August 26, 2021

What’s more fun than a barrel of monkeys? Vampire Circus (1972). This one opens with the oiled down muscle dude hitting the giant gong, announcing ‘The Rank Organisation presents a Hammer Production,’ so you know it’s gonna be good. Well, you’d think. Vampire Circus is just strange for me and is longer than it needed…

May 6, 2021

After each time I see Phantasm (1979), it lingers in the back of my head for days. It has to be one of the most iconic movies for me for that reason. The beauty of the marble halls with the coffin drawers always delights my senses, but that’s not all that entices me into this…

Moon of the Wolf
April 8, 2021

Moon of the Wolf (1972) was a made for TV movie that tried really hard, and I don’t know, maybe, if I’d seen it when I was two, I would’ve been terrified. It amazes me what, compared today, what was shown on TV; some of today’s TV shows are much more violent and gruesome than…

March 4, 2021

Several countries banned The Devils (1971) for many years because of its content; not sure why, besides it was the 1970s. It appears that the version on Shudder is missing two minutes of the original 111-minute film, which could be compression, I guess. Another thing of great interest behind this film is that it originally…

February 25, 2021

Don’t worry dear, it gets worse. Dr. Mercer Boley Gargoyles (1972) is a made for TV movie with a classic 1970s musical score. I expected this film to be more low budget than it was since it was made for TV, but I was mistaken. I was impressed with how quickly it moved along with…

The Food of the Gods
January 7, 2021

Oh, God, help us. I won’t never sin again, never. Only don’t let no rats eat us. Please God. Mrs. Skinner The Food of the Gods (1976) is an American International Pictures gem that I’m so thankful to the Scream Factory for bringing back into the light. It’s loosely based, and I mean loosely, on…

December 31, 2020

Night of the Lepus (1972), aka Rabbits, begins with a believable newscast about the environment and rabbits’ overpopulation. Well, if you live where I do, you know the rabbit population is enormous. This film is like Empire of the Ants (1977) or Food of the Gods (1976) – rather, those films are like Night of…

The Town That Dreaded Sundown
November 26, 2020

The incredible story you are about to see is true, where it happened and how it happened; only the names have been changed. The Narrator The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976) is an early slasher example, and one of the better ones that go on the top shelf with The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) and…

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