Fascination (1979)

Jean Rollin was a master of the fantastique, the way that the French refer to a mixture of science fiction, horror and fantasy. What's the difference between fantastique and fantasy? The former is more concerned with the intrusion of supernatural phenomena into an otherwise realist narrative. In this genre, the supernatural may be met with doubt,… Continue reading Fascination (1979)

Amuck! (1972)

Amuck! is a great title, but this is a movie that has a ton of great other titles --Alla ricerca del piacere (In Pursuit of Pleasure), Maniac Mansion, Leather and Whips and Hot Bed of Sex were also used and the working titles were Replica de un delitto (Repetition of a Crime) and Il passo dell'assassino(Footsteps of the Killer). No matter what name you… Continue reading Amuck! (1972)

Fear No Evil (1981)

Fear No Evil, the 1981 directorial debut of Frank LaLoggia (who would also helm Lady in White and Mother), is all about Andrew Williams, a high school student who turns out to be Lucifer. That sounds simple. But this movie is anything but. First off, nearly every other student in this film is a complete miscreant. Andrew (Stefan Arngrim,… Continue reading Fear No Evil (1981)

STEPHEN KING WEEK: Silver Bullet (1985)

Silver Bullet may be based on King's Cycle of the Werewolf, but there are so many deviations and changes from the story, one could say that they're both stories about a werewolf in a small town and get away with it. It's probably best to experience both of them, as they cover some of the same story… Continue reading STEPHEN KING WEEK: Silver Bullet (1985)

STEPHEN KING WEEK: Sleepwalkers (1992)

What's a sleepwalker? How about shapeshifting energy vampires that survive off the energy of virgins, who can cast illusions, move things with their minds and transform into werecats? Oh yeah and their biggest weakness is cats, who can see them and kill them with their claws. And before we forget, the only way the males… Continue reading STEPHEN KING WEEK: Sleepwalkers (1992)