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It [Stephen King’s It] *** (1990, Tim Curry, John Ritter, Richard Thomas, Annette O’Toole, Harry Anderson, Dennis Christopher, Olivia Hussey, Richard Masur, Tim Reid) – Classic Movie Review 5228

Director Tommy Lee Wallace’s eerie and effective 1990 two-part TV mini-series fantasy horror thriller stars Tim Curry, John Ritter, Richard Thomas and Annette O’Toole, who give excellent performances in this adaptation of Stephen King’s best-selling […]

Apr, 01

Beast from Haunted Cave ** (1959, Michael Forest, Sheila Noonan, Frank Wolff) – Classic Movie Review 3919

When gold robbers hide in a South Dakota haunted cave, they soon find out that the are sharing it with a monster-spider beast, in cult director Monte Hellman’s okay 1960 low-budget horror quickie. The cave is a labyrinth […]

Jul, 02

The Giant Spider Invasion * (1975, Steve Brodie, Barbara Hale, Alan Hale Jr, Robert Easton, Leslie Parrish, Bill Williams) – Classic Movie Review 2903

Co-producer/director Bill Rebane’s unintentionally hilarious 1975 sci-fi horror monster movie features giant 15-meter spiders from another dimension. Upset by a meteor that lands on a North Wisconsin farm and subsequent nuclear fallout, the spiders leap from […]

Sep, 12

Earth vs the Spider ** (1958, Ed Kemmer, June Kenney, Eugene Persson) – Classic Movie Review 2498

Producer-director Bert I Gordon’s 1958 black and white sci-fi chiller offers Fifties Z-grade creature feature entertainment that’s still quite a lot of fun viewing, at least on a friendly kitsch and camp level. Gordon also wrote […]

May, 18

The Devil Rides Out **** (1968, Christopher Lee, Charles Gray, Patrick Mower) – Classic Movie Review 1938

Director Terence Fisher’s thrilling and scary 1968 Hammer occult horror stars Christopher Lee, who relishes being cast against type as the hero Duc de Richleau, and Charles Gray as the powerful, evil satanist Mocata. At his home somewhere […]

Dec, 09

Tarantula *** (1955, John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G Carroll) – Classic Movie Review 1514

‘You make it sound so creepy.’ ‘The unknown always is.‘ Tarantula is one of the key 50s chillers, properly celebrated in Richard O’Brien’s spoof musical The Rocky Horror Show: ‘Leo G Carroll was over a […]

Aug, 03

The Thief of Bagdad ***** (1940, Conrad Veidt, Sabu, June Duprez) – Classic Movie Review 39

Remaking Douglas Fairbanks Sr’s 1924 silent movie classic, The Thief of Bagdad, producer Alexander Korda’s brilliantly thrilling and gorgeous 1940 Arabian Nights fantasy gem overflows with dazzling magic, eye-popping designs and appealingly eccentric performances, and […]

Jul, 10


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