Film Review: The Haunting (1963)

SYNOPSIS: Dr. Markway, doing research to prove the existence of ghosts, investigates Hill House, a large, eerie mansion with a lurid history of violent death and insanity. With him are the skeptical young Luke, who stands to inherit the house, the mysterious and clairvoyant Theodora and the insecure Eleanor, whose psychic abilities make her feel somehow attuned to whatever spirits inhabit the old mansion. As time goes by it becomes obvious that they have gotten … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Comeback (1978)

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SYNOPSIS: Seeking a little peace and quiet to write some new songs, a washed-up American singer moves into a secluded English house. But his mind isn’t on a new romance when he’s contacted by his ex-wife’s ghost, whose clues about her murder lead Jones to a confrontation with the killer. REVIEW: Unlike the more exploitative work for which Pete Walker is known, 1978’s The Comeback shows a great deal of restraint. The death scenes, while … Continue reading

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Film Review: Beyond the Door (1974)

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SYNOPSIS: Juliet Mills plays a young pregnant woman in San Francisco who is going to have the devil’s baby during her strange possession. Richard Johnson shows up to help her… but what does he really want? REVIEW: As with many popular and successful American or English made horror films, many times Italian filmmakers seem to be generally compelled at trying their hands with the same subject matter and more often than not only succeeds in … Continue reading

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Film Review: Zombie (1979)

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SYNOPSIS: After a New York harbor patrolman is murdered at the hands of a flesh-hungry ghoul aboard an abandoned yacht, Anne (Tisa Farrow) — the daughter of the ship’s missing owner — teams with a newspaper reporter (Ian McCulloch) for a private investigation. Clues eventually lead them to a Caribbean island where the dead refuse to stay dead. A voodoo curse is at work, and battle with the bloodthirsty zombies must be joined.

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