The Being

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

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.

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.

Slugs

Mutant slugs menace a city’s populace.

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….

The Flying Serpent

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

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Neanderthal Man

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

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….

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…

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…

C.H.U.D.

Monsters lurk beneath the city of New York, and they are growing bolder by the day.

Bigfoot

Opening Thoughts Date: 1970 Stars: John Carradine Joi Landsin Judy Jordan Writers: Robert F. Slatzer James Gordon White Director: Robert F. Slatzer WRC Score: 2/4 (-_-)p Note:  First posted in a different form on June 10, 2012 Here’s a movie that used to appear all the time on television, back in my fabled youth, that now has seemed to…

The Snow Creature

Opening Thoughts Date: 1954 Stars: Paul Langton Leslie Denison Teru Shimada Writer: Myles Wilder Director: W. Lee Wilder WRC Score: 1.5/4 (-_-)p Note:  First posted in a different form on September 17, 2011 What does Frankenstein (1910), The Werewolf (1913), and The Snow Creature have in common? Besides being all in black and white, I mean….

La tumba de los muertos vivientes

Opening Thoughts Also Called: Oasis of the Zombies Treasure of the Living Dead Oasis of the Living Dead Date: 1983 Stars: Manuel Gélin Henri Lambery France Lomay Writer: Jesús Franco Director: Jesús Franco WRC Score: 2/4 (-_-)p Note:  First posted in a different form on July 6, 2011 A little history here. La tumba de los…

Bigfoot

Date: 1970 Stars: John Carradine Joi Landsin Judy Jordan Writers: Robert F. Slatzer James Gordon White Director: Robert F. Slatzer WRC Score: 2/4 (-_-)p Note:  First posted in a different form on June 10, 2012 Let’s see if you’ve heard this one before.  A traveling con artist and his cousin enter the woods and happen upon proof of the…

The Snow Creature

A expedition to the Himalaya Mountains turns into a panic in L.A. when a botanist captures the fabled Yeti.