Podcast: Decades of Horror 1970′s Eps 003 – The Legend of Hell House (1973)

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Haunted Houses are a tough genre to film. They can easily come off hokey or silly. There are some classics though, Haunting, The Amityville Horror and Poltergeist. But many are overlooked and forgotten. One such film is The Legend of Hell House from director John Hough featuring Pamela Franklin, Roddy McDowall, Clive Revill and Gayle Hunnicutt. The Black Saint and Doc Rotten are joined by award winning director Christopher G. Moore to discuss the British classic horror film. Decades of Horror 1970s … Continue reading

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Film Review: Twins of Evil (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: In nineteenth century middle-Europe, orphaned teenage twins Maria and Frieda go to live with their uncle Gustav Weil, who heads the Brotherhood, a vigilante group trying to stamp out vampirism. But their methods are random and misplaced and the only result is a terrorised populace. The real threat lies with Count Karnstein, and although the twins seem outwardly to be identical, Frieda finds herself much more drawn than her sister to the Count’s castle … Continue reading

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Film Review: American Gothic (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: On a lonely island in the Pacific Northwest, a group of travelers find themselves targeted by a crazed, homicidal family. REVIEW: This 1988 release is not to be confused with the TV series by the same name. The title of the film is taken from the famous painting by Grant Wood. The original VHS cover also makes a parody of that painting replacing the charcters with actors from the film. American Gothic also is … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Watcher in the Woods (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: No sooner does an all-American family takes possession of a baronial English manor when all manner of peculiar things occurring, including signs that point to the disappearance of a young girl during a solar eclipse decades before. Bette Davis headlines and Lynn-Holly Johnson co-stars in this suspenseful take on haunted houses. REVIEW: Written by: Brian Clemens, Harry Spalding and Rosemary Anne Sisson Directed by: John Hough Starring: Carol Baker, Lynn Holly Johnson Kyle Richards … Continue reading

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