The Chronicles of Horror Movie Night: ‘Microwave Massacre’ (1983)


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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!

Some AMAZING Cover Art

Last year at HMN, we watched a small film from 1991 called The Refrigerator. In this rather interesting tale, we see a couple dealing with the fact that in their kitchen dwells a large old school white icebox that is, well, homicidal. This sentient appliance causes strange things to happen to those living in the apartment and eats anyone it can. As we sat down to watch this week’s entry, titled Microwave Massacre, I was plagued with glee. Who wouldn’t want more killer kitchen aids? Unfortunately this turned out to be more about someone using a microwave to cook his victims rather than the cooking instrument going rouge. Luckily, the film is plenty of fun, it’s short, and, at times, hilarious!




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