70's, Exploitation, Horror, Movies, Mystery, Slasher

Savage Weekend (1979)

AKA: The Killer Behind the Mask Marie, her boyfriend, her sister and two acquaintances, are off to the wilderness of upstate New York for the weekend. Marie’s recent ex husband has just been involved in a political scandal, and they all decided that the best course of action was to get away for a weekend […]

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70's, Drama, Horror, Horror?, Movies, Mystery, Supernatural, Thriller

The Shout (1978)

Doctor Robert Graves heads to an insane asylum to help keep score of a cricket match the inmates are having. While there he’s introduced to the other scorekeeper of the match, patient Charles Crossley. Graves has already been informed that Crossley is considered an odd duck among odd ducks, even for someone housed in an […]

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70's, Dead Things, Documentary, Horror, Movies

Deranged (1974)

Ezra Cobb is a quiet, middle-aged man, who lives a rather solitary life caring for his ailing mother, a religious fanatic who raised him to be a misogynist. But when his mother finally succumbs to her illness, Ezra suddenly finds himself alone with no purpose in life, having spent half his life as her caretaker. After a year of floundering and not knowing how to live without her, Ezra finally snaps under the pressure and goes to the cemetery to dig up her corpse. But a year of being underground has taken its toll, so to “mend” his still “ailing” mother, Ezra resorts to digging up corpses in an effort to reconstruct her decaying body. But finally having his mother back does nothing to ease Ezra’s loneliness, and as his delusions grow ever more severe he soon sets his sights on living, breathing victims.

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70's, Dead Things, Drama, Ghosts, Horror, Movies, Mystery

The Legend of Hell House (1973)

Four paranormal investigators are contacted by an eccentric millionaire (of course) to find evidence of the existence of life after death in the famed Belasco mansion, the “Mount Everest of haunted houses”, nicknamed Hell House. It’s hard to tell how many people a house has knocked off just by looking at it. The group consists […]

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70's, Ghosts, Horror, Movies, Supernatural

The House of Seven Corpses (1974)

The House of Seven Corpses is about a film crew making a horror movie. Their chosen setting for the film is the Beale house, an old residence where seven Beale family members met with various gruesome (though not overly explicit) and untimely ends. It’s something you wouldn’t want your realtor to leave out of the […]

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70's, Drama, Romance

Harold and Maude (1971) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

I don’t watch much in the way of romance movies. It’s one of those genres I have a major blindspot for, like teen movies or dance movies not about break dancers in the 1980s. Hell, I’ve seen more episodes of Manimal than I have some of these genres, and there’s only eight of those. Why […]

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70's, Drama, Mook, Revenge

Scum (1979) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

I watch a surprising amount of prison movies. It’s not that I have any special affinity towards prison, but the setting makes for an easy method to tell tales of violence, drama, and survival against harsh odds often imposed by other people. Prison makes for an exploitative arena, though the films that focus on it, […]

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70's, Comedy, Documentary, Horror?, Monsters, Movies, Mystery

Sasquatch (1976)

AKA: Sasquatch: The Legend of Bigfoot A group of scientists and local guides mount an expedition into the rarely traveled, rugged Canadian wilderness in search of the elusive creature known as Bigfoot. “Okay, so we’ll be there, and the Kraft Services food station will be set up over here….” You know, you’re not fully aware […]

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