Look What’s Happened to Rosemary’s Baby (1976)

When audiences turned in to the ABC Friday Night Movie on October 29, 1976, they got to see the sequel to one of the biggest horror films ever. However, what they ended up watching had little to nothing to do with its inspiration, 1968's Rosemary's Baby, or the Ira Levin-written sequel Son of Rosemary. The only actor… Continue reading Look What’s Happened to Rosemary’s Baby (1976)

The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953)

This movie is more entertaining than anything that will be released in 2019, 2020 and hell, probably even the next ten years. Seriously, the fact that this movie exists and somehow escaped into theaters -- for a very short time -- astounds me. After the success of the animated short Gerald McBoing-Boing, Theodor Seuss Geisel… Continue reading The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T (1953)

Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Mark Begley is the host of horror movie podcast Wake Up Heavy. Following the recent Wake Up Heavy episode on Return to Oz that I did with my daughter, I decided to plumb the depths of nostalgia on Disney+ even further. I checked out the Kurt Russell vehicle The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes,… Continue reading Escape to Witch Mountain (1975)

Picture Mommy Dead (1966)

Bert I. Gordon was known as "Mister B.I.G." which was a reference to both to his initials and to his preference for directing movies with giant-sized monsters and people like The Amazing Colossal Man, War of the Colossal Beast and Attack of the Puppet People. His daughter Susan Gordon appears in this movie as well.… Continue reading Picture Mommy Dead (1966)

ANOTHER TAKE ON: My Mom’s A Werewolf (1989)

You may have asked, "Did the director of Death Spa make anything else?" I'm here to answer that affirmatively, because today we're going back to the Mill Creek Pure Terror box set with My Mom's A Werewolf, an oddity that somehow unites some of my favorite disparate stars and plops them into a late 80's comedy. This… Continue reading ANOTHER TAKE ON: My Mom’s A Werewolf (1989)

ANOTHER TAKE ON: Flowers In the Attic (1987)

I can hear you now -- we already covered the 1987 version of this story. We covered the 2014 remake, as well as the three sequels that came out of it, Petals on the Wind, If There Be Thorns and Seeds of Yesterday. What else could I posibly have to say about VC Andrews and the Dollanganger family?… Continue reading ANOTHER TAKE ON: Flowers In the Attic (1987)

Exploring (Before "Star Wars"): The Russian Antecedents of 2001: A Space Odyssey

About the Author: You can read the music and film criticisms of R.D Francis on Medium and learn more about his rock ‘n’ roll biographies, along with horror and sci-fi novellas, on Facebook. He also writes for B&S Movies. While Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey used Arthur C. Clark’s 1951 short story The Sentinel… Continue reading Exploring (Before "Star Wars"): The Russian Antecedents of 2001: A Space Odyssey

The Return (1980)

Graydon Clark. We have him to thank for Satan's Cheerleaders, Without Warning, Wacko and many more. Here he brings together Cybil Shepherd and Jan-Michael Vincent as a couple that were taken by aliens as children. Yes, the romance is anything but torrid, but sometimes, we work with what we've got. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwkoCdIyU-U While stopping at a gas… Continue reading The Return (1980)