Saturday, August 24, 2019

Tag: 1990s

Embalmer horror movie
Predating Full Moon releases like Killjoy by several years, Embalmer was one of the earliest of the "urban horror" films of the '90s. The movie brings to life a supposed urban legend of "Undertaker Zach", a killer so vicious that he inspired a Lizzie Borden-like hop scotch rhyme: Tell you...
Body Bags horror movie poster
The first segment of this made-for-cable horror anthology from John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper, "The Gas Station", stands out not only as the best of the three tales but also the one relevant to this website (fancy that). This 20-minute chiller is one of the very few non-"urban" slashers...
Event Horizon movie poster
Paul W.S. Anderson will never win an Academy Award. Still, he's got a knack for mindless, lightweight horror and action with mainstream blockbuster-y tendancies. Event Horizon is easily his most uncompromising Hollywood film, a dark, unsettling work with some fairly graphic imagery (including a topless Sam Neill). It came...
The Borrower horror movie poster
Emerging just after the arid 1980s, The Borrower was one of the few horror movies to feature a black lead (and a female one at that) in quite some time, helping to bridge the gap between the Blaxploitation '70s and the urban horror of the late '90s. Granted, in Tiger...
Female Slaves Revenge movie poster
Female Slaves Revenge is one of those stunningly terrible movies that you almost admire for its steadfast disregard for entertainment value, technical competency, aesthetic beauty, artistic merit, common sense and good taste. Most striking, though, is the fact that, while the plot is ostensibly a topical (albeit exploitive) exploration...
Bram Stoker's The Mummy horror movie
Louis Gossett, Jr. gets top billing (the only billing, really, as the only other recognizable actors are Richard "Family Feud" Karn and the maid from Different Strokes who replaced Mrs. Garrett), but he's not really the hero so much as the crazy, rambling old guy who no one believes....
The First Power horror movie poster
I ran through several reasons in my mind why I felt compelled to include Mykelti "Bubba Gump" Williamson's role in The First Power on this site -- his status as the doomed partner of the heroic cop (Lou Diamond Phillips), or maybe his nervous superstition in the face of...
Bugged horror movie poster
You’d think that with advances in technology and an increasing fan base, Troma movies would start to at least look better after a while, but this film looks as dated and cheap as the company’s '80s releases -- granted, it stands out from the pack due to its all-black cast. The...
Frankenhunter Queen of the Porno Zombies movie poster
In an effort to present you with the most comprehensive coverage possible of horror movies with black significance, I stepped out of my normally moralistic ivory tower and degraded myself by renting a pornographic film. Of course, having never seen a porno before (ahem), I wasn't sure what to...
Candyman horror movie poster
Outside of Blacula, perhaps no figure personifies "black horror" more than Candyman. And like Blacula, the iconicity is deserved. This movie is one of the most atmospheric and genuinely frightening films of the '90s -- granted, it's much scarier before Candyman (Tony Todd) reveals himself to be a rather...