April 25, 2019

The second Clive Barker story I read was Cabal (I still have the 1st Edition Hardcover I bought when I was in college), and to my delight in 1990 Nightbreed was released on the big screen. It is the first movie that I’m conscious of seeing that was adapted from a book; with Hellraiser, I…

April 18, 2019

Oh man, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen Motel Hell (1980); it has to be at least ten. I remember seeing it as a kid, and my mom saying ‘Oh, gross’ when someone wore a pig head. Many years had passed since the first viewing that I figured what the movie was;…

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…

February 14, 2019

When a movie starts out with a hot S&M scene, you know it’s gonna be good. Well, maybe it wasn’t S&M, but I still like My Bloody Valentine (1981). The opening scene is kinky though; a couple wearing gas masks walking through (what looks like, at first glance, a torture chamber) a mine shaft. The…

January 3, 2019

Bride of Frankenstein (1935) is one of my favorites from the era, it adds a layer to Frankenstein’s Monster. He’s totally misjudged by everyone. He just wants to be treated like everyone else, and the only one who does is the blind man, but that’s short lived. Then there’s crazy-ass Doctor Pretorius, who’s somehow made little…

December 27, 2018

The Poltergeist series from the 1980s are among the top of my favorite movie list with the second in the series being my favorite of the trio. Every time I see Poltergeist (1982), I am blown away with the story and the dark vibe that touches every aspect of the film. Of course, when they…

October 15, 2018

The Raven (1963) was marketed as being based on Edgar Allen Poe’s poem of the same name. The only thing this movie has to do with it is the beginning where Vincent Price reads it, and of course the Raven appearing at the window wanting inside. Oh, yeah, and the name of Dr. Erasmus Craven’s…

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