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.

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Dark Harvest (1992)


WRITER: James L. Nicholson

DIRECTOR: James L. Nicholson

STARRING: David Kramer as Tom

Jamee Natella as Mary Anne

Debbie O'der as Lori

Cooper Anderson as Alex

Patti Negri as Mellissa

Tracy Vivat as Jude

Dan Weiss as Frank

Tina Marie Moore as Sandy

Dawn Denoon as Kim

Victor Orlando as Chuck the Ranger

QUICK CUT: On a trip into the desert, a group of young adults need to try and bond to find their way out.

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Witchouse (1999)


WRITERS: Original story by Charles Band

Written by Matthew Jason Walsh


STARRING: Matt Raftery as Jack

Monica Serene Garnich as Jennifer

Brooke Mueller as Janet

Ashley McKinney as Elizabeth

Dave Oren Ward as Tony

Marissa Tait as Maria

Dane Northcutt as Scott

Kimberly Pullis as Margaret

Jason Faunt as Bob

Ryan Scott Greene as Brad

Ariauna Albright as Lilith

QUICK CUT: A group of friends gather for a <del>Halloween</del> party hosted by an old friend of theres, and things go horribly wrong as secrets come out.

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Fade to Black (1980)


WRITER: Vernon Zimmerman

DIRECTOR: Vernon Zimmerman

STARRING: Dennis Christopher as Eric Binford

Tim Thomerson as Dr. Jerry Moriarty

Gwynne Gilford as Officer Anne Oshenbull

Norman Burton as Marty Berger

Linda Kerridge as Marilyn O'Connor

Morgan Paull as Gary Bially

James Luisi as Captain M.L. Gallagher

Eve Brent Ashe as Aunt Stella Binford

John Steadman as Sam

Marcie Barkin as Stacy

Mickey Rourke as Richie

Peter Horton as Joey

QUICK CUT: A young man obsessed with movies finds a girl who is into him, but fate seems to be doing everything it can to keep them apart

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Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers


WRITER: Daniel Farrands

DIRECTOR: Joe Chappelle

STARRING: Donald Pleasence as Dr. Loomis

Paul Stephen Rudd as Tommy Doyle

Marianne Hagan as Kara Strode

Kim Darby as Debra Strode

Bradford English as John Strode

Keith Bogart as Tom Strode

Mariah O'Brien as Beth

Leo Geter as Barry Simms

Mitchell Ryan as Dr. Wynn

QUICK CUT: Tommy Doyle reunites with an old friend on Halloween, as the town of Haddonfield brings back the celebration after several years without.

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Monster High (1989)


WRITER: Ron Langsdon and John Platt

DIRECTOR: Rudiger Poe

STARRING: Dean Iandoli as Norm Median

Diana Frank as Candice Caine

David Marriott as Mr. Armageddon

Robert M. Lind as Dume

Sean Haines as Glume

D.J. Kerzner as O.D.

Bob Cady as Jon Doe

Susan Smeltzer as Miss Anne Thrope

David Fuhrer as Mel

QUICK CUT: It’s the end of the world as we know it, and this movie is not fine.

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Night Train to Terror (1985)


WRITERS: Screenplay by Philip Yardin

DIRECTORS: Jay Schlossberg-Cohen, John Carr, Tom McGowan, Greg Tallas, Phillip Marshak

STARRING: John Philip Law as Harry Billings

Charles Moll as Otto/James Hansen

Meredith Haze as Gretta Connors

Faith Clift as Claire Hansen

Robert Bristol as Olivier

Ferdy Maybe as God

Tony Giorgio as Satan

QUICK CUT: A train takes a wrong turn, and two men recount some tales to pass the time.

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Alien: Reign of Man (2017)


WRITER: Justin Price

DIRECTOR: Justin Price

STARRING: Khu as The Heroine

Cameron White as Reed

Deanna Grace Congo as Constance

Samantha R. Garcia as Tilly

Justin Price as Seagon

QUICK CUT: A lot of stuff we don’t care about happens to a bunch of people we don’t know on a planet we don’t know about with a backstory we don’t get told in a plot that goes nowhere.

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Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002)


WRITERS: Carl Dupre and Tim Day


STARRING: Dean Winters as Trevor

Ashley Laurence as Kirsty

William S. Taylor as Detective Lange

Jody Thompson as Tawny

Trevor White as Bret

Doug Bradley as Pinhead

QUICK CUT: Kirsty Cotton reconnects with an old friend and introduces him to her new family and his coworkers.

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House of Forbidden Secrets


WRITER: Screenplay by Todd Sheets

DIRECTOR: Todd Sheets

STARRING: Antwoine Steele as Jacob Hunt

Nicole Santorella as Cassie Traxler

Bryan David as Jackson Kincade

Paxton Tarbell as Hannah Martin

Brad Westmar as Wayne Harris

Millie Milan as Tamara Davis

Iris Runyon as Dorothy Fremont

Lew Temple as Father Elias Solomon

Dyanne Thorne as Greta Gristina

George Hardy as Bruce Kane

Howard Maurer as Klaus Gruber

Allan Kayser as Brad Dekker

QUICK CUT: A new night watchman starts his first day on the job, and spends the night getting to know the quirky characters who get trapped inside with him.

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Rattlers (1976)


WRITERS: Jerry Golding, John McCauley

DIRECTOR: John McCauley

STARRING: Sam Chew as Tom

Elisabeth Chauvet as Ann

Dan Priest as Colonel

Ron Gold as Delaney

Al Dunlap as General

Dan Balentine as Pilot

QUICK CUT: A man and woman go off into the desert investigate mysterious happenings in the desert, and run afoul of the military. Oh, and snakes.

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Return to Sleepaway Camp (2008)


WRITER: Robert Hiltzik

DIRECTOR: Robert Hiltzik

STARRING: Vincent Pastore as Frank

Jackie Tohn as Linda

Jonathan Tiersten as Ricky

Paul DeAngelo as Ronnie

Isaac Hayes as Charlie the Chef

Michael Gibney as Alan

QUICK CUT: Another camp, another summer, another fun time in the woods gets ruined.

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Boardinghouse (1982)


WRITER: Screenplay by Jonema

DIRECTOR: Johnn Wintergate

STARRING: Hawk Adley as Jim Royce/Gardener

Kalassu as Victoria

Alexandra Day as Debbie Hoffman

Joel Riordan as Joel Weintraub

Belma Kora as Sandy

Mary McKinley as Cindy

Tracy O'Brian as Suzie

Rosane Woods as Gloria

Cindy Williamson as Pam

QUICK CUT: A man inherits a home and turns it into a boardinghouse for a lot of ladies. Sexytimes and wackiness ensues, as he teaches them about life, the universe, and everything.

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Slaughterhouse (1987)


WRITER: Rick Roessler

DIRECTOR: Rick Roessler

CAST: Sherry Bendorf as Liz Borden

Don Barrett as Lester Bacon

William Houck as Sheriff Borden

Joe Barton as Buddy

Eric Schwartz as Skip

Jane Higginson as Annie

Jeff Grossi as Buzz

QUICK CUT: A man tries to keep his farm, but runs afoul of local businesses trying to claim it.

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Wicked Games (1994)


WRITER: Tim Ritter

DIRECTOR: Tim Ritter

STARRING: Patricia Paul as Ginger/Traci

Joel D. Wynkoop as Dan. Hess

Kevin Scott Crawford as Gary

Kermit Christman as Dr. Siedow

QUICK CUT: A man finds his wife cheating on him with another man, and does his best to get through it with a little help from his friends.

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Uninvited (1988)


WRITER: Greydon Clark

DIRECTOR: Greydon Clark

STARRING: George Kennedy as Mike

Alex Cord as Walter

Clu Gulager as Albert

Toni Hudson as Rachel

Eric Larson as Martin

Clare Carey as Bobbie

Beau Dremann as Lance

Rob Estes as Corey

Shari Shattuck as Suzanne

QUICK CUT: A group of friends go out on a boat for the weekend, and their pet cat does not take well to the trip across the water!

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The Suckling (1990)


WRITER: Francis Teri

DIRECTOR: Francis Teri

STARRING: Frank Reeves as Axel

Marie Michaels as ????

Gerald Preger as Sherman

Michael Logan as ????

Lisa Patruno as Girl

Janet Sovey as Big Momma

Tim Martin Crouse as Bill

Susan Brodsky as Sheryl

Natasha Roberts as ????

QUICK CUT: A family makes the hard decision to abort their child, and have to face the consequences of these actions.

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Prom Night IV: Deliver Us from Evil (1991)


WRITER: Richard Beattie

DIRECTOR: Clay Borris

STARRING: Nikki de Boer as Meagan

Alden Kane as Mark

Joy Tanner as Laura

Alle Ghadban as Jeff

Ken McGregor as Father Jaeger

Brock Simpson as Father Colin

James Carver as Father Jonas

QUICK CUT: A priest who fell on hard times, makes a triumphant return to his old stomping grounds, and makes vital connections with the students.

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Blood Lake (1987)


WRITER: Original Story and Screenplay by Doug Barry


STARRING: Doug Barry as Mike

Angela Darter as Becky

Mike Kaufman as Bryan

Andrea Adams as Kim

Travis Krasser as Tony

Christie Willoughby as Susan

Tiny Frazier as The Killer

Michael Darter as Dennis

Darren Waters as Chuck

QUICK CUT: A group of friends head to the lake for a long weekend, and end up embroiled in the depths of a property dispute.

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