The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

Directed by Robert Bloch.  Written by Peter Duffell.  Starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Denholm Elliott, Jon Pertwee, Ingrid Pitt, Nyree Dawn Porter and Joss Ackland. Plot: a collection of four shorts told to a detective about a cursed house. METHOD FOR MURDER In this story, a writer comes to the house with his wife to … Continue reading The House That Dripped Blood (1971)

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Trilogy of Terror 2 (1996)

Directed by Dan Curtis.  Written by Curtis, William F. Nolan and Richard Matheson.  Starring Lysette Anthony, Geoffrey Lewis, Geraint Wyn Davies, Matt Clark, Thomas Mitchell, Blake Heron, Alex Carter, Richard Fitzpatrick and Tom Melissis. Plot: three tales of terror all starring the same woman (Anthony). Story one is "The Graveyard Rats".  It's about a woman … Continue reading Trilogy of Terror 2 (1996)

Trilogy of Terror (1975)

Directed by Dan Curtis.  Teleplay written by William F. Nolan, based on stories by Richard Matheson.  Starring Karen Black (in 4 roles), John Karlen, Jim Storm, George Gaynes, Gregory Harrison and Robert Burton. Plot: three short tales are told of tormented women. The first story is "Julie".  Julie is a teacher who is drugged by … Continue reading Trilogy of Terror (1975)

Dead of Night (1946)

Directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Chrichton, Basil Dearden and Robert Hamer.  Written by John Baines, E.F. Benson, Angus MacPhail and H.G. Wells.  Starring Michael Redgrave, Melvyn Johns, Fredrick Valk, Roland Culver and Sally Ann Howes. Plot: the guests at a country home take turns telling supernatural stories. The first story is The Hearse Driver based … Continue reading Dead of Night (1946)

Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear (2013)

This movie is made of five short films all about smell, sight, tough, taste and sound. #1 SMELL Written and directed by Nick Everhart, this is about a man, Seth (Cory Scott Rutledge), who receives a mysterious cologne from a mysterious woman.  It gives him the courage to go see his ex, Sarah (Danae Nason) … Continue reading Chilling Visions: 5 Senses of Fear (2013)

Ghost Stories (2017)

Written and directed by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman, based on their play of the same name.  Starring Nyman, Martin Freeman, Paul Whitehouse, Alex Lawther, Paul Warren and Nicholas Burns. Plot: three scary stories have a sinister connection to a Professor Goodman (Nyman), who has devoted his life to exposing phony supernatural happenings. Professor Goodman … Continue reading Ghost Stories (2017)

XX (2017)

This horror anthology consists of 4 very different short stories by strong female directors, writers and leads.  It's supposed to be special in that way, but I didn't get that. THE BOX Written and directed by Jovanka Vuckovic (based on a story by Jack Ketchum).  Starring Natalie Brown, Jonathan Watton, Peter Dacunha, and Peyton Kennedy.  … Continue reading XX (2017)

The Witching (2016)

Directed by Corey Norman.  Written by Michelle Davidson, Jesse David Ing, Patrick Rea, Sean Lee and Calvin Weaver.  Starring Jessica Bedell, Ian Carlsen, Joanna Clarke, Jack Scanell, Jennifer Friend, Beth Somerville, Ellen Elizabeth White and Catherine Parker. Plot: on Halloween, members of a popular podcast go into the woods to tell scary stories The first … Continue reading The Witching (2016)

From A Whisper to A Scream (AKA The Offspring) (1987)

Directed by Jeff Burr.  Written by Burr, Darin Scott and C. Courtney Joyner.  Starring Vincent Price, Clu Gulager, Terry Kiser, Harry Caesar, Rosalind Cash, Cameron Mitchell, Susan Tyrell, Martine Boswick and Ron Brooks. Plot: in a small Tennessee town, a librarian relates four horror stories about the town to a reporter with a secret of … Continue reading From A Whisper to A Scream (AKA The Offspring) (1987)

From Beyond the Grave (1974)

Directed by Kevin Connor.  Written by Robin Clarke and Raymond Christodoulou.  Based on stories by R. Chetwynd Hayes.  Starring Peter Cushing, David Warner, Donald Pleasance, Angela Pleasance (his daughter), Ian Bannen, Diana Dors, Ian Carmichael, Ian Ogilvy, Lesley-Anne Down, Jack Watson and Rosalind Ayres. Plot: an anthology of 4 short stories revolving around a British … Continue reading From Beyond the Grave (1974)