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June 12th, 2020 by unkle lancifer · 20 Comments

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  • 1 SmallDarkCloudNo Gravatar // Jun 12, 2020 at 10:55 am

    #9 is Basket Case (I think).

  • 2 SmallDarkCloudNo Gravatar // Jun 12, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Oh, and #7 is Chopping Mall.

  • 3 mhendersNo Gravatar // Jun 12, 2020 at 11:16 am

    Is #4 Christine?

  • 4 mhendersNo Gravatar // Jun 12, 2020 at 11:25 am

    #5 Dead and Buried

  • 5 TreecatNo Gravatar // Jun 12, 2020 at 11:42 am

    I think #1 is “Mikey.”

  • 6 Lynette FrommeNo Gravatar // Jun 12, 2020 at 1:08 pm

    Is #2 Splinter?

  • 7 kathryngraceNo Gravatar // Jun 12, 2020 at 2:20 pm

    Number 2 is Intruder. (Such an underrated fun slasher!)

  • 8 robstercrawsNo Gravatar // Jun 12, 2020 at 5:08 pm

    #4- Dead End Drive In

    #10- Microwave Massacre

  • 9 SmallDarkCloudNo Gravatar // Jun 13, 2020 at 8:33 am

    I am stumped on the others, but #6 looks very familiar. I thought it might be The Pit for some reason, but it’s definitely not.

  • 10 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jun 13, 2020 at 10:54 am

    Hey! sorry for the late response! John is working from home so our computer is frequently tied up!

    1 MIKEY= excellent Treecat!!!

    2 INTRUDER awesome kathryngrace!


    4 DEAD END DRIVE IN spot on robstercraws!

    5 DEAD AND BURIED= I just read the tie-in novel! love this movie! nice job mhenders!


    7 CHOPPING MALL good eye SDC!


    9 BASKETCASE spot on SmallDarkcloud!

    10 MICROWAVE MASSACRE= impressive robstercraws!

    Here are the missing …


    6= SHIVERS aka THEY CAME FROM WITHIN (I should have chose Barbara Steele instead!

    8= BATS

    All of these movies are FREE on TubiTV!

    Hope everyone is doing well, staying safe and keeping sane!

    Thanks to all who played!

  • 11 robstercrawsNo Gravatar // Jun 13, 2020 at 6:44 pm

    Hey! I just got done reading the movie tie-in to Dead and Buried myself!

  • 12 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jun 14, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    Robster! That’s so cool! I thought it was a great read- really captured the town; must have been based on the early screenplay. Makes it clear what scenes were added later and how they were rearranged. I listened to a couple of commentaries on the DVD too- its fascinating. Love DAB so much.

  • 13 robstercrawsNo Gravatar // Jun 15, 2020 at 9:43 am

    Yeah…that’s what I like about some of the movie tie-ins from the late 70’s/early 80’s: they’re often based on screenplays that differ from the final movie. In this one, the scene with the family that’s caught in the house by the “undead” townspeople made a lot more sense than in the film. The family (forget their name offhand) also plays a much more prominent role in the plot of the book than the film.
    Did you notice that, in the book, George/Freddy’s death is more implied than graphically described? They never tangle him up in fish netting and the scene seemed less cruel to me than the film version.
    I’d actually read already this back in the early 80’s, but I remembered thinking it was incredibly creepy, so I gave it another go!
    The next tie-in I want to read is The Funhouse by Koontz!!

  • 14 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jun 15, 2020 at 10:30 am


    Yeah I think it’s sort of like what happened with HALLOWEEN 2 and THE FOG and they went back and added more violence and memorable kills in the wake of FRIDAY THE 13th’s success? In the book most of the deaths are just by fire- nothing too elaborate. The hitchhiker isn’t crushed with a rock and the family trio even get away and live! (Also the whole scene with the family was supposed to happen after the hitchhiker kill because if you look closely she’s one of the attacking mob even though she wasn’t dead yet!) I learned in the commentary that the special effect of the acid being injected into a head wasn’t done by Stan Winston because he was no longer available.

    THE FUNHOUSE is probably my all time favorite movie tie-in novelization- it is EPIC compared to the movie and involves generations. I actually read it before I saw the movie back in the day so I was surprised the movie was so straight forward and simple. LOVE the move too but the book is really something else.

    I also love THE BOOGENS novel- it’s very Lovecraftian and the creatures are actually pretty convincing and scary in the book.

    THE BEAST WITHIN is another good one that is so very different from the movie.

  • 15 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jun 15, 2020 at 10:32 am

    Just remembered: BUTCHER, BAKER ,NIGHTMARE MAKER is great too!

  • 16 robstercrawsNo Gravatar // Jun 16, 2020 at 9:14 am

    Well, shucks! I’d never even heard of Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker….movie OR novelization. It’s getting lots of love on IMDb and YouTube has an upload, so I guess I know what I’ll be watching this weekend!
    I read quite a few horror movie novelizations when I was but a lad. The ones I can remember off the top of my head are The Fog, Alien, Night of the Living Dead, Omen 1-2-3, Jaws 2, and of course The Funhouse and Dead and Buried. I don’t remember much about their quality, good or bad, but I figured Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (D and B) and Dean Koontz (Funhouse) were pretty safe bets.

  • 17 robstercrawsNo Gravatar // Jun 16, 2020 at 9:25 am

    Back to Dead and Buried….is that what happened? When making the film, they opted for more kills than originally planned because of Friday the 13th? That’s interesting. I thought the novel was almost more of a mystery than a horror movie. Perhaps that explains why.
    The old drunk who died by fire on the docks wasn’t in the movie at all was he? I sure don’t remember him.
    I don’t think his exact age is ever mentioned, but in the book, Dobbs seems at least a decade or so younger than Eddie Albert.

  • 18 robstercrawsNo Gravatar // Jun 16, 2020 at 9:27 am

    Jack Albertson. That’s who I meant. Jack Albertson.

  • 19 unkle lanciferNo Gravatar // Jun 16, 2020 at 10:07 am


    THE FOG is a good one. THE THING and ALIEN by ADF too.

    I think they say Hobbs is 55 in the book! really made me feel old! Albertan had cancer during filming of DAB- its his last film.

    The drunk is in the movie but I think he comes off as a rando fisherman instead. Gets his thought slashed – another Winston effect.

    according to the commentary I listened to (The disc has 3) the producers pushed for those cuts and the Director wasn’t pleased.

  • 20 robstercrawsNo Gravatar // Jun 16, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    Are you on Goodreads by any chance?

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