Tag Archives: 1970s

SHOCKTOBER HORRORTHON films 13 – 15

13. Cannibal Girls (1973, Ivan Reitman) Cannibal Girls is the most melancholy comedy I think I’ve ever seen. The wintry, desolate landscapes. The aching piano score that sounds like Erik Satie composed it while drunk. The general feeling of existential … Continue reading

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SHOCKTOBER HORRORTHON films 10-12

10. All The Colors of the Dark (1972, Sergio Martino) All The Colours of the Dark, Or ‘Colours’ if you’re in the UK like me, is a master filmmaker at the top of his game. It’s really a shame that … Continue reading

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SHOCKTOBER HORRORTHON films 7-9

7. The Werewolf vs The Vampire Woman (1971, León Klimovsky) Before Batman vs Superman, before Alien vs Predator, before all that garbage, Spanish horror movie legend Paul Naschy gave us the classic monster mash up of WEREWOLF against VAMPIRE WOMAN. … Continue reading

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MESSIAH OF EVIL (1973, Willard Hyuck & Gloria Katz)

Messiah of Evil is the kind of surreal, low-key oddity that doesn’t really get made anymore. Thankfully, once upon a time (the 1970s to be exact), there were not only people making these films, but there was a market for … Continue reading

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HALLOWEEN by Curtis Richards (1979)

I love movie novelisations, though they don’t always make it easy for me to do so. Lumpen prose and slavish adherence to the source material can make for a frustrating and, frankly, boring read. I’ve seen the film. I want … Continue reading

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Top 10 Dario Argento films

Everyone loves a list. A top 10, top 20, top 100, it doesn’t matter. Lists rule. I am certainly not immune to the charms of a good list, just as I am helpless before the majesty of Italy’s finest, Dario … Continue reading

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The Lost Art of the Novelization pt 1

With typical bad timing, I’ve started a blog the week that a storm broke the windows in my flat and cracked the roof, so all the insightful and erudite posts I had planned have temporarily fallen by the wayside. So … Continue reading

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