Starring: Janet Blair, Peter Wyngarde, Margaret Johnston Director: Sidney Hayers Norman Taylor (Wyngarde) is a Professor who lectures about superstitions but is a man of science and reason. He's shocked when he finds out that his wife has been using voodoo and spells to protect him and advance his career, so he destroys her charms… Continue reading Hallowe’en Flicks: Burn Witch Burn!/Night Of The Eagle (1962)
Starring: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi Director: Mario Bava The film opens on a witch being killed by a mob of villagers with a truly gruesome mask. The witch declares that she will return and curses the descendants of those who are killing her... years later, one of her descendants who looks just like… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Black Sunday (1960)
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Tilda Swinton, Chloe Grace Moretz, Mia Goth Director: Luca Guadagnino In a divided Berlin in 1977, women at a famous dance studio prepare for a key performance. But something is not right at the studio. Patricia (Moretz) has mysteriously disappeared after making strange comments that there is some very dark goings on… Continue reading Suspiria (2018)
Starring: Kim Hunter, Tom Conway, Jean Brooks Director: Mark Robson Mary Gibson (Hunter) is at school when she is told that her sister and only remaining family member, Jacqueline (Brooks), has gone missing. She heads to Manhattan to find out what's happened to her, and discovers a trail of black magic and betrayal that leads… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Seventh Victim (1943)
Starring: Elizabeth Christensen, Astrid Holm, Karen Winther Director: Benjamin Christensen A film in 7 chapter or parts, this is an early documentary film, though it's not a true documentary as we now know them. It's about witchcraft through the ages, the first chapter being a slideshow style history lesson about how the world was understood… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Haxan (1922)
Back track (2015) Adrien Brody is a bereaved psychologist who is seeing things in this Australian horror, also starring Sam Neill. It's beautifully shot, and Brody is suitably thin and haunted looking, with a subtle accent (thank God). Although flawed, the ghost story that takes the man back home to confront the thing he… Continue reading Horror Round-Up: Creepy Dolls, Teddy Bears, School Girls and the Past That Refuses to Stay Buried.