Black Sabbath (1963)

Directed by Mario Bava.  Written by Bava, Alberto Bevilacqua and Marcello Fondato. Starring Lidia Alfonsi, Susy Andersen, Mark Damon, Rika Dialina, Harriet Medin, Michele Mercier, Milly Monti, Glauco Onorato, Jacqueline Pierreux, Milo Quesada and Boris Karloff. Plot: your basic trilogy of terror where horror icon, Boris Karloff, introduces each one. DJ and I watched the … Continue reading Black Sabbath (1963)

Reader Beware, you’re in for a … Disappointment??

The following list is comprised of 10 movies that DJ and I couldn't get through for one reason or another.  I promise you that we rarely turn off movies, so this is bad.  I'll try to explain why they were turned off the best way that I can. Extinction: The G.M.O. Chronicles (2011) This German-made, … Continue reading Reader Beware, you’re in for a … Disappointment??

Dark Stories (To Survive the Night) (2019)

Directed by Guillaume Lubrano and Francois Descraques. Written by Lubrano, Descraques, Fabien Adda, Marion Dauriac, Victor Druillet, Jean Christophe Herve, Norman Jangot and Cedric Perrin. Starring Kristanna Loken, Michelle Ryan, Dominique Pinon, Tiphaine Daviot, Delphine Chaneac, John Robinson, Julien Pestel, Sebastien Lalanne, Dorylia Calmel, Loup-Denis Elion, Slimane-Baptiste Berhoun and Florent Dorin. Plot: in this French … Continue reading Dark Stories (To Survive the Night) (2019)

After Midnight (1989)

Written and directed by Jim and Ken Wheat.  Starring Ramy Zada, Jillian McWhirter, Pamela Segall, Marc McClure, Judie Aronson, Penelope Sudrow, Alan Rosenberg and Marg Helgenberger. Plot: a college professor invites his students over to his house to sway scary stories while studying fear. First story:  The Old Dark House - A couple gets stranded … Continue reading After Midnight (1989)

Torture Garden (1967)

Directed by Freddie Francis. Written by Robert Bloch (based on his own short stories). Starring Burgess Meredith, Jack Palance, Barbara Ewing, Beverly Adams, John Standing, Maurice Denham, Michael Bryant, Michael Ripper, Ursula Howells and Peter Cushing. Plot: Dr. Diablo (Meredith) takes five customers into a special exhibit to warn them of their "evil" futures. Five … Continue reading Torture Garden (1967)

Alien Zone (AKA The House of the Dead) (1978)

Directed by Sharron Miller. Written by David O'Malley. Starring John Ericson, Ivor Francis, Judith Novgrad, Bernard Fox and Burr Debenning. Plot: a cheating husband (Ericson) caught in a storm, seeks refuge with a mortician (Francis) who tells him four stories about people who have wound up in his establishment. Right off the bat, I want … Continue reading Alien Zone (AKA The House of the Dead) (1978)

Screamtime (1984)

Directed by Michael Armstrong and Stanley Long.  Written by Armstrong.  Starring Robin Bailey, Ann Lynn, Ian Saynor, Yvonne Nicholson, David Van Day, Dora Bryan and Jean Anderson. Plot: two thieves steal some movies from a video store - these are those movies. Story #1 is about a puppeteer whose wife wants him to get a … Continue reading Screamtime (1984)

Tales of Halloween (2015)

This anthology isn't the best Halloween movie ever, but some of the stories are too good to miss out on this season.  So, let me tell you which ones you just have to see. SWEET TOOTH Written and directed by Dave Parker, this terrifying tale is about an urban legend known as "Sweet Tooth".  Sweet … Continue reading Tales of Halloween (2015)

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)

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)