1970s

Tobe Hooper – filmmaker

William Tobe Hooper (January 25, 1943 – August 26, 2017) was an American film director, screenwriter, and producer best known for his landmark horror feature film, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1973) which he co-wrote with Kim Henkel, for the mini-series adaptation of Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot… Read More ›

Asylum of Satan (USA, 1972)

‘Love slaves of Satan tortured to blood-dripping death’ Asylum of Satan is a 1971 [released 1972] American horror film written and directed by William Girdler (The Manitou; Grizzly; Three on a Meathook; et al). It stars Charles Kissinger, Carla Borelli… Read More ›

Haruo Nakajima – actor

Haruo Nakajima (中島 春雄 Nakajima Haruo) (January 1, 1929 – August 7, 2017) was a Japanese actor, best known for portraying Godzilla in twelve consecutive films, from Godzilla (1954) to Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972). Nakajima was born in Yamagata, Japan. He was considered by many to be the best suit actor in the long history… Read More ›

Exorcism (Spain, 1975)

‘A theme that has thrilled audiences all over the world, now terrifyingly set forth:’ Exorcism – aka Exorcismo – is a 1975 Spanish horror film directed by Juan Bosch [as Joan Bosch] (Bloody Sect; The Killer Wore Gloves) from a screenplay… Read More ›

Pino Donaggio – film composer

Giuseppe “Pino” Donaggio (born 24 November 1941) is an Italian musician and film composer. A classically-trained violinist, Donaggio is best known for his collaborations with American director Brian De Palma, scoring films such as Carrie, Dressed to Kill, Body Double, and Raising Cain. Born in Burano, Venice, Donaggio began studying violin at the age of… Read More ›