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…

Frankenstein

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

The Ghoul

Various parties seek an Egyptologist’s treasure.

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…

Curtains

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

The Neanderthal Man

Date: 1953 Stars: Robert Shayne Joyce Terry Richard Crane Writers: Aubrey Wisberg Jack Pollexfen Director: Ewald André Dupont WRC Score: 1/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on July 14, 2011 A professor taps his primordial side in the hopes of proving that prehistoric man was superior to the modern version.  The results are The…

The Ape

The Ape is about a disgraced doctor struggling to save the life of a young woman he considers a daughter.  His efforts will lead him to a dark place he might never come back from.

The Black Cat (1934)

Opening Thoughts Date: 1934 Stars: Boris Karloff Bela Lugosi David Manners Writer: Edward G. Ulmer Peter Ruric Director: Edward G. Ulmer WRC Score: 4/4 (-_-)b Note:  First posted in a different form on July 18, 2013 Our film today is The Black Cat, a 1934 Universal Horror classic. It is also an important historic film as…

Friday the Thirteenth: Part 2

Opening Thoughts Date: 1981 Stars: Amy Steel John Furey Adrienne King Writer: Ron Kurz Director: Steve Miner WRC Score: 2/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on January 18, 2014 And here we go again, back to Crystal Lake. With this film we finally meet that loveable lug Jason Voorhees. He isn’t quite right yet…

Friday the 13th

Date: 1980 Stars: Betsy Palmer Adrienne King Jeannine Taylor Writers: Victor Miller Director: Sean S. Cunningham WRC Score: 2/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on May 29, 2012 Before we start, let me tell a couple of things. First off, I’m not a fan of Slasher movies. At all. Don’t get me wrong, I watch them. But…

The Black Cat (1934)

Date: 1934 Stars: Boris Karloff Bela Lugosi David Manners Writer: Edward G. Ulmer Peter Ruric Director: Edward G. Ulmer WRC Score: 4/4 (-_-)b Note:  First posted in a different form on July 18, 2013 The Black Cat cautions careful wedding planning, as a newlywed couple find their European honeymoon forced into a detour by an accident.  Their…

Friday the 13th: Part 2

A counselor training center gets training of the horrific kind as Jason Voorhees comes a-calling.

La notte che Evelyn uscì dalla tomba

Opening Thoughts Also called: The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave Date: 1971 Stars: Anthony Steffen Marina Malfatti Enzo Tarasio Writers: Massimo Felisatti Fabio Pittorru Emilio Miraglia Director: Emilio Miraglia WRC Score: 0/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on July 6, 2008 I distinctly remember vowing never to see this movie again. Why,…

Friday the 13th (2009)

Opening Thoughts Date: 2009 Stars: Jared Padalecki Danielle Panabaker Amanda Righettie Writers: Damian Shannon Mark Swift Director: Marcus Nispel WRC Score: 2/4 It’s not surprising that the Father of the Modern Slasher film was remade. What is surprising, to a degree, was how long it took to get made at all. See, originally Friday the…

Friday the 13th (2009)

Date: 2009 Stars: Jared Padalecki Danielle Panabaker Amanda Righettie Writers: Damian Shannon Mark Swift Director: Marcus Nispel WRC Score: 2/4 Friday the 13th presents the age-old story of a man protecting his land from intruders.  In this case, though, the man in question is the monstrous killer Jason Voorhees, and the intruders are young folk looking for a…