Author Archives: John Gugie

Film Review: The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

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SYNOPSIS: An undertaker who hasn’t had any ‘customers’ in a long time is forced the pay one year’s back-rent. To get money he starts to kill people in order to get new clients. REVIEW:

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Film Review: PumpkinHead (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: Seeking revenge on the city teens who inadvertently killed his only child, small-town shopkeeper Ed Harley (Lance Henriksen) enlists a local witch to unleash the titular demon on the adolescents. When Pumpkinhead’s otherworldly rage goes too far, Ed has a change of heart and tries to save the youngsters he wanted to punish but he’s lost control of the fiend. This 1989 horror film marks the directorial debut of special-effects whiz Stan Winston. REVIEW: … Continue reading

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Film Review: Killer Klowns from Outer Space (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: An alien band of killer clowns descends from the cosmos to harvest scores of small-town victims, cocooning their prey in cotton candy to save for later. With the extraterrestrials disguised as harmless circus employees, the authorities don’t suspect a thing. But the joke is on the clowns when two street-wise teens (Grant Kramer and Suzanne Snyder), armed with an ice-cream truck, do battle to save their friends in this cult favorite. REVIEW: “In Space … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dracula (1931) Review 2

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SYNOPSIS: After a harrowing ride through the Carpathian mountains in eastern Europe, Renfield enters castle Dracula to finalize the transferral of Carfax Abbey in London to Count Dracula, who is in actuality a vampire. Renfield is drugged by the eerily hypnotic count, and turned into one of his thralls, protecting him during his sea voyage to London. After sucking the blood and turning the young Lucy Weston into a vampire, Dracula turns his attention to … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bubba Ho-Tep (2002)

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SYNOPSIS: Elvis Presley (Bruce Campbell) is an elderly resident in an East Texas rest home; seems he switched identities with an impersonator years before his “death” and then missed his chance to switch back. The King teams up with Jack (Ossie Davis), a fellow nursing home resident who thinks he’s John F. Kennedy, and the two old codgers prepare to battle an evil Egyptian entity that’s chosen their long-term care facility as its happy hunting … Continue reading

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Film Review: ClownHouse (1989)

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SYNOPSIS: Clown-phobics beware: This thriller starring Nathan Forest Winters, Brian McHugh and Sam Rockwell gives these made-up circus acts a bad name. When Geoffrey and Randy take little brother Casey to the circus and make fun of his fear of clowns, they never suspect that a nightmare awaits them later in the evening, when three psychos dress up as clowns and terrorize the siblings. REVIEW: “…A circus of the mind.” Three clowns plus three escaped … Continue reading

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Film Review: Corridors of Blood (1958)

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SYNOPSIS: In the days before anesthesia, surgeon Dr. Thomas Bolton (Boris Karloff) experiments on himself with a newly discovered gas in this classic horror thriller. The good doctor soon becomes addicted to the gas, and his desperation for the drug leads him to make a diabolical bargain with a gang of body snatchers who provide hospitals with corpses for dissection: They supply Bolton with the chemicals as long as he signs false death certificates. REVIEW: … Continue reading

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Film Review: Mad Monster Party (1967)

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SYNOPSIS: Boris Karloff and Phyllis Diller lend their vocal talents to this bizarre stop-motion animated parody of horror films. Dr. Frankenstein makes plans for his retirement and convenes a meeting of all monsters to announce his replacement. As word spreads that the doctor is going to choose his young nephew-protĂ©gĂ© for the position, the visiting creatures plot a coup d’Ă©tat that would leave Dr. Frankenstein retired … permanently. REVIEW: “It’s the Silliest Party of the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Psycho (1960)

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SYNOPSIS: When larcenous real estate clerk Marion Crane (Janet Leigh) goes on the lam with a wad of cash and hopes of starting a new life, she ends up at the notorious Bates Motel, where twitchy manager Norman Bates (Anthony Perkins) cares for his housebound mother. The place seems quirky but fine … until Marion decides to take a shower. Director Alfred Hitchcock’s Oscar-nominated shocker has been terrifying viewers for decades — and for good … Continue reading

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