Emily Gault arrives at the Carrell mansion determined to rekindle an old relationship with Guy Carrell, despite the disapproval of his sister, Kate. Guy overcomes his all-consuming fear of being buried alive long enough to marry Emily but soon becomes obsessed again, building a crypt designed to guarantee that he will not fall prey to his most dreaded nightmare. Trying to prove that he has been cured of his phobia, he opens his father’s tomb and is shocked into a catatonic state. His worst fears are realized as he is lowered into a grave and covered over, apparently never to learn that the treachery of someone very dear to him was directly responsible for his predicament.Read More »
Roger Corman – Premature Burial (1962)1961-1970HorrorMysteryRoger CormanUSA
Terence Fisher – The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)1951-1960Hammer FilmsHorrorSci-FiTerence FisherUnited Kingdom
In prison and awaiting execution, Dr. Victor Frankenstein recounts to a priest what led him to his current circumstance. He inherited his family’s wealth after the death of his mother when he was still only a young man. He hired Paul Krempe as his tutor and he immediately developed an interest in medical science. After several years, he and Krempe became equals and he developed an interest in the origins and nature of life. After successfully re-animating a dead dog, Victor sets about constructing a man using body parts he acquires for the purpose including the hands of a pianist and the brain of a renowned scholar. As Frankenstein’s excesses continue to grow, Krempe is not only repulsed by what his friend has done but is concerned for the safety of the beautiful Elizabeth, Victor’s cousin and fiancée who has come to live with them. His experiments lead to tragedy and his eventual demise.
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John Baxter – Dreaming (1944)1941-1950ComedyJohn BaxterMusicalUnited Kingdom
The British music hall team of Flanagan and Allen tackle the dark jungle, the racetrack and the fog of war…
Like most of their films together,the film merely serves as a device for Flanagan & Allen to deliver some of their well heeled stage routines and to provide a number of musical interludes.In this film Flanagan suffers a bump on the head,and whilst being operated on he has a number of totally unrelated dreams.Read More »