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Review: The Abominable Snowman (1957)

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The 1957 Hammer masterpiece of suspense and building tension The Abominable Snowman (AKA The Snow Creature and The Abominable Snowman of the Himalayas) is a perfect example of why Hammer is so highly regarded and why Peter Cushing is a legend.(read more...)

Review: Alien Predator (1987)

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Alien Predator is a mess. Ostensibly an alien film (obviously, given the title), there are no aliens in sight until almost the very end, when a cheesy lump with fangs attacks a windshield. There are also no predators of note, although the aliens that are mentioned every so often are supposed to be threatening. On the other hand, the threat seems more similar to a virus, and the people and animals who are attacked all look like there is something uniquely wrong with them.(read more...)

Review: Friday the 13th Part 3 (1982)

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After two excellent predecessors, loyal Friday the 13th fans were raving for another romp in the woods with Jason when this movie came out in 1983 (and it was even going to be in 3D!). I know that I for one was plotting and scheming to find a way into a theater to see it. After several thwarted attempts, I eventually did. The question is, was it all we thought it would be? Was I disappointed? No, I wasn't, but I was 11 and had even lower viewing standards than I do now and they still aren't that high. Even with the excitement of seeing a new Friday the 13th movie, I felt, even then, that something was just not the same. Don't get me wrong, I thought it was a great movie at the time, but it just didn't have the same punch as the first 2.(read more...)

Review: Lady Frankenstein (1971)

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Lady Frankenstein has to be one of the most seriously underrated horror films of all time. In fact, it seems even that no one really knows about it, and it currently only has 175 votes on The Internet Movie Database, a 4.6 average.(read more...)

Universal Terror IV: Invisible Men and Black Cats

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In 1933, Universal produced only one horror film. It was The Invisible Man. It was the third horror film directed by James Whale.

The film opens on the snow covered village of Iping. A mysterious stranger (Claude Rains), totally covered with bandages and wearing dark goggles, checks into the Lion's Head Tavern and Inn. Meanwhile in his lab, Dr. Cranley (Henry Travers) is trying to comfort his daughter Flora (Gloria Stuart) about the disappearance of her boyfriend Jack Griffin. Cranley's other assistant Kemp (William Harrigan) tells her of his feelings for her, but he is rejected.(read more...)

Review: Planet of the Vampires (1965)

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Director Mario Bava's usual mastery is unfortunately hampered by a sub-par script, cheesy dubbing, and bad special effects. A crew of the starship Argos crash themselves on a desolate planet and find themselves at the mercy of a mysterious alien race. Y'see, these non-human "luminous globes" want to get off-planet in a bad way. Lucky for them, they can possess the minds of the unconscious and the bodies of the dead, leaving the Argos crew members in a battle for their own willpower.(read more...)

Review: The Driller Killer (1979)

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I can remember the first time I saw this, and I wasn't expecting much. I was anticipating a poorly acted exploitation movie. Good for a few laughs, maybe some halfway decent gore effects. Instead, what I found was a suprisingly deep character study of a budding serial killer. The director, Abel Ferrara, went on to make many other good films following this one. But none of them, with the exception of Ms. 45, packed such a punch.(read more...)

Review: Beware! The Blob (1972)

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I haven't seen a good review of this movie, and I really don't know why. Perhaps my own nostalgia for the first Blob movie has clouded my objectivity, but I think that Beware! The Blob (AKA Son of Blob) is a fun and entertaining little B-movie that doesn't get any respect and it is surely more maligned than it deserves.(read more...)

Review: Zombie '90: Extreme Pestilence (1991)

Zombie '90: Extreme Pestilence

This very low budget German zombie movie, although not a Troma movie, combines elements of my two favorite Troma videos. It takes the cheese and over the top gore of Redneck Zombies and pairs it with the side-splitting dubbing style of Ferocious Female Freedom Fighters. What results is a fun, cheap, intensely gory and sophomorically hilarious zombie romp.(read more...)

Fritz the Nite Owl Interview

Fritz the Nite Owl

In my article on late nite horror shows and their hosts, I used a local creature feature, Chiller Theatre from Channel 13, in my illustration because it is most typical of the shows we all remember. It was, however, another show and its host that is truly responsible for my love of horror and my fondess for late-nite TV scare fests. The show was Nite Owl Theatre and the man behind it is the one and only Fritz the Nite Owl.(read more...)

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