BIGFOOT WEEK: The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)

The Legend of Boggy Creek is my favorite kind of movie. It's at once a narrative story and a documentary so that there will be times that you have no idea whether you're learning the unvarnished truth or being spun a tale. It's kind of like that movie in Orson Welles' F for Fake where he tells you… Continue reading BIGFOOT WEEK: The Legend of Boggy Creek (1972)

Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things (1972)

The same Bob Clark that did Porky's did A Christmas Story and also made Black Christmas and Deathdream. He even produced the film Moonrunners, which inspired TV's The Dukes of Hazzard. He also made Turk 182! (if you had HBO back in the day, you saw it), Rhinestone and the Baby Geniuses series. Yep. Bob Clark pretty much did it all. And here's one more completely… Continue reading Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things (1972)

Haunts of the Very Rich (1972)

1972. TV movies. Celebrities. The occult. Oh man, when I add up all the elements of the stew that makes up Haunts of the Very Rich and the broth tastes succulent! Director by Paul Wendkos, who also was behind the supernaturally tinged The Brotherhood of the Bell, Good Against Evil and The Mephisto Waltz, not to mention the 1985 remake… Continue reading Haunts of the Very Rich (1972)

The Victim (1972)

If you ever wonder why I love my wife so much, I was watching this movie and she walked into the room, sat on the couch and excitedly remarked, "That's Eileen Heckart!" Yes, Becca loves The Bad Seed. And she isn't shy about it. Director Herschel Daugherty's directorial efforts run the gamut of TV's classics, from Star Trek to Alfred… Continue reading The Victim (1972)

Death Walks at Midnight (1972)

Nieves Navarro is a true queen of giallo, appearing in All the Colors of the Dark, Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion, So Sweet, So Dead and Death Walks on High Heels. Here, she makes her second film with her husband, Luciano Ercoli. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8V33u3fFvU In this one, she plays a fashion model named Valentina who agrees to help… Continue reading Death Walks at Midnight (1972)

What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)

London. The 70's. Professor of Italian Enrico Rosseni (Fabio Testi, The Four of the Apocalypse) is on his boat, making out with Elizabeth (Cristina Galbó, The Living Dead at Manchester Morgue, The House that Screamed) and trying to get her to go further than she has before. Right when it seems like he's going to finally conquer her,… Continue reading What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)