CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: Messiah of Evil (1973)

Between great design, reviews of junk food and lots of great info on the artists behind horror movie posters, there's a lot to love about the site Camera Viscera. Here's one more: Doc, the creator of the site, has sent this article on Messiah of Evil! The best word to describe Messiah of Evil (really, the… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: Messiah of Evil (1973)

CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: A Bell from Hell (1973)

What happens when a young man is released from an insane asylum and returns home? Well, he goes for revenge on his aunt and her three daughters, the ones who stole his insurance when they claimed he had gone crazy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z8qlsoIVtFA This is another part of the Avco Embassy's Nightmare Theater package syndicated for television… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: A Bell from Hell (1973)

CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: Scream Bloody Murder (1973)

As Matthew watches his father work on a tractor, he decides to turn it on and kill him with it, all at the cost of his own left hand. Yes, we're not even at the credits yet and Scream Bloody Murder -- the first motion picture to be called gore-nography! -- is already insane. Matthew grows… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: Scream Bloody Murder (1973)

CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: Medusa (1973)

In Greece, a stewardess is murdered by a masked maniac, with the authorities feeling like it can only be one of two people: a drunken American playboy (George Hamilton) and a murderous gangster (Cameron Mitchell). Yes, the Mill Creek Chilling Classics set really knows how to give you quite the mix of films! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwNAPOvJo7w According to… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: Medusa (1973)

The Student Teachers (1973)

Man, these student teachers. They're changing the old ways of high school and making it better -- well, maybe more interesting -- for the hip now generation. The sequel to Roger Corman's The Student Nurses, this movie is all about the issues, man. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZvCFfKQfjs Directed and co-written by Jonathan Kaplan, who would go on to direct The Accused,… Continue reading The Student Teachers (1973)

GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)

Originally airing on Wednesday, October 10, 1973 -- and also known as Nightmare in Europe -- 45 years have done nothing to hide to hide the weirdness and ability to frighten that this TV movie possesses. Sally Farnum (Kim Darby, who started her career in True Grit and has appeared in memorable roles in Better Off Dead and Halloween: The… Continue reading GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)

EVEN MORE FUCKED UP FUTURES: Soylent Green (1973)

As we were rewatching this film last week, Becca said, "It always seems so hot in this movie, everyone is sweating all the time." And I replied, "Yeah. We're kind of living in it now." Yep, other than turning people into food and my stairwells being filled with sleeping people, the world of Soylent Green feels like… Continue reading EVEN MORE FUCKED UP FUTURES: Soylent Green (1973)

Encounter with the Unknown (1973)

Harry Thomason and his wife, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason created TV's Designing Women and were a 1990's power couple, playing a major role in getting President Bill Clinton elected. But way before that, he wrote and directed this Rod Serling narrated film. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIqeEdM-nAM This movie presents its tales as true, set up by not one narrator, but two. Yes, Rod… Continue reading Encounter with the Unknown (1973)