Film Review: The Boogeyman (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: 20 years after killing off their mother’s twisted, abusive lover siblings Lacey and Willy find themselves being targeted by his evil spirit after it is released from a mirror that was present during the time of his death. Will they find a way to defeat him or are they (and everyone they hold dear) destined to die horribly at his hands? REVIEW: I’m not sure if I liked The Boogeyman or not. I didn’t … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Hound Of The Baskervilles (1939)

SYNOPSIS: “Sherlock Holmes is approached by Doctor Mortimer to assist in protecting the life of his best friend’s nephew who is that very day returning to England from Canada. Mortimer’s friend, Sir Charles Baskerville, recently died and although the coroner ruled it to be a natural death, the Doctor knows he was being chased by a legendary dog, the Hound of the Baskervilles, that has plagued the Baskerville family for years. Sir Henry Baskerville is … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Sentinel (1977)

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SYNOPSIS: “A fashion model moves into a house inhabited (on the top floor) by a blind priest. She begins having strange physical problems, has trouble sleeping at night, and has some nasty flashbacks of her attempted suicide. She complains to the real estate agent of the noise caused by her strange neighbors, but finds out that the house is only occupied by the priest and herself, and ultimately discovers that she has been put in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Shock Waves (1977)

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SYNOPSIS: Visitors to a remote island discover that a reclusive Nazi commandant has been breeding a group of Zombie soldiers. REVIEW: You may have come across this film’s creepy cover once or twice in your browsing over the years. I’ve had this film on my radar for quite some time hoping it might reveal a hidden gem that got lost in the 70′s. “Shock Waves” has the distinction of being one of the early zombie … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Howling (1981)

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SYNOPSIS: “There is a serial killer on the loose, Karen White is the only reporter he communicates with. After a near fatal encounter with him at an adult video store, she is ordered to take a vacation. Eddie was killed by Police, but Karen doesn’t want to let it go and discovers that he came from a tiny community in the woods and that’s where she decides to vacation with husband Bill. Big mistake, because … Continue reading

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Film Review: Silent Night Bloody Night (1972)

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SYNOPSIS: “Wilford Butler returns home on Christmas Eve and his house had been turned into a mental institution for the criminally insane. But the day of his return, he is set on fire and dies. The townspeople believe his death was an accident, and the institution-house is later closed down. Wilford leaves the house to his grandson Jeffrey. A few years later, Jeffrey finally decides to sell his grandfather’s house, but the townspeople including the … Continue reading

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Film Review: Bluebeard (1944)

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SYNOPSIS: “A killer of young women, dubbed Bluebeard, is loose in Paris. Lucille and her friends meet Gaston Morrell, a puppeteer. He invites them to a show the next night – they go. Afterwards, he walks with Lucille, she offers to make costumes for his next show, he accepts, and feelings develop that may lead to love. She suspects he has a tragic past. Meanwhile, his leaving the show with Lucille prompts the jealousy of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Billy the Kid vs. Dracula (1966)

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SYNOPSIS: Dracula travels to the American West, intent on making a beautiful ranch owner his next victim. Her fiance, outlaw Billy the Kid, finds out about it and rushes to save her. REVIEW: I actually enjoy watching bad movies. They usually make me laugh or sometimes it can even make me feel like I may have a chance at writing a script better than the one I had just seen turned into a turd. In … Continue reading

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Universal Monsters

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In 1928, Carl Laemmle Senior made his son, Carl Laemmle Junior, head of Universal Pictures as a 21st birthday present. Woo hoo! Universal already had a reputation for nepotism – at one point, seventy of Carl Senior’s relatives were supposedly on the payroll. Many of them were nephews, resulting in Carl Senior being known around the studios as Uncle Carl. If you’re wondering how to pronounce the surname, Ogden Nash once rhymed, “Uncle Carl Laemmle, … Continue reading

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