Hallowe'en and Horror

Horror Franchise: Nightmare On Elm Street (1984 – 2010)

I love watching scary movies around this time of year and there's nothing I love quite like a horror franchise. Seeing how the film's plots and tropes evolve or devolve as the films go on is pretty fun. Robert Englund as Freddy burst onto our screens in 1984, with Wes Craven's Nightmare On Elm Street.… Continue reading Horror Franchise: Nightmare On Elm Street (1984 – 2010)

Classic Movies 2022, Film Reviews, Hallowe'en and Horror

Classic Movie: The Blob (1958)

Starring: Steve McQueen, Aneta Corsaut, Director: Irvin S Yeaworth The Blob is a 50's sci fi/horror classic about a goo that escapes from inside a fallen meteor and menaces small town America. It was a drive in darling, a B movie and Steve McQueen's first film. I wanted to share this movie with you as… Continue reading Classic Movie: The Blob (1958)

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Classic Movie: The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942)

Starring: Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Jeff Donnell Director: Lew Landers Always check the basement for bodies when you buy a property! This dark comedy is an oft overlooked hour long B movie that worth a watch for it's leads and it's black humour. Watch below for my review of this old gem. https://youtu.be/JpGBCnYeYMs

Classic Movies 2022

Classic Movie: The 9th Guest (1934)

Starring: Donald Cook, Genevieve Tobin Director: Roy William Neill Eight guests are invited to a penthouse apartment for a lavish dinner, but it's all very mysterious. None of them really know each other or who invited them. But someone invited a 9th guest: death! It's all very dramatic in this fun and entertaining lesser known… Continue reading Classic Movie: The 9th Guest (1934)

Classic Movies 2021, Hallowe'en and Horror

Classic Movie: Tormented (1960)

Starring: Richard Carlson, Susan Gordon, Lugene Sanders, Juli Reding Director: Bert I Gordon To round off Halloween month and spooky season, I covered this fun classic about a woman who can't accept that her man has dumped her. Not after he's planning to marry someone else. Not even after she dies.... This one is more… Continue reading Classic Movie: Tormented (1960)

Hallowe'en and Horror

Halloween Special Series: American Gothic (1995)

Starring: Gary Cole, Lucas Black, Sarah Paulson, Paige Turco, Jake Weber With Sam Raimi executive producing, and created by Shaun Cassidy, American Gothic was a dark little 90's TV series that you'd blink and miss. But a lot of people have memories of seeing some of it and wondering what happened. It's a story of… Continue reading Halloween Special Series: American Gothic (1995)

Hallowe'en and Horror

Horror Franchise: Candyman (1992 – 2021)

I recently re- watched Candyman, a horror film from the early 90's, because I love an old horror and because I heard about the remake coming out. What I didn't realise is that this film had sequels. So, I thought it would be an interesting rabbit hole to go down, and cover as a movie… Continue reading Horror Franchise: Candyman (1992 – 2021)

Classic Movies 2021

Classic Movie: Quartermass and The Pit (1967)

Starring: Andrew Keir, Barbara Shelley, James Donald, Julian Glover Director: Roy Ward Baker When a new underground station is being dug in 60's London, something that was long buried is excavated and only Quatermass, the space engineer, can stop the chaos from consuming the world. Andrew Keir is Quatermass in this film, and he's joined… Continue reading Classic Movie: Quartermass and The Pit (1967)

Classic Movies 2021, Film Reviews

Classic Movie: Vampire’s Kiss (1988)

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Maria Conchita Alonso, Jeniffer Beals Director: Robert Bierman Vampire's Kiss is a late 80's film starring Nicolas Cage as a publishing executive with issues who starts to lose his grip on reality after he thinks he's been bitten by a vampire. But that doesn't begin to really describe what this film is.… Continue reading Classic Movie: Vampire’s Kiss (1988)

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Podcast: The Haunting/The Innocents

On The Gen X and The Millennial Podcast, where a generation X and a millennial each pick a film and make the other watch it... we talked about two great 1960's era horror films. Both The Innocents and The Haunting are based on classic horror books and both take on women going a bit nuts… Continue reading Podcast: The Haunting/The Innocents