The Howling, 1981

In 1981, cult horror fans were experiencing the fallout from a twin set of subgenres.  Movies like The Omen and The Exorcist had firmly established the Satanic Panic of the 70s that arose out of the Christopher Lee Dracula films from Hammer.  The counterpoint to the ultimate supernatural threat of the devil himself became the slasher film.  By … Continue reading The Howling, 1981

Wolfen, 1981

Former NYPD Captain Dewey Wilson (Albert Finney) is forced out retirement to solve a series of murders when a billionaire named Van der Veer and his wife are slain in Battery Park.  The victim's bodyguard has ties to a Haitian voodoo cult, which tips off Wilson that it's not terrorists that are to blame, contrary to the … Continue reading Wolfen, 1981