Virtual Film Fest: Bad Horror from the 1940s

The 1940s are a bit of a lost decade for horror, so to find several films from then is a real treat. These are mainly Producers Releasing Company films–PRC was one of the low-budget producers of the day producing second-run films with lesser stars or unknown actors; there were dozens of studios specializing in in B-movies,Continue reading “Virtual Film Fest: Bad Horror from the 1940s”

The Thing (1982)

MOVIES and MANIA ‘Man is the warmest place to hide’ The Thing (also known as John Carpenter’s The Thing) is a 1982 American science fiction horror film directed by John Carpenter (Halloween, The Fog), written by Bill Lancaster, and starring Kurt Russell (They Live, Escape From New York). The film’s title refers to its primaryContinue reading “The Thing (1982)”

The Cars That Ate Paris

MOVIES and MANIA US Poster The Cars That Ate Paris– aka The Cars That Eat People – is a 1974 Australian horrorcomedy film. Directed by Peter Weir, it was his first feature film. The film stars John Meillon, Terry Camilleri,, Chris Haywood and Bruce Spence. Plot teaser Lying in a gently rolling range of hills, the town of Paris hasContinue reading “The Cars That Ate Paris”

The Nostril Picker

“Despite its title, the film plot does not directly revolve around a man who picks his nose.” MOVIES and MANIA ‘He chose his weapons… he selected his victims… he picked his nose…’ The Nostril Picker – aka The Changer –  is a 1993 American horror film in the slasher genre. It was directed by Mark Nowicki from aContinue reading “The Nostril Picker”

A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin

MOVIES and MANIA US One Sheet ‘Biting, gnawing terror claws at your brain!’ A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin – Italian title: Una lucertola con la pelle di donna; released as Schizoidin the US – is a 1971 Italian giallo film directed by Lucio Fulci. It stars Florinda Balkan, Stanley Baker and Jean Sorel. Ennio MorriconeContinue reading “A Lizard in a Woman’s Skin”

The Body Shop aka Doctor Gore

MOVIES and MANIA The Body Shop – aka Body Shop; Shrieks in the Night and later retitled Doctor Gore – is a 1973 American horror film written, directed and starring former TV horror host and magician J.G. Patterson Jr. The film was originally titled Anitra, as can be glimpsed on the film’s slate board, lazily included inContinue reading “The Body Shop aka Doctor Gore”

Target Earth

I’m always a sucker for robot invasion movies from the 1950s! MOVIES and MANIA ‘You’ll be paralysed with fear…’ Target Earth is a 1954 science fiction film and Herman Cohen‘s first production. It was directed by Sherman A. Rose from a screenplay by Bill Raynor, AIP’s James Nicholson and Wyott Ordung (Monster from the Ocean Floor). It stars Richard DenningContinue reading “Target Earth”

Marilyn Monroe: Zombie Hunter

Seriously… what historical figure hasn’t been a zombie or vampire hunter in a past life? Not there’s anything wrong with either pastime. MOVIES and MANIA Marilyn Monroe: Zombie Hunter is a 2015 American horror film directed by Thomas J. Churchill (Lazarus: Day of the Living Dead) from a screenplay he has co-written with Joe Knetter. The film stars SarahContinue reading “Marilyn Monroe: Zombie Hunter”

Love Goddesses of Blood Island

Clearly, this film needs a to reach a wider audience. MOVIES and MANIA ‘Was it a dream or reality… for one man on an island of terror?’ Love Goddesses of Blood Island (also known as Six She’s and a He and Kiss Me Bloody is a 1963 cheesecake gore horror film executive produced and directed by Richard S. Flink [as GordonContinue reading “Love Goddesses of Blood Island”

Link Dump, Early April

I don’t do this as often as I would like, but here are some more cool exploitation/B-movie/old horror movie posts I’ve enjoyed lately.   I enjoy reading other posts on films that I might like to cover in this blog, and calling out some quality posts on this end of the cinema pool seems aContinue reading “Link Dump, Early April”