Column: The Vault of Secrets: Konga (1961)

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This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2016

By Orrin Grey


Konga (1961). Directed by: John Lemont. Starring: Michael Gough, Margo Johns, Claire Gordon.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight’s film is the British answer to King Kong and a spiritual sibling (in more ways than one) to previous Vault of Secrets alum Gorgo, which was …

Orrin GreyColumn: The Vault of Secrets: Konga (1961)

Column: The Vault of Secrets: Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967)

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This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2016

By Paula R. Stiles


Yongary, Monster from the Deep (1967). Directed by: Ki-duk Kim. Starring: Yeong-il Oh, Jeong-im Name, Sun-jae Lee.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight’s film is Korea’s answer to Godzilla: Yongary, Monster from the Deep. The only version of tonight’s film that still exists …

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Cthulhu Eats the World: SOMA (video game review)

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This entry is part 3 of 3 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World 2016

By Brian M. Sammons


Welcome back, Cthulhu pals. We are continuing with the game coverage today with one of the most highly anticipated digital, downloadable horror games of 2015. It’s the follow-up to an incredibly well-liked horror game by a company known for delivering the frights time and time again. Since it’s been kept under wraps to ensure the story’s mystery, the only thing really …

Brian M. SammonsCthulhu Eats the World: SOMA (video game review)

Review: Carnacki: The Watcher at the Gate

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By Orrin Grey


Meikle, William. Carnacki: The Watcher at the Gate. Dark Renaissance (2015). Paperback: 228 pages. ISBN-13: 978-1937128753.


The pastiche is not an approach to writing that gets a lot of respect, even while more and more people are practicing pastiches, especially of writers like Lovecraft. But the pastiche – like any other pursuit – is one that can be done better or worse. Few people excel at it, especially when it comes to the Pulps and other …

Orrin GreyReview: Carnacki: The Watcher at the Gate

Column: The Vault of Secrets: The House on Skull Mountain (1974)

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2016

By Orrin Grey


The House on Skull Mountain (1974). Directed by: Ron Honthaner. Starring: Victor French, Janee Michelle, Jean Durand.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight’s film is one that I’d been meaning to watch for ages, even though I knew nothing about it, just because of that title …

Orrin GreyColumn: The Vault of Secrets: The House on Skull Mountain (1974)

Cthulhu Eats the World: The 10 Best Horror Films of 2015

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This entry is part of 3 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World 2016

By Brian M. Sammons


Welcome back, my fellow fright film fans. It’s the start of a new year, so that means looking back at the year that just died and poking at its corpse for various highlights, lowlights, and best-of lists. 2015 was a pretty good year for horror flicks. It wasn’t stellar or anything, like some of years of the 1980s, but it wasn’t as …

Brian M. SammonsCthulhu Eats the World: The 10 Best Horror Films of 2015

Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Mephisto Waltz (1971)

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This entry is part of 4 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2016

The Mephisto Waltz (1971). Directed by: Paul Wenkos. Starring: Alan Alda, Jacqueline Bisset, Barbara Perkins, Curd Jurgens.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight’s film is another entry in the “Rosemary’s Baby was pretty popular, right?” class of Satanism shockers of the early 70s, with a title taken from piano …

Orrin GreyColumn: The Vault of Secrets: The Mephisto Waltz (1971)

Article: Through a Wood Darkly: Growing Up in the World of “Lemora”

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By Jose Cruz


Lemora: A Child’s Tale of the Supernatural (1973). Directed by: Richard Blackburn. Starring: Cheryl Smith, Lesley Taplin, Richard Blackburn, William Whitton.


Vampiric godmothers. Lost princesses. Haunted forests. Genetic mutations. Singing crones. Ghoulish children. Ancient gods.

Lemora: A Child’s Tale of the Supernatural (1973) is truly one of the great melting-pot films of midnight cinema, but what separates this strangely beautiful, still-underseen production from others of its kind is the manner in which its heady mashing of Weird …

IFPArticle: Through a Wood Darkly: Growing Up in the World of “Lemora”

Column: On the Marches of Dreamland: Review: Expiration Date

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This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series On the Marches of Dreamland 2015

By Randy Stafford


Kilpatrick, Nancy, ed. Expiration Date. EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing, 2015. Kindle USD $5.99. ISBN: 978-1-77053-063-8. Paperback USD $15.95. 288 pages. ISBN: 978-1-77053-062-1.


An anthology that promises stories that “examine all sorts of expirings, but mainly the ones that are personal,” seems like a good idea. The execution? That’s another matter.

First off, all but four stories – by …

Randy StaffordColumn: On the Marches of Dreamland: Review: Expiration Date

Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Food of the Gods (1976)

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This entry is part 12 of 11 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2015


By Orrin Grey


The Food of the Gods (1976). Director: Bert I. Gordon. Starring: Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meeker.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. When I was a kid, we got a channel that showed old monster movies on Saturday mornings. So, when other kids were watching Saturday …

Orrin GreyColumn: The Vault of Secrets: The Food of the Gods (1976)

Column: The Vault of Secrets: Paranoiac (1963)

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This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2015

By Orrin Grey


Paranoiac (1963). Directed by: Freddie Francis. Starring: Janette Scott, Oliver Reed, Sheila Burrell.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Tonight’s film is my personal favorite from among Hammer’s handful of psychological thrillers, Paranoiac, directed by Freddie Francis from a screenplay by Hammer stalwart Jimmy Sangster, based …

Orrin GreyColumn: The Vault of Secrets: Paranoiac (1963)

Column: Gods and Monsters: Review: Psycho (1960)

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This entry is part 6 of 7 in the series Gods and Monsters 2015

Psycho (1960). Director: Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, Martin Balsam, Vera Miles, John Gavin.


Many spoilers ahoy


We all go a little mad, sometimes ….


My mom once told me that she went to see Psycho twice when it first came out. She hadn’t intended to do this, but after she had seen it the first time, a friend wanted to see it and …

Paula R. StilesColumn: Gods and Monsters: Review: Psycho (1960)