Family Friendly Movies http://family-friendly-movies.com Reviews of movies, TV shows, DVD's and more Thu, 25 May 2017 02:23:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 88887264 The Curse of Frankenstein http://family-friendly-movies.com/horror-movies/the-curse-of-frankenstein/ http://family-friendly-movies.com/horror-movies/the-curse-of-frankenstein/#respond Thu, 25 May 2017 02:09:01 +0000 http://family-friendly-movies.com/?p=3966 Synopsis of  Curse of Frankenstein In The Curse of Frankenstein, Baron Victor von Frankenstein is facing execution for the murders that he has committed.   He tells the story of how he came to this point, telling his story in flashback. The story of how he learned to reanimate the dead. In an act of hubris, he […]

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Godzilla Final Wars http://family-friendly-movies.com/godzilla/godzilla-final-wars/ http://family-friendly-movies.com/godzilla/godzilla-final-wars/#respond Wed, 24 May 2017 10:36:34 +0000 http://family-friendly-movies.com/?p=3947 Godzilla Final Wars (2004) Godzilla Final Wars has been described as a remake of the classic Godzilla film, Destroy All Monsters–and to a degree, this is correct. However, my first impression is that it’s more along the lines of Power Rangers meet Godzilla. Godzilla appears in a flashback during the first few minutes of the […]

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It Came from Outer Space http://family-friendly-movies.com/science-fiction/came-outer-space/ http://family-friendly-movies.com/science-fiction/came-outer-space/#respond Wed, 24 May 2017 09:32:04 +0000 http://family-friendly-movies.com/?p=3937 It Came from Outer Space (1953) starring Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake, Russell Johnson  It Came from Outer Space (1953)  – After seeing a spaceship crash into the desert, a local writer is treated like an insane person – until people start acting out of character, and heading to the old mine shaft … Synopsis of […]

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Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors http://family-friendly-movies.com/horror-movies/dr-terrors-house-horrors/ http://family-friendly-movies.com/horror-movies/dr-terrors-house-horrors/#respond Tue, 23 May 2017 12:06:40 +0000 http://family-friendly-movies.com/?p=3933 Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965) starring Peter Cushing, Neil McCallum,  Christopher Lee, Roy Castle, Max Adrian, Donald Sutherland Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors was Amicus’ first attempt at an anthology of 5 horror stories, with a very good framing device. The entire film takes place on a train, where 5 gentlemen  — total strangers […]

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Them! http://family-friendly-movies.com/monster-movie/them/ http://family-friendly-movies.com/monster-movie/them/#respond Tue, 23 May 2017 03:42:27 +0000 http://family-friendly-movies.com/?p=3927 Them! (1954) starring James Arness, James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon There are certain movie cliches, and the 1950’s is possibly best known for the science fiction ““giant monster” movie (ie. Kaiju). It often served as a morality story, about the dangers of atomic energy, unexpected consequences, and fear of the future, using ordinary animals that have […]

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The Cabinet of Caligari (1962) http://family-friendly-movies.com/drama/cabinet-caligari-1962/ http://family-friendly-movies.com/drama/cabinet-caligari-1962/#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 23:54:34 +0000 http://family-friendly-movies.com/?p=3920 The Cabinet of Caligari (1962), starring Glynis Johns  First off, it needs to be noted that this is not a remake of the classic horror film.  It is, instead, more of a psychological thriller.  The Cabinet of Dr. Calibari begins with young Jane (played by the lovely Glynis Johns – the mother in  Mary Poppins, […]

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The Monster and the Girl http://family-friendly-movies.com/horror-movies/the-monster-and-the-girl/ http://family-friendly-movies.com/horror-movies/the-monster-and-the-girl/#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 11:59:02 +0000 http://family-friendly-movies.com/?p=3917 The Monster and the Girl (1941) starring George Zucco, Ellen Drew, Phillip Terry, Robert Paige, Paul Lukas The Monster and the Girl is a very good “B” movie, well acted, with a cast that the audience cares about. It begins as a courtroom drama, only to pivot to a horror movie. It begins by telling […]

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Werewolf of London http://family-friendly-movies.com/horror-movies/werewolf-of-london/ http://family-friendly-movies.com/horror-movies/werewolf-of-london/#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 10:58:13 +0000 http://family-friendly-movies.com/?p=3913 Werewolf of London (1935), starring Henry Hull, Warner Oland,  Valerie Hobson In Universal Picture’s first werewolf film, the 1935 Werewolf of London, there are several themes woven together. One is simply that of a scientist seeking to expand knowledge — Dr. Wilfrid Glendon (Henry Hull), who’s traveling in Tibet, looking for a legendary flower. In […]

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The Picture of Dorian Gray http://family-friendly-movies.com/drama/picture-dorian-gray/ http://family-friendly-movies.com/drama/picture-dorian-gray/#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 10:25:31 +0000 http://family-friendly-movies.com/?p=3906 The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) starring  George Sanders,  Hurd Hatfield, Angela Lansbury, Donna Reed, Peter Lawford The Picture of Dorian Gray is one of the great movies — about a young man who, after an off-hand wish, finds himself unaging, with age — and corruption — affecting his portrait, but he himself is apparently […]

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The Deadly Mantis http://family-friendly-movies.com/monster-movie/the-deadly-mantis/ http://family-friendly-movies.com/monster-movie/the-deadly-mantis/#respond Mon, 22 May 2017 02:21:38 +0000 http://family-friendly-movies.com/?p=3902 The Deadly Mantis  (1952) starring Craig Stevens, Alix Talton, William Hopper Synopsis of  The Deadly Mantis When a giant, prehistoric praying mantis is released from its’ icy grave, it revives and starts looking for food–and the only food in the Arctic are the various military people and researchers posted there, leaving very no living survivors […]

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