BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: Tentacles (1977)

Somehow, Ovidio Assonitis (Beyond the Door, Madhouse, The Visitor) must have had pictures of people in Hollywood in very compromising positions. How else could he have gotten Hollywood royalty like Henry Fonda, Shelley Winters and John Huston to appear in a movie about a giant killer octopus? Want to know how far Assonitis went to rip off Jaws? The… Continue reading BASTARD PUPS OF JAWS: Tentacles (1977)

LOST TV WEEK: Dead of Night (1977)

Much like Trilogy of Terror, Dead of Night is made up of tales written by Richard Matheson (the first segment is based on a Jack Finney story) in a portmanteau format. Originally airing on March 29, 1977, this TV movie is not as well remembered. There are three stories: "Second Chance," where Ed Begley Jr. buys… Continue reading LOST TV WEEK: Dead of Night (1977)

LOST TV WEEK: The Possessed (1977)

Originally airing on May 7, 1977, The Possessed is the kind of movie where you say, "This would be a good series." That's because it's a back door pilot for a show that never happened. I really wish that it would have. Kevin Leahy (James Farentino) is a Catholic priest who has fallen from his faith. He… Continue reading LOST TV WEEK: The Possessed (1977)

LOST TV WEEK: Good Against Evil (1977)

Originally airing on May 22, 1977, this attempt at a weekly series comes from director Paul Wendkos (The Mephisto Waltz, Secrets, Haunts of the Very Rich) and Hammer veteran Jimmy Sangster (The Legacy; Scream, Pretty Peggy; Horror of Dracula; The Revenge of Frankenstein). I was really excited about the potential of this one, which promises from its Amazon listing… Continue reading LOST TV WEEK: Good Against Evil (1977)

LOST TV WEEK: Spectre (1977)

Originally airing on May 21, 1977, this show was co-written by Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek writer Samuel A. Peebles and directed by Clive Donner (What's New Pussycat, the Get Smart reboot The Nude Bomb (which had Sylvia Kristel in it!) and the 1981 Charlie Chan reboot Charlie Chan and the Curse of the Dragon Queen). William Sebastian (Robert Culp, I Spy, The Greatest… Continue reading LOST TV WEEK: Spectre (1977)


John S Berry is back with another entry in this month's Chilling Classics event. He's been watching a lot of Big Japan wrestling, which I can totally respect, and has a lot of cool things to say about one of my favorite movies ever. Seriously, I could watch this one every single day of the… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: Cathy’s Curse (1977)


This entry was written by Bill Van Ryn, the man behind the always stupendous Groovy Doom and Drive-In Asylum. Bill knows more about movies than almost anyone I've ever met and is always there with an answer to my questions, no matter how trivial or dumb they may be. A popular vacation spot, desperate for tourist… Continue reading CHILLING CLASSICS MONTH: Snowbeast (1977)

End of the World (1977)

Bill from Groovy Doom and Drive-In Asylum always jokes about movies where nothing happens as being his favorite movies. If that's true, he must absolutely adore this movie. Christopher Lee, the main selling point of this movie, said, "Some of the films I've been in I regret making. I got conned into making these pictures in… Continue reading End of the World (1977)