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: Brainstorm (1983)

Starring: Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood, Louise Fletcher Director: Douglas Trumbull A technology that allows you to experience other people's minds and memories, and the governments plan to shut it down and weaponise it! This is delightful 80's futurism, but it more famous for being Natalie Wood's last film. Find out more about this film and… Continue reading Classic Movie: Brainstorm (1983)

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Danse Macabre Hallowe’en: The Day Of The Triffids (1963)

In Stephen King's book Danse Macabre, he talks about horror in books and movies and why we are so drawn to these themes and stories. It's a great book by a master of the genre. He talks about many movies in the course of the book and there's a big appendix at the back with… Continue reading Danse Macabre Hallowe’en: The Day Of The Triffids (1963)

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Bloodshot (2020)

Starring: Vin Diesel, Eiza Gonzalez, Sam Heughan, Guy Pearce, Lamorne Morris Director: Dave Wilson When brought back from the dead, Ray Garrison (Diesel) has had his body improved by a scientist (Pearce), and finds himself in a facility with other soldiers like him. At first he can't remember anything, but then the memory of his… Continue reading Bloodshot (2020)

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Invisible Man (2020)

Starring: Elizabeth Moss, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Harriet Dyer, Aldis Hodge, Storm Reid Director: Leigh Whannell Cecilia (Moss) manages to leave her controlling, abusive boyfriend, but because she knows he won't let her go, she hides in the house of James (Hodge), a policeman who lives with his teenage daughter. When Cecilia's husband commits suicide, everyone thinks… Continue reading Invisible Man (2020)

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Hallowe’en Flicks: Chopping Mall (1986)

Starring: Kelli Maroney, Tony O'Dell, Russell Todd Director: Jim Wynorski A group of rad teens who work in a mall decide to stay late and party in the store after closing. But what they didn't count on was the state-of-the-art robot security system patrolling the building, a robot security that malfunctions and goes on a… Continue reading Hallowe’en Flicks: Chopping Mall (1986)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Forbidden Planet (1956)

Starring: Walter Pidgeon, Anne Francis, Leslie Nielsen Director: Fred McLeod Wilcox A starship crew, lead by Commander Adams (Nielsen), head to a colony far out in space where only two survivors remain, Dr Morbius (Walters) and his daughter Altaira (Francis). They have mysteriously survived a monsterous creature that killed off everyone else, with the help… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Forbidden Planet (1956)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)

Starring: Boris Karloff, Elsa Lanchester, Colin Clive, Director: James Whale Picking up where the previous film left off, and also starring Boris Karloff as Frankenstein's monster, this film opens with Elsa Lanchester as Mary Shelley sitting before a fire and letting the audience know that there's more to the story. Believed dead at the end… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Bride Of Frankenstein (1935)

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Bird Box (2018)

Starring: Sandra Bullock, Trevante Rhodes, John Malkovich Director: Susanne Bier In a dystopian future, Malorie (Bullock) is single and heavily pregnant when a strange phenonmenon breaks out. People start to turn violent and either kill themselves or kill others. Five years later, Malorie has survived on the understanding that the thing can infect you only… Continue reading Bird Box (2018)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Nutty Professor (1963)

Starring: Jerry Lewis, Stella Stevens, Del Moore Director: Jerry Lewis Essentially a comedy Jekyll and Hyde set in a science lab, this was a Jerry Lewis film at the tail end of his popularity. Professor Julius Kelp (Lewis) is walked all over by his students, his boss, and even his mother. He decides to create… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Nutty Professor (1963)