The Raven

The Raven (1963) starring Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Jack Nicholson, Hazel Court
The Raven (1963) starring Vincent Price, Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, Jack Nicholson, Hazel Court In short,  The Raven is one of the funniest movies that I’ve ever seen, in any genre. It has some truly scary moments as well, and gives some of the best horror actors of...
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Tarantula

Tarantula! John Agar, Maria Corday, Leo G. Carroll
Tarantula! (1955) John Agar, Maria Corday, Leo G. Carroll   You can run and you can hide but there is no escaping the sci-fi classic Tarantula about a science experiment gone horribly wrong! When biochemist Leo G. Carroll decides to feed the world by using a special growth formula...
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The Day Mars Invaded Earth

The Day Mars Invaded Earth (1963), starring Kent Taylor, Marie Windsor
The Day Mars Invaded Earth (1963), starring Kent Taylor, Marie Windsor   The Day Mars Invaded Earth isn’t a cheesy monster movie — but a subtle one. It’s an invasion that happens so gradually, that the characters, and the audience, isn’t sure at first that anything is going on....
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The Selling of Scarry Manor

The Selling of Scarry Manor (2011) starring Gabriel Diani, Janet Varney, Jonathan Klein Yesterday, I ran across a movie titled  The Selling on the Chiller cable network. Normally, I don’t bother watching Chiller.  It tends to have the blood spewing, goriness that I don’t care for in modern horror movies.  But...
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World (1960) starring Michael Rennie, Claude Rains, Jill St. John, Fernando Lamas
movie review of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Lost World (1960) starring Michael Rennie, Claude Rains, Jill St. John, Fernando Lamas This is the Irwin Allen version of the movie, where the “dinosaurs” are plainly lizards with fins and horns attached, making the “frightening” monsters laughable. And that’s...
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Yongary, monster from the deep

Yongary, Monster From the Deep (1967) aka Taekoesu Yonggary
Yongary, Monster From the Deep (1967) aka Taekoesu Yonggary  It should be said up front that  Yongary, Monster From the Deep is an imitation of Godzilla. A funny, delightful, cheesy imitation, but still an imitation. The basic plot is very familiar. It has a prehistoric monster awakened, causing...
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Plan 9 from Outer Space [Ed Wood]

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) starring Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Vampira, directed by Ed Wood
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) starring Bela Lugosi, Tor Johnson, Vampira, directed by Ed Wood  What can be said about Plan 9 from Outer Space that hasn’t already been said? It’s clearly the cheesiest of cheesy monster movies. It’s been considered for many years the worst movie that has ever been...
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The Curse of the Werewolf

Oliver Reed as the titular werewolf in Curse of the Werewolf
Synopsis for  Curse of the Werewolf  Curse of the Werewolf begins with a beggar arriving at a deserted town.  There a cruel Marques is celebrating his wedding at his castle.   After being humiliated by the Marques, the beggar is imprisoned in the dungeon and forgotten.  His only human contact...
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The Body Snatcher [Boris Karloff]

The Body Snatcher - Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi - movie poster
The Body Snatcher  (1945) starring Boris Karloff, Henry Daniell, Bela Lugosi The Body Snatcher is considered by many to be Boris Karloff’s finest role–and they may well be right.   Unlike what the trailer for the movie says, this is not a team-up between Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi....
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Godzilla (1998) starring Matthew Broderick

American Godzilla (1998), starring Matthew Broderick
movie review of  Godzilla  (1998) starring Matthew Broderick Matthew Broderick stars in  Godzilla (1998), which was originally supposed to be the first of a trilogy of films.   However,  film critics were merciless in their criticism of the film. And the American movie public didn’t disagree.   The...
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