Murder Obsession (1981)

Riccardo Freda was the first director of an Italian horror movie, 1956's I Vampiri. He left the production midway to have it completed by Mario Bava, which he would also do on the film Caltiki – The Immortal Monster. He's also known for Iguana with the Tongue of Fire, The Horrible Dr. Hichcock and The Ghost. Before Michael became an… Continue reading Murder Obsession (1981)

ANOTHER TAKE ON: The House by the Cemetery (1981)

Have I ever told you how much I love Lucio Fulci? Oh, I have? Like, thousands of times? Like when I talked about this movie a few years ago? And when I talked about Don't Torture a Duckling? Or when I talked about his deeper cuts, like Conquest, Murder Rock and The Devil's Honey? Aenigma, Contraband and Perversion Story? Yeah, I love… Continue reading ANOTHER TAKE ON: The House by the Cemetery (1981)

Ape Week: Planet of the Apes: The Five Telefilms from the 1974 Series (1981)

B&S Movies’ readers are already up to speed on everything ape, with the franchise’s production minutiae readily available—if you want it. But here are the basics that led to the post-Star Wars POTA movies: As result of the first four films’ box office returns—it was the Star Wars of its day—Arthur P. Jacobs, the producer… Continue reading Ape Week: Planet of the Apes: The Five Telefilms from the 1974 Series (1981)

PURE TERROR MONTH: The House by the Cemetery (1981)

About the Author: Paul Andolina is one of my favorite people to talk movies with. If you like his stuff, check out his site Wrestling with Film.  The House by the Cemetery is an Italian horror film directed by Lucio Fulci from 1981. Fulci has been a favorite director of mine since I first started watching… Continue reading PURE TERROR MONTH: The House by the Cemetery (1981)

Strange Behavior (1981)

Also known by its much more in your face title Dead Kids, Strange Behavior holds a place in New Zealand film history as the first horror movie made in the country. A homage to American horror films of the 1950s, it was intended to be part of a trilogy. However, after this movie and Strange Invaders underperformed at the… Continue reading Strange Behavior (1981)