Dagon

A remote Spanish village gives visitors a fishy welcome…

Without Warning

Two couples head out into the woods for a little fun, but end up stalked by a murderous menace that for some reason doesn’t have a hockey fetish…

The Being

A monster stalks a peaceful town in the hopes of finding a decent plot. Should’ve looked in a better film…

The Power

A series of small Aztec idols cause horrible problems. Or maybe there are just two idols. Hard to say…

Jaws 3

The children of Martin Brody try to start life anew after two disastrous ocean related incidents. Unfortunately these attempts aren’t far enough from the water, as soon swimming death makes a third attempt at claiming them.

Frankenstein

Henry Frankenstein’s foray into new realms of science results in a monster he can not control.

Blood Beach

Some beaches have worse problems than just getting sand in your shoes…

Island Claws

The sordid tale of a Florida island catching a bad case of crabs. As in the ocean dwelling Crustaceans coming out of the water and seeking human flesh.

The Void

A lone cop takes a survivor of a massacre to a near abandoned hospital for treatment. Hi-jinks ensue.

The Slayer

Date: 1982 Stars: Sarah Kendall Frederick Flynn Carol Kottenbrook Writer: J.S. Cardone Bill Ewing Director: J.S. Cardone WRC Score: 3/4 A retreat to a secluded island turns to terror as The Slayer stalks a couple of couples. Who will live? Who will die? Who will write the long form of this review so I don’t…

The Undertaker and His Pals

An undertaker and the owners of a greasy spoon diner try to make ends meet by killing as many people as possible.

Cure

Date: 1997 Stars: Kôji Yakusho Masato Hagiwara Tsuyoshi Ujiki Writers: Kiyoshi Kurosawa Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa WRC Score: 3.5/4 Cure tells the story of a strange series of murders done by various people.  The victim in each has an X carved in their bodies.  The killers has no motive to commit  the crime.  And none of them have…

Crazy Eights

Date: 2006 Stars: Dina Meyer George Newbern Traci Lord Writers: Dan DeLuca Jimi Jones Director: Jimi Jones WRC Score: 2/4 Crazy Eights is a card game dealing with… Wait, we’re not talking about the card game? We’re talking about a movie?  One that wasn’t made several decades ago? Huh.  Thought I learned my lesson about that…

La chiesa

Also Called: The Church Date: 1989 Stars: Hugh Quarshie Tomas Arana Feodor Chaliapin Jr. Writers: Dario Argento Franco Ferrini Michele Soavi and others Director: Michele Soavi WRC Score: 3/4 La chiesa (also known as The Church) is another in a long line of stories dealing with Medieval Knights only half solving a problem, forcing modern day…

Slugs

Mutant slugs menace a city’s populace.

The Ghoul

Various parties seek an Egyptologist’s treasure.

Dèmoni 2… l’incubo ritorna

Date: 1986 Stars: David Edwin Knight Nancy Brilli Coralina Cataldi-Tassoni Writers: Dario Argento Lamberto Bava Franco Ferrini Dardano Sacchetti Director: Lamberto Bava WRC Score: 3/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on April 19, 2014 In Dèmoni 2… l’incubo ritorna, tenants at an apartment building find themselves trapped in a hellish situation as a late…

Mil gritos tiene la noche

Also Called: Pieces Date: 1982 Stars: Christopher George Lynda Day George  Frank Braña Writer: Dick Randall Joe D’Amato Director: Juan Piquer Simón WRC Score: 0/4 (-_-)p Note:  First posted in a different form on April 4, 2014 Mil gritos tiene la noche (also called Pieces, which is how I’m going to call it from here) tells…

Blood Beach

Date: 1980 Stars: David Huffman Marianna Hill Burt Young Writer: Jeffery Bloom Director: Jeffery Bloom WRC Score: 3.5/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on January 31, 2014 Blood Beach warns us of the ever-present dangers of heading to the beach.  Specifically, you never know when something will suck you down beneath the surface and…

Octaman

A monster stalks a research expedition.

Curse of the Faceless Man

Date: 1958 Stars: Richard Anderson Elaine Edwards Adele Mara Writer: Jerome Bixby Director: Edward L. Cahn WRC Score: 1.5/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on September 6, 2013 The Curse of the Faceless Man isn’t just that he survived the eruption of a volcano.  Nor is it surviving being encased in molten ash.  Nor, really,…

Night of the Cobra Woman

Date: 1972 Stars: Joy Bang Marlene Clark Roger Garrett Writers: Kerry Magness Andrew Meyer Director: Andrew Meyer WRC Score: 0/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on August 13, 2023 A young researcher seeks out a rare cobra venom in the Philippines.  What she finds instead is BOREDOM!  PURE, UNADULTERATED BOREDOM! Oh wait.  That was me….

La casa fantasma

Also Called: Ghosthouse Date: 1988 Stars: Lara Wendel Greg Rhodes Mary Sellers Writers: Sheila Goldberg Cinthia McGavin Director: Umberto Lenzi WRC Score: 2.5/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on June 14, 2013 A ham radio operator picks up a strange signal while listening to the airwaves.  He tracks it down, unaware its a prophetic…

Curtains

A group of women desperate for a movie role find themselves targeted by a masked killer

The Flying Serpent

A mad archeologist uses a nightmare from the past to protect his secrets.

Dead & Buried

Visitors to the small town of Potter’s Bluff meet with a most unpleasant (and murderous) welcoming party.

Gritos en la noche

Also Called: The Awful Dr. Orloff Date: 1962 Stars: Conrado San Martín Diana Lorys Howard Vernon Writer: Jesús Franco Director: Jesús Franco WRC Score: 2.5/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on May 28, 2013 Gritos en la noche (also known as The Awful Dr. Orloff) tells the familiar tale of a mad doctor stalking…

Virgin Witch

Date: 1972 Stars: Ann Michelle Vicki  Michelle Keith Buckely Writer: Hazel Adair Director: Ray Austin WRC Score: 0.5/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on March 2, 2013 Virgin Witch blows the lid off the late Sixties, early Seventies modeling scene. Two sisters head off for a modeling shoot only to find the whole affair a front…

Le lac des morts vivants

Date: 1981 Stars: Howard Vernon Pierre-Marie Escourrou Anouchka Writer: Jesús Franco Director: Jean Rollins WRC Score: 0.5/4 (-_-)p Note:  First posted in a different form on February 22, 2013 Men in bad green face paint pretend to come out of a lake to dribble fake blood on– Wait.  I was supposed to be taking this flick…

Las garras de Lorelei

Also Called: The Loreley’s Grasp When the Screaming Stops Date: 1974 Stars: Tonny Kendall Helga Liné Silvia Tortosa Writer: Amando de Ossorio Director: Amando de Ossorio WRC Score: 2.5/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on August 3, 2012 Las garras de Lorelei tells the story of a hunter gets called into a German town…

My Bloody Valentine

Date: 1981 Stars: Paul Kelman Lori Hallier Neil Affleck Writer: John Beaird Director: George Mihalka WRC Score: 3/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on February 16, 2013 My Bloody Valentine, in simplest form, sound very familiar.  In a small town, there was once a traditional dance that everyone loved.  But, due to a horrible…

The Undertaker and His Pals

Date: 1966 Stars: Warrene Ott James Westmoreland Marty Friedman Writer: T.L.P. Swicegood Director: T.L.P. Swicegood WRC Score: 0.5/4 (-_-)p Note:  First posted in a different form on August 10, 2012 The Undertaker and His Pals details the struggles of the small store owner to survive in the modern world, and triumph that can come of two…

Dead Men Walk

Date: 1943 Stars: George Zucco Mary Carlisle Nedrick Young Writer: Fred Myton Director: Sam Newfield WRC Score: 3/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on June 23, 2012 A truly evil man dies. But, as the title Dead Men Walk suggests, this doesn’t slow him down much.  Soon enough he’s  back as a Vampire, seeking…

Il gatto nero

A new movie based on an ancient Evil inspires the ancient Evil to commit acts of unspeakable horror. I think.

Pharaoh’s Curse

Date: 1957 Stars: Mark Dana Ziva Rodann Diane Brewster Writer: Richard H. Landau Director: Lee Sholem WRC Score: 2.5/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on March 31, 2012 Pharaoh’s Curse tells the tale of a wife trying to be reunited with her husband explorer in a war-torn Egypt.  When she gets there (finally, after…

Frankenstein (1931)

Date: 1931 Stars: Colin Clive Mae Clarke John Boles Writers: Garrett Fort Francis Edward Faragoh Director: James Whale WRC Score: 3.5/4 (-_-)b Note:  First posted in a different form on March 3, 2012 I’m going to be kind and assume you actually know who Frankenstein and what his deal is.  In this particular case, he’s a…

Slugs

Date: 1988 Stars: Michael Garfield Kim Terry Philip Terry Writers: José Antonio Escrivá Ron Gantman Juan Piquer Simón Director: Juan Piquer Simón WRC Score: 0.5/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on February 4, 2012 Mutant Slugs develop a taste for meat and begin stalking a city’s populace. Really. Not much to add here. That…

Profondo rosso

Also Called: Deep Red The Hatchet Murders Date: 1975 Stars: David Hemmings Daria Nicolodi Gabriele Lavia Writer: Bernardino Zapponi Director: Dario Argento WRC Score: 3.5/4 (-_-)b Note:  First posted in a different form on November 12, 2011 Profondo rosso (also known as Deep Red) opens with a psychic demonstrating her abilities to a conference room filled with people.  Unfortunately…

The Neanderthal Man

Professor Cliff Grove taps into his own primal side, transforming himself into an ape-like killer.

The Ape

A doctor, desperate to save a young woman he considers a daughter, goes to murderous lengths to see her well again.

The Ghoul

Date: 1933 Stars: Boris Karloff Cedric Hardwicke Emest Thesiger Writers: Rupert Downing Ronald Pertwee John Hastings Turner Director: T. Hayes Hunter WRC Score: 2.5/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on November 12, 2011 In The Ghoul, the death of an Egyptologist starts a struggle by interested parties over a fabulous treasure.  Things become really interesting…

Octaman

Date: 1971 Stars: Pier Angeli Kerwin Mathews Jeff Morrow Writer: Harry Essex Director: Harry Essex WRC Score: 1.5/4 (-_-)p Note:  First posted in a different form on October 29, 2011 Small change of format.  Bear with me. If classic monster movies are soda pops, then Octaman is flat Creature from the Black Lagoon. You have the…

The Ape Man

Date: 1943 Stars: Bela Lugosi Louise Currie Wallace (ugh) Ford Writer: Barney A. Sarecky Director: William Beaudine WRC Score: 1.5/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on October 15, 2011 The Ape Man tells the tragic story about a young scientist (played by sixty year old Bela Lugosi) who has accidentally turned himself into the title creature….

Curtains

Date: 1983 Stars: John Vernon Samantha Eggar Linda Thorson Writer: Robert Guza Jr. Director: Richard Ciupka WRC Score: 3/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on October 1, 2011 Curtains details the true horrors of the movie scene.  A group of women brought out into the middle of nowhere by an eccentric, probably sadistic director,…

The Flying Serpent

Date: 1946 Stars: George Zucco Ralph Lewis Hope Kramer Writer: John T. Neville Director: Sam Newfield WRC Score: 2/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on September 9, 2011 You think you’ve got problems?  Well in The Flying Serpent the female lead has a stepdad with an ancient god for a pet that he sends…

Dead & Buried

Date: 1981 Stars: James Farentino Melody Anderson Jack Albertson Writers: Ronald Shusett Dan O’Bannon Director: Gary Sherman WRC Score: 3/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on September 3, 2011 Dead & Buried tells the tale of a small town and the rather unpleasant way it has begun welcoming visitors.  Naturally the local sheriff wants…

Intruder

Date: 1989 Stars: Elizabeth Cox Renée Estevez Danny Hicks Writer: Scott Spiegel Director: Scott Spiegel WRC Score: 1.5/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on August 27, 2011 A closing market means everything in the store must go.  Prices will be slashed.  And so will the employees.  There’s an Intruder walking the aisles this evening, and nothing will…