Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jim Rex knows plenty about movies and is more than happy to share that knowledge with the world at large. I don't like how sometimes history has a way of slandering the memory of some films, especially ones I fell in love with as a pup. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is such… Continue reading Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

The Horror of Party Beach (1964)

Shot in two weeks for $50,000 outside Stamford, Connecticut by local producer/director Del Tenney, The Horror of Party Beach was advertised as "The First Horror-Monster Musical." Tenney would also direct I Eat Your Skin, a movie that we all know as the much worse half of the famous double bill with the utterly astounding I Drink Your Blood.… Continue reading The Horror of Party Beach (1964)

The Blood Drinkers (1964)

Gerry de Leon is considered the godfather of Filipino horror and was also the most awarded film director in the history of the Filipino Academy of Movie Arts and Sciences' FAMAS Awards. Pretty good for a guy who was arrested after World War II, charged with treason for making anti-American propaganda films for the occupying… Continue reading The Blood Drinkers (1964)

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. 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. 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. 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)