KONGA (1961) Reviews and overview

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

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MOTHRA (1961) Reviews and overview

‘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 (1961) Reviews and overview

‘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 (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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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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WHAT A CARVE UP (1961) Reviews and overview

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 (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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REPTILICUS (1961) Reviews and overview

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

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GORGO (1961) Reviews and overview

‘Like nothing you’ve ever seen before!’ Gorgo is a 1961 British giant monster movie directed by Eugène Lourié (The Giant Behemoth; The Colossus of New York; The Beast from 20,000 …

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THE PIT AND THE PENDULUM (1961) Reviews and overview

‘The greatest terror tale ever told!’ The Pit and the Pendulum is a 1961 American horror 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 Poe‘s short …

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THE MASK aka EYES OF HELL (1961) Reviews and overview

The Mask – re-released as Eyes of Hell and The Spooky Movie Show – is a 1961 Canadian horror film produced in 3-D by Warner Bros. It was directed by Julian Roffman, and stars Paul Stevens, Claudette Nevins, and Bill Walker. It was shot in Toronto, Ontario and …

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