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eighties horror you might have missed


After watching The Dorm That Dripped Blood (1981), I thought I'd check out some of the other films by co-directors Stephen Carpenter and Jeffrey Obrow. The film that they made next was The Power (1984), which I tried to find - turns out the only way to get that one is to buy an $80 videocassette on ebay! So instead I settled for The Kindred, which they made in 1987. And it is great...

"During the early 80's, when home video was in it's infancy, an influx of video companies were created to keep up with demand in the burgeoning VHS rental market. [...] They turned out splashy covers, outrageous plot synopsis and hours and hours of visual enjoyment to the renting market."