In the early- to mid-seventies, frightening and unexplained “real” creatures were all the rage, fed in part by sensationalistic television shows like “In Search Of…” and “That’s Incredible!” The public seemingly couldn’t get enough of mysterious monsters like Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, and filmmaker Charles B. Pierce decided to exploit the craze further […]
In the 1940’s, RKO Pictures enlisted B-movie producer Val Lewton to bulk up the studio’s output with low-cost, high quality thrillers that would more than make back their budgets at the box office. At the same time, tired of the typecast monster films that he was making for Universal, Boris Karloff signed a three picture […]
Synopsis: An ex-Navy seal (Mehcad Brooks), his girlfriend (Serinda Swan) and their friends head out on a road trip to New Orleans. The group decides to stop at a roadside convenience store owned by Chopper (Sid Haig), who tells them the tale of Lockjaw, a fabled god-like creature who is half-man, half-alligator. The legend has it […]
In the world of horror movies, there are few potential victims that are more vulnerable than that of the lone babysitter. Always female, and usually little more than a child herself, the babysitter is left alone with the children in an empty house, and a mysterious stranger inevitably shows up. In 1971, years before the […]
In The Ides Of March (2011), George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, and Philip Seymour Hoffman deliver a political worthy of the Beware the Ides of March saying.