TOWER OF LONDON (1939) Reviews and overview

Tower of London is a 1939 American historical and quasi-horror film produced and directed by Rowland V. Lee (Son of Frankenstein) from a screenplay by his brother Robert N. Lee for Universal Pictures. It …

Read More

The Raven – USA, 1963 – reviews

‘A macabre masterpiece of terror!’ The Raven is a 1963 American comedy horror feature film produced and directed by Roger Corman. The movie stars Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Boris …

Read More

Ghoul – folklore

A ghoul is a folkloric monster or evil spirit associated with graveyards and consuming human flesh, often classified as undead. The oldest surviving literature that mentions ghouls is likely One …

Read More

BLACK FRIDAY (1940) Reviews and overview

  ‘A man-made monster is on the loose!’ Black Friday is a 1940 American science fiction-crime-horror Universal Pictures film directed by Arthur Lubin (Hold That Ghost; Phantom of the Opera). It …

Read More

MADHOUSE (1973) reviews and overview

‘If stark terror were ecstasy… living here would be sheer bliss!’ Madhouse is a 1973 (released 1974) British horror feature film directed by Jim Clark for Amicus Productions in association …

Read More

The Mad Genius – USA, 1931 – reviews

The Mad Genius (1931) is an all-talking pre-code horror drama film produced and distributed by Warner Bros. and directed by Michael Curtiz. The film stars John Barrymore, Marian Marsh, Donald Cook, Charles Butterworth, and in small roles, Boris Karloff and Frankie Darro. The film …

Read More

Bedlam – USA, 1946 – overview and reviews

Bedlam is a 1946 American horror feature film starring Boris Karloff and Anna Lee. It was the last in a series of stylish horror B films produced by Val Lewton (who also wrote the screenplay under the pseudonym Carlos …

Read More

Castle Films – 8mm home movie distributor

Castle Films was a home-movie distributor founded in California by former newsreel cameraman Eugene W. Castle in 1924. The company originally produced business and advertising films. In 1937, Castle branched out into 8mm and 16mm home movies, buying newsreel …

Read More

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 …

Read More

THE MUMMY (1932) Reviews and overview

‘A love that defied time drives a beautiful girl to her doom’ The Mummy is a 1932 American supernatural horror film from Universal Studios directed by former cinematographer Karl Freund …

Read More

Mad Monster Party? – USA, 1967 – reviews

Mad Monster Party? is a 1967 American animated comedy film directed by Jules Bass and written by Mad Magazine creator Harvey Kurtzman. It was produced by Rankin/Bass Productions for Embassy Pictures. Although promoted …

Read More