Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)

When we'd last seen Meiko Kaji's Lady Snowblood, she was passed out face down in the snow at the end of a climactic battle. Any worries or reports of her demise have been greatly exaggerated, as this film starts off with her already in the midst of a battle, as she walks toward the camera… Continue reading Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)

From Beyond the Grave (1974)

The poster for this movie states, "Every once in a while, a horror film becomes a horror classic. In 1931, Frankenstein. In 1932, Dracula. In 1968, Rosemary's Baby. In 1974, The Exorcist. This year it is...From Beyond the Grave...where death is just the beginning!" Man, talk about hyperbole! Sure, this Amicus portmanteau is good, but it went right for… Continue reading From Beyond the Grave (1974)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre is not a movie. It is a force of nature. Where Night of the Living Dead took 1960's horror past giant monsters and gothic monsters into modern concerns within the conceit of zombies. This film doesn't need to exist within the supernatural. In fact, it's so outside the realm of the unreal that… Continue reading The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)


I've been obsessed for years with the trailer and artwork for this movie. Throw in the fact that it has 70's teen idol Leif Garrett amongst its cast of pint-sized psychopaths and it seems like a recipe for my kind of movie insanity. However, I just never found the time to sit down and watch… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: Devil Times Five