Title: Ganja + Hess Director(s): Bill Gunn Year: 1973 Producer(s): Chiz Schultz Starring: Duane Jones, Marlene Clark and Bill Gunn There are 3 Parts: Victim, Survival, Live - Stabbed 3x in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost - References to black culture/black church culture - Our introduction to Hess (Jones) … Continue reading Ganja & Hess; The Notes Edition
The first five minutes had me. The opening credits looking like spoilers and I thought, oh, they are going this route? And then, the scene breaks a wall and it’s… a movie? WHAT. I’m talking about 1973’s (released in 74) The House of Seven Corpses. Not to be confused with House of 1000 Corpses (Zombie) … Continue reading SoH Reviews: The House of Seven Corpses
2019 was the year of first watching for me. Movies you have heard of but never saw, releases of new, older classics, I pushed myself out of a “comfort zone” and watched films I never thought I’d get the chance to see. Thanks to Prime, Shudder, my ever growing collection in horror media (dvds, vhs), … Continue reading 2019 Horror Watchlist!
October 2019 was the month of watching a lot of classic or unconventional horror but I wanted to share the films I watched and enjoyed this October. I didn’t do 31 films, I did not have time for that with my work schedule so I tried squeezing in as much as I could. These are … Continue reading October Viewer Party!
Title: Phantasm Year: 1979 Dir.: Don Coscarelli Producer(s): D.A. Coscarelli Writer(s): Don Coscarelli Company: New Breed Productions, AVCO Embassy Pictures Starring: Angus Scrimm, Michael Baldwin, Bill Thornbury, Reggie Bannister, and Kathy Lester While typing this out, I heard the score of Phantasm in my head. I also hummed along. But let’s get one thing straight: … Continue reading Phantasm; if this one doesn’t scare you, you’re already dead.
Title: Carrie Year: 1976 Dir.: Brian de Palma Producer(s): Paul Manosh Writer(s): Lawrence D. Cohen (screenplay), “Carrie” novel by Stephen King Company: United Artists Starring: Sissy Spacek, William Katt, John Travolta, Piper Laurie How could I have forgotten Carrie? It’s one of the few Stephen King films that I’ve seen and read with its novelization. … Continue reading Carrie; take Carrie to the prom, I dare you!
Title: Dawn of the Dead Year: 1978 Dir.: George A. Romero Producer(s): Richard P. Rubenstein Writer(s): George A. Romero, collaboration with Dario Argento Company: United Film Distribution Company, Laurel Group Inc. Starring: Ken Foree, David Emge, Scott Reiniger, Gaylen Ross It’s funny how I’m discussing this film before the original (first part in the Dead … Continue reading Dawn of the Dead; when there’s no more room in hell, the dead will walk the earth.
Title: Black Christmas Year: 1974 Dir.: Bob Clark Producer(s): Bob Clark Writer(s): A. Roy Moore Company: Ambassador Film Distributors, Warner Bros. Starring: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Marian Waldman and John Saxon. Another Christmas/holiday themed movie in a row. This is one of those briefer, shorter posts because the cool cinematography bits … Continue reading Black Christmas; if this movie doesn’t make your skin crawl, it’s on too tight.
Title: Halloween Year: 1978 Dir.: John Carpenter Producer(s): Debra Hill Writer(s): John Carpenter, Debra Hill Company: Compass International Starring: Donald Pleasance, Jamie Lee Curtis, PJ Soles, Nancy Loomis. So. We’ve arrived at one of the big juggernauts of horror. Even if you’re not a fan of horror, you know the big ones: Friday the 13th, … Continue reading Halloween; the night he came home.
Title: Alice, Sweet Alice Year: 1976 Dir.: Alfred Sole Producer(s): Edward Salier Writer(s): Alfred Sole, Rosemary Ritvo Company: Allied Artists Starring: Linda Miller, Paula Sheppard, Lillian Roth, Brooke Shields (first film), Niles McNaster and Jane Lowry. A movie about family. A movie about sibling rivalry. A movie about religion. A movie that’s a whodunit with … Continue reading Alice, Sweet Alice; Prey for Her.