May 27, 2019

Vincent Price is my favorite actor, and to honor his birthday, I’ve decided to tell you about a few of his movies that I find exceptional. The simplicity of The Bat (1959) makes it strong. Even the one effect is stupendous; really, I’m not making fun of it. I wonder if they tried to get a…

Twice-Told Tales
April 1, 2021

Twice-Told Tales (1963) is based on three of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s stories. Based on the film, I’m surprised that American International Pictures wasn’t involved, but it was United Artists. While it carries the name of his anthology of the same name, only Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment is from the anthology. Vincent Price takes the lead in all…

Matthew Hopkins: Witchfinder General
February 18, 2021

Witchfinder General (1968) (aka The Conqueror Worm) is a collaboration between Tigon British Film Productions and American International Pictures. For the American release, AIP changed the name to Edgar Allan Poe’s The Conqueror Worm to link to other Corman/Poe movies they created. I’m not sure how brilliant that was since this has nothing to do…

slumber party massacre 2
August 27, 2020

The Slumber Party Massacre (1982) The Slumber Party Massacre has so many cool things happening besides the gore that if you blink too long, you might miss them. But seriously, the main draw for this film is the boobies and blood because how can you go wrong? My favorite is the use of red in…

Diary of a Madman
July 2, 2020

I find it surprising that Diary of a Madman (1963) isn’t an American International Pictures film, the style is very similar, but it does star Vincent Price. This film is based on Guy de Maupassant’s short stories Le Horla and Un fou. It was also advertised as “The most terrifying motion picture ever created!” I’ve…

Monster Dog
April 28, 2020

For the 28th day of 30 Days of Terror I thought a cult classic starring a Rock Superstar was an appropriate film to talk about. Monster Dog (1986) is an Italian film that was released direct to video in the USA in 1986. It stars Alice Cooper, who sounds a lot like Jeff Goldblum in…

The Comedy of Terrors
April 16, 2020

Horror Comedy can either be good or bad, for the 16th day of 30 Days of Terror, I chose to talk about a classic, produced by American International Pictures and filled with a star-studded cast. For whatever reason American International Pictures designated The Comedy of Terrors (1963) as horror comedy. I didn’t find any scary…

House of Wax
April 14, 2020

For the 14th day of 30 Days of Terror, I picked a film starring one of my all-time favorite actors, actually two. If you’ve only seen the remake of House of Wax, I strongly suggest you search out the original. House of Wax (1953) is special because it has Vincent Price and Carolyn Jones. She…