War of the Insects AKA Genocide (1968)

Also known as Konchu Daisenso (which translates to Insect War), this Japanese apocalyptic film was directed by Kazui Nihonmatsu, who often found himself as an assistant director to Akira Kurosawa (on 1952's The Idiot), Keisuke Kinoshita (Carmen Come Home) and Masaki Kobayashi (1956's The Thick-Walled Room). He would use the name Norman Cooper here. It's written by Susumu… Continue reading War of the Insects AKA Genocide (1968)

Ape Week: Planet of the Apes (1968)

La Planete des Singes is where Planet of the Apes gets its start. It's the story of three humans who travel from Earth to the star Betelgeuse, where apes are the dominant species. So many of the ideas that appear in the movies come from this book, save the shock ending that all surprise endings yearn to… Continue reading Ape Week: Planet of the Apes (1968)

50 Flix: Once Upon a Time In the West (1968)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: This is the second film in Raven Mack's series. You can learn more about this work of art here or support the work of the artist at his Patreon. Once Upon a Time in the West is a spaghetti western epic, the first big film done by Sergio Leone after his trilogy with… Continue reading 50 Flix: Once Upon a Time In the West (1968)

PURE TERROR MONTH: Terror In the Jungle (1968)

I kind of wish that I was alive in 1968 just so I could have been part of this movie. Seriously, I've never seen a film that so quicky changes its tone and central theme so quickly, abandoning characters that its taken time to set up for an entirely new situation. And then we get… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: Terror In the Jungle (1968)

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)

2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 15: Skidoo (1968)

DAY 15. PICK YOUR POISON: One with some drugs in it. Turn on, tune in...and freak out! Otto Preminger was the king of the issue movie. To wit: The Man With the Golden Arm (drug addiction), Advise & Consent (homosexuality), Anatomy of a Murder (rape), Hurry Sundown (racial and sexual taboos) and The Cardinal (which touches on everything from… Continue reading 2019 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 15: Skidoo (1968)

Frankenstein’s Bloody Terror (1968)

Paul Naschy's real name was Jacinto Molina, but when German film distributors demanded he have a name that sounded like something native to their country, he took the name Paul from Pope Paul IV and Naschy from a Hungarian athlete. Naschy had been inspired to make a horror movie since working on the movie Agonizing In… Continue reading Frankenstein’s Bloody Terror (1968)