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.

Drive-In Massacre (1976)


WRITERS: Screenplay by John Goff and Buck Flowers
    from an original story by Godfrey Daniels

DIRECTOR: Stu Segall

STARRING: Jake Barnes as Police Detective Mike Leary
    Douglas Gudbye as Germy
    Newton Naushaus as Austin Johnson
    Norman Sherlock as Orville Ingleson
    Michael Alden as Police Detective John Koch

QUICK CUT: Man, getting to a local drive-in can be murder...

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Critters (1986)


WRITERS: Story by Dominic Muir
    Screenplay by Dominic Muir and Stephen Herek

DIRECTOR: Stephen Herek

STARRING: Dee Wallace Stone as Helen Brown
    M. Emmet Walsh as Harv
    Billy Green Bush as Jay Brown
    Scott Grimes as Brad Brown
    Nadine Van Der Velde as April Brown
    Don Opper as Charlie McFadden
    Terrence Mann as Johnny Steele

QUICK CUT: An infestation of an intrusive species leads to problems on a local farm.

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Highway to Hell (1991)


WRITER: Brian Helgeland

DIRECTOR: Ate de Jong

STARRING: Patrick Bergin as Beezle
    Adam Storke as Royce
    Chad Lowe as Charlie Sykes
    Kristy Swanson as Rachel Clark
    Pamela Gidley as Clara
    Jarrett Lennon as Adam
    C.J. Graham as Sgt. Bedlam/Hellcop
    Richard Farnsworth as Sam

QUICK CUT: A couple on the run to elope in Vegas run afoul of the police and a biker gang in the sweltering heat of the desert.

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Contamination (1980)


WRITERS: Screenplay by Lewis Coates and Erich Tomek
    Based on an original story by Lewis Coates

DIRECTOR: Lewis Coates

STARRING: Ian McCulloch as Cmdr. Ian Hubbard
    Louise Marleau as Col. Stella Holmes
    Marino Mase as NYPD Lt. Tony Aris
    Siegfried Rauch as Hamilton

QUICK CUT: A tainted shipment of coffee arrives in New York City's harbour, and a small trio investigate what's wrong with the beans.

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Sleepaway Camp II: Unhappy Campers


WRITER: Fritz Gordon

DIRECTOR: Michael A. Simpson

STARRING: Pamela Springsteen as Angela
    Renee Estevez as Molly
    Valerie Hartman as Ally
    Tony Higgins as Sean
    Brian Patrick Clarke as TC
    Walter Gotell as Uncle John

QUICK CUT: Oh I'm a happy camper, I love movies that are bad.  But when folks take to long to die, it makes me really sad.  Oh I'm a happy camper, since Angela's back to kill.  Let's go and see if this movie is a thrill.

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Killjoy 3 (2010)


WRITER: John Lechago

DIRECTOR: John Lechago

STARRING: Trent Haaga as Killjoy
    Victoria de Mare as Batty Boop
    Jessica Whitaker as Sandie
    Michael Rupnow as Rojer
    Spiral Jackson as Zilla
    Olivia Dawn York as Erica
    Al Burke as Punchy the Hobo Clown
    Tai Chan Ngo as Freakshow the Mime
    Darrow Igus as The Professor (And Mary Anne!)

QUICK CUT: A new group of people meet the merry trickster clown and he has silly friends all his own this time out!  Let's all go to the circus!

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A*P*E (1976)


WRITERS: Paul Leder and Reuben A. Leder

DIRECTOR: Paul Leder

STARRING: Rod Arrants as Tom Rose
    Joanna de Varona as Marilyn Baker
    Alex Nicol as Colonel Davis
    Lee Nak Hoon as Captain Kim
    Woo Yun Jong as Mrs. Kim
    Jerry Harke as Lt. Smith

QUICK CUT: A loveable monkey runs amok in Seoul as people try and catch it before it can get into too much mischief!

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Scanners 3: The Takeover (1991)


WRITER: B.J. Nelson, Julie Richard, David Preston and Rene Malo

DIRECTOR: Christian Duguay

STARRING: Liliana Komorowska as Helena Monet
    Valerie Valois as Joyce Stone
    Daniel Pilon as Michael
    Collin Fox as Elton Monet
    Claire Cellucci as Suzy
    Michael Copeman as Mitch
    Sith Sekae as Monk
    Harry Hill as Dr. Bauman
    Chip Chuipka as Thomas
    Steve Parrish as Alex Monet

QUICK CUT: After her brother disappears and her father dies, a young woman inherits the family business, and has to deal with the headaches of running a company.

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Driller Killer (1979)


WRITER: N. G. St. John

DIRECTOR: Abel Ferrara

STARRING: Jimmy Laine as Reno
    Carolyn Marz as Carol
    Baybi Day as Pamela
    Harry Schultz as Dalton Briggs
    Alan Wynroth as Landlord
    Rhodney Montreal as Tony Coca-Cola

QUICK CUT: A struggling artist decides to get a bit handy around the house and fire up the old power drill.

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Hello Mary Lou: Prom Night II (1987)


WRITER: Screenplay by Ron Oliver

DIRECTOR: Bruce Pittman

STARRING: Michael Ironside as Bill Nordham
    Wendy Lyon as Vicki Carpenter
    Justin Louis as Craig Nordham
    Richard Monette as Father Cooper
    Lisa Schrage as Mary Lou Maloney
    Terri Hawkes as Kelly Hennenlotter
    Beverley Hendry as Monica Waters
    Brock Simpson as Josh
    Beth Gondek as Jess Browning

QUICK CUT: A charming tale about a young lady seeking to go to prom, but not having enough money for a new dress, until she meets someone who can help her out...

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The Jitters (1989)


WRITER: Screenplay by Jeff McKay and Sonoko Kondo

DIRECTOR: John M. Fasano

STARRING: Sal Viviano as Michael Derrick
    Marilyn Tokuda as Alice Lee
    James Hong as Tony Yang Sr.
    Frank Dietz as Rat
    John Quincy Lee as Tony Yang Jr.
    Handy Atmadja as Frank Lee
    Doug Silberstein as Leech

QUICK CUT: After her uncle passes, Alice tries to have him move on to a better place in accordance with the culture of her people, and trying to deal with the gang that caused his death.

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Blood Hook (1986)


WRITERS: Story by Gail Anderson, David Herbert, James Mallon, and Douglas Rand
    Screenplay by Larry Edgerton & John Galligan

DIRECTOR: James Mallon

STARRING: Mark Jacobs as Peter Van Clease
    Lisa Todd as Ann
    Patrick Danz as Rodney
    Sara Hauser as Kiersten
    Christopher Whitting as Finner
    Don Winters as Leroy Leudke
    Paul Drake as Wayne Duerst
    Bill Lowrie as Evelyn Duerst
    Sandy Meuwissen as Bev D.

QUICK CUT: A guy and his friends head up to the family summer home in Minnesota for a weekend on the lake, and along the way they meet the local best fisherman with scary good accuracy, and partake in the local muskie festival.

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Mutilations (1986)


WRITER: Lawrence Thomas

DIRECTOR: Lawrence Thomas

STARRING: Al Baker as Prof. Jim McFarland
    Katherine Hutson as Ann Bennett
    Shelly Creel as Libby Jones
    Bull Buckner as Buck Jenson
    Harvey Shell as Charley Hill
    John Bliss as Oliver Matson

QUICK CUT: A group of students head on a field trip to learn some local history from farmers, and come back changed.

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Killer Workout (1987)


WRITER: Ted A Prior

DIRECTOR: Ted A. Prior

STARRING: Marcia Karr as Rhonda
    David James Campbell as Lieutenant Morgan
    Fritz Matthews as Jimmy
    Ted Prior as Chuck
    Teresa Vander Woude as Jaimy
    Richard Bravo as Tom
    Dianne Copeland as Debbie
    Laurel Mock as Diane
    Teresa Truesdale as Rachael

QUICK CUT: People learn about the dangers of exercising too much at Rhonda's gym!

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Society (1989)


WRITER: Woody Keith and Rick Fry

DIRECTOR: Brian Yuzna

STARRING: Billy Warlock as Bill Whitney
    Devin Devasquez as Clarisa
    Evan Richards as Milo
    Ben Meyerson as Ferguson
    Charles Lucia as Jim
    Connie Danese as Nan
    Patrice Jennings as Jenny
    Ben Slack as Dr. Cleveland
    Tim Bartell as Blanchard
    Brian Bremer as Petrie

QUICK CUT: A deep look at the dangers the lower class pose to the better people of society.

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Phantasm (1979)


WRITER: Don Coscarelli

DIRECTOR: Don Coscarelli

STARRING: Michael Baldwin as Mike
    Bill Thornbury as Jody
    Reggie Bannister as Reggie
    Kathy Lester as Lady in Lavender
    Angus Scrimm as The Tall Man

QUICK CUT: Dealing with the loss of family and friends are never easy, but fortunately for Mike Pearson, he befriends the local mortician, who has some fun silver balls to play with.

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Phobe: The Xenophobic Experiments (1995)


WRITER: Story & Screenplay by Erica Benedikty

DIRECTOR: Erica Benedikty

STARRING: John Rubick as Sgt. Gregory Dapp
    Tina Dumoulin as Jennifer
    Lyon Tenbroeck as Rob
    Merv Wrighton as Phobe

QUICK CUT: A new man comes to Toronto in search of an old associate, and along the way he makes some friends and finds some eggs.

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The Baby (1974)


WRITER: Abe Polsku


STARRING: Anjanette Comer as Ann Gentry
    Ruth Roman as Mrs. Wadsworth
    Marianna Hill as Germaine Wadsworth
    Suzanne Zenor as Alba Wadsworth
    Beatrice Manley Blau as Judith
    David Manzy as Baby

QUICK CUT: A social worker investigates a family and comes to care for their youngest child, known only as Baby.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)


WRITERS: Story by William Kotzwinkle and Brian Helgeland
    Screenplay by Brian Helgeland and Scott Pierce

DIRECTOR: Renny Harlin

STARRING: Robert Englund as Freddy Krueger
    Rodney Eastman as Joey
    Danny Hassel as Dan
    Andras Jones as Rick
    Tuesday Knight as Kristen
    Ken Sagoes as Kincaid
    Lisa Wilcox as Alice
    Toy Newkirk as Sheila
    Brooke Theiss as Debbie

QUICK CUT: It's another late night on Elm Street, as a local janitor comes back to town to deal with some unfinished business.

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