Apr 242015
 
These Are the Damned Review (1963)

One of the movie studios that I adore is Hammer, the British movie company that put out a lot of great horror films from the 1950s through the 1970s. While horror was their bread-and-butter, they did put out the occasional sci-fi flick as well. One of those was These Are the Damned that was released [Read more…]

Apr 222015
 
They Should Rename Me-TV as Geek-TV

I admit that I’m a huge fan of retro programming. While there are a lot of great shows on today, there’s just something about older shows that take me back to my childhood. Besides the nostalgia factor, I also enjoy that each episode of most classic TV shows were self-contained. You can pick up and [Read more…]

Jul 172014
 
Universal Monsters Reboot Coming

Fans of classic horror know by heart the Universal monsters lineup. There’s Dracula, the Wolf Man, Frankenstein, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, the Bride of Frankenstein, and the Creature from the Black Lagoon. We grew up watching them either on Saturday afternoons or on late night shows like Creature Feature. To me, there’s just something [Read more…]

May 262014
 
Classic Horror - The Devil Rides Out Review (1968)

Christopher Lee actually plays the good guy as a man seeking to save his friend from Satanic worshippers in The Devil Rides Out. Featuring a very strong cast, this film was released in 1968 by the esteemed Hammer horror studio and is known in the United States as The Devil’s Bride. So does Christopher Lee [Read more…]

May 222014
 
Classic Horror - Dracula: Prince of Darkness Review (1966)

Christopher Lee returns as the immortal count in the third Dracula picture by Hammer, Dracula: Prince of Darkness. Released in 1966, the movie opens by showing Dracula’s demise at the hands of Van Helsing from the first Hammer Dracula film. Ten years pass, and two English couples are touring the Carpathians to broaden their minds [Read more…]

May 152014
 
Classic Horror: The Haunted Palace Review (1963)

What do you get when you mix together Edgar Allen Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Roger Corman, and Vincent Price? Well, you get Corman’s 1963 horror film, The Haunted Palace. While this film is considered one of the Poe films by Roger Corman featuring Vincent Price, the actual story is based upon The Case of Charles Dexter [Read more…]