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The Eye Creatures – USA, 1965

‘World panic as UFOs approach Earth…’ The Eye Creatures is a 1965 American science fiction horror film about an invasion by a flying saucer and its silent, shambling alien occupants. While the military ineptly attempts to stop the invasion, a group of young… Read More ›

Abby – USA, 1974

‘Abby doesn’t need a man anymore… the Devil is her lover now!’ Abby is a 1974 American blaxploitation horror film about a woman who is possessed by an African sex spirit. It stars William H. Marshall, (Blacula) Terry Carter, Austin Stoker, and Carol Speed as the… Read More ›

Reynold Brown – artist

Reynold Brown (October 18, 1917 – August 24, 1991) was a prolific American realist artist who painted many Hollywood film posters. He attended Alhambra High School and refined his drawing under his teacher Lester Bonar. A talented artist, Brown met cartoonist… Read More ›

The Raven – USA, 1963

‘A macabre masterpiece of terror!’ The Raven is a 1963 American comedy horror film produced and directed by Roger Corman. The film stars Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, and Boris Karloff as a trio of rival sorcerers. The playful, lively score is by… Read More ›

Madhouse – UK, 1973

‘If stark terror were ecstasy… living here would be sheer bliss!’ Madhouse is a 1973 (released 1974) British horror film directed by Jim Clark for Amicus Productions in association with Samuel Z. Arkoff‘s American International Pictures (AIP). Main cast: Vincent Price,… Read More ›

Albert Kallis – artist

Albert Kallis was a professional artist who designed many film posters for American International Pictures (AIP) releases in the 1950s. Kallis’ striking designs elevated the selling of exploitation movies to a new art form in itself. Indeed, AIP’s Sam Arkoff and James… Read More ›

The People That Time Forgot – UK, 1977

The People That Time Forgot is a 1977 British fantasy/adventure monster film based on the novel The People That Time Forgot and Out of Time’s Abyss by Edgar Rice Burroughs. It was produced by Amicus Productions and directed by Kevin Connor (Motel Hell). As with Connor’s other two Burroughs-derived films, The Land That… Read More ›

Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine – USA, 1965

Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine is a 1965 American International Pictures (AIP) comedy film directed by Norman Taurog and starring Vincent Price, Frankie Avalon, Dwayne Hickman, Susan Hart (The Slime People) and Jack Mullaney and featuring Fred Clark (Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb). It is a parody of the then-popular spy film trend, particularly the 1964 James Bond hit Goldfinger,… Read More ›

The Phantom Planet – USA, 1961

The Phantom Planet is a 1961 science fiction film directed by William Marshall and starring Dean Fredericks, Coleen Gray (The Leech Woman; The Vampire), Tony Dexter, Francis X. Bushman, Dolores Faith and includes an early role by Richard Kiel (‘Jaws’ in two James Bond movies). American International… Read More ›

Blood of Dracula – USA, 1957

  ‘in her eyes… DESIRE! in her veins… the blood of a MONSTER!’ Blood of Dracula is 1957 American supernatural horror film starring Sandra Harrison, Louise Lewis (I Was a Teenage Frankenstein), Gail Ganley (Not of This Earth) and Jerry Blaine, released by American… Read More ›

Queen of Blood – USA, 1966

‘Hideous beyond belief… with an inhuman craving!’ Queen of Blood – aka Planet of Blood – is a 1966 American science fiction horror film. Director and scriptwriter Curtis Harrington (Night Tide; How Awful About Allan; The Dead Don’t Die), crafted this B-movie for producer George… Read More ›

Horrors of the Black Museum – UK, 1959

Horrors of the Black Museum is a 1959 British horror film directed by Arthur Crabtree for American exploitation producer Herman Cohen (Konga; Trog; Craze), who concocted the lurid screenplay with Aben Kandel. It was the first film in what film critic David Pirie dubbed production company Anglo-Amalgamated‘s “Sadian trilogy”… Read More ›

Reptilicus – Denmark/USA, 1961

Reptilicus, a 1961 giant monster film about a prehistoric reptile, is a Danish-American co-production, produced by American International Pictures and Saga Studios, and is—upon close examination—two distinctly different films helmed by two different directors. An English version was shot by Sidney W. Pink (who had… Read More ›

Night Tide – USA, 1961

Night Tide is a 1961 horror-thriller film, written and directed by Curtis Harrington and starring Dennis Hopper (Queen of Blood). The title was inspired by a line in Edgar Allan Poe’s poem ‘Annabel Lee‘. Harrington managed to persuade top Hollywood composer… Read More ›

Peter Saxon – author

Peter Saxon was a house pseudonym used by various writers in the 1960s and early 70s. ‘Saxon’ wrote several paperback horror novels, including the ‘Guardians’ series, in which a group of wealthy characters battled against the occult in Britain. W…. Read More ›

The Comedy of Terrors – USA, 1964

The Comedy of Terrors (1964) is an American comedy horror film directed by Jacques Tourneur (Cat People; I Walked with a Zombie) and starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, and (in a cameo) Joe E. Brown in his final film appearance. It is a blend of comedy and horror which features several… Read More ›

The House That Screamed – Spain, 1969

‘Only the killer knows why and how and who is next!’ The House That Screamed – original title: La Residencia – is a 1969 Spanish horror film directed by Narciso Ibáñez Serrador. The film stars Lili Palmer as Señora Fourneau the headmistress of a French boarding school for young women. It… Read More ›

Cannibal Girls – Canada, 1972

‘These girls do exactly what you think they do!’ Cannibal Girls is a 1972 Canadian black comedy horror film directed by Czechoslovakian-born Ivan Reitman (producer of Shivers, Rabid, director of Ghostbusters, 1984) from a screenplay by Robert Sandman. It was released 1973 by American International Pictures (AIP)… Read More ›

Count Yorga, Vampire – USA, 1970

Count Yorga, Vampire is a 1970 American supernatural horror movie directed by Bob Kelljan and starring Robert Quarry. Working  titles were The Loves of Count Iorga; The Abominable Count Yorga and Vampire Today. It was followed by a sequel, The Return of Count Yorga.  American International Pictures… Read More ›

The Brain Eaters – USA, 1958

‘Crawling, slimy-things terror-bent on destroying the world!’ The Brain Eaters is a 1958 American science fiction horror feature film directed by actor Bruno VeSota (Invasion of the Star Creatures) from a screenplay by Gordon Urquhart. The movie stars Ed Nelson, Alan Jay Factor, Joanna Lee, with… Read More ›

The Oblong Box – UK, 1969

‘Some things are better left buried’ The Oblong Box is a 1969 British horror film directed by Gordon Hessler (Scream and Scream Again); Cry of the Banshee; KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park) from a screenplay by Lawrence Huntington (The Vulture), with additional dialogue… Read More ›

The Haunted Palace – USA, 1963

‘What was the hideous thing in the PIT that wanted women?’ The Haunted Palace is a 1963 horror American film released by American International Pictures (AIP), starring Vincent Price, Lon Chaney Jr., and Debra Paget in a story about a village held in the grip of a cult…. Read More ›