Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973)

This was the first movie that Nicholas Meyer ever wrote. Yes, the same guy who wrote The Day After, Time After Time and the two good Star Trek films (two and four, if you're playing at home) started right here. One day when he left to visit his parents, the script was altered and young Mr. Meyer wanted to… Continue reading Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973)

Ape Week: Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

Paul Dehn wrote every one of the original Apes films, but after providing the story idea, an illness made him leave the project. John William and Joyce Hooper Corrington (The Omega Man) came in to write the movie, despite never seeing any of the previous films. Dehn was unavailable for the initial rewrites, but was… Continue reading Ape Week: Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

Before Star Wars: Genesis II (1973), Planet Earth (1974), and Strange New World (1975)

Author Note: This review was previously posted on September 28, 2019, as part of our September Post-Apocalypse Month. You can catch up with all of those reviews by visiting our Atomic Dustbin recap. * * * Okay. Let’s get this out of the way: This is the movie were you video fringe horndogs lose it… Continue reading Before Star Wars: Genesis II (1973), Planet Earth (1974), and Strange New World (1975)

Nothing but the Night (1973)

Peter Sasdy isn't a household name, unless you live here in the palatial B&S About Movies estate, where he's celebrated for movies like Taste the Blood of Dracula, Hands of the Ripper, The Lonely Lady and Welcome to Blood City. Here, he has two dependable stars: Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee. You really can't screw… Continue reading Nothing but the Night (1973)

PURE TERROR MONTH: It Happened at the Nightmare Inn (1973)

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bill Van Ryn is the man behind the website Groovy Doom and the zine Drive-In Asylum. I appreciate him coming in at the last second and helping finish up PURE TERROR MONTH. Originally released in 1973, Spanish horror thriller It Happened At Nightmare Inn (originally titled A Candle For The Devil) was a late night… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: It Happened at the Nightmare Inn (1973)

PURE TERROR MONTH: The Werewolf of Washington (1973)

Milton Moses Ginberg started his directorial career with Coming Apart, a near-documentary which starred Rip Torn as a mentally disturbed psychologist who has been filming his sexual affairs. Sally Kirkland was also in the film, which was shot within a one-room, 15'x17' set. This movie is absolutely nothing like that movie. Jack Whitter (Dean… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: The Werewolf of Washington (1973)

PURE TERROR MONTH: Horror Rises From the Tomb (1973)

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. In preparation for my review contribution to B&S Movies’ tribute to Mill Creek’s Pure Terror 50-film… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: Horror Rises From the Tomb (1973)

Theater of Blood (1973)

Douglas Hickox, who also directed this film, was the director of one of my favorite TV movies, Blackout. This is yet another -- that's not a bad thing -- Vincent Price film where he's done wrong and must avenge himself through increasingly odder crimes. This go around, he plays Shakespearean actor Edward Kendal Sheridan Lionheart, who… Continue reading Theater of Blood (1973)