PURE TERROR MONTH: Night Fright (1967)

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. “Okay, kid. I want you to make me a film under 80-minutes for $18,000 bucks,” cigar… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: Night Fright (1967)

Three Fantastic Supermen (1967)

You gotta love this Amazon description, which assumes that we know who these fellows are: "FBI agent Brad joins Tony and Nick, the self styled Supermen who battle crime wearing bullet-proof super-suits. They are on a case involving radioactive counterfeit money and people who can be broken down into precious jewels. With some really nice… Continue reading Three Fantastic Supermen (1967)

Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967)

Jean Yarbrough started in the silent era of film, first as a prop man, then rising through the ranks of RKO throughout the 1930's until his feature debut, 1938's Rebellious Daughters. Throughout the 1940's, he was behind some of the most famous horror movies, including The Devil Bat and She-Wolf of London. He also directed Abbott and Costello… Continue reading Hillbillys in a Haunted House (1967)

The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)

Pete Stein asked for this movie and I was happy to write about it. Hope he enjoys this. Created before Polanski's U.S. debut, Rosemary's Baby, this film marketed by MGM as a farce, with twelve minutes cut from the film, an animated prologue added and both of the protagonists dubbed with cartoony and silly voices. This… Continue reading The Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)

Torture Garden (1967)

Torture Garden has everything you want in a portmanteau: the Amicus name. Freddie Francis directing. A cast packed with talent like Burgess Meredith, Jack Palance and Peter Cushing. A script by Robert Bloch. And the wraparound story of a sideshow run by Dr. Diabolo (Meredith) who reveals the fortune of five people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISP8E2AO7fo Enoch, the… Continue reading Torture Garden (1967)

CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: The Revenge of Dr. X (1967)

It's been said that this movie is based on a 1950s screenplay by Edward D. Wood Jr., but he isn't credited. He probably should be -- this has his weird hands all over it. Even stranger, the first American video release had credits for a completely different movie, the 1969 Filipino film The Mad Doctor of… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: The Revenge of Dr. X (1967)