September 26, 2019

When I first saw Rosemary’s Baby (1968), I hated it. So now, I’m giving it another shot, thinking that maybe I missed something. Nope. I still find it dreadfully bland and anticlimactic. There are aspects of it that I enjoyed, so I’ll talk about those. The set is beautiful. The apartments and the decorations within…

July 18, 2019

I have taken the challenge of finding the strangest horror movies made and Carnival of Souls (1962) fits that list perfectly. Somehow Mary Henry has survived a water-born car accident, while her friends died, and she has no memory of how. For whatever reason she goes to Utah to take a job as a church…

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…

May 23, 2019

I told you to let me die. Jan Compton Seeing The Brain That Wouldn’t Die as a kid, I was absolutely transfixed on the grotesquery of what was happening, seeing it thirty or more years later, I’m a bit baffled. The concept is amazing, too bad bringing it to life missed the mark. Most of…

April 4, 2019

I have a thing for classic black-and-white movies, and no matter the genre, I love them. Throw in Vincent Price or Bette Davis, and you know I’m gonna watch. Hush, Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1954) is a thriller starring Ms. Bette Davis, whose delightful, shrill voice always satisfies me. Something strange that I haven’t been able…

March 21, 2019

If you’ve ever read Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House, you’ll understand why I appreciate the film adaptation, The Haunting (1963); not that drivel with Katherine Zeta Jones. It is rare to see an almost identical translation from print to screen, and this is one of those rarities. There are some differences, but I…

January 31, 2019

Witchcraft (1964) is one of those classic horror movies that keeps the momentum going to the end. I first saw this movie when I was a kid, and only remembered the driving scene. I thought the dude in the backseat, sleeping, was great. The way he bounces in the seat, and his missed cue at the…

November 8, 2018

You’re freaks. I’m a man. The last man. Dr. Robert Morgan The Last Man on Earth (1964) is the first adaptation of Richard Matheson’s novel, I Am Legend. And as far as I can remember, I have not seen this film before, nor, I should add, have I read the book. I’ve seen I Am…

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