AKA Night of the Demon Yet another wonderful story gifted to me by the good folks at TCM. This little gem tells the story of Dr. John Holden, an expert on hypnotism and superstition. Holden flies to England to attend a symposium on the supernatural and plans to participate in an investigation of a mysterious … Continue reading Curse of the Demon (1957)
Ah, Guillermo Del Toro’s first full length film. I don’t know about you, but his name is associated with a bunch of stuff I like, so this seemed like a no brainer. I had high hopes for this and I was not disappointed. Over 400 years ago, a brilliant alchemist fled Europe and settled in … Continue reading Cronos
AKA, Horror Hotel In 1700s Massachusetts, a woman named Elizabeth Selwyn has been accused of being a witch and is about to be burned at the stake. As the flames lick her heals, thunder booms overhead and Elizabeth swears fealty to the Devil, cursing the town of Whitewood while the crowd cheers her demise. Little … Continue reading City of the Dead
Dr. Sam Cordell has just moved to the small town of Galen with his daughter, Jenny. But the doc seems to have chosen a bad time to move, as the community of Galen is suddenly plagued by a series of inhumanely brutal rape-homicides. Sam teams up with the local sheriff to try to stop the slaughter, a plight which may or may not be connected to his daughter Jenny’s new crush, a young man who seems to have chosen this seemingly inopportune time to completely lose his marbles.
Kathy, a rather homely young woman who attends St. Mary’s College for girls (or it’s sorority, I’m not 100% sure), is going out on a date with Fred, the schools hunky gym teacher. Unknown to her, the whole thing is a setup for a very cruel prank by Fred and the other girls at the … Continue reading Ænigma
So, a couple quick questions: Do you like the original Clash of the Titans, in all of it's claymation glory? Do you like Evil Dead, with it's story of youngsters, monsters and demon books? Have you ever wondered what abomination would be produced if the two of them had an unofficial love child? Well my … Continue reading Equinox
The Innocents, based on Henry James’s short story The Turn of the Screw and with a screenplay written by Truman Capote, tells the story of Miss Giddens, a woman who is charged with the responsibility of taking care of two young children, Miles and Flora. The children's uncle, busy in London and seemingly detached and … Continue reading The Innocents