Author Archives: Robert Richards

Frankenstein, My Old Man, and the Hippies

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One of the first movies I remember seeing was Universal’s Son of Frankenstein, starring Karloff as the monster and Lugosi as Ygor. I’m not certain but, by juxtaposing the memory with others, my guess is that I was four years old. It was on Chiller Theater, a weekend late-show aired out of Pittsburgh. Watching the screen with eyes wide, I sat safe and snug on the couch with my dad, an aficionado of horror movies who was breaking me … Continue reading

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Film Review: Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: Six friends dig up a corpse named Orville. They use it in a Satanic ritual to make the dead rise from their graves. Look out!!! REVIEW: Six members of a theater troupe sail to a spooky island cemetery and blaspheme the dead. The result: cannibalistic corpses sprout from their graves, hungry and not in the best of moods. Revenge turns out to be a dish best served warm—about 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit. As a horror … Continue reading

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