5. 976-EVIL –
Hoax is picked on unremittingly by a group of high school bullies that eventually cause Hoax to conjure up the dark one down below via a HORRORscope phone line. All hell breaks loose as Hoax makes a bloodcurdling transformation from school geek to demonic beast.
It is important to note that this was directed by Freddy Krueger himself, Robert Englund in his first directorial effort. Although the film garnered only mediocre reviews, this Krueger-helmed entry used the dead teenager formula in a more productive way then others of that late 80s era. A noteworthy viewing that will either elicit a chuckle or a yawn.
3. Night of the Creeps –
2. Flesheater –
Now, remember my assumption of Hinzman and his throwback to Romero’s NotLD? This becomes even more evident with the arrival of Vince Survinski at the end of Flesheater. Survinski is the gunman who kills NotLD’s protagonist Ben. If you have that tidbit of knowledge, watching the ending of Flesheater is a slap in the face to Romero purists everywhere. Flesheater is a great film to watch during the Halloween month and is not to be taken seriously by anyone, whether that’d be a purist or relaxed viewer. You honestly cannot take a film seriously with an alternate title of Zombie Nosh.
1. Day of the Dead –