May 30, 2019

Would you like to see one of those heads? Nora Manning House on Haunted Hill (1959) starts with screams and demented laughter, then disembodied heads floating through the air, introducing the movie and the characters, which reminded me of an Agatha Christie book. I loved it from the first sequence, how is it possible not…

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…

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…

October 29, 2018

The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) has one of the strangest openings I’ve ever seen. Now I admit, there are movies today that I’ve reviewed that I hate because incoherent things that happen, and maybe I should give them a break because like this movie, it makes no sense or maybe I’m expecting more of movies…

October 25, 2018

The final in the Corman-Poe films is The Tomb of Ligeia (1964), and my least favorite of the series. It felt like Vincent was held back from his normal performances of dramatic shock and awe. It’s not to say there weren’t great things in this movie. I loved Elizabeth Shepherd playing the roles of Rowena…

October 22, 2018

I don’t remember seeing The Masque of the Red Death (1964) before now, which is a little surprising to me. As I watch, I’m riveted with the boldness of professing to be a Satan worshipper. I wonder how many good Christians jumped from their seats in the theatre and rushed out, demanding a refund. Vincent…

October 18, 2018

Like the Raven, The Haunted Palace (1963) was touted as being from Poe, while it does have the title and a few lines at the end of the movie, it is again, not Poe. But it doesn’t matter, it’s a great movie. It’s darker with little comedic influence, which is probably due to the fact…

October 11, 2018

Tales of Terror (1962) is a triple delight, comprising of the Poe stories Morella, The Black Cat, and The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar; technically, The Black Cat has the Cask of Amontillado and something else blended in as well. Morella is on the bland side for me, I found myself wandering and…

Daughter of Illusion


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