Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Vampire’s Coffin (1958)

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This entry is part 6 of 5 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2016

By Orrin Grey


The Vampire’s Coffin (1958). Directed by: Fernando Mendez. Starring: Abel Salazar, Ariadna Welter, German Robles.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. A great many Mexican horror films of the fifties all feel sort of like they were made by someone who was trying to recreate the Universal …

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Review: The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories

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By Silvia Moreno-Garcia


Munro, Martin, ed. The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories.. The University of West Indies Press (2015).


In his introduction to The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories, editor Martin Munro says, “Every island of the Caribbean is the site of a deep haunting.” The anthology proves this point by offering a variety of stories which are at turns disturbing, creepy and sad.

Readers who are in search of a horror anthology should be warned that …

Silvia Moreno-GarciaReview: The Haunted Tropics: Caribbean Ghost Stories

Column: The Vault of Secrets: It! (1967)

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This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2016

By Orrin Grey


It! (1967). Directed by: Herbert J. Leder. Starring: Roddy McDowall, Jill Haworth, Paul Maxwell.


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 a personal favorite and one of the best movies that most people have never seen! Written and directed by Herbert J. Leder, whose filmography …

Orrin GreyColumn: The Vault of Secrets: It! (1967)

Column: The Vault of Secrets: Konga (1961)

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This entry is part 4 of 5 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 5 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 4 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 5 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 4 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 5 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