Terror Train

Roger Ebert said this of scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis in 1980: At this point…if she should get a straight role in a conventional movie, she might start screaming and running away from the camera just on reflex.” Eeb sure could turn a phrase but he frequently turned on horror – at best, offering back-handedContinue reading “Terror Train”

Maniac (1980)

It’s the Casablanca of carnage and the Gone with the Wind of Gore…A case could be made that Maniac is the greatest slasher film of all time. In the era when a killer’s motivations were as absent as their dialogue, Maniac takes you between the ears of maniac Frank Zito, closing the theatrical distance between audience andContinue reading “Maniac (1980)”