Urban Legend (1998)

Directed by Jamie Blanks.  Written by Silvio Horta.  Starring Alicia Witt, Jared Leto, Rebecca Gayheart, Joshua Jackson, Tara Reid, Michael Rosenbaum, Loretta Devine, Robert Englund, Brad Dourif and Danielle Harris. Plot: someone is killing people at a college in the ways of old Urban Legends. The opening scene is violent and wonderful.  It's the urban … Continue reading Urban Legend (1998)

Dead & Buried (1981)

Directed by Gary Sherman.  Written by Dan O'Bannon, Jeff Miller, Alex Stern and Ronald Shusett.  Starring James Farentino, Jack Albertson, Melody Anderson, Barry Corbin, Dennis Redfield and Robert Englund. Plot: the townspeople of Potter's Bluff are killing tourists, but why? The movie starts out with the insane burning alive of a tourist by several of … Continue reading Dead & Buried (1981)

Wishmaster (1997)

Directed by Robert Kurtzman (the famous make-up artist).  Written by Peter Atkins.  Starring Andrew Divoff, Tammy Lauren, Chris Lemmon, Kane Hodder, Tony Todd and Robert Englund. Plot: a Djinn (like a genie, but meaner) is awoken by a woman and starts granting people wishes, but it never goes well. The movie starts by saying that … Continue reading Wishmaster (1997)

Hatchet (2006)

Written and directed by Adam Green.  Starring Joel David Moore, Tamara Feldman, Deon Richmond, Mercedes McNab, Joel Murray, Parry Shen, Joshua Leonard, Robert Englund and Kane Hodder. Plot: a group of people on a haunted swamp tour encounter a horribly disfigured man who's out to kill. During Mardi Gras in New Orleans, a group of … Continue reading Hatchet (2006)

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

Directed by Scott Glasserman.  Written by Glasserman and David J. Stieve.  Starring Nathan Baesel, Angela Goethels, Robert Englund, Scott Wilson, Kate Miner, Bridgett Newton, Ben Pace, Zelda Rubenstein and Kane Hodder in a cool cameo. Plot: a mockumentary/horror film about the next great slasher, Leslie Vernon. In a world where Jason, Freddy and Michael are … Continue reading Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon (2006)

The Last Showing (2014)

Written and directed by Phil Hawkins.  Starring Robert Englund, Finn Jones, Emily Berrington and Malachi Kirby. Plot: a couple, trapped in a cinema, are manipulated into becoming unwilling participants in a madman's horror movie Martin (Jones) and Allie (Berrington) go to a midnight showing of The Hills Have Eyes 2.  Once there, they are locked … Continue reading The Last Showing (2014)

The Funhouse Massacre (2015)

Directed by Andy Palmer.  Written by Ben Begley and Renee Dorian.  Starring Robert Englund, E.E. Bell, Jere Burns, Mars Crain, Courtney Gains, Clint Howard, Sebastian Siegel, Scottie Thompson and Candice De Visser. Plot: a group of maniacs escape from an asylum and descend upon a funhouse where they take up killing again because everyone just … Continue reading The Funhouse Massacre (2015)

Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

Directed by Ronny Yu.  Written by Damian Shannon and Mark Swift.  Starring Robert Englund, Ken Kirzinger, Monica Keena, Kelly Rowland, Katharine Isabelle, Jason Ritter and Christopher Marquette. Plot: Freddy has been forgotten, so he wakes Jason up to help him scare the kids because if they're scared they will remember and Freddy can kill again … Continue reading Freddy vs. Jason (2003)

The Mangler (1995)

Directed by Tobe Hooper.  Screenplay written by Hooper, Stephen David Brooks and Harry Alan Towers, based on a short story by Stephen King.  Starring Ted Levine, Robert Englund, Daniel Matmor, Jeremy Crutchley and Todd Jensen. Plot: much like the short story it's based on, the movie is about a large folding machine that turns evil … Continue reading The Mangler (1995)