Your Weekend Frankenstein, Oct 13-14: The Public Domains of Horror!

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This weekend, enjoy the very first film adaptation of Frankenstein ever made! This 1910 short was discovered in the mid-1970’s, is twelve minutes long, and I like it a lot. I especially enjoyed the creepy, phantasmagoric creation sequence of the monster around the four-minute mark. And the monster itself is more nightmarish than the bolts-and-stitches model engineered by Universal Studios two decades later.
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Satan’s School for Girls – The Public Domains of Terror!

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October 14-15, 2017

Do you need any other reason to take in this film beyond the terrifically sleazy title? Did you not catch this psychotronic beauty on your local TV channels before the days of streaming and the Internet, when ANY horror movie would do, no matter how bad?

If either of the above is the case, let me inform you that this 1973 film is highly notable for being an Aaron Spelling production and for featuring not one but two Angels – yes, angels and not devils – Kate Jackson and Cheryl Ladd!   Continue reading

‘Horror Hotel’ aka ‘City of the Dead’ – The Public Domains of Terror!

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October 7-8, 2017

Dear friends, public domain horror movies are a delightful resource when you need some free, guilt-free, lurid, trashy, corny thrills! For your viewing pleasure this weekend is Horror Hotel, also known as City of the Dead.  This film is out of 1960 and features severe and mannish Salem witches, devil cults, va-va-voom coeds doing research back in the days where an academic career in the history of witchcraft and the occult was a viable path, sneering 50’s toughs, and of course, the great Christopher Lee at his tall, elegant, villainous deep-voiced best. Continue reading

A Short Intro. Plus: Vampyr (1932)

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Hello readers!

This blog is what it is. A place for me to spew thoughts, reviews and analysis on horror movies, and more besides. I previously ran this blog on the now defunct Open Salon, starting in 2010, and I had a great time. I even managed to save my work from there into a blogspot. From time to time I’ll dust off old posts.

I’m going through some hardship now which is preventing me from posting regularly, but I hope to pick it back up.

In the meantime, please enjoy the beautiful, gothic, expressionistic horror film ‘Vampyr’.