The Fiesta 13 1980’s Horror Movie OctoVember Challenge #3: Girl’s Nite Out

Girl’s Nte Out

The Fiesta 13 1980’s Horror Challenge #3 Girl’s Nite Out (1982) (Arrow)

After the big win, DeWItt University celebrates with a campus-wide scavenger hunt. And the killer has the clues.

This above-average, but misnamed college slasher was a pleasant surprise. I prefer slashers with human killers, not the more supernaturally and franchise-friendly killers like Mike Meyers or Jason. They’re like American Giallo’s, a mystery with lurid elements. While there was no nudity or elaborate gore in Girl’s Nite Out, they did capture the feel of college pretty well. Sure, all the college students (of varying real-life ages) were a blur of characters each with typical college drama, but that’s college, isn’t it?

Also, big-name Hal Holbrook played the surprisingly competent head of campus security and I guessed the killer the at the same time his character did.

Here’s a serial killer pro-tip: steal the college mascot’s costume and use it to kill. Everybody thinks you’re somebody else.

The Trailer:

Girl’s Nite Out

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Mermaid Horror Birfday Party This Friday @4-ish @The Fiesta 13

Mermaid Birfday Party

This Friday @4-ish, we celebrate Patron #4’s Birfday with a Mermaid Horror Birfday Party! We celebrate all things scary mermaids and Patron #4. The movies haven’t been set, but we’ve scoured the internet for terrifying mermaids.

If you’d like your own Movie-Themed Birfday Party, become a Patron. It’s free. Contact tessa@gebryan.com for more information.

The Fiesta 13, Movies You Didn’t Know You Wanted to See.

The Fiesta 13, Blaine, Ne.

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The Fiesta 13 1980’s Horror Movie OctoVember Challenge: #2 The Funhouse

The Funhouse

The Fiesta 13 1980’s Horror Movie OctoVember Challenge #2: The Funhouse (1981)(Criterion Channel)

Surprised we haven’t seen it. Directed by Tobe Hooper. Written by Twilight Zone’s Larry Block. Surprised I haven’t seen it.

So, three douchenozzles along with a generally good girl and her douchenozzle younger brother head to the carnival and have a bad idea. The set-up was pretty good and there’s a bit of a Texas Chainsaw Massacre feel to it, but the end was pretty formulaic. Well directed and passable, I also liked all the Frankenstein shout-outs.

62 1980’s Horror Movies in 62 Days, The Fiesta 13 1980’s Horror Movie OctoVember Challenge.

The Trailer:

The Funhouse
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The Fiesta 13 1980’s Horror Movie OctoVember Challenge #1: Strange Behavior (1981)

Strange Behavior

The Fiesta 13 1980’s Horror Movie OctoVember Challenge:

Entry Number 1: Strange Behavior (1981) (Criterion Channel)

Filmed in Australia, there’s strange going-ons at the local college’s Science Lab. And people are being murdered. Who’s doing it and how are they doing it?

The answer will mildly shock you.

An okay movie, but nothing extraordinary.

The Fiesta 13 1980’s Horror Movie OctoVember Challenge.

62 1980 Horror Movies in 62 Days.

The Trailer:

Strange Behavior

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Kaiju Tuesday Continues @The Fiesta Theater, Tuesday @2-ish

Dogora, The Space Monster

The Fiesta 13 ran across a treasure trove of Kaiju movies, so Kaiju Tuesday is back with The Octopus Space Monster, Dogora. Plus, due to The Fiesta 13 1980’s Horror Movie OctoVember Challenge, plus a bonus 1980’s horror movie to be announced.

The Trailer:

Dogora

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Take The Fiesta 13 1980’s Horror Movie OctoVember Challenge

The Fiesta 13 1980’s Horror Movie OctVember Challenge

Every movie theater does horror movies in October. Some even specialize in 1980’s Horror movies and franchises. Ok. Fine. Good for y’all.

But here at The Fiesta 13, we really don’t care for Corporate-Owned Christmas. It’s starting to creep into October. Blech. And we like Thanksgiving: that’s a pretty solid, unfortunately racist, gluttonous shared national experience.

We’re taking back Thanksgiving AND November this year and keeping the creepy vibe going until December finally takes over and we have to find the bleakest stuff possible to show to block out the thing that is The Unstoppable Corporate Christmas Machine. So, this year,

Take The Fiesta 13’s 1980 Movie Challenge:

Watch 62 1980’s Horror Movies in 62 Days.

Start on any day in early October and watch 62 1980’s horror movies in 62 Days. Don’t worry about sticking to a one movie a day schedule, just log one movie a day on a list of 62 movies. Customize as desired. Watch two movies during the week and five on the weekend. Watch them all Thanksgiving week. Apply as needed.

Watch 62 1980’s Horror Movies in 62 Days.

It’ll help retheme this year’s holiday season into a different vibe. Be it for comfort and nostalgia or scares and enease, 1980’s horror has everything a movie lover, especially a horror movie lover, wants. A great escape from others or way to bring generations together, 1980’s Horror does it all.

Criterion Channel has a great way to start your journey on The Fiesta 13 1980’s Horror Movie OctoVember Challenge. The 30+ movies are quality with a nice variety of tone. There’s a few there we hadn’t seen and are looking forward to viewing. And a quite a lot of classics we want to see again and show others. We also use Arrow Streaming as a go to, but every streaming service loads up on horror in October and they’re still there in November.

Everything we’re watching The Fiesta 13 1980’s Horror Movie OctoVember Challenge is through streaming channels preferred, then, if desperate, rent.

And we’ll give you what The Fiesta 13 watched for the 62 Days here on The Fiesta 13 Network.

Think we’ll start with something from Criterion we hadn’t seen for Day One.

The Fiesta 13 1980’s Horror Movie Challenge will not affect other Fiesta 13 Events like Kaiju Tuesday and Birfday Party Events. The Events may mutate, however.

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