The Fiesta 13 1980’s Horror Movie OctoVember Challenge #13: Near Dark (1987)

The Fiesta 13 1980’s Horror Movie OctoVember Challenge #13: Near Dark (1987) (Criterion) 62 1980’s Horror Movies in 62 Days. Hillbilly vampires take in a new recruit who does nothing but sabotage the tribe. We saw this back in the ’80’s and remembered liking it. So, we decided to show the movie for friends. Upon revisit, Near Dark doesn’t really hold up. The best sequence, the bar scene, is still pretty great. However, a stupid, bloated Hollywood ending and an unsympathetic lead who does stupid things hamstring the rest of the film. Is Lance Henrickson still awesome? Yes. And does … Continue reading The Fiesta 13 1980’s Horror Movie OctoVember Challenge #13: Near Dark (1987)

The Fiesta 13 1980’s Horror Movie OctoVember Challenge #12: Black Roses (1989)

The Fiesta 13 1980’s Horror Movie OctoVember Challenge #12: Black Roses (1989) (Shudder) 62 1980’s Horror Movies in 62 Days. Tipper Gore was right. Middle of the road, bland, corporate heavy metal causes high school students to commit atrocities. One of the ’80’s subgenres of horror that I didn’t see a lot of at the time was the whole “Heavy Metal is satanic” series of movies. Not really a fan of mediocre heavy metal, but let’s try and rectify that horror hole with a few movies. Hard to know who’s the hero of this movie is as they follow roughly … Continue reading The Fiesta 13 1980’s Horror Movie OctoVember Challenge #12: Black Roses (1989)