Die, Monster, Die! aka Monster of Terror (1965)

directed by daniel haller american international pictures/alta vista film productions For the first half-hour or so, this sumptuously appointed fable seems as though it’s going to be a vastly rewarding romp through B-movie silliness, complete with Boris Karloff adding plenty of dramatic intrigue. Unfortunately, it soon descends into choppy pointlessness, though the inane and repetitious … Continue reading Die, Monster, Die! aka Monster of Terror (1965)

Stuart Gordon’s Castle Freak (1995)

directed by stuart gordon full moon entertainment The movie business is a cutthroat and fickle marketplace, of course, and that reality is exemplified in the fact that this entertaining little horror was consigned to the straight-to-video realm despite its director’s pedigree and track record. Or because of it, maybe. Whatever the case, this Italian production … Continue reading Stuart Gordon’s Castle Freak (1995)

Bride of Re-Animator (1990)

directed by brian yuzna wild street pictures/re-animator iI productions Even before the extravagant reprise of the first film’s opening credits sequence, I feared that this picture would be too obviously a sequel, as all the signs were there. Indeed, moments of one-upmanship pertaining to certain effects, scenarios and locations are present throughout, but the director … Continue reading Bride of Re-Animator (1990)

Zhǒng guǐ aka Seeding of a Ghost aka 种鬼 (1983)

directed by Yang chuan shaw brothers I think this flick must have been intended to be a horror-comedy, but as it’s a Hong Kong production I couldn’t honestly say. If Shaw Brothers didn’t intend for it to be humorous, then something was definitely lost in the translation, whether linguistic or cultural. Granted, one wouldn’t presume … Continue reading Zhǒng guǐ aka Seeding of a Ghost aka 种鬼 (1983)