The Nesting – USA, 1981 – overview and reviews

‘Buy this house… and mortgage your life!’ The Nesting – aka Phobia and Massacre Mansion – is a 1981 American horror feature film directed and co-written by Armand Weston. The movie stars Robin Groves, Christopher Loomis, …

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YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN (1974) Reviews and overview

Young Frankenstein is a 1974 American horror-comedy film directed by Mel Brooks and starring Gene Wilder as the title character, a descendant of the infamous Doctor Victor Frankenstein. The supporting cast includes Teri Garr, Cloris Leachman, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, Madeline Kahn, Kenneth …

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Gargoyles (1972) reviews and overview

Gargoyles is a 1972 American made-for-television supernatural horror feature film directed by Bill L. Norton from a screenplay written by Stephen and Elinor Karpf (Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell). The …

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GODZILLA (1978 – 1981) Animated TV series

Godzilla is a 30-minute animated series co-produced between Hanna-Barbera Productions and Toho in 1978 and aired on NBC in the United States and TV Tokyo in Japan. The series is an animated adaptation of the Japanese Godzilla films produced by Toho. It continued to air until 1981. Derided by many aficionados …

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The Hand – USA, 1981 – overview and reviews

The Hand is a 1981 psychological horror feature film written and directed by Oliver Stone (Seizure), based on the novel The Lizard’s Tail by Marc Brandell. The movie stars Michael Caine, Andrea Marcovicci and Annie McEnroe. …

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Rondo Hatton – actor

Rondo Hatton was born with a genetic condition, that of acromegaly which affects the pituitary gland (not the last actor to be afflicted – Richard Kiel – most famous as …

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The Brute Man – USA, 1946

The Brute Man is a 1946 American horror thriller film starring Rondo Hatton as the Creeper, a murderer seeking revenge against the people he holds responsible for the disfigurement of his face. Directed …

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Basil Kirchin – composer

In England, jazz drummer Basil Kirchin had established himself as a reliable hand to bandleaders such as Ted Heath, belting out resolutely British jazz stylings to 1950s ‘cats’. Although his …

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Werewolf of London (1935) reviews and overview

Werewolf of London is a 1935 horror film starring Henry Hull, produced by Universal Pictures. Review: Aristocratic botanist, Dr Glendon (Hull), ventures into the foothills of Tibet to search for the elusive Mariphasa Lumina …

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Night Must Fall (1964) reviews and overview

‘The lusty brawling star of Tom Jones goes psycho!’ Night Must Fall is a 1964 British feature film directed by Karel Reisz (Saturday Night and Sunday Morning) from a screenplay written by Clive Exton. It …

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London After Midnight (1927) reviews and overview

London After Midnight  aka The Hypnotist is a 1927 silent mystery film with horror overtones produced and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film stars Lon Chaney (The Unknown), Marceline Day, Conrad Nagel, Henry B. Walthall, and Polly Moran and was directed by Tod Browning. It is …

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Slaughterhouse – USA, 1987 – reviews

‘Buddy has an axe to grind. A big axe.’ Slaughterhouse – aka Bacon Bits and Pig Farm Massacre – is a 1987 American comedy horror film written and directed by Rick Roessler. The movie …

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