Nathan Juran – 20 Million Miles to Earth (1957)

A US rocket returning from Venus crash lands off the Italian coast, bringing back with it a strange creature that quickly begins to grow to terrifying proportions…

Clearly indebted to King Kong, and employing that film’s empathetic approach to its ‘monster’ (a trope that Harryhausen would continue to employ throughout his career), 20 Million Miles to Earth is a terrific slice of fifties sci-fi. It boasts some of Harryhausen’s finest work of the period, as well one of his most beloved and enduring creature creations. Read More »

Chung-Hsing Chao – You huan dao shi AKA Hello Dracula (1985)

A traveling performance squad with 4 orphan boys, Xigua Pi, Xiao Hu, Bao Ya, Xiao Hei and their master Sha get into trouble during their journey with jiangshi. Later on the boys manage to cause more jiangshi trouble and set the course for something they might not have wished for. The squad is unaware of the strict child abuse laws in the city they arrive in and during their martial arts performance their master gets into trouble with the law. Luckily the town is the home of a Taoist Priest Grandpa Jin and his granddaughter Tian Tian who run the local funeral parlor and are there to help out the boys and to fight the jiangshi. But Tian Tian and the boys manage to cause even more trouble… Read More »

David Kramarsky & Roger Corman – The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955)

Extraterrestrial terror is keeping an eye out for human flesh in this horrifying tale of invasion! After a strange craft crash lands near a rancher’s home in the California desert, the rancher’s family believes the danger has passed. But when they are attacked by animals driven into a rage by the alien, they realize that something did survive the crash….and it’s hoping to take in its first meal on Earth….ranch style! Read More »

Robert Deubel – Girls Nite Out (1982)

A killer, wearing a dancing bear suit, stalks a variety of cheerleaders during an all-night scavenger hunt at a remote Ohio college. Read More »

Roberto Pariante – La porta sul buio: Testimone oculare AKA Door Into Darkness: Eyewitness [+ Extras] (1973)

Roberta discovers the corpse of a young woman while driving down a remote country road late at night. Roberta reports the incident to the police, but the corpse disappears from the crime scene. Is Roberta insane? Or is someone trying to drive her crazy? Read More »

Mario Foglietti – La porta sul buio: La bambola AKA Door Into Darkness: The Doll [+ Extras] (1973)

A mental patient escapes from an asylum. The police try to find said patient before anyone in the outside world gets hurt or killed. Read More »

Dario Argento – La porta sul buio: Il tram AKA Door Into Darkness: The Tram [+ Extras] (1973)

A young woman gets murdered on a crowded tram without anyone else noticing the crime. Inspector Giordani decides to recreate the incident in order to find out the killer’s identity. Read More »