For the last two Octobers I have posted at least once a day either a review, song, trailer, poster artwork or various other oddity in celebration of the horror genre (Here are the 2010 posts, and 2009's), this time around I decided I would combine that trend with my 1981 project.
Coming three years after the monumental financial success of the independently produced Halloween, and a year after Friday the 13th repeated the formula to big fortunes, 1981 would see a slew of horror movies of budgets big, small and teensy weensy looking to capitalize. Some years have a plethora of disaster films, some a high quotient of super hero movies (whom I am kidding that's every year nowadays), 1981 was horror movie nirvana. No holiday would go without a madman's bloody vengeance, no camp counselor would be safe, and Tom Savini was heavily employed.
So to celebrate the efforts of the filmmakers of thirty years ago who toiled away with Karo syrup, red dye, and plaster to entertain and scare us, every day in October, I will post one review of a 1981 released horror movie. For the most part the reviews will be shorter than my normal length (and the crowd roars), approximately 2 to 3 paragraphs. I have gotten a head start, but still have some watching and writing left to do. By my count there are over 40 horror films from 1981, so I have an ample amount from which to choose.
I will probably post the September 1981 Posterized edition, but other than that, don't expect much content until the 1st. Since this is somewhat of a solo journey, if anyone is interested in either writing '81 Horror content for their blog, website or even here, let me know via comments (or email at firstname.lastname@example.org), and I will definitely post or link to it. Here's a pretty comprehensive list of horror films from 1981.