PURE TERROR MONTH: The Sadist (1963)

About the author: Robert Freese has been a staff writer for Videoscope Magazine since 1998. He also contributes to Drive-in Asylum.  Teachers Ed Stiles (Richard Alden), Carl Oliver (Don Russell) and Doris Page (Helen Hovey) are on their way to L.A. for a Dodgers game when their fuel pump goes out on a desert back… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: The Sadist (1963)

PURE TERROR MONTH: They Saved Hitler’s Brain (1968)… or The Madmen of Mandoras (1963)

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. Plus, he's one hell of a nice guy.  They Saved Hitler's Brain is a 1968 film directed by David Bradley, who also… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: They Saved Hitler’s Brain (1968)… or The Madmen of Mandoras (1963)

Goldilocks and the Three Bares (1963)

Before treating the world to the delights of Blood Feast, the team of Herschell Gordon Lewis and David F. Friedman would introduce us all to the world's first nudist musical. Before Something Weird Video found this movie, it had been lost for 36 years. In the book Taste of Blood: The Films of Herschell Gordon Lewis,… Continue reading Goldilocks and the Three Bares (1963)

CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: The Ghost (1963)

An Italian horror remake of 1955's Les Diaboliques, I'll give you one reason to watch this movie: Barbara Steele. Otherwise, it's a brooding take on murder and gaslighting. And while this is directed by Riccardo Freda, stars Steele and has a character named Dr. Hichcock, it is not the same movie as The Horrible Dr. Hichcock. While this movie… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: The Ghost (1963)

CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: The Blancheville Monster (1963)

Thanks to Dustin Fallon from Horror and Sons for this entry. Beyond having a great web site, Dustin has really helped us get people to see our site and get writers for this project. It's really appreciated! Thanks for watching so many movies for this month's project! Originally filmed as Terror, the 1963 Spanish/Italian production… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: The Blancheville Monster (1963)

Before The Haunting at Hill House: The Haunting (1963)

Long before Netflix was even a small stream, Shirley Jackson wrote The Haunting of Hill House. Jackson decided to write about a haunted house after studying nineteenth-century ghost researchers from the Society for Psychic Research, who she believed had not found a true haunted house, but instead, she said they were "several earnest, I believe misguided, certainly determined people,… Continue reading Before The Haunting at Hill House: The Haunting (1963)