Monthly Archives: October 2011

Shocktober #12 – Rosemary’s Baby

Rosemary’s Baby – 1968. Dir. Roman Polanski. Starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, and Sidney Blackmer.   I had always heard tales of how creepy this movie was. That it was truly horrifying. The story revolves around Rosemary and … Continue reading

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Shocktober #11- The Howling

The Howling – 1981. Dir. Joe Dante. Starring Dee Wallace, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, and Christopher Stone. Yet again, a movie I was always hesitant to watch. I have no idea why actually. This was another film that, for some … Continue reading

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Shocktober #10- Monster in the Closet

  Monster in the Closet  – 1986. Dir. Bob Dahlin. Starring Donald Grant, Denise DuBarry, and Henry Gibson. I had mixed feelings coming into this movie. I mean, it’s a PG horror movie. I did ZERO research into it (even … Continue reading

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Shocktober #9- The Awakening

The Awakening – 2011. Dir. Vince Rotonda. “Starring” Kevin Lowe, Luke Gannon, Brian Schaefer, and Nancy McCrumb.   Let me start by saying – “Goddamn you Netflix”. While searching through the dregs of the Netflix instant watch, my girlfriend and … Continue reading

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Shocktober #8 – The Masque of the Red Death

 The Masque of the Red Death- 1964. Dir. Roger Corman. Starring Vincent Price, Hazel Court, and Jane Asher. Dear God. Roger Corman. While Corman has made some decent films, he has more than earned his title of “The King of B-Movies”. … Continue reading

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Shockober #7- The Last Man on Earth

The Last Man on Earth- 1964. Dirs. Ubaldo Ragona, Sidney Salkow. Starring Vincent Price, Franca Bettoia, Emma Danieli, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart. Before there was 2007’s I am Legend, Before 1971’s Heston action flick Omega Man, there was the 1964 great The … Continue reading

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Shocktober #6- The Spell

The Spell – 1977. Dir. Lee Philips. Starring Lee Grant, Susan Myers, Lelia Goldoni, and Helen Hunt As soon as this movie started up, it had the greasy funk of “Made for TV” all over it. The music, opening credits, … Continue reading

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Shocktober #5- Them

Them (ils) – 2006. Dirs. David Moreau, Xavier Palud. Starring Olivia Bonamy, Michaël Cohen and Adriana Mocca   So here’s a creepy opening for a movie. Two people are in Europe. Doesn’t matter where, throw a dart at the map, … Continue reading

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Shocktober #4: H. P. Lovecraft’s Dreams in the Witch-House

  Masters of Horror: Dreams in the Witch-House – 2005. Dir. Stuart Gordon. Starring Ezra Godden, Jay Brazeau, Campbell Lane, and Chelah Horsdal. Having been relatively pleased with the Masters of Horror series last year with John Landis’ contribution to the … Continue reading

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Shocktober #3 – “Trick r’ Treat”

 Trick ‘r Treat – 2007. Dir. Michael Dougherty. Starring Anna Paquin, Brain Cox, and Dylan Baker. The theme of this years films seems to be “Movies I avoided like the plague for some reason or another”. “Trick r’ Treat” was avoided … Continue reading

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