The Deadly Mantis – USA, 1957 – reviews

‘This was the day that engulfed the world in terror…’ The Deadly Mantis is a 1957 American science fiction monster movie produced by William Alland for Universal-International Pictures. It was directed by Nathan Juran (The Brain …

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Rip Torn – actor

American actor Rip Torn has passed away peacefully in his home, aged 88 years-old, his representatives have confirmed. Born in Temple, Texas in 1931, Torn made the move to Hollywood …

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The White Reindeer – Finland, 1952

The White Reindeer – original title: Valkoinen peura – is a 1952 Finnish folk horror feature film directed by Erik Blomberg from a screenplay co-written with Mirjami Kuosmanen. The production …

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Julie Adams – actress

Actress Julie Adams has died aged ninety-two. She is best known to horror fans as the love interest of the Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954). Confirmation of her demise …

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It Conquered the World – USA, 1956 – reviews

‘Every man its prisoner… every woman its slave!’ It Conquered the World is a 1956 American science fiction horror feature film, produced and directed by Roger Corman from a screenplay by Lou Rusoff and [uncredited] …

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Ed Gein – grave robber and serial killer

Edward Theodore “Ed” Gein (August 8, 1906 – July 26, 1984) was an American murderer and body snatcher. His crimes, committed around his hometown of Plainfield, Wisconsin, gathered widespread notoriety after authorities discovered Gein had exhumed corpses from local graveyards and …

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Dick Miller – actor

Dick Miller, the legendary actor who most famously played would-be beatnik artist Walter Paisley in Roger Corman’s A Bucket of Blood (1959), has died aged ninety years-old. Miller is survived by …

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The Strange Door – USA, 1951 – reviews

‘Robert Louis Stevenson’s masterpiece of terror!’ The Strange Door is a 1951 American gothic thriller feature film directed by Joseph Pevney (The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries: ‘Voodoo Doll’); The Munsters – …

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The Giant Claw – USA, 1957 – reviews

‘Flying beast out of prehistoric skies!’ The Giant Claw is a 1957 American science fiction monster feature film directed by Fred F. Sears (The Werewolf) from a screenplay by Samuel Newman and Paul Gangelin. …

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The Mole People – USA, 1956 – reviews

‘Terrifying… monsters from a lost age!’ The Mole People is a 1956 American science fiction horror feature film directed by Virgil W. Vogel (The Land Unknown) from a screenplay by László Görög (The Spider). …

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The Screaming Skull – USA, 1958 – reviews

‘The tortured ghost who claimed vengeance in the bride’s bedroom’ The Screaming Skull is a 1958 American horror feature film, written and produced by John Kneubuhl (Two on a Guillotine), inspired by the short …

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