The Chronicles of Horror Movie Night: Hide and Go Shriek (1988)

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After starting in Washington D.C. nine years ago Horror Movie Night has expanded to include chapters in Austin, Dallas and Chicago. Horror’s Not Dead’s own Brian Kelley is the originator and programmer of this illustrious weekly Wednesday night tradition which features a “classic” horror film. Each week I will be reviewing/commenting on the past week’s selection so do your best to find the film, most of which have not made it past VHS, and follow along. Better yet, start your own chapter!

VHS box for Hide and Go Shriek

I love films that take place, mainly, over the course of one day or night. It gives a feeling closer to real time that makes it a little more fun. This works really well for slashers given that the instant people start finding out others are dying at the hands of a madman, security measures are taken, weapons are gathered, and people get the hell out of dodge. Well, most people. Our friends in To All a Good Night from a couple weeks ago didn’t have the sense to do so and look what happened to them. But you put a group of teens in one contained location, set a psycho loose and the audience is bound to have a good time. This is where Hide and Go Shriek really excels– some newly graduated kids, alcohol, rampant hormones and a multi-level building full of beds leaves you with the most fun one can have within the confines of a furniture store.

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