Film Review: Tales From the Crypt (1972)

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SYNOPSIS: Five people get lost in a crypt and meet up with a strange crypt keeper who tells them stories of how they died. REVIEW: Holy Jeebus, I haven’t seen this film since I was a kid. Based on the classic “Tales from the Crypt” and “The Vault of Horror” comics from EC, written by Bill Gaines, Al Feldstein, and Johnny Craig, this 1972 classic horror is sheer cheesy goodness. This is, as one would … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Doctor and the Devils (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: Grave robbers supply a doctor with bodies to test on. REVIEW: Considering that it was directed by Freddie Francis, certainly one of the greatest minds of my lifetime, I can’t believe I’ve missed this movie until now! Whenever you hate (or love) a film, writing a review for it is always easy. You can blather on incessantly about how great (or awful) it is and all the many reasons why. Interestingly, this film really isn’t … Continue reading

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Film Review: They Came From Beyond Space (1967)

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SYNOPSIS: “Astronomers investigate a mysterious meteorite shower in a rural English farm field – exceptional because the space rocks all fell in a ‘V’ formation. Doctor Richard Arden, preeminent in the field of extraterrestrial study, is not permitted to accompany his colleagues, including his girlfriend Lee Mason, because he is still recovering from the effects of a recent motor accident. The scientists are summarily taken over by some alien force, and others in the area … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Skull (1965)

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SYNOPSIS: The Skull (from a story by Robert Bloch, author of Psycho) is a fearsome, finely acted and moody tale of Gothic horror. The skull of the Marquis de Sade has been taken from its grave, bringing terror to those who own it. Demonologist Christopher Maitland (Peter Cushing) is eager to add the piece to his occult collection. Despite the warnings of a friend (Christopher Lee), he’s got to have it. And does he ever … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Vampire Happening (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: “An American actress inherits a castle in Transylvania. What she doesn’t know is that her ancestor, the Baroness Catali, was in actuality a vampire countess, and emerges from her tomb to ravage the nearby village and Catholic seminary.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: If you’re looking for a serious movie, you may find yourself wanting to bitch-slap me for subjecting you to The Vampire Happening (1971), so all you armchair critics out there should know right … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Day Of The Triffids (1962)

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SYNOPSIS: “A shower of meteorites produces a glow that blinds anyone that looks at it. As it was such a beautiful sight, most people were watching, and as a consequence, 99% of the population go blind. In the original novel, this chaos results in the escape of some Triffids, experimental plants that are capable of moving themselves around and attacking people. In the film version, however, the Triffids are not experimental plants. Instead they are … Continue reading

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