60s, Drama, Movies, Thriller

Five Minutes to Live (1961)

AKA Door-to-Door Maniac Five Minutes to Live is a short little crime drama featuring Johnny Cash as a rather repugnant criminal. Cash plays Johnny Cabot (adding yet one more name to the list of non-actors who have trouble responding to any name except the one they were given), a ruthless killer in hiding who teams […]

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50s, Dead Things, Horror, Movies, Vampires

The Vampire (1957)

AKA: Mark of the Vampire I’d never heard of this movie, but that’s really not all that surprising. There are so many movie’s with the word “Vampire” in the title, that it’s easy to see how a few of them could be overlooked. Dr. Beecher is the good, quiet small town doctor who is loved […]

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60s, Comedy, Dead Things, Horror, Movies, Thriller, Vampires

Blood Bath (1966)

Back in the 1400s, a prominent local painter, Erno Sordi, is condemned to burn at the stake because the locals believe him to be a vampire who captures the souls of his subjects onto the portraits he paints. Over five hundred years later his descendant, Antonio Sordi, is part of the local art community where […]

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60s, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Romance, Uncategorized

Night Tide (1961)

One night while cruising around with little to do, young, naive sailor Johnny Drake meets a mysterious woman at a local jazz club. Her name is Mora, and she makes her living by appearing as a mermaid in a nearby sideshow attraction. Johnny is immediately smitten with the soft spoken woman who loves the ocean […]

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60s, Drama, Horror, Mystery, Uncategorized

Repulsion (1965)

I’d heard of Repulsion before, but never had the chance to see it. Good thing I keep relatively close eye on the TCM schedule. Repulsion is the story of Carol, a young woman who works at a salon and lives with her older sister. Carol comes across as quiet and shy. We also learn, very […]

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40s, Comedy, Horror, Mystery, Supernatural

Dead of Night (1945)

A man invites several people out to his country farmhouse for the weekend. One of the guests, Walter Craig, has a strange feeling as he drives up to the house. It’s almost as if he’s been here before, but he’s sure he hasn’t. Not only that, but the other guest that have been invited also seem oddly familiar, though he’s never met them before in person…. Only in his dreams.

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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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60s, Drama, Horror, Horror?, Monsters, Supernatural

The Snake Woman (1961)

Renowned herpetologist, Horace Adderson, is convinced he’s found a cure for his wife’s (unstated) mental illness. For weeks he’s been injecting her with cobra venom. By all accounts it seems to be working. But his wife is worried about the unstudied side-effects such injections might have on their unborn child. Horace waves off her concerns, […]

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