Magdalena, Possessed by the Devil (1974): A Second Look

“Eh, you’ve seen one exorcist flick, you’ve seen ‘em all,” scoffs the B&S Movies surfer. Oh, how wrong you are, you wee demon-possession babe in the woods. There’s nothing in the post-William Friedkin horror oeuvre that will prepare you for this German rip-off. . . . Not Assonitis’s Beyond the Door. Not de Ossorio’s Demon… Continue reading Magdalena, Possessed by the Devil (1974): A Second Look

Satan's Slaves (1982) (2017): A Second Look

It’s time for more cheap n’ scary—yet creative—fun with another Indonesian horror film with its roots nourished in the horror films of the West—with Muslim and Hindi religious beliefs substituted for the usual Christianity-based horror themes. However, while American horror films are mostly blood and gore for the sake of blood and gore, Indonesian horror… Continue reading Satan's Slaves (1982) (2017): A Second Look

PURE TERROR MONTH: Bloody Pit of Horror (1965)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert Constant says, "I was born and raised in Hollywood, CA.  Went to live in Spain when I was 23 and stayed 10 years, managing an art gallery.  Came back to LA in 1992 and worked at an animation studio as a PA for awhile then worked buying and selling vintage clothes.  In… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: Bloody Pit of Horror (1965)

PURE TERROR MONTH: Guru the Mad Monk (1970)

The Middle Ages were hard times for mad monks. Father Guru (Neal Flanagan) is a corrupt chaplain in the 15th Century, employed in a bizarre prison complex. Assigned to deliver the last rites to condemned prisoners, Guru also carries out punishments like heating up an iron cross and then searing the flesh of sinners while… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: Guru the Mad Monk (1970)

PURE TERROR MONTH: It Happened at the Nightmare Inn (1973)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bill Van Ryn is the man behind the website Groovy Doom and the zine Drive-In Asylum. I appreciate him coming in at the last second and helping finish up PURE TERROR MONTH. Originally released in 1973, Spanish horror thriller It Happened At Nightmare Inn (originally titled A Candle For The Devil) was a late night… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: It Happened at the Nightmare Inn (1973)

PURE TERROR MONTH: Don’t Answer the Phone (1980)

If any movie has earned being on the video nasty list -- this one is on the Section 3 group of films, which couldn’t be prosecuted for obscenity but were liable to be seized and confiscated under a less obscene charge -- it's this movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn1mt0MzWOg This is the scummiest movie I've ever seen outside… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: Don’t Answer the Phone (1980)

PURE TERROR MONTH: Mutant (1984)

Mark Rosman started his directing career with The House On Sorority Row before working with Hillary Duff on Lizzie McGuire and directing two of her films, A Cinderella Story and The Perfect Man. He was the original director of this film, before his vision clashed with producer Edward L. Montoro. Yes, Edward L. Montoro, the man behind Film Ventures… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: Mutant (1984)

PURE TERROR MONTH: Night of the Blood Beast (1958)

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. It’s hard to believe this forgotten—and to be honest, not very good—62-minute Roger Corman quickie shot… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: Night of the Blood Beast (1958)

PURE TERROR MONTH: Scared To Death (1947)

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. “Roots of horror” fans that enjoy digging beneath the Italian and Spanish Giallo graves of the… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: Scared To Death (1947)