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Podcast: Decades of Horror 1970β€²s Eps 004 – The Wicker Man (1973)

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Considered a horror classic by many genre historians, The Wicker Man (1973) is the film for this episode. FeaturingΒ Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Britt Eckland and Ingrid Pitt, the film from directorΒ Robin Hardy leads its audience on a leisurely paced path to one of the more iconic endings in horror. The Black Saint and Doc Rotten tackle another groovy horror film ...

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Film Review: Countess Dracula (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: In medieval Europe aging Countess Elisabeth rules harshly with the help of lover Captain Dobi. Finding that washing in the blood of young girls makes her young again she gets Dobi to start abducting likely candidates. The Countess – pretending to be her own daughter – starts dallying with a younger man, much to Dobi’s annoyance. The disappearances cause ...

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Film Review: Transmutations (AKA Underworld) (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: When high class hooker Nicole is kidnapped from her brothel, Rich businessman Hugo Motherskille hires her ex love Roy Bain to find her. Investigating the disappearance, he eventually finds traces that lead to Dr. Savary, who has produced a strange white powder that’s coveted by a race of deformed human beings who live in the underworld in the sewers ...

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Film Review: The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: A Scotland Yard investigator looks into four mysterious cases involving an unoccupied house REVIEW: Paul Henderson (Jon Pertwee) is a film star who disappears after renting an eerie old house. Inspector Holloway (John Bennett) is in charge of the mystery and inquiries at the town’s police station where, the local police sergeant (John Malcolm) begins to explain the house’s ...

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Doc Rotten’s Halls of Horror: Remembering Ingrid Pitt (1937 – 2010)

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In the span of a few years, Ingrid Pitt burst upon the horror scene and left an indelible mark on the halls of horror. With her stunning, voluptuous beauty and top-notch talent, she solidified her position as a leading scream queen in the history of horror. For Hammer Films, she launched the Karnstein trilogy with Vampire Lovers (1970) proving a ...

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Film Review: The Wicker Man (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: “Police Sergeant Neil Howie arrives on a Scottish island looking for a missing teenager girl, Rowan Morrison. The place belongs to Lord Summerisle and is famous because of their plantation of apples and other fruits and their harvest. Sergeant Howie realises that the locals are pagans, practicing old rituals, and Rowan is probably alive and being prepared to be ...

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Film Review: Sea of Dust (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: Gore and period costumes are splattered across the screen in this cheeky nod to classic Hammer horror films starring genre stalwart Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead) as the vicious and pitiless Prester John. The creepy action begins when Stefan (Troy Holland), a medical student, is sent to the remote village of Heidelberg to investigate a mysterious epidemic that’s ...

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Real Queens Of Scream

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A Scream Queen is an actress who has become associated with horror films, either through an appearance in a notable entry in the genre, as a frequent victim, or through constant appearances as the female protagonist. She belongs to the Damsel-In-Distress family of fictional characters. Long before the term was invented, the Scream Queen has always been a classic figure ...

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