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eighties horror you might have missed

Jeff Lieberman

I love camping - even more than I love watching horror films! Several years ago my wife and I started going on regular camping trips, at least once a year, mainly on Mount Hood and in Eastern Oregon. Growing up, I camped sporadically, both with the Boy Scouts and on my own (in a dark-red dome tent, often curled up in a mummy bag). And all of that must be directly related to why Camping Horror is my favorite sub-genre of 80s horror. While Sleepaway Camp, The Burning and Friday the 13th are all favorites,  I enjoyed Just Before Dawn more than any of those. There is so much great stuff going on in this film, that it's hard for me to properly encapsulate it, but I'm going to try...

The poster for Squirm (shown in a horizontal version above) was created by Drew Struzan, who would go on to do posters for The Thing, Star Wars, Back to the Future, The Muppets and Indiana Jones. In that same year he also did posters for Food of the Gods and Tentacles.