In our last poster collection we ran into Jackie Coogan in Mesa of Lost Women (1953); here are several of his other films. Best known as “Uncle Fester” from the original Addams Family sit-com (1964-66), he was, however, on film from 1919 to 1984, after being discovered by Charlie Chaplin himself when Coogan was just 5 years old.Continue reading “Movie Poster Collection: Jackie Coogan Flicks”
Category Archives: 1965
Beach Girls and the Monster (1965)
10 Awesome Drive-In Movies
Originally posted on Anti-Film School:
Today, a little over three hundred drive-in movie theaters remain sprinkled throughout the United States. This means that many Americans are not lucky enough to have a drive-in movie theater close by their home. In the drive-in’s heyday, small production companies would release B-movies tailor-made for the drive-in audience. There…
Playgirls and the Vampire: My Gateway Drug to Forgotten Horror
Now here’s a classic film, we should see more of: 1960’s The Playgirls and the Vampire, is an early Italian exploitation/horror gem that is notable mainly for showing several attractive young Italian women running in terror through a castle in their see-through nighties. Blogger B2 claims it was the first Italian horror film to mix horror and nudity.Continue reading “Playgirls and the Vampire: My Gateway Drug to Forgotten Horror”
Grindhouse Brackets 8: Championship-Eve
I took a week off, but we’re back. The “right side” of the original bracket is decided: Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) has beat out all the competition over there, especially I Drink Your Blood (1970); She-Devils On Wheels (1968); Blacula (1972); and Ilsa, She-Devil of the SS (1975), which Faster took on directly. This week, we wrap on the “Left Side” conference pitting twoContinue reading “Grindhouse Brackets 8: Championship-Eve”
Grindhouse Brackets 7: The Final Five?
We’ve arrived, after a fashion, at our final five films, as chosen mainly by you. I say “mainly,” because one match-up that had originally ended up in a tie was re-competed, and ended up in a tie once again. To keep things moving along, I’ve made an executive decision in favor of one film. Somehow, IContinue reading “Grindhouse Brackets 7: The Final Five?”
Grindhouse Brackets 6: The Elite 8-and-a-Half!
This week something happened in Match-Up 6 that I had not anticipated: a tie. So, we’ll re-compete that one (Day the Earth Stood Still vs. Black Sunday). Also, the first shut-outs of our competition so far! Here’s how it shook out last week: Day the Earth Stood Still–1 vote (50%) Black Sunday (this week’s “Movie of theContinue reading “Grindhouse Brackets 6: The Elite 8-and-a-Half!”
60 Years of Godzilla Trailers!
To celebrate the release of the highly anticipated Godzilla film this weekend, here are the trailers of 29 previous Toho films. I don’t include non-Toho films here, especially the highly-despised 1998 Matthew Broderick version, and I’m not a kaiju-guru enough to know if this list is complete. But it at least gets us a good startContinue reading “60 Years of Godzilla Trailers!”
Grindhouse Brackets 5: On to the Sweet 16!
At this point, we’ve eliminated half of the films we started with, and have arrived at our Sweet 16! But before we get to that story, I have to go over this story–how Match-Up 4 shook out. This Story Match-up 4 had about half the votes of 3, which is fine, and here’s how it all wentContinue reading “Grindhouse Brackets 5: On to the Sweet 16!”
Grindhouse Brackets Match-Up 4: Last of the Initial 32!
I’m a little late this week–I was out of town for a bit last week. Here’s how Match-Up 3 fared: 1960s Horror Pioneers Carnival of Souls (1962)–6 votes (67%) Blood Feast (1963)–3 votes (33%) John Carpenter Bake-Off! I really expected this result to be the opposite of what we got here: The Thing (1982)–6 votesContinue reading “Grindhouse Brackets Match-Up 4: Last of the Initial 32!”