Terror In The Aisles (1984) – Raw Review

Terror Movie Montage

The ultimate collage of popular horror films narrated by scream stars Donald Pleasence and Nancy Allen. 

Terror horror documentary featuring donald pleasance, nancy allen and more. Jaws, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw massacre, the birds, movies.
Terror in the Aisles is a fun commentary on why people find scary movies so fun and fulfilling. Featuring scenes from some the most popular and infamous movies from the 60s, 70s, and early 80s the movie deftly edits them together into a thrilling tapestry of murder, mayhem, and madness. 

“Why make up horrible things when there is already so much real terror in the world? Perhaps we invent artificial horror, to help us cope with the real ones.” – Donald Pleasance 

We love this movie. It certainly has a lot of nostalgia value  but also is a fantastic repository of clips from some of the best and most misremembered horror films from the pre-VHS age. How many of these have YOU seen?

Terror In The Aisles (1984) – Raw Review

Terror Movie Montage

The ultimate collage of popular horror films narrated by scream stars Donald Pleasence and Nancy Allen. 

Terror horror documentary featuring donald pleasance, nancy allen and more. Jaws, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw massacre, the birds, movies.
Terror in the Aisles is a fun commentary on why people find scary movies so fun and fulfilling. Featuring scenes from some the most popular and infamous movies from the 60s, 70s, and early 80s the movie deftly edits them together into a thrilling tapestry of murder, mayhem, and madness. 

“Why make up horrible things when there is already so much real terror in the world? Perhaps we invent artificial horror, to help us cope with the real ones.” – Donald Pleasance 

We love this movie. It certainly has a lot of nostalgia value  but also is a fantastic repository of clips from some of the best and most misremembered horror films from the pre-VHS age. How many of these have YOU seen?


  • This Island Earth (1955)
  • To Catch a Thief (1955)
  • Tarantula (1955)
  • The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
  • The Deadly Mantis (1957)

  • Konga (1961)
  • King Kong vs. Godzilla (1962)
  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)

  • Wait Until Dark (1967)
  • Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  • Klute (1971)
  • Play Misty for Me (1971)
  • Frogs (1972)
  • Frenzy (1972)
  • The Thing with Two Heads (1972)
  • Sisters (1973)

  • Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
  • Alien (1979)
  • Prophecy (1979)
  • Dracula (1979)
  • Nightwing (1979)
  • When a Stranger Calls (1979)
  • Friday the 13th (1980)
  • The Fog (1980)
  • The Shining (1980)
  • Dressed to Kill (1980)
  • Alligator (1980)
  • The Howling (1981)
  • The Funhouse (1981)
  • Ms. 45 (1981)
  • Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981)
  • An American Werewolf in London (1981)

  • Nighthawks (1981)
  • Saturday the 14th (1981)
  • The Seduction (1982)
  • Friday the 13th Part III (1982)
  • Vice Squad (1982)
  • Cat People (1982)
  • Poltergeist (1982)
  • Alone in the Dark (1982)

Top Five John Carpenter Films

 Top five John Carpenter films?

  1.  Possibly the best sci-fi horror movie ever made, The Thing is truly a masterpiece of suspense. The special effects are some of the best ever seen on film; combined with excellent performances from Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, and Keith David this movie is timeless. 
  2. A close runner up, Prince of Darkness is a creepy science/religious thriller that doesn’t disappoint. What if the fate of humanity were left in the hands grad students? What if Alice Cooper was leading an army of transients, intent on keeping you looked inside a building with the son of Satan? What if Satan and God weren’t living in the clouds, but in another dimension? What if? What if? What if? Love this movie. 
  3. Ah, The Fog. A slow burn creep-fest and wonderful example of how practical effects can be used to create amazing visuals. Anyone see the remake? Notice how they used CGI to create the fog? May have been cheaper and easier, but it looked like shit. Carpenter didn’t have the luxury of CGI back in the day and his film turned out far better than many contemporary movies in the same genre. Adrienne Barbeau , Jamie Lee Curtis, what’s not to like? Did I mention the soundtrack is awesome!
  4.  Whats not to like about the ‘Godfather’ of all slasher films. The atmosphere of this film is so thick with tension and well paced it can be watched over and over again. The Shape is a formidable threat to everyone in the film – men, women, dogs, kids. The decision to make him a composite of evil as apposed to a well understood and clearly motivated villain is genius, absolute genius. He’s evil, that’s all we know, that’s all we need to know. 
  5.  Tough decision on this one. I wanted to include Big Trouble in Little China but in the end Escape From New York won out the fifth spot. The deciding factors came down to the scope of the film and the soundtrack. Escape is a much larger movie in concept and execution, details a dystopian world that is intriguing and compelling, and has a sound track that perfectly compliments the setting. 
What do think of the list? Any changes you’d make? Let us know!

Top Five John Carpenter Films

 Top five John Carpenter films?

  1.  Possibly the best sci-fi horror movie ever made, The Thing is truly a masterpiece of suspense. The special effects are some of the best ever seen on film; combined with excellent performances from Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, and Keith David this movie is timeless. 
  2. A close runner up, Prince of Darkness is a creepy science/religious thriller that doesn’t disappoint. What if the fate of humanity were left in the hands grad students? What if Alice Cooper was leading an army of transients, intent on keeping you looked inside a building with the son of Satan? What if Satan and God weren’t living in the clouds, but in another dimension? What if? What if? What if? Love this movie. 
  3. Ah, The Fog. A slow burn creep-fest and wonderful example of how practical effects can be used to create amazing visuals. Anyone see the remake? Notice how they used CGI to create the fog? May have been cheaper and easier, but it looked like shit. Carpenter didn’t have the luxury of CGI back in the day and his film turned out far better than many contemporary movies in the same genre. Adrienne Barbeau , Jamie Lee Curtis, what’s not to like? Did I mention the soundtrack is awesome!
  4.  Whats not to like about the ‘Godfather’ of all slasher films. The atmosphere of this film is so thick with tension and well paced it can be watched over and over again. The Shape is a formidable threat to everyone in the film – men, women, dogs, kids. The decision to make him a composite of evil as apposed to a well understood and clearly motivated villain is genius, absolute genius. He’s evil, that’s all we know, that’s all we need to know. 
  5.  Tough decision on this one. I wanted to include Big Trouble in Little China but in the end Escape From New York won out the fifth spot. The deciding factors came down to the scope of the film and the soundtrack. Escape is a much larger movie in concept and execution, details a dystopian world that is intriguing and compelling, and has a sound track that perfectly compliments the setting. 
What do think of the list? Any changes you’d make? Let us know!

Rob Zombie. Clowns. Halloween. Of Course

Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Rob Zombie’s new film 31 will center around a group of people kidnapped in the days leading up to Halloween. Of course they will, because Halloween is the only time people dress up as clowns and kidnap people I suppose. 
Zombie has also decided to crowd-source the movie, so if you want some input or an executive producer credit then break out the checkbook. 
Concept art is cool, but are looking at yet another ultra violent film with little to no story line? Eh, who cares. It will probably be entertaining either way. 

Rob Zombie. Clowns. Halloween. Of Course

Bloody Disgusting is reporting that Rob Zombie’s new film 31 will center around a group of people kidnapped in the days leading up to Halloween. Of course they will, because Halloween is the only time people dress up as clowns and kidnap people I suppose. 
Zombie has also decided to crowd-source the movie, so if you want some input or an executive producer credit then break out the checkbook. 
Concept art is cool, but are looking at yet another ultra violent film with little to no story line? Eh, who cares. It will probably be entertaining either way.