Film Review: The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: “Doctors are being murdered in a bizarre manner: bats, bees, killer frog masks, etc. which represent the ten Biblical plagues. The crimes are orchestrated by a demented organ player with the help of his mute assistant. The detective is stumped until he finds that all of the doctors being killed assisted a Doctor Vesalius on an unsuccessful operation involving the wife of Doctor Phibes, but he couldn’t be the culprit, could he? He was … Continue reading

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Film Review: Portrait Of Jennie (1948)

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SYNOPSIS: “Eben Adams is a struggling artist in Depression era New York who has never been able to find inspiration for a painting. One day, after he finally finds someone to buy a painting from him, a young girl named Jennie Appleton appears and strikes up an unusual friendship with Eben.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: The bigger-budget Hollywood genre productions of the forties had very few monsters, but they retained an interest in ghosts. Portrait Of … Continue reading

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Film Review: Baron Blood (1972)

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SYNOPSIS: In director Mario Bava’s sumptuous Technicolor Gothic horror classic, an American student Peter Kleist travels to Austria on summer holiday to learn more about his family roots. By reciting an incantation on a piece of ancient parchment, he succeeds in scaring up a genuine ancestor – Baron Otto von Kleist, a 16th century sadistic nobleman whose appetite for cruelty earned him the nickname ”Baron Blood’.’ Before Peter can reverse the incantation, the parchment burns. … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Hearse (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: Jane Hardy decides to stay the summer in the house her aunt left her when she died, to try and recover from a bad divorce. She had no idea her aunt practiced witchcraft and the mere mention of her name is met with fear from the town’s citizens. As soon as she moves in, she is haunted by a old black hearse and it’s creepy driver. Is she going insane or is she truly … Continue reading

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Film Review: Soylent Green (1973)

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SYNOPSIS: “In the year 2022, overpopulation and the greenhouse effect have made life extremely difficult for the majority of people. The population of New York City is 40 million and the constant heat is unbearable. The city’s infrastructure has broken down. Water is rationed and fresh food is virtually non-existent. Rather, most of the population live on soylent green, made from ocean vegetation and formed into tasteless green wafers. In this environment Detective Robert Thorn … Continue reading

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Film Review: Lady Frankenstein (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: “When Doctor Frankenstein is killed by a monster he created, his daughter and his lab assistant Marshall continue his experiments. The two fall in love and attempt to transplant Marshall’s brain in to the muscular body of a retarded servant Stephen, in order to prolong the aging Marshall’s life. Meanwhile, the first monster seeks revenge on the grave robbers who sold the body parts used in its creation to Doctor Frankenstein. Soon it comes … Continue reading

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