BUG (1975) Reviews and overview

Producer William Castle’s Bug will be unleashed on Blu-ray for the first time via Scream Factory on March 10th, 2020. Extras will be announced nearer the release date. In the …

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THIR13EN GHOSTS (2001) Reviews and overview

‘This Halloween. Evil has multiplied.’ Thirteen Ghosts – stylized as Thir13en Ghosts – is a 2001 Canadian-American supernatural horror film about a glass mansion filled with… ghosts! Directed by Steve …

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MR. SARDONICUS (1961) Reviews and overview

Mr. Sardonicus is a 1961 American horror film produced, directed and introduced by William Castle (Homicidal; House on Haunted Hill; 13 Ghosts; et al). The screenplay was by Ray Russell (Incubus; The …

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THE NIGHT WALKER (1964) Reviews and overview

‘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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MACABRE (1958) Reviews and overview

Macabre is a 1958 American horror mystery thriller film produced and directed by William Castle (Strait-Jacket; Mr. Sardonicus; House on Haunted Hill) from a screenplay by Robb White (Homicidal; 13 Ghosts; …

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Recommended movies

The movies in the following list are those that MOVIES and MANIA suggests are better than the average genre fare and well-worth viewing. The Abominable Doctor Phibes – Robert Fuest, …

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INCARNATE (2016) Reviews and overview

‘Faith has failed us’ Incarnate is a 2016 American supernatural horror feature film directed by Brad Peyton from a screenplay by Ronnie Christensen (Monster!). It follows “an unconventional exorcist who can tap into …

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MATINEE (1993) Reviews and overview

Matinee is a 1993 comedy film directed by Joe Dante (Burying the Ex; Trapped Ashes; Gremlins; The Howling; Piranha) from a screenplay by Jerico Stone (My Stepmother Is an Alien) and …

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13 GHOSTS (1960) Reviews and overview

13 Ghosts is a 1960 supernatural American horror film directed by William Castle (Homicidal; The Tingler; Mr. Sardonicus) from a screenplay by Robb White (Macabre; The House on Haunted Hill). The Columbia …

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THE DARKNESS (2014) Reviews and overview

‘Evil comes home’ The Darkness – formerly 6 Miranda Drive – is a 2014 American supernatural horror film directed by Greg McLean (Wolf Creek) from a screenplay co-written with Shane Krause and …

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TASTE OF FEAR (1961) Reviews and overview

‘The motion picture shocker of the year!’ Taste of Fear is a 1961 British horror thriller film directed by Seth Holt (Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb) and shot in black-and-white by Douglas Slocombe, …

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DEVIL’S DUE (2014) Reviews and overview

Devil’s Due is a 2014 American supernatural horror feature film directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett (V/H/S), from a screenplay by Lindsay Devlin. The movie stars Allison Miller, Zach Gilford, Sam Anderson, Aimee Carrero, Vanessa Ray and Robert Belushi. The …

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HOMICIDAL (1961) Reviews and overview

Homicidal is a 1961 American horror-thriller feature film produced and directed by the self-proclaimed “King of Showmanship”, William Castle. Written by Robb White, the film stars Glenn Corbett, Patricia Breslin, …

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SHANKS (1974) Reviews and overview

Shanks is a 1974 American horror film about a puppeteer able to manipulate dead bodies like puppets. Mime Marcel Marceau, in his first major film role, plays the titular Malcolm …

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STRAIT-JACKET (1964) Reviews and overview

Strait-Jacket is a 1963 American horror 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 regular George Kennedy (Death Ship, …

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ROSEMARY’S BABY (1968) Reviews and overview

Rosemary’s Baby is a 1968 American psychological horror film written and directed by Roman Polanski, based on the bestselling 1967 novel by Ira Levin (The Stepford Wives). The cast includes Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Maurice Evans, Sidney Blackmer and Charles Grodin. It was …

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