Robert Bloch – writer

Robert Albert Bloch (April 5, 1917 – September 23, 1994) was an American fiction writer, primarily of crime, horror, fantasy and science fiction, from Milwaukee,Wisconsin. Bloch is best known as the writer of …

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The Cat Creature – USA, 1973

The Cat Creature is a 1973 American supernatural horror feature film made for television and directed by Curtis Harrington (Ruby; The Dead Don’t Die; The Killing Kind; Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?; Night Tide; …

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Suzanna Leigh – actress

Suzanna Leigh (26 July 1945 – 11 December 2017) was a British actress, primarily known for her film and television roles in the 1960s and 1970s. Born Sandra Eileen Anne Smith …

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The Couch – USA, 1961

‘An irresistible impulse to kill – an unbearable compulsion to confess’ The Couch is a 1961 [released 1962] American psychological thriller feature film directed by Owen Crump from a screenplay by Robert Bloch and a …

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The Night Walker – USA, 1964

‘Fear and fright stalk the night!’ The Night Walker is a 1964 psychological suspense thriller directed by genre specialist William Castle (Strait-Jacket; House on Haunted Hill; Macabre) from a screenplay by Robert Bloch. The …

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Asylum – UK, 1972 – reviews

Second Sight Films is releasing Limited Edition UK Blu-ray releases of the Amicus horror anthologies The House That Dripped Blood and Asylum. Each release will be presented in a box set featuring original artwork from Graham …

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Sphere horror pulp fiction

Sphere horror paperbacks were published in the UK during the 1970s and 1980s. They were hugely popular and many – such as Lust for a Vampire, Blind Terror, The Ghoul, …

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The Psychopath – UK, 1965 – reviews

‘Mother may I go out and kill?’ The Psychopath is a 1965 [released 1966] British horror thriller film directed by Freddie Francis from a screenplay by Robert Bloch (Psycho). The Amicus production stars Patrick Wymark, Margaret Johnston, Alexander Knox, and …

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Strait-Jacket – USA, 1963 – reviews

Strait-Jacket is a 1963 [released January 19, 1964] American horror feature film starring Joan Crawford (Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?) and Diane Baker in a macabre mother and daughter tale about a series of axe-murders. Horror …

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The Dead Don’t Die – USA, 1975 – reviews

The Dead Don’t Die is a 1975 made-for-television neo-noir American horror film set in the 1930s directed by Curtis Harrington (Night Tide; Whoever Slew Auntie Roo?; The Killer Bees) from a screenplay by Robert Bloch (based upon Bloch’s …

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Torture Garden – UK, 1967 – reviews

‘Where nothing grows but fear’ Torture Garden is a 1967 British anthology horror film produced by Amicus. It was directed by Freddie Francis (Tales from the Crypt; The Vampire Happening; The …

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The Skull – UK, 1965 – reviews

The Skull is a 1965 British Amicus Productions horror film directed by Freddie Francis from a screenplay by Milton Subotsky, adapted from The Skull of the Marquis de Sade, a short story by …

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Psycho II – USA, 1983 – reviews

Psycho II is a 1983 American slasher horror feature film directed by Richard Franklin (Link; Roadgames; Patrick) from a screenplay written by Tom Holland (Rock, Paper, Scissors; Child’s Play; Fright Night). It is obviously the belated …

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Psycho – USA, 1960 – reviews

Psycho is a 1960 American horror thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock (The Birds; Frenzy) and starring Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, and Janet Leigh. The screenplay by Joseph Stefano is based on the 1959 novel of the same name by Robert Bloch. …

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