70's, Horror, Mystery, Thriller, Uncategorized

Let’s Scare Jessica to Death (1971)

Let’s Scare Jessica to Death is a low budget horror movie that keeps you guessing. It’s in the same vein of movies like The Haunting or even Jacob’s Ladder, in that you’re never quite sure what’s going on. With the main characters sanity thrown into question early on you feel much like Jessica, not knowing whether or not the events really happened or if it’s all just a product of her head.

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70's, Demons, Ghosts, Horror, Occult, Supernatural, Uncategorized

The Evil (1978)

Psychologist C.J. Arnold and his wife, Caroline, have just gotten a great deal on a remote and empty mansion. The old place was built and owned by reclusive eccentric, Emilio Vargas, around the time of the Civil War and has been abandoned for years due to a rather dubious reputation, but the Arnolds think it’ll […]

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70's, Drama, Mystery

The Foreigner (1978)

TCM has baffled me a bit with this one. I’m not really sure what to think of The Foreigner. Is it a drama? Is it suspense? Is it a modern conspiracy noir? Can it even be considered a damned film at all? I’m still trying to figure that out myself. The plot for The Foreigner […]

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70's, Child Killers, Dance Dance Dance, Dead Things, Horror, Occult, Supernatural, Uncategorized, Vampires

Lemora: A Childs Tale of the Supernatural (1973)

Lemora is the tale of 13 year old Lila Lee. Lila’s father is a dangerous and wanted man, a gangster who’s currently on the run after murdering Lila’s mother and running down the little old lady down the street. But when Lila receives a letter telling her of her father’s near death, she decides to go and forgive him, and winds up going on a journey that will threaten to corrupt her, body and soul.

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70's, Dance Dance Dance, Modern

The Tempest (1979)

The Tempsetmarks the point where I realized that TCM, in fact, has absolutely no trouble showing nudity of any kind on their channel. Granted, this aired at 2am and not during prime time, but the point is, they don’t have a problem with it. In The Iron Rose they showed a fully nude woman walking along […]

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70's, Horror, Killer Children, Thriller

Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971)

Mrs. Rosie Forrest is a wealthy, but very lonely woman. Her husband has died, and her daughter, Catherine, disappeared mysteriously some time ago. The only real joy she seems to have anymore is hosting an annual Christmas party at her mansion each year for several children at a nearby orphanage. Things change one year when […]

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70's, Comedy, Horror, Horror?, Slasher

Theatre of Blood (1973)

Edward Lionheart, a classically trained actor, takes sinister revenge on the guild of critics whose reviews savaged him, causing him to loose the Best Actor of the Year award to a young upstart. He’s going to make them pay, damn it. And he’s going to do it via the most relevant and horrible theatrical device […]

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70's, Aliens, Dead Things, Horror, Horror?, Monsters, Sci-Fi

Horror Express (1973)

AKA Pánico en el TransiberianoAKA Panic on the Trans-Siberian Express Ah ha! Now we’re talking, TCM! After the dud that was She Freak this was a breath of fresh air. Don’t show me bland grindhouse remakes. Show me campy and fun horror and science fiction hybrids instead. I like those. It’s 1906 on some god-forsaken mountaintop […]

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70's, Dead Things, Horror

The Iron Rose (1973)

AKA La rose de fer Okay, this is sort of funny. So I’m watching this on TCM. It’s about 10 minutes in and the two main characters are on their first date and biking around town (and I am incredibly bored. More-so because it’s late and I didn’t know I’d be watching subtitles, but I […]

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