CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: Devil Times Five

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

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 6: Legacy of Satan (1974)

Day 6 of the Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge is here. The theme? 666. El Dia De La Bestia: The more Satanic, the better. Well, this one is a Satanic movie made by a pornographer, so why not pile all of our sins in at once? That pornographer is writer and director Gerard Damiano (Deep Throat). This… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 6: Legacy of Satan (1974)

GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: Killdozer (1974)

Originally airing on February 2, 1974 on ABC, this Theodore Spurgeon adaption answers the question we've all been asking: "Who would win in a fight to the death – a man or a bulldozer?" Sure, a mysterious meteorite is behind it all, but this one's really all about machine on man violence. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vU73kzrhWig This one has… Continue reading GRANDSON OF MADE FOR TV MOVIE WEEK: Killdozer (1974)

2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 2: Phase IV (1974)

We're on day 2 of the Scarecrow Video Psychotronic Challenge! The rules for today? DAY 2: SHE BITES: Scientists should not fool with mother nature but they do and bad things happen. I've always wanted to watch Phase IV, the lone directorial effort of famed graphic designer and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Saul Bass. Bass was best known for his… Continue reading 2018 Scarecrow Psychotronic Challenge Day 2: Phase IV (1974)

Spasmo (1974)

Giallo intrigues me because you often have an unreliable narrator whose credibility has been seriously compromised. In a 1981 study, William Riggan analyzed several types of unreliable narrators and in this film, I feel that we're dealing with one of those types, the madman. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyiLMz0xM5I We open on a couple who is getting ready to… Continue reading Spasmo (1974)

Frightmare (1974) vs. Frightmare (1983)

There are two movies named Frightmare. Both are enjoyable on their own merits, despite the fact that Prism re-released the 1974 film as a sequel to the 1983 one, which makes no sense. Whether you choose an older British cannibal or a movie star who seems to defy death, both films are quite entertaining. Consider… Continue reading Frightmare (1974) vs. Frightmare (1983)

MORE FUCKED UP FUTURES: Chosen Survivors (1974)

Hours before a nuclear attack, couples that have been matched by computer are taken to an underground shelter so they can eventually repopulate the Earth. A great plan, if it wasn't for the vampire bats! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3KURv9ftyQ Starring Jackie Cooper (Superman), Richard Jaeckel (Grizzly), Bradford Dillman (The Swarm), Star Trek: TNG's Diana Muldaur, Lincoln Kilpatrick (who has an amazing scene… Continue reading MORE FUCKED UP FUTURES: Chosen Survivors (1974)

NORTH OF THE BORDER HORROR: Deathdream (1974)

Sure, Bob Clark did A Christmas Story. And he did Porky's. But man, did he make some dark films along the way, like Black Christmas and this one, which totally grabbed me by the throat and kept me thrilled from start to finish. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSi43oYTJ6E Andy Brooks has been killed by a sniper in Vietnam. Yet as he dies, he… Continue reading NORTH OF THE BORDER HORROR: Deathdream (1974)