Warlock Moon (1973)

I always try to think about what movies I'd show together if I did a theme night at a theater. Warlock Moon is the kind of 1970's weirdness that would pair well with 1972's Terror House, a cannibal comedy that predates The Texas Chainsaw Massacre for its depiction of a family that eats human beings together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5tuYkELCFI You may… Continue reading Warlock Moon (1973)

The Vault of Horror (1973)

After Tales from the Crypt, where else can you go? The Haunt of Fear? How about The Vault of Horror? Roy Ward Baker was also the director of Asylum, Scars of Dracula and The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires, so that makes him absolutely perfect for this one. Strangely, none of these stories appeared in The Vault of Horror comic book. They all… Continue reading The Vault of Horror (1973)

Tales that Witness Madness (1973)

This movie may look like an Amicus movie, but make no mistake. It isn't. But I can't blame anyone that thinks that it is, thanks to its cast and director, Freddie Francis. Its wraparound story is all mental hospital, where Dr. Tremayne (Donald Pleasence) tells Dr. Nicholas (Jack Hawkins, Theater of Blood) about four very… Continue reading Tales that Witness Madness (1973)

Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood (1973)

Released with The Witch Who Came from the Sea and The Premonition as part of Arrow Video's American Horror Film Project, this movie is all about the Norris family looking for their lost son who got lost at an evil carnival. As a cover, they get jobs working in the carnival. And then things go wrong... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4kluD3xImA… Continue reading Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood (1973)

LOST TV WEEK: Poor Devil (1973)

Sammy Davis Jr. battled racism throughout his career, even from the wings of the stage as his Rat Pack cohorts would call him racist names like smokey. In an interview with Roots author Arthur Haley in Playboy, the entertainer talked about the first time he came up against his race: in the Army. He was beaten for looking… Continue reading LOST TV WEEK: Poor Devil (1973)

LOST TV WEEK: The Norliss Tapes (1973)

Occult investigator Norliss has disappeared but left behind a series of tapes (get it?) that tell the stories of his many adventures, like when he met a widow and her undead artist husband. Originally produced as a series pilot by NBC, it ended up airing as a TV movie on February 21, 1973. Written by William F. Nolan (Logan's Run, Trilogy of… Continue reading LOST TV WEEK: The Norliss Tapes (1973)

LOST TV WEEK: Baffled! (1973)

Believe it or not, there was once a time when Star Trek wasn't a movie franchise and its stars had to find other projects. For Leonard Nimoy, that meant plenty of TV movies, including this pilot for a British show that wasn't bought. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8By-fCGpiFM Race car driver Tom Kovack (Nimoy) begins to see psychic visions, causing… Continue reading LOST TV WEEK: Baffled! (1973)

CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: Dr. Tarr’s Torture Dungeon (1973)

If all Juan López Moctezuma directed was Alucarda, he'd still be celebrated. Throw in the fact that he was behind the camera for El Topo and also created this little piece of strangeness and you can see that he's someone to be celebrated. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJpwdYiNLcc A journalist has traveled to Dr. Maillard's (Claudio Brook, Alucarda, The Devil's Rain!) remote mental… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: Dr. Tarr’s Torture Dungeon (1973)