Tag Archives: 1970s

Carrie (1976)

It seems to be a basic truth in movies that any horror film of any renown that was made before the year 2000 will get a remake after it. Series, one-offs, cult classics, major hits… doesn’t matter, so long as … Continue reading

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Madhouse (1974)

It’s always a pleasure to watch a film where the actors love their work. And when it comes to B-grade horror movies, few people loved their work as much — or were half as good — as Vincent Price and … Continue reading

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Phantasm

I always like to wait at least one night between watching a horror movie and reviewing it, just in case the film actually succeeds at giving me nightmares (so far, none has.) In the case of Phantasm, however, I waited … Continue reading

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The Rescuers

The Rescuers is another of those films lost to the fog of my childhood memory. It was originally released in 1977, and then was re-released in 1983 and 1989 (this being back when Disney regularly re-released films to theatres, and … Continue reading

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The Stone Killer

It’s a truism in Hollywood that if somebody has a successful film, somebody else is going to try to imitate it. It’s often lamented today, what with the internet providing a greater amount of movie discussion, but it predates the … Continue reading

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Favorite Films: Monty Python and the Holy Grail

“Look, my liege!” “Camelot!” “Camelot!” “Camelot!” “It’s only a model.” The 1960s brought together a unique troupe of British comedians who would end up becoming known the world over for their sketch comedy. Graduates of Oxford University and Cambridge University, … Continue reading

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Favorite Films: Star Wars

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…. Star Wars is a film that virtually everybody in western civilization recognizes, and just about everybody has seen. From the vantage point of 2012, the film’s 35th anniversary, it almost … Continue reading

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Dog Day Afternoon

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. It’s an old phrase — coined by Mark Twain according to most sources — and just occasionally it seems to be true. Certainly that seems to apply to the film Dog Day Afternoon; released … Continue reading

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Solaris (1972)

When I decided to watch Solaris, I knew only a handful of things about it. I knew that it was from 1972, and had been remade in 2002, as an American film starring George Clooney. I knew that it was … Continue reading

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Alien

Yet another film that has caused more than a few people to ask me “How have you not seen that yet?”, Alien has long been regarded as both a classic science-fiction film and a classic horror film. The film brought … Continue reading

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