Gods and Monsters: Review: Grave Halloween (2013)

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This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Gods and Monsters 2015

By Paula R. Stiles


Grave Halloween (2013). Director: Steven R. Monroe. Cast: Kaitlyn Leeb, Cassi Thomson, Graham Wardle. Country: Canada.


A young woman and a group of friends, who are doing a documentary, visit a forest in Japan (This is a real place called Aokigahara Forest, AKA the Sea of Trees or Suicide Forest, at the foot of Mount Fuji) where people go to …

Paula R. StilesGods and Monsters: Review: Grave Halloween (2013)

Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Beast in the Cellar (1970)

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This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2015

By Orrin Grey


The Beast in the Cellar (1970). Directed by: James Kelley. Starring: Beryl Reed, Flora Robson.


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 was actually on a “Late Night Fright” double-bill with our previous installment Horror Express. It’s a very, very, very British flick that’s considerably …

Orrin GreyColumn: The Vault of Secrets: The Beast in the Cellar (1970)

Column: The Vault of Secrets: Horror Express (1972)

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This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2015

By Orrin Grey


Horror Express (1972). Directed by: Eugenio Martin. Starring: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Telly Savalas.


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, we had intended to take a visit to 16th century Prague, but instead, we’ve jumped not quite so far back in time for a ride on …

Orrin GreyColumn: The Vault of Secrets: Horror Express (1972)

Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: The Babadook (2014)

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This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World 2015

By Brian M. Sammons


The Babadook (2014). Director: Jennifer Kent. Cast: Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall. Country: Australia.


Once again, I’m reviewing a movie that has no connection to the Cthulhu Mythos. Wait, don’t go anywhere. If all I did was cover Mythos movies, this would be a very lonely place. While this film is not Mythos, The Babadook is the Aussie import indie …

Brian M. SammonsColumn: Cthulhu Eats the World: The Babadook (2014)

Column: The Vault of Secrets: Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965) / Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)

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This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2015

By Orrin Grey


Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965)/Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968). Directed by: Pavel Klushantsev, Curtis Harrington, Peter Bogdanovich. Starring: Basil Rathbone, Faith Domergue, various Russians.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. Like most every horror fan on the planet, it would seem, I …

Orrin GreyColumn: The Vault of Secrets: Voyage to the Prehistoric Planet (1965) / Voyage to the Planet of Prehistoric Women (1968)

Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: Final Prayer (2013)

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This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World 2015

By Brian M. Sammons


Final Prayer (2013). Director: Elliot Goldner. Cast: Gordon Kennedy, Robin Hill, Aidan McArdle. Country: UK.


Once there was a movie from the UK called The Borderlands. Then it came to North America on DVD and, for some silly reason, it changed its name to Final Prayer. Why it did that, I don’t know, but it sort of seems to …

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Gods and Monsters: Review: The Apparition (2012)

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This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Gods and Monsters 2015

By Paula R. Stiles


The Apparition (2012). Director: Todd Lincoln. Cast: Ashley Greene, Sebastian Stan, and Tom Felton. Country: USA.


Several Young Ghostbusters rejects conduct a college experiment in which they try to contact the Other Side. It succeeds beyond their wildest nightmares – which means that it all goes horribly wrong.

Years later, one of the college students (Sebastian Stan) has married and moved on, …

Paula R. StilesGods and Monsters: Review: The Apparition (2012)

Column: The Vault of Secrets: King Kong Escapes (1967)

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This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2015

By Orrin Grey


King Kong Escapes (1967). Director: Ishiro Honda. Starring: Rhodes Reason, Mie Hama, Linda Miller.


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 second (and last) Toho film to feature King Kong, and also the one and only (so far as I can figure out) Toho-Rankin/Bass …

Orrin GreyColumn: The Vault of Secrets: King Kong Escapes (1967)

Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1964)

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This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2015

The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1964). Directed by: Michael Carreras. Starring: Jeanne Roland, Terence Morgan, Ronald Howard, Fred Clark, Jack Gwillim.


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 first in a string of largely-unrelated sequels to Hammer’s 1959 version of The Mummy. Produced, directed and …

Orrin GreyColumn: The Vault of Secrets: The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb (1964)

Gods and Monsters: Review: Dark Floors (2008)

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

By Paula R. Stiles


Dark Floors (2008). Director: Pete Riski. Cast: Skye Bennett, Noah Huntley, Dominique McElligott, Philip Bretherton, Ronald Pickup, Leon Herbert, William Hope, many Finnish extras from the band Lordi. Country: Finland.


A young man’s autistic daughter is in the hospital for tests when she freaks out and blows up the MRI machine. Her father decides to take her home, against the strenuous objections of …

Paula R. StilesGods and Monsters: Review: Dark Floors (2008)

Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Deadly Mantis (1957)

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This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2015

By Orrin Grey


The Deadly Mantis (1957). Directed by: Nathan Juran. Starring: Craig Stevens, William Hopper, Alix Talton.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. I have fond memories of the Crestwood House Monster Series book of tonight’s film, mostly because it had a picture of the titular deadly mantis in …

Orrin GreyColumn: The Vault of Secrets: The Deadly Mantis (1957)

Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Brain Eaters (1958)

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This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2015

By Orrin Grey


The Brain Eaters (1958). Directed by: Bruno VeSota. Starring: Ed Nelson, Alan Jay Factor, Cornelius Keefe.


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 bore enough of a resemblance to the Robert Heinlein novel, The Puppet Masters, that producer Roger Corman settled out of court for …

Orrin GreyColumn: The Vault of Secrets: The Brain Eaters (1958)