House On Haunted Hill (1959)

William Castle is one of my heroes. While he isn't a world-class director, he was a top of the line showman. His book Step Right Up!...I'm Going to Scare the Pants off America is required reading. You can also check out the great documentary Spine Tingler! The William Castle story to learn more. One of his gimmicks… Continue reading House On Haunted Hill (1959)

Invasion of the Animal People (1959)

Known internationally as Terror In the Midnight Sun and in its native Sweden as Space Invasion of Lapland, this movie was brought to the U.S. by Jerry Warren, who cut 25 minutes from its running time -- including a nude shower scene with lead actress Barbara Wilson -- as well as shooting a new beginning featuring narrator… Continue reading Invasion of the Animal People (1959)

Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)

Gene Corman broke into the film industry before his brother Roger, working as an agent before becoming vice president of MCA, representing such clients as Joan Crawford, Fred MacMurray, Richard Conte, Harry Belafonte and Ray Milland. By the late 50's, he moved to produce his own films before starting his own producing unit at MGM.… Continue reading Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)

PURE TERROR MONTH: The Manster (1959)

Thanks to Dustin Fallon from Horror and Sons for this entry. He’s always been a big promoter of our site and has been instrumental when it comes to getting writers for this project. I've always had fun writing for his Halloween projects and am so glad that he repays the favor.  The Manster is a… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: The Manster (1959)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 11: A Bucket of Blood (1959)

DAY 11. THE OLD WAY. Watch a classic from 1959 or before. A Bucket of Blood aspires to art as much as it does junk. Written by Charles B. Griffith, whose name you can associate with films as disparate as Smokey Bites the Dust, Barbarella and Death Race 2000, it's a tale of trying to figure out how to… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 11: A Bucket of Blood (1959)

CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: The Bloody Brood (1959)

Emily Fear is a librarian by day, professional wrestling lover and accordion player in the band Bitter Whiskers by night. You can catch her as the co-host of Talking Honor on PWTorch and read her new blog all about intergender wrestling, Boy Girl Party. Like the straight-laced, grim-faced cousin of Roger Corman’s A Bucket of Blood,… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: The Bloody Brood (1959)