Horror

Al Adamson & Samuel M. Sherman – Dracula vs. Frankenstein (1971)

Judith Fontaine (Regina Carrol) is looking for her sister Joanie, who has disappeared into the hippie community of Venice, California. It turns out Joanie has become the victim of Groton (Lon Chaney Jr.), an axe-wielding homicidal maniac working for Dr. Durray (J. Carrol Naish), who is really the last of the Frankensteins and is now running a house of horrors by the beach and is performing experiments on Gorton’s victims. One night Count Dracula (Zandor Vorkov) visits the doctor, showing him the original Frankenstein creation that was buried in a nearby graveyard. The doctor revives it and uses it to take revenge on his professional rivals. Read More »

Damiano Damiani – La strega in amore AKA The Witch in Love (1966)

Synopsis:
‘A historian is called to a creepy old castle to help a strange old widow catalogue her erotic antiquities. He then meets her dark, seductive daughter and finds he is falling under her erotic spell. Incapable of forcing himself to leave, he spirals helplessly into their strange supernatural world.’ Read More »

Stuart Walker – Werewolf of London (1935)

Story: Wilfred Glendon (Henry Hull) is a wealthy and world-renowned English botanist who journeys to Tibet in 1935 in search of the elusive mariphasa plant. While there, he is attacked and bitten by a creature later revealed to be a werewolf, although he succeeds in acquiring a specimen of the mariphasa. Once back home in London he is approached by a fellow botanist, Dr. Yogami (Warner Oland), who claims to have met him in Tibet while also seeking the mariphasa. Yogami warns Glendon that the bite of a werewolf would cause him to become a werewolf as well, adding that the mariphasa is a temporary antidote for the disease. Read More »

Clint Eastwood – Play Misty for Me (1971)

Synopsis:
Disc jockey Dave Garver (Clint Eastwood) attracts the amorous attentions of a demented fan named Evelyn Draper (Jessica Walter). Evelyn lets Dave pick her up at a bar. Later at her apartment, Evelyn admits that she is the cooing caller who repeatedly asks Dave to play the Erroll Garner classic “Misty”. From then on, this movie is a lesson in how one casual date can turn your whole life around. Evelyn stalks Dave everywhere, ruins his business lunch, assaults his maid, mutilates his house and all of his belongings, and finally threatens to butcher his girlfriend Tobie Williams (Donna Mills). You’ll never be able to hear that song again without looking over your shoulder. Read More »

Ted V. Mikels – The Corpse Grinders (1971)

Synopsis:
When the Lotus Cat Food Company finds itself in financial trouble, the owners decide to find a new, cheap source of meat — the local graveyard. Only one problem — soon cats develop a taste for human flesh, and tabbies are tearing out throats all over town. Read More »

Francis D. Lyon – Cult of the Cobra (1955)

While stationed in Asia, six American G.I.’s witness the secret ritual of Lamians (worshipers of women who can change into serpents). When discovered by the cult, the High Lamian Priest vows that “the Cobra Goddess will avenge herself”. Once back in the United States, a mysterious woman enters into their lives and accidents begin to happen. The shadow of a cobra is seen just before each death. Read More »

Graham Reznick – I Can See You (2008)

Accomplished sound designer Graham Reznick steps out of the background and into the directorial spotlight in a major way with this exceptional one-two punch. Having honed his sonic post-production skills most recently on Ti West’s The House of the Devil and Glenn McQuaid’s I Sell the Dead, Reznick proves that he has his own vision to share with the world. I recommend you start by watching the 3D short, The Viewer, which sets a firmly bizarre tone (and is a feat of low-budget technical ingenuity). For my money, however, the feature is the real reason to check out this release. I Can See You tells the story of three young Brooklyn ad guys who leave the city behind for a weekend in the woods, where they hope to come up with a jackpot campaign idea for the cleaning product Claractix. Read More »