1950s

The Screaming Skull – USA, 1958

‘The tortured ghost who claimed vengeance in the bride’s bedroom’ The Screaming Skull is a 1958 American horror feature film, written and produced by John Kneubuhl (Two on a Guillotine), inspired by the short story of the same name by Francis Marion Crawford. The was directed… Read More ›

The Tell-Tale Heart – USA, 1953

The Tell-Tale Heart is a 1953 American animated horror short film produced by UPA, directed by Ted Parmelee, and narrated by James Mason (Salem’s Lot; Frankenstein: The True Story). The screenplay by Bill Scott and Fred Grable is based on the 1843 short story of the same title by Edgar… Read More ›

The Manster – USA, 1959

‘See the two-headed killer creature!’ The Manster is a 1959 American horror feature film produced by George P. Breakston and directed by Breakston and Kenneth G. Crane (The Monster from Green Hell) from a screenplay by Walter J. Sheldon, based on Breakston’s story. It stars… Read More ›

Teenage Zombies – USA, 1957

‘Young pawns thrust into pulsating cages of horror in a sadistic experiment!’ Teenage Zombies – re-release title Teenage Torture – is a 1957 [released 1960] American science fiction horror film written [as Jaques Lecotier], produced and directed by Jerry Warren (Creature of the Walking… Read More ›

The Screaming Skull – USA, 1958

The Screaming Skull is a 1958 American horror film, written and produced by John Kneubuhl (Two on a Guillotine), inspired by the short story of the same name by Francis Marion Crawford. It was directed by Alex Nicol (A*P*E; The Night God Screamed; Point of Terror), who also plays the gardener)…. Read More ›

4D Man – USA, 1959

‘He walks through walls of solid steel and stone!’ 4D Man – aka The Evil Force (UK); Master of Terror (US reissue) – is a 1959 American science fiction film directed by Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr. (Dinosaurus!; The Blob, 1958) from a screenplay by Theodore Simonson and Cy Chermak. It was… Read More ›

The Veil – TV series, USA, 1958

The Veil is an American horror/suspense anthology television series produced in 1958 by Hal Roach Studios and filmed in England at Elstree Studios. The series was hosted by Boris Karloff, who also acted in every episode but one and was allegedly based upon real-life reports of supernatural happenings and… Read More ›

The Killer Shrews – USA, 1959

‘All that was left after…’ The Killer Shrews is a 1959 American science fiction horror film directed by Ray Kellogg. It was filmed near Dallas, Texas, back-to-back with The Giant Gila Monster by producers Ken Curtis and Gordon McLendon. Special effects were provided by first-time director Kellogg, who… Read More ›

Scared Stiff – USA, 1953

Scared Stiff is a 1953 American musical comedy feature film directed by George Marshall from a screenplay by Herbert Baker and Walter DeLeon (The Cat and the Canary), loosely based on the 1909 play The Ghost Breaker by Paul Dickey and Charles W. Goddard. It stars Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis…. Read More ›

Martin Landau – actor

Martin Landau (June 20, 1928 – July 15, 2017) was an American film and television actor. His career took off in the 1950s, with appearances that included a supporting role in Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest (1959). Later, he had famous roles in the… Read More ›

The Bat – USA, 1959

‘When it flies… someone dies!’ The Bat is a 1959 American murder mystery film written and directed by playwright Crane Wilbur (screenplay for Mysterious Island; The Mad Magician; House of Wax; storyline for The Amazing Mr. X). It stars Vincent Price, Agnes Moorehead… Read More ›

Adam West – actor

Adam West (September 19, 1928 – June 9, 2017), born as William West Anderson, was an American actor whose career spanned seven decades. He is best known for portraying Batman in the campy 1960s TV series Batman and its theatrical feature film…. Read More ›

The Unknown Terror – USA, 1957

‘They dared to enter the Cave of Hell to explore the secrets of Hell and find the…’ Unknown Terror – aka The Unknown Terror – is a 1957 American science fiction horror film directed by western specialist Charles Marquis Warren (Back from the Dead)… Read More ›

The Snow Creature – USA, 1954

‘Half man! Half monster!’ The Snow Creature – promoted as Snow Creature – is a 1954 American science fiction horror film produced and directed by W. Lee Wilder (Fright; Phantom from Space; Killers from Space), based on a story and screenplay by Myles Wilder. It… Read More ›