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.

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…

Gojira (1984)

Also Called: The Return of Godzilla Godzilla (1985) Date: 1984 Stars: Ken Tanaka Yasuko Sawaguchi Yôsuke Natsuki Writers: Hideichi Nagahara Director: Koji Hashimoto WRC Score: 2.5/4 An erupting volcano brings about the return of  Gojira in this sequel to the 1954 classic.  Or rather the first appearance of a new Godzilla, as the original… But that…

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…

Quatermass and the Pit

Also Called: Five Million Years to Earth Date: 1967 Stars: James Donald Andrew Keir Barbra Shelly Writer: Nigel Kneale Director: Roy Scott Baker WRC Score: 4/4 (-_-)b Quatermass and the Pit (also known as Five Million Years to Earth) tells the tale of a scientific discovery found during construction of a subway.  What scientists learn there…

Daikaijû kettô: Gamera tai Barugon

Also Called: War of the Monsters Gamera v. Barugon Date: 1966 Voices: Kôjirô Hongô Kyôko Enami Yûzô Hayakawa Writer: Niisan Takahashi Director: Shigeo Tanaka WRC Score: 3/4 Daikaijû kettô: Gamera tai Barugon (also known as Gamera v. Barugon as well as a few other titles) recounts Gamera’s return to the world stage as a threat to Humanity…

The Giant Gila Monster

Date: 1959 Stars: Don Sullivan fred Graham Lisa Simone Writer: Jay Simms Director: Ray Kellogg WRC Score: 2/4 This is the story about a young man, struggling to make his way in the world.  Working as a mechanic, he saves up money to build his hot rod and care for his ailing sister.  All the…

Monster

Date: 1980 Stars: James Mitchum John Carradine Philip Carey Writers: Kenneth Hartford Walter Roeber Schmidt Garland Scott Herbert L. Strock Directors: Kenneth Hartford [Uncredited] Herbert L. Strock WRC Score: 2/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on October 10, 2014 Just as you thought it was safe to go into the water, something comes out…

The Amazing Transparent Man

An escaped con discovers his benefactors expect him to pay a price for his freedom.  The cost?  To occasionally become the Amazing Transparent Man!

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…

Kronos

Date: 1946 Stars: Jeff Morrow Barbara Lawrence John Emery Writer: Lawrence L. Goldman Director: Kurt Meumann WRC Score: 2.5/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on January 10, 2014 A mysterious craft arrives on Earth arrives on Earth and let’s loose an alien that leap frogs from body to body, taking possession of its current host…

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…

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…

Killers from Space

Date: 1954 Stars: Peter Graves James Seay Steve Pendleton Writer: William Raynor Director: W. Lee Wilder WRC Score: 1.5/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on July 27, 2012 A plane crash with two occupants turns up only one body.  Hours later, the second occupant turns up alive and well, save for two new scars….

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…

Taekoesu Yonggary

Also Called: Yongary, Monster from the Deep Date: 1967 Stars: Yeong-il Oh Jeong-im Nam Sun-jae Lee Writers: Ki-duk Kim Yun-sung Seo Director: Ki-duk Kim WRC Score: 2.5/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on April 7, 2012 A nuclear test disturbs a mammoth fire breath horror that comes charging into the nearest city and… Sure. Taekoesu…

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 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…

Fire and Ice

Date: 1983 Performers: Randy Norton Cynthia Leake Steve Sandor Writers: Roy Thomas Gerry Conway Director: Ralph Bakshi WRC Score: 3/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on August  14, 2011 Fire and Ice tells the tale of a wicked queen using her son’s magical art to cover the world under ice.  Standing against her are a…

Il gatto nero

Also Known As: The Black Cat Demons 6: De Profundis Date: 1989 Stars: Florence Guérin Urbano Barberini Caroline Munro Writer: Luigi Cozzi Director: Luigi Cozzi WRC Score: 0.5/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on July 19, 2011 My usual course of action here is to give a small spoiler free summary of the subject…

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.

Paura nella città dei morti viventi

Also Called: City of the Living Dead Gates of Hell Date: 1980 Stars: Christopher George Catriona MacColl Carlo De Mejo Writer: Lucio Fulci Director: Lucio Fulci WRC Score: 3.5/4 Note:  First posted in a different form on March 19, 2011 Paura nella città dei morti viventi (also known as City of the Living Dead and Gates of Hell) begins…

Food of the Gods

Date: 1976 Stars: Marjoe Gortnor Pamela Franklin Ralph Meeker Writer: Bert I, Gordon Director: Bert I. Gordon WRC Score: 3/4 (-_-)p Note:  First posted in a different form on July 15, 2010 A restful retreat for two friends turns to tragedy as one of them dies of massive poisoning. Meanwhile a remote farmhouse becomes a place…