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“Intruder” (1989) REVIEW

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Despite being fairly unknown (or at least hardly talked about among so-called gorehounds) Intruder was the last great slasher film of the 80s — and maybe even since. As a grocery store closes for the night, one of the cashiers gets into an argument with her boyfriend. Some of the stock-boys give him the what for and kick him out before locking up. Soon, however, the nightcrew is picked off one by one by a mysterious presence lurking around the store. Is it the boyfriend intent on revenge…or someone far more dangerous?

This movie is great for several reasons: it was directed by frequent Sam Raimi collaborator Scott Spiegel, and produced by Quentin Tarantino collaborator Lawrence Bender — so you know you have a good production team. Next, it stars the Raimi brothers (Sam and Ted), Bruce Campbell (briefly), and almost-80s scream queen Renee Estevez. Lastly, all the make-up effects are done by KNB (Kurtzman, Nicotero, Berger), and ho-lee sheeeeit are they graphic! It’s imperative you get the uncut/unrated version of this film or you’ll be missing out. If you’re a fan of the stalk-and-slash genre, do not miss this.

“Nekromantik” (1987) REVIEW

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This experiment in exhumation hails from Der Vatherland during the late-80s punk rock horror boom. At the time — and maybe even now, still — it was extremely controversial due to it’s subject matter (corpse-sexing).

A young man works for a body removal unit and it allows him to indulge in his favorite pastime: necrophilia. His girlfriend doesn’t seem to mind much, as she partakes in the ghoulish going-ons. However, the man never seems satisfied, and his icky urges escalate. He loses his job and his girlfriend; soon he begins killing randomly people. The poor guy can’t catch a break.

The movie ends on a bittersweet (?) note as the man is able to achieve his greatest sexual urge while at the same time ending his reign of madness. It’s as jaw-dropping of a scene as they come.

At 75 minutes, the movie flies by. The special effects are nice and sloppy and recall a young Peter Jackson. Enjoy this one with grandma and the kids!