Isle Of The Dead

1945 RKO RADIO PICTURES Directed by Mark Robson Produced by Val Lewton Written by Ardel Wray Those of you who are fans of horror movies are probably well acquainted with the career of Val Lewton. Even though he didn’t direct any of his horror movies, his unmistakable style permeates all of them. So much that […]

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Get Out

2017 Blumhouse Productions/QC Entertainment/Universal Pictures Directed and Written by Jordan Peele Produced by Jason Blum/Edward H. Hamm, Jr./Sean McKittrick/Jordan Peele Years and years ago I was having a discussion with a Caucasian friend of mine. Over copious amounts of alcoholic beverages we discussed movies and he suddenly popped up with a question that had been […]

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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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Crazy As Hell

2002 Humble Journey Films/Loose Screw Films Directed by Eriq La Salle Produced by Butch Robinson/Michael Huens Written by Jeremy Leven based on his novel: “Satan, His Psychotherapy and Cure by the Unfortunate Dr. Kassler, J.S.P.S.” See, the problem isn’t finding black characters in horror movies. There have been black characters in horror movies going all […]

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And Soon The Darkness (1970)

1970 EMI Films Directed by Robert Fuest Produced by Albert Fennell and Brian Clements Written by Brain Clements and Terry Nation AND SOON THE DARKNESS is regarded as a minor cult classic of 70’s British horror movies and now, after finally seeing it for myself I can see why.  It’s a neat, effective little horror/suspense […]

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The Other

1972 20th Century Fox Directed by Robert Mulligan Produced By Tom Tryon and Robert Mulligan Screenplay by Tom Tryon based on his novel Kids have it pretty rough in horror movies. Really they do. Either they’re the victims, being terrorized and traumatized by brutal, sadistic adults and chased by big scary monsters or they’re the […]

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