Lost After Dark, 2014 - ★★★

Lost After Dark, 2014 - ★★★

Theres a growing consensus that modern horror movies are rubbish... a viewpoint not lost on filmmaker Ian Kessner, whose faithfully recreated a 1980's teen slasher with Lost After Dark.

We get everything from the token fun fat kid and the sporty black one, the tough ex-nam vet teacher, even dated dumbed down throwaway lines like "I don't want to be eaten by a cannonballistic killer". Hell theres even brief nods to John Hughes type teen cinema like when the kids Breakfast Club like worry about their futures.

I was a teenager during the 80's so needless to say I loved this, Kessner with the help of his cast & crew (especially the production side) did such a fantastic job creating the period, it was just like being in the golden era of vhs gore again. Actually got me craving early 80's issues of Fangoria, just so I could read its review (curse the net for killing horror magazines).

Originally taken from Letterboxd

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