Triskaidekafiles is a love letter to cheesy cinema from the 80s and 90s, with the occasional dip into other eras.  if you're a fan of MST3K, Elvira, Joe Bob Briggs, or just bad horror movies in general, Trisk is the place for you.

Truth or Dare?: A Critical Madness (1986)


WRITER: Based on a story by Tim Ritter

DIRECTOR: Tim Ritter

STARRING: John Brace as Mike Strauber

Mary Fanaro as Sharon Strauber

Raymond Carbone as Detective Rosenberg

Terrence Andreucci as Pournelle

QUICK CUT: After finding his wife having sex with another man, Mike Strauber finds comfort in the games of his youth.

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Headhunter (1988)


WRITER: Len Spinello

DIRECTOR: Francis Schaeffer

STARRING: Kay Lenz as Katherine Hall
    Wayne Crawford as Pete Guiliani
    Steve Kanaly as Captain Ted Calvin
    June Chadwick as Denise Guiliani
    John Fatooh as Roger/Headhunter
    Sam Williams as Samuel Juru

QUICK CUT: A pair of detectives are called in to deal with some squabbles in the Nigerian community when an old friend comes over from Africa to visit.

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Prom Night III: The Last Kiss (1989)


WRITER: Ron Oliver

DIRECTOR: Ron Oliver and Peter Simpson

STARRING: Tim Conlon as Alex
    Cyndy Preston as Sarah
    David Stratton as Shane
    Jeremy Ratchford as Leonard
    Dylan Neal as Andrew
    Courtney Taylor as Mary Lou

QUICK CUT: A long lost girl returns to her high school on prom night, and things do not go as planned.

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Demon Wind (1990)


WRITER: Charles Philip Moore

DIRECTOR: Charles Philip Moore

STARRING: Eric Larson as Cory
    Francine Lapensee as Elaine
    Bobby Johnston as Dell
    Lynn Clark as Terri
    Mark David Fritsche as Jack
    Sherry Bendorf as Bonnie
    Jack Vogel as Stacy
    Stephen Quadros as Chuck
    Richard Gabai as Willy
    Mia Ruiz as Reena
    C.D.J. Koko as Great Demon
    Rufus Norris as Harcourt

QUICK CUT: A group of friends gather at Cory's old family farm to clean it up after his father passes away.

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Critters 2 (1988)


WRITER: Written by D.T. Twohy and Mick Garris

DIRECTOR: Mick Garris

STARRING: Scott Grimes as Brad
    Liane Curtis as Megan
    Don Opper as Charlie
    Barry Corbin as Harv
    Tom Hodges as Wesley
    Sam Anderson as Mr. Morgan
    Lindsay Parker as Cindy
    Herta Ware as Nana
    Lin Shaye as Sal
    Terrence Mann as Ug

QUICK CUT: A bunch of children hunt for their Easter eggs, but sadly find they've all gone off.

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Shadowzone (1990)


WRITER: J.S. Cardone

DIRECTOR: J.S. Cardone

STARRING: David Beecroft as Captain Hickock
    James Hong as Van Fleet
    Shawn Weatherly as Kidwell
    Miguel Nunez as Wiley    
    Lu Leonard as Cutter
    Frederick Flynn as Shivers
    Louise Fletcher as Dr. Erhart

QUICK CUT: A team in an isolated base are beset upon by a shapechanging creature not of this Earth.

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Phantasm II (1988)


WRITER: Don Coscarelli

DIRECTOR: Don Coscarelli

STARRING: James Le Gros as Mike
    Reggie Bannister as Reggie
    Angus Scrimm as the Tall Man
    Paula Irvine as Liz
    Samantha Phillips as Alchemy
    Kenneth Tigar as Father Meyers

QUICK CUT: A pair of thugs repeatedly break into mortuaries and burn them down, while an elderly man tries to get help.

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Without Warning (1980)


WRITERS: Lyn Freeman, Daniel Grodnik, Ben Nett, Steve Mathis

DIRECTOR: Graydon Clark

STARRING: Jack Palance as Taylor
    Martin Landau as Dobbs
    Tarah Nutter as Sandy
    Christopher S. Nelson as Greg
    Cameron Mitchell as Hunter
    Kevin Hall as Alien

QUICK CUT: A group head out into the woods, where they run afoul of an alien from another world, hunting them for sport.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)


WRITERS: Screenplay by Leslie Bohem
    Story by John Skipp & Craig Spector and Leslie Bohem

DIRECTOR: Stephen Hopkins

STARRING: Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger
    Lisa Wilcox as Alice
    Kelly Jo Minter as Yvonne
    Danny Hassel as Dan
    Erika Anderson as Greta
    Joe Seely as Mark

QUICK CUT: A woman gets pregnant while still in high school, and struggles with what everyone wants to do with the baby, including the local janitor, who may or may not be the father.

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Astro-Zombies (1968)


WRITERS: Screenplay by Ted V. Mikels and Wayne Rogers

DIRECTOR: Ted V. Mikels

STARRING: Wendell Corey as Holman
    John Carradine as Dr. DeMarco
    Tom Pace as Eric Porter
    Joan Patrick as Janine Norwalk
    Tura Satana as Satana
    Rafael Campos as Juan
    Joseph Hoover as Chuck Edwards
    Victor Izay as Dr. Petrovich
    William Bagdad as Franchot
    Vincent Barbi as Tiros   

QUICK CUT: A scientist tries to better our ability for space exploration, but some people don't agree with his methods, and others want to use them for their own gain.

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Beyond Re-Animator (2003)


WRITERS: Story by Miguel Tejada Flores
    Screenplay by Jose Manuel Gomez

DIRECTOR: Brian Yuzna

STARRING: Jeffrey Combs as Herbert West
    Jason Barry as Howard
    Elsa Pataky as Laura
    Enrique Arce as Cabrera
    Nico Baixas as Moses
    Lolo Herrero as Sergeant Moncho
    Raquel Gribler as Nurse Vanessa
    Simon Andreu as Warden Brando
    Santiago Segura as Speedball

QUICK CUT: A scientist strives to continue his revolutionary work from behind prison bars.

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Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning (1985)


WRITERS: Story by Martin Kitrosser & David Cohen
    Screenplay by Martin Kitrosser & David Cohen and Danny Steinmann

DIRECTOR: Danny Steinmann

STARRING: Melanie Kinnaman as Pam
    John Shepherd as Tommy
    Shavar Ross as Reggie
    Richard Young as Matt
    Marco St. John as Sheriff Tucker

QUICK CUT: After losing his family, Tommy Jarvis recovers from his trauma at a camp in the woods, and can't stop thinking of his long lost friend, Jason, while hoping to piece his life back together.

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Silent Night Bloody Night (1974)


WRITERS: Screenplay by Theodore Gershuny, Jeffrey Konvitz and Ira Teller
    Based on an original story by Jeffrey Konvitz and Ira Teller

DIRECTOR:  Theodore Gershuny

STARRING: Patrick O'Neal as John Carter
    James Patterson as Jeffrey Butler
    Mary Woronov as Diane Adams
    Astrid Heeren as Ingrid
    John Carradine as Towman
    Walter Abel as Mayor Adams
    Fran Stevens as Tess
    Walter Klavun as Sheriff Mason
    Phillip Bruns as Wilfred Butler 1929
    Staats Cotsworth as Voice of Wilfred Butler

QUICK CUT: Jeffrey returns home to deal with his grandfather's demise and sell off the family house.  Along the way, he meets the local town council and learns a lot about himself.

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Shock 'Em Dead (1991)


WRITER: Mark Freed, David Tedder, Andrew Cross

DIRECTOR: Mark Freed

STARRING: Traci Lords as Lindsay
    Troy Donahue as Record exec #1
    Aldo Ray as Tony
    Stephen Quadros as Angel/Martin

QUICK CUT: Dorky loser Martin is determined to hit it big as a heavy metal rocker, and he finds just the right people to help him out, but he will learn what a soul sucking machine the music industry can be.

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Slithis (1978)


WRITER: Stephen Traxler

DIRECTOR: Stephen Traxler

STARRING: Alan Blanchard as Wayne Connors
    Judy Motulsky as Jeff
    J.C. Claire as Dr. John
    Dennis Lee Falt as Dr. Erin Burick
    Mello Alexandria as Chris Alexander
    Win Condict as The Monster

QUICK CUT: Afer a rash of puppcides sweeps through Venice Beach, a journalist investigates to discover the true cause.

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