Sleepaway Camp, in fact, might as well be considered the gold standard for slashers with left field, “what the hell did I just see?” endings. Supposedly based partially on a true story, a woman is tormented and sexually molested by an invisible demon. Jim Vorel is a Paste staff writer and resident horror guru. Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. A troubled man gets released from prison and starts taking out his sadistic fantasies on an unsuspecting family living in a... [read more], A woman starts exhibiting increasingly disturbing behavior after asking her husband for a divorce. ... (1983) 47: 94. One might think that its themes, rooted in the age of cathode ray tubes and powerful TV broadcast stations, might have lost potency in the online streaming era, but if anything they’re more relevant than ever. ", "The Helen Reddy story and the song that inspired a revolution", 'The War With Grandpa' Interviews with Robert De Niro and Jane Seymour. This is a film with a beautifully nihilistic outlook on modern culture, which manages to make the very thought of consuming any kind of entertainment seem deeply unwholesome. As a director, David Cronenberg sometimes seems to see himself as beyond the constraints of such things as “plot,” but Videodrome actually manages to be both grounded and quite abstract at the same time. Taboo to Trope and Back Again â How The Autopsy of Jane Doe Dissects Witchcraft, Geraldâs Game (2017) â Defined by Constraints, About our Ratings: Five Flavors of Horror. Their plans go terribly awry, however, when a killer grizzly bear turns up in their area, pursued by two ex-cons who are determined to kill it and collect a $500 bounty. This category is for horror films released in the year 1983 . Pages in category "1983 horror movies" The following 4 pages are in this category, out of 4 total. A man awakens from a coma to discover he has a psychic detective ability. As Renn, James Woods exudes an aura of sleaze and disgust—he is a willing pawn for forces that he instantly accepts as greater than himself, overcome by a society where enough is never enough. We'll be in touch... *We won't share your email address with anyone else, we won't spam you and you can unsubscribe anytime you like. The Dead Zone can boast some solid performances at least, as Christopher Walken took the fairly blank character of “Johnny Smith” and made him his own—it’s also fun to see Martin Sheen playing a psychotic commander in chief in Smith’s visions, like a worst case scenario for his West Wing character. It’s a year of lesser Stephen King adaptations, for one, being home to both Cronenberg’s The Dead Zone (a big year for him, given that he also directed Videodrome) and John Carpenter’s Christine. The Sword in the Stone March 11, 1983. Halloween is all about horror movies, but if you don't like getting too scared or are watching with kids, there are fun thrill rides that aren't scary or gory. Giger, as twisted fusions of man and machine presage future body horror classics like Tetsuo: The Iron Man. The medium of man’s consumption of media doesn’t matter one bit—there’s nothing being said about the nature of reality and TV in Videodrome that doesn’t apply toward modern YouTube personalities or Twitch streamers. Like Max Renn, we still exist in a world where so many of us are always chasing the dragon, on a never-ending quest for the next high. *This site is not officially affiliated with any of the people who made these wonderful movies. This post is part of Paste’s Century of Terror project, a countdown of the 100 best horror films of the last 100 years, culminating on Halloween. Top 100 Horror Movies. While in Thailand to avenge his brother who was crippled in a fight with a corrupt Thai boxer, a man gets caught up in a web... [read more], A young woman inherits an old hotel in Louisiana where after a series of supernatural 'accidents', she learns that the... [read more]. Return of the Jedi May 25, 1983. After being parted for thirteen years, Doug and Cindy get together for a relaxing trip into the Colorado Rockies and a chance to get reacquainted. Their father dies, leaving most of his property to Klara. This product uses the TMDb API but is not endorsed or certified by TMDb. Compared to the solid run we’ve been on since the mid-1970s, 1983 feels like more of a breather year. The horror movies with the worst rating on IMDb, which is saying something for horror movies which usuallly get a hard time on IMDb anyway. The reality is surprisingly the opposite, as the central plotline of the film is as much mystery as it is social satire; a compelling quest to determine the nature and source of the infamous “Videodrome” pirate broadcast, before the last act of the film descends completely into the surreal nightmare fuel with which the film is indelibly associated. It will, however, always stand out for some of its sillier kills (the bee’s nest, for one) and the truly eye-popping nature of its ending, which remains nearly as shocking now as it was in 1983. In general, it’s not quite as memorable as the years that surround it on either side, with the exception of Videodrome. When the Emperor of China issues a decree that one man per family must serve in the... "Miss World 1970: The launch of a revolution", "If it chooses you, nothing can save you. As Videodrome argues, perception is itself reality, anyway. Jaws 3-D July 22, 1983. You can follow him on Twitter for more film and TV writing. Scarface (1983), 170 minutes, D: Brian De Palma The Star Chamber (1983) , 109 minutes, D: Peter Hyams In this mystery cop thriller-drama, small technicalities in the law (such as illegal search and seizures, forbidden by the 4th Amendment) were hindering the pursuit of justice. This list shows all films released in 1983, including films that went direct-to-video, or only got an international theatrical release. Suspicions of infidelity... [read more], A sleazy cable-TV programmer begins to see his life and the future of media spin out of control in a very unusual fashion... [read more], A surreal odyssey in which a melancholic maidservant crosses paths with a homicidal little boy, travels to a tiny island of... [read more], Klara and Viktoria are sisters. If the 1980s were already an “overstimulated time,” in the words of Debbie Harry, then imagine how much worse our “sexual malaise” must be now, with instant gratification ever at our fingertips.
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