Category Archives: 1970s horror

Happy Halloween, 2016: NOTES ON SUSPIRIA (Part One) – An Unhinged Reading of Dario Argento’s Masterpiece of Horror

INTRODUCTION: I skipped a year on my blog as, last year, I dedicated myself to a project of creating audio commentary for Dario Argento’s SUSPIRIA. The idea was kind of an art project. The movie itself is so well known … Continue reading

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Happy Devil’s Night, 2016: A THIEF IN THE NIGHT (1972), A DISTANT THUNDER (1978), IMAGE OF THE BEAST (1981), & THE PRODIGAL PLANET (1983)

Poor Patty. She just can’t seem to accept Jesus Christ into her heart. She also can’t seem to accept the Mark of the Beast. She is a wishy-washy kind of gal, it seems, and that can only end badly. Perhaps … Continue reading

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13 More Days ’til Halloween, 2016: FRANKENSTEIN: THE TRUE STORY (1973)

I’m not particularly fond of the classic movie monsters: Dracula, Frankenstein’s Monster, the Mummy, and the classic movie version of The Werewolf. I like the Creature from the Black Lagoon, but that’s an exception. I don’t consider the Invisible Man, … Continue reading

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14 More Days ’til Halloween, 2016: ROBIN REDBREAST (1970) & TARRY-DAN, TARRY-DAN, SCAREY OLD SPOOKY MAN (1978)

I was excited about coming across ROBIN REDBREAST on Youtube this year. It’s one of the less discussed or reviewed of the classic “folk horror” films even though it was very likely the inspiration for THE WICKER MAN and actually … Continue reading

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15 More Days ’til Halloween, 2016: THE DEAD MOUNTAINEER’S HOTEL (1979)

The most common thing you’ll see mentioned online about Estonia’s most famous genre film, THE DEAD MOUNTAINEER’S HOTEL, is that it predates the visual styles that would become popular in the 80s. There are comparisons made to BLADE RUNNER, THE … Continue reading

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16 More Days ’til Halloween, 2016: A WHITE DRESS FOR MARIALÉ aka SPIRITS OF DEATH aka TRAGIC EXORCISM (1972)

This movie is among the most visually sumptuous and psychologically delirious “straight horror” films I will be posting this year. As a fan of Italian horror and artistically daring films in general, I am shocked that I had not come … Continue reading

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21 More Days ’til Halloween, 2016: THE INFERNO OF HENRI-GEORGE CLOUZOT (2008), THE ATROCITY EXHIBITION (2000), LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD (1960), DON’T LOOK NOW(1973)

4 = 1 I don’t need to post all of these films. Actually, one would suffice. I propose that they are all the same film in different forms. I could easily add others to the list (the FINAL DESTINATION franchise, … Continue reading

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