films seen
13/24
average score
2.30*
nationality
USA - 74 years old
status
R.I.P. (1943 - 2017)
more info

One of the classic horror directors of the 80s. He made a couple of landmark films that were detrimental to the broader success of horror, but very few of them stood the test of time. His oeuvre is required viewing for every horror fan though.

The good stuff

Dance of the Dead

2005 / 59m - USA
Horror
4.0*/5.0*
Dance of the Dead poster

Solid pieces

The Damned Thing

2006 / 57m - USA
Horror
3.5*/5.0*
The Damned Thing poster

The inoffensive

Djinn

2013 / 82m - United Arab Emirates
Horror, Thriller
3.0*/5.0*
Djinn poster

Mortuary

2005 / 94m - USA
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
3.0*/5.0*
Mortuary poster

The Mangler

1995 / 106m - UK
Horror, Mystery
3.0*/5.0*
The Mangler poster

Worthy but flawed

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2

1986 / 101m - USA
Comedy, Horror
2.5*/5.0*
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 poster

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre

1974 / 83m - USA
Horror
2.5*/5.0*
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre poster

Dubious filler

Poltergeist

1982 / 114m - USA
Horror, Thriller
2.0*/5.0*
Poltergeist poster

Plain forgettable

Spontaneous Combustion

1990 / 97m - USA
Sci-fi, Horror, Thriller
1.5*/5.0*
Spontaneous Combustion poster

Lifeforce

1985 / 101m - USA
Sci-fi, Horror
1.5*/5.0*
Lifeforce poster

The Funhouse

1981 / 96m - USA
Horror
1.5*/5.0*
The Funhouse poster

Tobe Hooper's precursor to the current "extreme haunt" hype. If you're big on 80s cheese then there's a lot to like here, if not this is mostly a very cheap and badly acted horror flick that is low on scares and features some hideous practical effects. The intro is somewhat interesting, but once the real horror starts it gets iffy real fast.

Big nopes

Body Bags

1993 / 91m - USA
Comedy, Sci-fi, Horror
1.0*/5.0*
Body Bags poster

Salem's Lot

1979 / 200m - USA
Horror
1.0*/5.0*
Salem's Lot poster