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In the eighties, a handful of horror films tried to exploit technology and turn it into something to fear. TerrorVision took on cable television, The Video Dead tackled home video…and Evilspeak went after computers. Evilspeak stars the inimitable Clint Howard as a military academy cadet who finds a book of satanic rituals and uses his computer to translate them. The book, speaking through the computer, possesses the cadet and causes him to go on a murderous rampage. Also starring Richard “Bull” Moll and Don “Mr. Pinciotti” Stark, Evilspeak is a cool reminder of how occult movies used to be made back in 1981. Check it outat BMovies.com.
The Girl Next Door
Based on a novel by crime author Jack Ketchum, The Girl Next Door tells the story of a young girl who is sent to live with her aunt when her parents are killed in a car accident. Unfortunately, the aunt is a sadist who ties the girl up in the basement and lets her three sons torture and abuse the captive. Not to be confused with the 2004 comedy of the same, this 2007 film is dark, disturbing, and very shocking. It’s not an easy film to watch, but for those with fortitude, The Girl Next Door is available here on Hulu.
Shriek of the Mutilated
Shriek of the Mutilated is about a professor who gathers his four best graduate students for a research trip to a secluded island where they will be hunting the elusive Yeti. Once there, the Yeti predictably appears and stalks the students. No so predictably, however, is the fact that there is much more to the research trip than the professor has divulged. Made in 1974 at the height of the Bigfoot/Abominable Snowman exploitation craze, Shriek of the Mutilated is a fairly routine monster movie with a pretty cool twist, one that explains why the Yeti looks like a man in a furry suit. The secret of this Yeti movie can be discovered here at Popcornflix.
Found footage and faux documentary movies are a dime a dozen, but 2013’s HazMat puts a different spin on it. HazMat follows a reality television show that puts people into scary situations and plays pranks to frighten them, all for the audience’s amusement. The latest location is an abandoned chemical plant, and the newest victim is a young man who is convinced that it is haunted. Of course, things do not go quite as planned. HazMat is, at its root, just a slasher movie, but it’s done in a very fun and creative way. The villain, although derivative of the killer in My Bloody Valentine, is scary as hell, too. See for yourself here on Hulu.
The Craft is the modern classic about a group of girls at a catholic school who dabble in witchcraft. It’s all fun and games at first, with the gals casting spells for love and beauty, but things get scary when one of the little witches takes things a little too far. Released in 1996, The Craft was a nice change from the usual nineties onslaught of slashers like Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer, yet it still boasted a hip young cast full of it-girls like Neve Campbell, Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, and Rachel True. If you haven’t seen it yet, or if it’s been a while since you have, you can watch The Crafton Crackle.