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


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 we’ll be covering here at the Vault, though it was also one that I’d seen …

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


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” that we’ll be covering here at the Vault. Generally, the Collection features never-before-released-on-DVD titles that …

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

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

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 can be too negative most of the time, I’ll cover six much-better films this …

Brian M. SammonsColumn: Cthulhu Eats the World: The Six Best Horror Flicks of 2013

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



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 Price, he’s a fantastic director who essayed several classic (though under-seen) horror and suspense films …

Orrin GreyColumn: The Vault of Secrets: The Mad Magician (1954)