Mothra – Japan, 1961 – reviews

‘Mightiest monster in all creation!’ Mothra – original title: モスラ Mosura – is a 1961 Japanese science fiction kaiju tokusatsu feature film directed by Ishirō Honda (Matango; The Human Vapour; …

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The Couch – USA, 1961 – reviews

‘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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Mr. Sardonicus – USA, 1961 – reviews

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 Brainiac – Mexico, 1961 – reviews

The Brainiac – original title: El barón del terror (translation: “The Baron of Terror”) – is a 1961 [released 1962] Mexican horror film directed by Chano Urueta (The Witch; The Living Head; Blue Demon vs. the Satanic …

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What a Carve Up – UK, 1961 – reviews

What a Carve Up is a 1961 British comedy horror film produced by Robert S. Baker and Monty Berman (Blood of the Vampire, Jack the Ripper, The Flesh and the Fiends) and directed by Pat Jackson from a …

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Homicidal – USA, 1961 – reviews

Homicidal is a 1961 American horror thriller film produced and directed by the self-proclaimed “King of Showmanship”, William Castle. Written by Robb White, the film stars Glenn Corbett, Patricia Breslin, Eugenie Leontovich, Alan Bunce, Richard Rust, and Joan Marshall (billed as …

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The Phantom Planet – USA, 1961 – reviews

The Phantom Planet is a 1961 science fiction film directed by William Marshall and starring Dean Fredericks, Coleen Gray (The Leech Woman; The Vampire), Tony Dexter, Francis X. Bushman, Dolores Faith and includes an early role …

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Konga – UK, 1961 – reviews

‘Not since “King Kong” has the screen exploded with such mighty fury and spectacle!’ Konga is a 1961 British/American science fiction horror film directed by John Lemont from a screenplay …

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Reptilicus – Denmark, USA, 1961 – reviews

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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Night Tide – USA, 1961 – reviews

Night Tide is a 1961 American horror thriller feature film, written and directed by Curtis Harrington and starring Dennis Hopper (Queen of Blood). The title was inspired by a line in …

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Gorgo – UK, 1961 – reviews

‘Like nothing you’ve ever seen before!’ Gorgo is a 1961 British giant monster movie directed by Eugène Lourié from a screenplay by John Loring and Daniel Hyatt. It stars Bill Travers …

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The Pit and the Pendulum – USA, 1961 – reviews

‘The greatest terror tale ever told!’ The Pit and the Pendulum is a 1961 American horror feature film directed by Roger Corman, starring Vincent Price, Barbara Steele, John Kerr, and Luana Anders. The screenplay by Richard Matheson was based on Edgar Allan …

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