Film Review: House On Haunted Hill (1959)

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SYNOPSIS: “Eccentric millionaire Fredrick Loren and his fourth wife, Annabelle, have invited five people to the house on Haunted Hill for a ‘Haunted House’ party. Whoever will stay in the house for one night will earn ten thousand dollars each. As the night progresses, all the guests are trapped inside the house with ghosts, murderers, and other terrors.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: This week I’m discussing one of my favourite films of all time, as I … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Last Man On Earth (1964)

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SYNOPSIS: “Doctor Robert Morgan is the only survivor of a devastating world-wide plague due to a mysterious immunity he acquired to the bacterium while working in Central America years ago. He is all alone now – or so it seems. As night falls, plague victims become part of a hellish undead army that’s thirsting for blood – his!” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: This week’s film is the misunderstood classic The Last Man On Earth (1964) or, … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

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SYNOPSIS: An undertaker who hasn’t had any ‘customers’ in a long time is forced the pay one year’s back-rent. To get money he starts to kill people in order to get new clients. REVIEW:

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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: Tomb Of Ligeia (1964)

SYNOPSIS: “Erudite recluse Verden Fell is struck by a meeting with lady Rowena, daughter of country lord Trevanion, who reminds him of his late wife Ligeia, both being somehow associated with a black cat and the wild fox the lord loves hunting. They fall in love, marry and resolve he leave the ruined abbey where he buried Ligeia. However Rowena’s devoted gentleman friend Christopher Gough discovers it cannot be sold as Ligeia was never declared … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Raven (1963)

SYNOPSIS: “The magician Doctor Erasmus Craven, who chooses not belong to the Brotherhood Of Magicians, grieves the loss of his beloved wife Lenore and lives in a castle with his daughter Estelle. One day, a raven knocks on his window and Craven learns that the bird is actually the magician Doctor Adolphus Bedlo who was turned into a raven after challenging the powerful magician Doctor Scarabus who was an enemy of his father. Craven makes … Continue reading

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Vincent Price “Must Have” Bluray Collection Details – This October!

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SCREAM FACTORY™ PRESENTS THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION II FEATURING THE FIRST-EVER BLU-RAY™ PRESENTATION OF THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959), THE RETURN OF THE FLY (1959), THE COMEDY OF TERRORS (1963), THE RAVEN (1963), THE LAST MAN ON EARTH (1964), THE TOMB OF LIGEIA (1964), And DR. PHIBES RISES AGAIN (1972)

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Film Review: The Fall Of The House Of Usher (1960)

SYNOPSIS: “After a long journey, Philip arrives at the Usher mansion seeking his loved one, Madeline. Upon arriving, however, he discovers that Madeline and her brother Roderick Usher have been afflicted with a mysterious malady: Roderick’s senses have become painfully acute, while Madeline has become catatonic. That evening, Roderick tells his guest of an old Usher family curse: any time there has been more than one Usher child, all of the siblings have gone insane … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Tingler (1959)

SYNOPSIS: “The coroner and scientist Doctor Warren Chapin is researching the shivering effect of fear with his assistant David Morris. Doctor Warren is introduced to Ollie Higgins, the relative of a criminal sentenced to the electric chair, while making the autopsy of the corpse, and he makes a comment about the tingler-effect to him. Ollie asks for a lift to Doctor Warner, and introduces his deaf-mute wife Martha Higgins, who manages a theater of their … Continue reading

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VINCENT PRICE BLU-RAY COLLECTION Details Show Up!

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Ah SCREAM FACTORY, how I love you!! If you think back a few weeks you should remember me telling you about a Blu-ray collection of classic Vincent Price titles heading our way around Halloween time from SCREAM FACTORY. Today brought the press release laying everything out. Better ask you boss for some overtime, this one is a must own: THE VINCENT PRICE COLLECTION FEATURING THE FIRST-EVER BLU-RAY™ MOVIE PRESENTATION OF FALL OF THE HOUSE OF … Continue reading

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Classic THE FLY Buzzes Its Way To Blu-ray

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Got news tonight that 20th Century Fox is sending another of their classic horror titles to Blu-ray. Coming at us on Sept. 10th will be the Vincent Price classic THE FLY. Synopsis: When a scientist (David Hedison) attempts to transfer matter through space, things go horrifically wrong and two grotesque man-fly hybrids are created. Now, with the head of a fly and a wing in place of one of his arms, the scientist desperately hopes … Continue reading

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Warner Bringing Original HOUSE OF WAX To 3D Blu-ray

Got word this afternoon that a true classic, the original HOUSE OF WAX starring Vincent Price will be making a trip to Blu and it will be in 3D to boot. Released in 3D in 1953 it remains one of Vincent Price’s most popular films. The film, directed by AndrĂ© de Toth stars Vincent Price in one of his most popular and unforgettable roles, along with Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, Carolyn Jones, and Paul Picerni. … Continue reading

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Podcast: The Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast – Eps 04

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It’s documentary week at the Official HorrorNews.Net Podcast where co-hosts Doc Rotten, Dave Dreher, Santos (The Black Saint) Ellin Jr. and Thomas Mariani discuss the films Room 237 and My Amityville Horror. In one film, the interviewees try to convince the audience that Stanley Kubrick tried to hide hidden messages into the film The Shining. In the other, Daniel Lutz shares his experiences surviving the terror of the events described within The Amityville Horror. Afterwhich, Dave jumps in with this week’s … Continue reading

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Scream Factory VINCENT PRICE Blu-ray SET Announced

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Oh Scream Factory, how I do love you so…. These folks just keep on finding a way to put out discs that true horror fans can simply not live without and there next effort is heading back to the good old days and will be a boxed set of some of the work of the one and only Vincent Price! As tends to be the case in these “just breaking” situations info is sketchy but … Continue reading

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Film Review: Dead Heat (1988)

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SYNOPSIS: Roger Mortis and Doug Bigelow are cops that are dead serious when it comes to catching criminals. But when the criminals they’re chasing are already dead…things get complicated to say the least. REVIEW: In the tried and true tradition of “48 Hours”, “Tango & Cash” & any buddy cop movie you can come up with comes “Dead Heat”, the story of a pair of detectives who are also best friends. Detectives Roger Mortis (Treat … Continue reading

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Film Review: From a Whisper to A Scream (aka The Offspring) (1987)

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SYNOPSIS: On the eve of his niece’s execution, historian Julian White (Vincent Price) recounts four terrifying tales in this gruesome horror anthology. It seems the town of Oldfield, Tenn., isn’t the sleepy hamlet it appears to be: White introduces four scary short stories involving necrophilia, ghosts, voodoo priests and demon children with uncontrollable appetites. Clu Gulager, Terry Kiser, Harry Caesar, Rosalind Cash and Cameron Mitchell star. REVIEW: There was a time in the 80’s where … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Conqueror Worm (1968)

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SYNOPSIS: “England is torn in civil strife as the Royalists battle the Parliamentary Party for control. This conflict distracts people from rational thought and allows unscrupulous men to gain local power by exploiting village superstitions. One of these men is Matthew Hopkins, who tours the land offering his services as a persecutor of witches. Aided by his sadistic accomplice John Stearne, he travels from city to city and wrenches confessions from ‘witches’ in order to … Continue reading

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Film Review: The Fly (1958)

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SYNOPSIS: “Scientist Andre Delambre becomes obsessed with his latest creation, a matter transporter. He has varying degrees of success with it. He eventually decides to use a human subject, himself, with tragic consequences. During the transference, his atoms become merged with a fly, which was accidentally let into the machine. He winds up with the fly’s head and one of it’s arms and the fly winds up with Andre’s head and arm. Eventually, Andre’s wife, … Continue reading

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Unexplained Confidential: Joyhorrors Hall of Horror

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Joyhorror’s Hall of Horror List of 13 Inductees: Creepings, I am honored to announce Joyhorror’s Hall of Horror inductees for the Class of 2011. This is our very first year and I think we have an outstanding selection of talent from the horror movie industry being represented. We have taken the traditional Hall of Fame concept and have made it completely frightening. Let’s give thanks to those genre greats who have made a living of … Continue reading

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Goodies!!: New Vincent Price “Pit and the Pendulum” Figurine

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To celebrate Vincent Price’s 100th birthday (daaaang, really?!), AmokTime is running a promotion on their site called “Vincentennial” with a statue that’s two feet tall (or 12 inches to be exact) that is based on Roger Corman’s version of Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Pit and The Pendulum”. The statue includes a battery operated cauldron with a hidden light to give the appearance of a real glowing fire, and a poker. And as a way of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Famous Monsters Magazine – Issue 254

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Famous Monsters Magazine – Issue 254 Hey all, Welcome to a new review of another familiar face on the print scene arena. This article we review the latest release of Famous Monsters #254. First off, ….and I imagine I’ll be saying this alot, it features an amazing cover per Jason Edmiston. Yep it’s that cartoonish elongated face of our natural treasure Vincent Price. Rightly so he is featured in this edition with a full helping … Continue reading

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