to believe it’s been more than 35 years since Dutch Schaefer (Arnold Schwarzenegger) first told us to “GET TO DA CHOPPA!” Schwarzenegger’s Predator was released on June 12, 1987. I bet there are a few things you still didn’t know about this action thriller. PopHorror has compiled a …

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‘POLTERGEIST III’ – 35 Years of Terror and Tragedy – Retro Review

Once upon a time, Poltergeist III was my favorite installment of the classic and notorious horror franchise. I absolutely loved some of the imagery, including the lightning over the frighteningly tall John Hancock Center in Chicago, which stands as young Carol Anne Freeling (Heather O’Rourke -may she rest in peace)’s …

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Investigating ‘THE ENTITY’ (1982) 40 years later – A Retro Review

The Entity

This month Pophorror is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the release of a cult classic: The Entity. Based on a ‘true’ story, the film was released by 20th Century Fox on February 4th, 1983, following a U.K release the previous year, by bankrupted production company American Cinema Productions. Because the …

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‘Silent Night Deadly Night: The Game’ – Review

Take a step back to 1984 for some holiday punishment with Silent Night Deadly Night The Game. Fright-Rags teamed up with the Producers of the original Silent Night Deadly Night film to create a new “Stop the Killer” boardgame! In Silent Night Deadly Night The Game, 1-4 players must choose …

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Joel Schumacher’s ‘The Lost Boys’ (1987): Never Grow Old And Never Die – Retro Review

If you grew up in the ’80s or ’90s, you do not have to be introduced to this teen vampire horror. If you need to be introduced, then I’m surprised, but mainly envious that you can now rush out and experience it for the first time. I don’t believe many …

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Nitrous, Blood, And Flowers: Looking Back On Frank Oz’s ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ (1986) – Retro Review

First things first… I’m not really a fan of musicals. However, there are a few exceptions. I first saw Frank Oz’s Little Shop of Horrors, released on December 19, 1986, as a child and I immediately fell in love with the film. It is an adaptation of the off-Broadway musical …

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Rock’s Chosen Warriors: Charles Martin Smith’s ‘Trick or Treat’ (1986) – Retro Review

“Rock’s chosen warriors will rule the apocalypse!” October 24, 2021, marks the the thirty-fifth anniversary of the release of veteran character actor Charles Martin Smith’s directorial debut, 1986’s heavy metal horror flick, Trick or Treat. (another PopHorror writer’s thoughts on the film). The film flashes its metal bona fides often, …

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James L. Conway’s ‘The Boogens’ (1981) Turns 40 – Retro Review

The Boogens

When horror fans talk about little movie monsters from the ’80s, they most likely mention Gremlins, Critters, Ghoulies, or maybe even Hobgoblins. However, before any of those delightful mini-terrors ever graced the silver screen, we had The Boogens, subterranean, fanged, turtle-like creatures who dwell in the underground tunnels of a …

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