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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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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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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Satan's Blade (1984)


WRITERS: Screenplay by Thomas Cue

Original story by L. Scott Castillo, Jr.

DIRECTOR: L. Scott Castillo, Jr.

STARRING: Tom Bongiorno as Tony

Stephanie Leigh Steel as Stephanie

Thomas Cue as Al

Elisa R. Malinovitz as Lisa

Ski Mark Ford as Ski/George

Janeen Lowe as Lil

QUICK CUT: A whole lotta people go up into the woods to rent some cabins and put in a lot of time fishing.

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Horror House on Highway 5


WRITER: Richard Casey

DIRECTOR: Richard Casey

STARRING: Phil Therrien as Dr. Marbuse
    Max Manthey as Gary
    Irene F as Sally Smith
    Michael Castagnolia as The Pothead
    Gina Christiansen as Louise

QUICK CUT: A group of students are given an assignment to do a term paper on a German rocket scientist, and their research into his life is not an easy one.

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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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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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Graduation Day (1981)


WRITERS: Written by Anne Marisse and Herb Freed
    Story by David Baughn

DIRECTOR: Herb Freed

STARRING: Christopher George as Coach Michaels
    Patch Mackenzie as Anne Ramstead
    E.J. Peaker as Blondie
    E. Danny Murphy as Kevin
    Michael Pataki as Guglione
    Richard Balin as Roberts
    Carmine Argenziano as Halliday
    Virgil Frye as MacGregor
    Beverly Dixon as Elaine Ramstead
    Hal Bokar as Ronald Corliss
    Linnea Quigley as Dolores
    Denise Cheshire as Sally
    Billy Hufsey as Tony
    Tom Hintaus as Pete
    Carl Rey as Ralph
    Karen Abbott as Joanne
    Vanna White as Doris

QUICK CUT: A Navy ensign returns to her childhood home to celebrate her sister's graduation, and the impending wedding with her high school sweetheart.

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The Nostril Picker (1993)


WRITER: Screenplay by Steven Hodge

DIRECTOR: Mark Nowicki

STARRING: Carl Zschering as Joe Bukowski
    Edward Tanner as Vince Armstrong
    Laura Cummings as Jennifer Armstrong

QUICK CUT: A strange longer runs into a man who teaches him how to change his looks through magic.  Joe uses this ability to turn into a girl so he can stalk girls and kill them.  Yes, this is actually the plot.

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The Burning (1981)


WRITERS: Original story by Harvey Weinstein, Tony Maylam, Brad Grey
    Screenplay by Peter Lawrence and Bob Weinstein

DIRECTOR: Tony Maylam

STARRING: Brian Matthews as Todd
    Leah Ayres as Michelle
    Brian Backer as Alfie
    Larry Joshua as Glazer
    Jason Alexander as Dave
    Ned Eisenberg as Eddy
    Carrick Glenn as Sally
    Carolyn Houlihan as Karen
    Fisher Stevens as Woodstock
    Lou David as Cropsy

QUICK CUT: Hey, a bunch of kids at summer camp!  What could possibly go wrong?  Look!  A guy with a sharp weapon!

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April Fool's Day (1986)


WRITER: Danilo Bach

DIRECTOR: Fred Walton

STARRING: Jay Baker as Harvey
    Deborah Foreman as Muffy
    Deborah Goodrich as Nikki
    Ken Olandt as Rob
    Griffin O'Neal as Skip
    Leah King Pinsent as Nan
    Clayton Rohner as Chaz
    Amy Steel as Kit
    Thomas F. Wilson as Arch

QUICK CUT: A group of old friends gather for Muffy's birthday party on April 1st, and before anyone even makes it to the island getaway, things start going wrong.

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The Redeemer: Son of Satan (1978)


WRITER: William Vernick

DIRECTOR: Constantine S. Gochis

STARRING: Damien Knight as John
    Jeanetta Arquette as Cindy
    Nick Carter as Terry
    Nikki Barthen as Jane
    Michael Hollingsworth as Roger
    Gyr Patterson as Kirsten
    T.G. Finkbinder as The Redeemer
    Christopher Flint as Christopher

QUICK CUT: Six old friends attend their suspiciously vacant high school reunion, and are soon set upon one of the bizarrest killers I have ever written about.  Ever.

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Final Exam (1981)


WRITER: Jimmy Huston

DIRECTOR: Jimmy Huston

STARRING: Cecile Bagdadi as Courtney
    Joel S. Rice as Radish
    Ralph Brown as Wildman
    Deanna Robbins as Lisa
    John Fallon as Mark
    Timothy L. Raynor as The Killer

QUICK CUT: As the school year draws to a close, a crazed killer decides to audit a few students and give them failing grades.

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Killer's Moon (1978)


WRITER: Alan Birkinshaw

DIRECTOR: Alan Birkinshaw

STARRING: Anthony Forrest as Pete
    Tom Marshall as Mike
    Nigel Gregory as Mr. Smith
    Jane Hayden as Julie
    Alison Elliot as Sandy
    Georgina Kean as Agatha

QUICK CUT: A bus carrying a girl's school choir group breaks down in the British countryside.  On the plus side, they're not far from a seasonal hotel getting ready to open up.  On the downside, a barbershop quartet of crazed deviants has escaped into those same woods and fields and are closing in.

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Savage Weekend (1976)


WRITER: David Paulsen

DIRECTOR: David Paulsen

STARRING: Christopher Allport as Nicky
    James Doerr as Robert Fathwood
    David Gale as Mac Macauley
    Devin Goldenberg as Jay Alsop
    Marilyn Hamlin as Marie Sales Petis
    Kathleen Heaney as Shirley Sales
    Jeffrey David Pomerantz as Greg Petis
    Willian Sanderson as Otis

QUICK CUT: A group of people head off on a vacation weekend in the woods for no particularly good reason, other than getting them isolated and killable.

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Bloody Birthday (1980)


WRITERS: Screenplay by Ed Hunt and Barry Pearson


STARRING: Lori Lethin as Joyce Russel
    Julie Brown as Beverly Brody
    Bert Kramer as Sherriff James Brody
    K.C. Martel as Timmy Russel
    Elizabeth Hoy as Debbie Brody
    Billy Jacoby as Curtis Taylor
    Andy Freeman as Steven Seton
    Susan Strasberg as Miss Davis
    Jose Ferrer as The Doctor

QUICK CUT: After a freak eclipse during the birth of several children, they grow up into the creepiest, most sociopathic ten year olds ever, and terrorise anyone who gets in their way.

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Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker (1991)


WRITERS: Martin Kitrosser and Brian Yuzna

DIRECTOR: Martin Kitrosser

STARRING: Jane Higginson as Sarah Quinn
    Tracy Fraim as Noah Adams
    Brian Bremer as Pino
    William Thorne as Derek
    Neith Hunter as Kim
    Amy L. Taylor as Merideth
    Eric Welch as Buck
    Van Quattro as Tom Quinn
    Clint Howard as Ricky
    Conan Yuzna as Lonnie
    Mickey Rooney as Joe Petto

QUICK CUT: After her husband is killed by a mysterious Christmas present that no one feels like investigating, Sarah and her son keep getting visited by people fom the last movie, and a strange toy maker and his son.  And then things get really, really weird.

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Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation (1990)


WRITERS: Story by S.J. Smith, Arthur H. Gorson, and Brian Yuzna
    Screenplay by Woody Keith

DIRECTOR: Brian Yuzna

STARRING: Maud Adams as Fima
    Tommy Hinkley as Hank
    Allyce Beasley as Janice
    Clint Howard as Ricky
    Neith Hunter as Kim
    Marjean Holden as Jane
    Jeanne Bates as Katherine
    Laurel Lockhart as Ann
    Ben Slack as Gus
    Conan Yuzna as Lonnie

QUICK CUT: Forget everything you ever knew about the Silent Night, Deadly Night series, folks!  Because this movies starts fresh!  So fresh it has nothing to do with Christmas!  Or Santas!  But it has plenty of a vindictive coven setting people on fire, and infecting people with worms!  Wait, what?!

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The Hazing (2004)


WRITER: Rolfe Kanefsky

DIRECTOR: Rolfe Kanefsky

STARRING: Philip Andrew as Doug
    Charmaine Degrate as Justine
    Jeremy Maxwell as Roy
    Nectar Rose as Delia
    Parry Shen as Tim
    Tiffany Shepis as Marsha
    David Tom as Jacob
    Brooke Burke as Jill
    Brad Dourif as Professor Kapps

QUICK CUT: On the night of their initiation, a bunch of college students get trapped in a house where the haunts become all too real, and they get tormented by Brad Dourif.

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Sweet Sixteen (1983)


WRITER: Erwin Goldman


STARRING: Bo Hopkins as Sheriff Dan Burke
    Susan Strasberg as Joanne Morgan
    Aleisa Shirley as Melissa Morgan
    Dana Kimmell as Marci Burke
    Don Stroud as Billy T.
    Patrick MacNee as Dr. Morgan
    Steve Antin as Hank Burke
    Don Shanks as Jason Longshadow
    Logan Clarke as Jimmy
    Michael Pataki as George Martin
    Sharon Farrell as Kathy
    Henry Wilcoxon as Greyfeather
    Larry Storch as Earl
    Glenn Withrow as Johnny

QUICK CUT: Melissa just moved to a small rural town from the big city, and as all the boys take a hearty interest in the new girl, they each develop a nasty case of dead.

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