The Black Cat

1934 Universal Pictures Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer Produced by E.M. Asher Screenplay by Peter Ruric Story by Edgar G. Ulmer/Peter Ruric  You want to know how twisted 1934’s THE BLACK CAT is? Besides the Satanism cult, human sacrifice and necrophilia fetishism? Mollyfoggin’ Bela Lugosi is the hero of this movie. Seriously. When you’re a […]

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The Innkeepers

2011 Glass Eye Pix/Magnet Releasing Written, Directed and Edited by Ti West Produced by Larry Fessenden Cinematography by Eliot Rockett Music by Jeff Grace There’s a lot of folks who are horror fans who are not going to like THE INNKEEPERS. And that’s okay. I fully understand that there’s an entire generation that has been […]

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The Shining

1980 Warner Bros. Directed and Produced by Stanley Kubrick Screenplay by Stanley Kubrick and Diane Johnson Based on the novel “The Shining” by Stephen King Cinematography by John Alcott Edited by Ray Lovejoy Music by Wendy Carlos/Rachel Elkind Hard as it to believe nowadays when THE SHINING is considered to be a horror masterpiece and […]

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The Legend Of Hell House

1973 Academy Pictures Corporation/20th Century Fox Directed by John Hough Produced by Albert Fennell Written by Richard Matheson based on his novel “Hell House” Cinematography by Alan Hume Edited by Geoffrey Foot Music by Delia Derbyshire/Brian Hodgson Plain and simple, there are the two things upon which the success and effectiveness of a haunted house […]

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House On Haunted Hill

1959 Warner Home Video Produced and Directed by William Castle Written by Robb White Music by Richard Kayne/Richard Loring/Von Dexter Cinematography by Carl E. Guthrie Edited by Ron V. Livingston Sooner or later I get asked the question: “Derrick, what’s your favorite horror movie?” and the answer I give is one that never fails to […]

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