Moonshine Mountain (1964)

After the success of his gore epics, Blood Feast and Two Thousand Maniacs!, Herschell Gordon Lewis made this, the first of several country fried films. But just because this is supposed to be a sexy comedy romp doesn't mean that Lewis won't hit us with plenty of strangeness and lots of the red stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3B_ffx_g1k Charles… Continue reading Moonshine Mountain (1964)

The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

For all the chiding I write about Roger Corman's later producing efforts, you have to admit the man knows how to direct a movie. This is the best case I can make for his skills, a film packed with delirious visions and gothic menace. It's everything you want it to be and more. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCUtm7mCF4I The… Continue reading The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: I Eat Your Skin (1971, but really 1964)

The only reason anyone knows this movie is because of Jerry Gross. He bought it, paired it on a double feature with I Drink Your Blood and renamed it from Zombies to I Eat Your Skin and made this amazing trailer and double poster. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nbaDytAeP4 These two movies have nothing in common. I Drink Your Skin is a… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: I Eat Your Skin (1971, but really 1964)

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 10: The Sound of Horror (1964)

Day 10 of the Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge is Unhead Until...It's too late! Your last second will be your loudest. We're looking for the quietest non-silent movie or one where the enemy hunts by sound. It seemed like most people would just pick A Quiet Place and since I've been using this month to discover new movies, I… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 10: The Sound of Horror (1964)

CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

This is the absolute bottom of the holiday barrel, a trip through hell that one can never prepare themselves for. You think you've known pain? You've known nothing, to quote Samhain. On Mars, Momar and Kimar are worried that their children, Girmar (Pia Zadora, who also sang the horrifying song "Hooray for Santa Claus," but let's forgive… Continue reading CHRISTMAS CINEMA: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)