So Shocktober: I Love the 80s comes to a close. This year I saw the rise of slashers in film’s like The Prowler and The Burning, works from horror auteurs like George A. Romero, John Carpenter, and Tobe Hooper, and landmarks that were reached in the world of makeup effects. If there’s one thing I can take away from 80s horror movies, it’s the craftsmanship that went into them. Traditional effects reigned supreme in the 80s and helped define the era. Makeup artists like Tom Savini, Rob Bottin, and Rick Baker spent the best years of their lives making zombies, werewolves, and things from outer space in the 80s. The 80s in my opinion saw the most experimentation in horror visuals and spawned some of the most bizarre ideas. Horror had reached the mainstream and gave us some of the worst and best horror movies. Anyhow I guess I better wrap this up. It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark.