Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: The Thing on the Doorstep (2014)

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This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World

By Brian Sammons


The Thing on the Doorstep (2014). Director: Tom Gliserman. 
Cast: David Bunce, Susan Cicarelli-Caputo, Mary Jane Hansen.


The thing about making a movie about a story by H.P. Lovecraft is that anyone can do it, since many of his tales are public domain. This means that many first time filmmakers cut their cinematic teeth on tales by the Grand Old Gent from Providence. …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: House of the Damned (1963)

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This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2014

By Orrin Grey


House of the Damned (1963). Directed by: Maury Dexter. Starring: Ron Foster, Merry Anders, Richard Crane.


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 fright film has a synopsis that would have been right at home in a Stuart Gordon movie thirty years later, where it would have …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Cabinet of Caligari (1962)

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This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2014

By Orrin Grey


The Cabinet of Caligari (1962). Directed by: Roger Kay. Starring: Glynis Johns, Dan O’Herlihy.


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 was familiar with way before I ever knew what movie it actually was. In the Nine Inch Nails cover of Queen’s …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Alligator People (1959)

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This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2014

The Alligator People (1959). Directed by: Roy Del Ruth. Starring: Beverly Garland, Lon Chaney Jr., George Macready.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. For tonight’s film, we’ll be taking a trip to the swamp for a classic creature feature from the prolific pen of Orville H. Hampton, who also scribed …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Old Dark House (1963)

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This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2014

By Orrin Grey


The Old Dark House (1963). Directed by: William Castle. Starring: Tom Poston, Robert Morley, Janette Scott.


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 one of several screeners sent over as part of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s manufacture-on-demand service, “Sony Pictures Choice Collection,” that …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942)

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This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2014

The Boogie Man Will Get You (1942). Directed by: Lew Landers. Starring: Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre, “Slapsie” Maxie Rosenbloom.


Welcome back to the Vault of Secrets, where we’ll be unearthing another classic (or not-so-classic) vintage horror film for your delectation. The version I watched was one of several screeners sent as part of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment’s manufacture-on-demand service “Sony Pictures Choice Collection” …

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Column: Cthulhu Eats the World: The Six Best Horror Flicks of 2013

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This entry is part 2 of 7 in the series Cthulhu Eats the World

By Brian M. Sammons


Welcome back, friends, to the second part of my look back at the year of horror cinema in 2013. Last time, I did five movies that, while not all of them were bad, all did fall into my category of “Why bother?” Now it’s time to do the flipside of that coin and look at much-better flicks. Since I think the Internet …

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Column: The Vault of Secrets: The Mad Magician (1954)


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This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series The Vault of Secrets 2014

The Mad Magician (1954)
Directed by: John Brahm
. Starring: Vincent Price, Mary Murphy, Eva Gabor.


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 notable mainly for being the only collaboration between two masters of the macabre: Vincent Price and John Brahm. While Brahm isn’t nearly as well-known as …

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