10 Trashy Horrors for Halloween ’18

If you’ve got a soft spot for trashy, silly, and unscary horrors, this list is just what you need. Let’s inject a little more excitement into your Halloween party, movie marathon, or quiet night alone ignoring those kids at the door. No matter what your preferred style of freaky film is, I’m sure you’ll find something that screams at you from this rubbish heap of genre-film glory.If you’ve got a soft spot for trashy, silly, and unscary horrors, this list is just what you need. Let’s inject a little more excitement into your Halloween party, movie marathon, or quiet night alone ignoring those kids at the door. No matter what your preferred style of freaky film is, I’m sure you’ll find something that screams at you from this rubbish heap of genre-film glory…

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Camp Fear (1991) – Enter at your own risk

This is a true zero-budget, straight-to-VHS horror about sorority sisters getting preyed upon in the woods, made by a one credit wonder. Clichés and hideous caricatures run rampant through the repetitive and derivative story, and the production quality is just appalling. Needless to say, Camp Fear is pure garbage, yet I would’ve been bitterly disappointed by anything else…

Elves (1989) – Crazy Christmas chaos

It’s always hard to choose just which of the joyful and triumphant slew of holiday horrors to go for, but Elves is certainly a special one, even by those standards. First time filmmaker Jeff Mandel has stuffed all sorts of goodies into this bountiful stocking, like pervert delinquents, disturbingly dodgy animatronics, and Nazi grandpas. And that’s only just peeling the wrapping…

Vampire Girl VS Frankenstein Girl (2009) – Delirious delight

This is a total riot, packing in all the expected visual and comedic goodness for a Japanese splatter film. You want feet monsters, bone samurai, and re-animated nurses? You got it. The wacky narrative leaves ample screen time for the titular characters and other bizarre creatures to battle, as blood actually rains…

Necromancer (1988) – Necromancing the stone

This is not the kind of typically silly, low budget, 80s Horror I expected it to be. To be fair, there is some neck stabbing, a seductive demon, and a friendly neighbourhood Satanist, yet that doesn’t quite satisfy. For the most part, Necromancer is a wild ride of relative banality and disappointment, with its focus firmly on the psychological. At least I assume that’s what it’s going for…

Biohazard (1985) – Warning: dangerous goods

Springing from the fertile mind of trash auteur Fred Olen Ray, this is a ridiculous adventure chronicling the arrival and escape of an alien, leaving a trail of destruction, murdered townsfolk, and pop culture references. If you’ve ever wondered where Stranger Things got its ideas from check this one out, not that this cheap scare flick is particularly original itself…

Chopping Mall (1986) – Slaughter on sale

If you’ve got a soft spot for trashy, unscary, 80s horror, you might have to give this one a go. Starting its life as Killbots, thankfully the movie was recut and renamed Chopping Mall, one of the most puntastic titles I’ve seen, and one so appropriate for its breed of low budget horror. It’s a ridiculous tale too, technological advancements in mall security see robotic enforcers posted to a hip and happening suburban mall…