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10 Hidden Gem ’80s Slasher Horror Movies

Those underappreciated, under the radar slasher movies that deserve more attention.

The slasher movie genre is a subcategory of horror films characterized by its focus on a relentless, often masked, and typically malevolent antagonist who employs a variety of weapons, such as knives or other sharp objects, to gruesomely dispatch their victims. These films frequently feature a group of unsuspecting, often young, protagonists who find themselves isolated and pursued by the relentless killer, often in an enclosed or remote setting. The tension builds through a combination of suspenseful pacing, creative death scenes, and a sense of impending doom. The genre gained prominence in the late 1970s and 1980s with iconic franchises like “Halloween,” “Friday the 13th,” and “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” establishing enduring archetypes such as the final girl, a resilient female survivor. Slasher films tap into primal fears of vulnerability, isolation, and the unknown, making them a perennial favorite among horror enthusiasts.

Unlikely History of Attack of the Killer Tomatoes (Movie, Toys & Cartoon)


The Attack of the Killer Tomatoes franchise is a humorous horror-comedy series that began with the 1978 film “Attack of the Killer Tomatoes” and includes multiple sequels, a TV series, and other spin-off media. The premise of the franchise is that tomatoes have become sentient and are attacking and killing humans, often with comedic and absurd results. The franchise is known for its campy humor, satire of B-movies, and its use of practical effects to bring the killer tomatoes to life.

PREY (2022) Movie Review: Does This Predator Prequel Work?

Prey comes along at a time when Predator fans are – rightly – wary of any new addition to the franchise. The Alien vs Predator movies were abysmal, while Predators, a promising entry, utterly lacked the horror that distinguished the series and featured bland leading characters. As for Shane Black’s The Predator – the less said, the better. Dan Trachtenberg’s Prey gets a Hulu debut this week after premiering at Comic-Con. Do we finally have a Predator film that can at least live up to the underrated second film, never mind the iconic original? We’ll give you the scoop with our Prey movie review!

OVER THE TOP (1987) Revisited: Sylvester Stallone Movie Review

Cannon Films were the kings of B-action movies in the mid-eighties, but they wanted to move into the big leagues. They set their sites on Sylvester Stallone, then at the peak of his popularity, to star in movies for them. Their first film together, Cobra, was not a typical Cannon movie. It had a huge budget – $25 million and was a co-production with a major studio, Warner Bros. It was meant to be a blockbuster and indeed was a financial success grossing $48 million at the domestic box office and about twice that domestically. Yet, it was considered a mild disappointment because Marion Cobretti did not become the next Rambo. Even still, Cannon had to be happy, and they doubled down on Sly, offering him the highest salary ever paid to a movie star at the time – $12 million – to star in 1987’s Over the Top.

Based on a script by actor Gary Conway and David Engelbach, the film was pitched as a low-key character-driven drama, with the lead earmarked for a guy like Don Johnson. The story of a man trying to win back his estranged son, once writer Stirling Silliphant, the writer of In The Heat of the Night, The Poseidon Adventure, and The Towering Inferno was brought in, it was pumped up to become an epic Rocky-esque tale, so who else could they get on board but Stallone?

The result was a major box office flop whose entire domestic gross didn’t cover Stallone’s salary, but in the decades since its cult status has grown to the point that it’s now one of Stallone’s most popular eighties movies.