1960s

Celeste Yarnall – actress

Celeste Yarnall – 26 July 1944 to 7 October 2018 – was an American actress who started her career on television before moving to the big screen. Celeste’s TV appearances included Bewitched (1966), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1966), the Star Trek episode ‘The Apple’ (1967) and Land of… Read More ›

Circus of Horrors – UK, 1960

‘One man’s lust… made men into beasts, stripped women of their souls!’ Circus of Horrors is a 1960 British horror feature film directed by Sidney Hayers (Deadly Strangers; Revenge; Assault; Night of the Eagle) from a screenplay by George Baxt (Tower of Evil); The Shadow of… Read More ›

Jonathan – West Germany, 1969

Jonathan – aka Vampire stern nicht – is a 1969 West German horror feature film directed by Hans W. Geißendörfer. The Iduna Film production stars Jürgen Jung, Hans-Dieter Jendreyko and Paul Albert Krumm. The impressive cinematography is provided by Robby Muller who later worked… Read More ›

Devil Doll – UK, 1963

‘Can a beautiful woman be enslaved against her will?’ Devil Doll is a 1963 British horror feature film directed by Lindsay Shonteff (Curse of the Voodoo; Night, After Night, After Night) from a screenplay by Ronald Kinnoch, based on a 1951 story by Frederick E…. Read More ›

Popobawa – folklore

The Popobawa (or Popo Bawa) is a mythical cryptid originating in Eastern Africa, specifically in and around the Tanzanian area. Popobawa is an alleged evil shape-shifting being which is said by witnesses to take both human and bat-like form, causing… Read More ›

The Couch – USA, 1961

‘An irresistible impulse to kill – an unbearable compulsion to confess’ The Couch is a 1961 [released 1962] American psychological thriller feature film directed by Owen Crump from a screenplay by Robert Bloch and a story by Blake Edwards and Crump. The movie stars Grant Williams, Shirley Knight, and Onslow… Read More ›

The Beast of Yucca Flats – USA, 1961

The Beast of Yucca Flats – also known as Atomic Monster: The Beast of Yucca Flats – is a 1961 American science fiction horror film written, edited and directed by Coleman Francis. It stars Swedish former wrestler Tor Johnson, Douglas Mellor, and Barbara Francis. The film was distributed by… Read More ›

The Green Slime – USA/Japan, 1968

‘Invaders from beyond the stars!’ The Green Slime – ガンマー第3号 宇宙大作戦 – Ganmā Daisan Gō: Uchū Daisakusen – is a 1968 science-fiction horror film produced by MGM in the United States and shot in Japan at the Toei Company studios by director Kinji Fukasaku (Message from Space). The screenplay was by Charles Sinclair, William Finger… Read More ›

The Night Walker – USA, 1964

‘Fear and fright stalk the night!’ The Night Walker is a 1964 psychological suspense thriller directed by genre specialist William Castle (Strait-Jacket; House on Haunted Hill; Macabre) from a screenplay by Robert Bloch. The movie stars Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Taylor and Judith Meredith. The film’s distinctive… Read More ›

The Monster of the Opera – Italy, 1961

The Monster of the Opera – original title: Il mostro dell’opera – is a 1961 Italian horror supernatural film directed by Renato Polselli (Black Magic Rites; Mania; Delirium) from a screenplay co-written with Ernesto Gastaldi. It stars Marco Mariani, Giuseppe Addobbati and Barbara Hawards. The film had… Read More ›

The Crawling Hand – USA, 1963

‘Suspense shocker of the year!’ The Crawling Hand is a 1963 American science fiction horror film directed by Herbert L. Strock (How to Make a Monster; Blood of Dracula; I Was a Teenage Frankenstein) from a screenplay co-written with Joseph Cranston (co-scripter of The Corpse Grinders), Bill Idelson and… Read More ›