I saw this on more than one of the Shock Waves 31 Horror Movies for Halloween lists and figured it's about time I actually give this one a shot.
For a while, it admirably attempts a back-to-basics approach to the series, with some bonus points for making the trek off-the-beaten-path feel urgent and necessary. Unfortunately, before we get to the family's house, there's a number of scenes that ultimately amount to the characters stumbling around in the dark woods; had…
The Boogens is a fairly charming little movie from Paramount that fuses the early 80s slasher-boom boilerplate onto a 50s sci-fi monster-flick. For a while, its quaintness really works in favor of the film; the characters are a small cut-above your average cardboard teens, the mines in winter make for a great location, and there's one of the cutest movie-dogs I've seen in a while running around.
Unfortunately, it eventually grinds down on you when you realize they really aren't…
An instant Halloween classic, if I do say so myself! I feel like I've skipped over this one in the past, having mostly heard about its lack of violence / kills and cheesy tone; but popping this one in at the end of our Triple Feature was just what the doctor ordered!
This over-the-top cheese-metal teen-horror flick has it all; a suitably realistic eighties horror-nerd outcast, bullied by his peers and only understood by his radio DJ friend (noted Asshole,…