Paul Wendkos

  • Paul Wendkos – Terror on the Beach (1973)

    1971-1980Paul WendkosThrillerTVUSA

    “Terror on the Beach” is a tense and relatively gripping ABC Movie of the week, starring yet again Dennis Weaver in the role of anxious father and husband of a continuously bickering household. All he ever wanted was to take his family on a camping trip to a secluded beach, but the trip inevitably turns into a nightmarish ordeal. Apart from the typical complications that probably all American model families have to struggle through (like the kid rebelling against their parents and such) there’s the slightly more disturbing situation of a gang of youthful hoodlums with beach buggies terrorizing the living daylights out of them. Inventively cashing in on the contemporary Charles Manson hype, the thugs are hippies that petrify the Glynn family for no reason than to get kicks. Read More »

  • Paul Wendkos – Fear No Evil [+ commentary] (1969)

    1961-1970Paul WendkosThrillerTVUSA

    Dr David Sorell (Louis Jourdan), a psychiatrist specializing in the occult, becomes involved in the case of a man possessed by a spirit in an antique mirror. The man’s fiancée discovers that the mirror is able to bring back her former boyfriend, who had been killed in a car accident.Read More »

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