Touch of Satan (1971)

Shot between 1968 and 1970 in the Santa Ynez, California area, Touch of Satan was a regionally released drive-in and grindhouse film that wasn't well-known until it appeared on a 1998 episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000. There was a rumor that this movie was directed by Tom Laughlin, who made the Billy Jack filmns and used… Continue reading Touch of Satan (1971)

Beast of the Yellow Night (1971)

Eddie Romero directing and John Ashley starring? That was all I really needed to know. Man, anything remotely connected with these two -- like the Blood Island films -- and I'm ready to go. This was also the first release for Roger Corman's distribution company New World Pictures. After successfully distributing Beast of Blood in… Continue reading Beast of the Yellow Night (1971)

Sweet Savior (1971)

The man named Matt Cavanaugh who wrote this doesn't exist. It's really Willie Gilbert, the author and playwright. Once he left Cleveland for New York City, he discovered that his physician Jack Weinstock shared his dream of being a writer. They wrote for nightclub performers, Broadway reviews, on early TV shows like Howdy Doody and Tom Corbett,… Continue reading Sweet Savior (1971)

The Mephisto Waltz (1971)

Paul Wendkos may have directed most of the Gidget movies, but man, he has quite the horror pedigree. There's the TV movie Good Against Evil, as well as Haunts of the Very Rich, the 1985 remake of The Bad Seed and the legendary 1975 TV movie The Legend of Lizzie Borden. Because this is a Quinn Martin Production and CBS aired… Continue reading The Mephisto Waltz (1971)

Ape Week: Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)

"Apes exist, Sequel required." With those words, sent in a telegram from producer Arthur P. Jacobs to writer Paul Dehn, a sequel was set in motion to Beneath the Planet of the Apes. But hey -- didn't everyone die in a nuclear bomb blast at the end of that movie? They sure did. Doesn't matter. Dehn… Continue reading Ape Week: Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)

A Taste of Evil (1971)

Born in Argentina, the British director John Llewellyn Moxey directed so many films that have ended up on our radar, like The City of the Dead (Horror Hotel) to The House That Would Not Die, Circus of Fear, The Night Stalker, Home for the Holidays, Nightmare In Badham County, Where Have All the People Gone? and so many more. In this effort, he's… Continue reading A Taste of Evil (1971)

PURE TERROR MONTH: Dr. Jekyll vs. the Werewolf (1971)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Robert Freese has been a staff writer for Videoscope Magazine since 1998. He also contributes to Drive-in Asylum.  Beautiful, young Justine (Shirley Corrigan) travels with her much older new husband to visit the final resting place of his parents. There, a trio of trouble making brothers attack and kill her husband before… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: Dr. Jekyll vs. the Werewolf (1971)

PURE TERROR MONTH: Point of Terror (1971)

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. I’ve seen way too many Dyanne Thorne films . . . and I’m proud of that… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: Point of Terror (1971)

PURE TERROR MONTH: The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)

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. “The worms are waiting are waiting for you, Gladys!” If I had a nickel every time… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)