Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)

Based on Kurt Vonnegut's classic 1969 novel, this tale of time travel and alien abduction finds Billy Pilgrim (Michael Sacks, The Sugarland Express, The Amityville Horror) finds himself unstuck in time. Traveling back and forth to random points within his existence, Pilgrim experiences his life in scattered fashion, such as what it was like to grow… Continue reading Slaughterhouse-Five (1972)

Night of the Bloody Apes (1972)

Oh René Cardona. Here you are remaking the lucha libre movie you did back in 1962, Las Luchadoras Contra el Medico Asesino, or The Wrestling Women vs. the Killer Doctor or Doctor of Doom, as it was called in the U.S. While this was made in 1969 as La Horripilante Bestia Humana, or The Horrible Man-Beast, this one… Continue reading Night of the Bloody Apes (1972)

Ape Week: Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)

J. Lee Thompson had wanted to be involved with Planet of the Apes since the original film, but scheduling conflicts had kept that from happening. For this, the fourth film in the series, he shot much of the film like a news broadcast, influenced by the many civil rights changes over the past few years.… Continue reading Ape Week: Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)

ANOTHER TAKE ON: Grave of the Vampire (1972)

As we wrote about back when we covered Dream No Evil, John Hayes began his career producing and directing short subjects and even appeared an actor in movies like The Shaggy D.A. and his own End of the World. The movies he directed included The Grass Eater, Five Minutes to Love, the incredibly named Jailbait Babysitter, the adult movies Pleasure Zone… Continue reading ANOTHER TAKE ON: Grave of the Vampire (1972)

PURE TERROR MONTH: Enter the Devil (1972)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bill Van Ryn is the man behind the website Groovy Doom and the zine Drive-In Asylum. You should grab an issue after reading this. Independent regional production Enter the Devil was shot in Texas by producer/director Frank Q. Dobbs, who made four regional theatrical releases (one of them a hardcore porn flick titled The California… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: Enter the Devil (1972)

PURE TERROR MONTH: One Minute Before Death (1972)

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. Leading lady Wanda Hendrix, a contract player in the ‘40s and ‘50s with Warner Bros. and… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: One Minute Before Death (1972)

PURE TERROR MONTH: The Vampires Night Orgy (1972)

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. Vampires, cannibalism, graveyards, nudity, and gore. Oh, my! Vampires, cannibalism, graveyards, nudity, and gore. Oh, my!… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: The Vampires Night Orgy (1972)

PURE TERROR MONTH: Satan’s Slaves (1982)

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. It’s time for more cheap n’ scary—yet creative—fun with another Indonesian horror film with its roots… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: Satan’s Slaves (1982)

PURE TERROR MONTH: Frankenstein ’80 (1972)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bill Van Ryn is the man behind the website Groovy Doom and the zine Drive-In Asylum. He's the inspiration for me to write more about movies. I've seen the movie Frankenstein '80 a number of times already, and I still can't point to any reason that it carries this title. If there is an explanation… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: Frankenstein ’80 (1972)