October 22, 2020

From the bizarre opening to the end, I couldn’t help think that Deranged (1974) is a strange copy of Pyscho (1960), then later I saw bits of Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) thrown in though they were released in the same year. The story revolves around Ezra Cobb, who lives/d with his mother and takes care…

Nothing But Night
October 8, 2020

Another “horror” movie that I find awful Nothing But Night (1973). It opens with sexy music and ocean-scapes as the credits pop on and off the screen, followed quickly by a fiery car accident, a man being pushed off a balcony, and then a woman being shot in the face. My favorite is the bus…

Night Terror
August 20, 2020

This one is odd, is it named Night Terror (1977) or Night Drive, Googling finds both? The guide with my television provider says Night Drive, but the tile is Night Terror as is the opening title screen, and Amazon lists it as Night Drive, too. Either way, I was impressed that MGM-HD showed it. I…

Deliverance (1972)
August 13, 2020

Deliverance (1972) is in the top five of the most bizarre thrillers I’ve ever seen. For those who’ve never seen the film, it’s a nice wholesome movie about four friends who go on a canoe trip down the Cahulawassee River before a hydroelectric dam is completed and floods the land. Well, that’s how it starts….

The Blood on Satan's Claw
July 30, 2020

The Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971) isn’t the strangest film I’ve ever seen, but close. Someone called it “folk horror,” which I guess is as good of a term as any. The beautiful Linda Haydan plays Angel Blake, who is at the center of the turmoil happening in this rural area after she finds a…

Black Noon
July 9, 2020

Black Noon (1971) is a low-budget, made for TV Western Horror film that has some very rocky acting and sets that look like were made for a high school presentation of Oklahoma. That being said, it’s still a great movie and I’m quite surprised the content was allowed on TV. The ultra-dramatic musical score adds…

May 21, 2020

Another movie with an identity crisis. Is it Full Circle (1977) or The Haunting of Julia (1981)? I guess it doesn’t matter, I just find it annoying. Anyway, it’s based on Peter Straub’s novel, Julia. Mia Farrow is Julia Lofting, whose daughter chokes to death on a piece of apple, so what does she do?…

Sugar Hill
April 30, 2020

For the last day of 30 Days of Terror, I didn’t have to think too long to know which film I wanted to tell you about. Sugar Hill (1974) is one of those amazing B-Movies produced by American International Pictures; it also falls into the Blaxploitation category, which is a term that annoys me, but…

Daughter of Illusion

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