Film Review: The Masque of Red Death (1962)

The Masque of Red Death (1962)

SYNOPSIS: A day of deliverance comes via a cryptic prophecy to the Italian village of Catania in the plague form of the Red Death. The truculent and Satanic Italian Prince Prospero steals a beautiful peasant girl and her lover, and holds them captive in his stronghold. While inviting all the Nobles from the surrounding region the Prince holds a grand ball. Make no mistake it has been made clear…be thankful you have been granted protection … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Little Shop Of Horrors (1960)

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SYNOPSIS: “Seymour is a young man who works in a flower store. He manages to create a carnivorous plant that feeds on human flesh. Nobody knows about it, so Seymour and the plant become ‘good friends’. The plant needs food to grow up, so it convinces him to start killing people.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: This week I wish to discuss the second film in my Charles B. Griffith retrospective, and his greatest contribution to the … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Last Woman On Earth (1960)

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SYNOPSIS: “Rich man Harold Gern (Antony Carbone), busy making money and spending it just as fast, is newly married with Evelyn (Betsy Jones-Moreland) and on his honeymoon in Puerto Rico. His lawyer Martin Joyce (Robert Towne) is there too on business to try and get him out of a situation with the government. Harold gambles a lot and one day decide to deal with the lawyer by going fishing and scuba diving. The three go … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dementia 13 (1963)

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SYNOPSIS: “John Haloran has a fatal heart attack, but his wife Louise won’t get any of the inheritance when Lady Haloran dies if John is dead. Louise forges a letter from John to convince the rest of his family he’s been called to New York on important business, and goes to his Irish ancestral home, Castle Haloran, to meet the family and look for a way to ensure a cut of the loot. Seven years … Continue reading

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Film Review: Death Race (2008)

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SYNOPSIS: “In 2012, amid economic chaos and high unemployment, Americans by the millions watch criminals with life sentences race armored cars on Terminal Island. Two-thirds of the combatants die but the winner may earn his freedom. On the day he loses his job, steelworker Jensen Ames is arrested for his wife’s murder. Sent to Terminal Island, he’s offered an out by the steely and manipulative Warden Hennessey – race as the popular mask-wearing (but now … Continue reading

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Film Review: Creature From The Haunted Sea (1961)

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SYNOPSIS: “American crook Renzo Capetto sees a chance to make a bundle when a Caribbean island has a revolution. He plans to help loyalists (and the national treasury) escape on his boat, then kill the men and blame their deaths on a mythical sea monster. Trouble ensues when the real monster shows up!” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: This week I discuss the last film in my trilogy of terror – okay, my trilogy of mild bemusement … Continue reading

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Film Review: A Bucket Of Blood (1959)

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SYNOPSIS: “Walter Paisley is a bit of a square and he very much envies the hip beatniks he sees at the club where he works as a busboy. Walter has dreams of being an artist but has no talent. He tries sculpture but has little success until he finds a unique way of capturing vivid images of a dead cat, a dying man and a sexy model. His employer soon figures out exactly what Walter … Continue reading

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Film Review: Attack Of The Crab Monsters (1957)

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SYNOPSIS: “A group of scientists travel to a remote island to study the effects of nuclear weapons tests, only to get stranded when their airplane explodes. The team soon discovers that the island has been taken over by crabs that have mutated into enormous, intelligent monsters. To add to their problems, the island is slowly sinking into the ocean. Will any of them manage to escape?” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: This week I discuss for your … Continue reading

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Film Review: Attack Of The Giant Leeches (1957)

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SYNOPSIS: “After local moonshine-swilling trapper Lem Sawyer sees a giant creature, people start disappearing. While searching for illegal traps Steve Benton and Nan Greyson, his girl-friend find Lem dying with giant sucker wounds on his body. One couple Liz Walker and Cal Moulton, forced into the water by her enraged husband Dave Walker, gets taken by the leeches. When police refuse to believe Dave’s story, he hangs himself. Soon after this, two more trappers disappear, … Continue reading

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