70's, Dead Things, Drama, Horror, Uncategorized, Vampires

Lake of Dracula (1971)

AKA: Cursed Mansion: Bloodthirsty Eyes Several years ago, a five-year-old Akiko was tormented by a disturbing dream involving a run-away dog, a gothic mansion, a pale woman, and a shadowy man with sharp teeth and bright yellow eyes. Eighteen years later the now grown Akiko has forgotten much of her dream except for the fear […]

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50s, Drama

Sansho the Bailiff (Sansho Dayu) (1954)

Let me start off by saying that this is not a happy movie. In fact, it can be downright depressing. So if you’re looking for something lighthearted or heartwarming you’re probably going to want to watch something else. Sansho the Bailiff, named, oddly enough, after the antagonist, is a historical film set in feudal Japan […]

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70's, Comedy, Dead Things, Ghosts, Horror, Horror?

Hausu (1977)

AKA: House This is yet another gem that I discovered thanks to late-night viewings of TCM. I sat down for something they classified as horror, and instead I was treated to something that was a bizarre mix of horror, comedy, and action all mixed together to form some psychedelic, epileptic-inducing explosion of Japanese cinema. And, […]

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