THE LAST HOUSE ON DEAD END STREET (1973) Reviews and overview

‘It’s back! The evil that had you screaming… It’s only a movie!’ The Last House on Dead End Street is a 1973 horror feature film. It was originally released in …

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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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The Ghoul – UK, 1933 – reviews

‘Weird happenings in a house of mystery…’ The Ghoul is a 1933 British horror feature film starring Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, and renowned thespian, Ralph Richardson, making his film debut. Although often mentioned in the …

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Corruption – UK, 1967 – reviews

Corruption is a 1967 British science fiction horror feature film directed by Robert Hartford-Davis from a screenplay by Derek Ford (Don’t Open Till Christmas, The Urge to Kill) and Donald Ford. It …

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MARTIN (1976) Reviews and overview

‘He could be the boy next door…’ Martin is a 1976 American horror feature film directed by George A. Romero. Chronologically, it was made between The Crazies and Dawn of the Dead.  Romero …

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DRACULA (1931) Reviews and overview

Dracula is a 1931 horror film directed by Tod Browning and starring Bela Lugosi as the title character. The film was produced by Universal and is based on the 1924 stage play Dracula by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston, which in turn is based …

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Jack P. Pierce – makeup artist

Jack P. Pierce (born Janus Piccoula; May 5, 1889 – July 19, 1968) was a Hollywood makeup artist most famous for creating the iconic makeup worn by Boris Karloff in Universal Studios’ 1931 adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, along with various …

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REPTILICUS (1961) Reviews and overview

Reptilicus, a 1961 giant monster film about a prehistoric reptile, is a Danish-American co-production, produced by American International Pictures and Saga Studios, and is—upon close examination—two distinctly different films helmed by two different directors. …

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The Mummy – USA, 1932 – reviews

‘A love that defied time drives a beautiful girl to her doom’ The Mummy is a 1932 supernatural horror film from Universal Studios directed by former cinematographer Karl Freund and starring Boris Karloff (billed as ‘Karloff the …

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Tarantula – USA, 1955 – overview and reviews

‘Giant spider strikes! Crawling terror 100 feet high!’ Tarantula is a 1955 American science fiction horror feature film directed by Jack Arnold (The Incredible Shrinking Man; Creature from the Black Lagoon; It Came from …

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Reggie Nalder – actor

Alfred Reginald Natzick aka Reggie Nalder/Detlef Van Berg/Detlas Van Burg There are actors who look and act unconventionally – Lon Chaney Snr., Dwight Frye, right up to Steve Buscemi and Ron …

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The Invisible Man (1933) reviews and overview

The Invisible Man is a 1933 science fiction film based on H. G. Wells’ science fiction novel The Invisible Man, published in 1897, as adapted by R. C. Sherriff, Philip Wylie and Preston Sturges, whose work was considered unsatisfactory and who …

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BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935) Reviews and overview

‘The monster demands a mate!’ Bride of Frankenstein is a 1935 American horror film, and the first sequel to Frankenstein (1931). It was directed by James Whale and stars Boris Karloff as The Monster, Elsa Lanchester in the dual role of his …

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