adaptation of a short story

Kwaidan (1964)

Kwaidan – 怪談 Kaidan, literally “ghost stories” – is a 1964 Japanese anthology horror film produced by Toho and directed by Masaki Kobayashi. It is based on four stories from Lafcadio Hearn’s collections of Japanese folk tales, mainly Kwaidan: Stories and Studies of… Read More ›

Invasion of the Saucer Men – USA, 1957

Invasion of the Saucer Men – released in the UK as Invasion of the Hell Creatures – is a 1957 American sci-fi horror comedy film directed by Edward L. Cahn. It stars Steven Terrell and Gloria Castillo and personally produced by James H. Nicholson for his American International Pictures (AIP). The film’s working… Read More ›

The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)

The Tomb of Ligeia (publicity title: Tomb of Ligeia) is a 1964 American International Pictures (AIP) horror film starring Vincent Price and Elizabeth Shepherd in a story about a man haunted by the spirit of his dead wife and her effect on his second marriage. The screenplay… Read More ›

The Most Dangerous Game (USA, 1932)

The Most Dangerous Game is a 1932 Pre-Code adaptation of the 1924 short story of the same name by Richard Connell, the first film version of that story. It stars Joel McCrea, Leslie Banks, and King Kong leads Fay Wray and Robert Armstrong, and was made by a team including Ernest B. Schoedsack and Merian C. Cooper,… Read More ›