Derek Winnert

Posts Tagged "gothic horror"

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The Bride *** (1985, Sting, Jennifer Beals, Anthony Higgins, Clancy Brown, Veruschka, Quentin Crisp) – Classic Movie Review 5289

Director Franc Roddam’s flashy and stylish 1985 horror movie retells the beloved story from the 1935 classic The Bride of Frankenstein quite decently in a screenplay by Lloyd Fonvielle. However, despite the surface razzle dazzle of Stephen H Burum’s […]

Apr, 14

Castle of the Living Dead [Il castello dei morti vivi] **½ (1964, Christopher Lee, Gaia Germani, Philippe Leroy, Donald Sutherland) – Classic Movie Review 4447

Director Luciano Ricci’s 1964 black and white Italian Gothic horror movie is creaky but interesting and full of eerie atmosphere. And, thankfully, it stars Christopher Lee as the creepy Count Drago, owner of the Castle […]

Oct, 02

The She Beast [La Sorella di Satana] [Revenge of the Blood Beast] *** (1966, Barbara Steele, John Karlsen, Ian Ogilvy) – Classic Movie Review 4446

Briitsh writer-director Michael Reeves first worked in Italy, where he made his debut directing the micro-budget (£15,000) La Sorella di Satana (1966), remembered for its star appearance by horror icon Barbara Steele, who worked on the film […]

Oct, 02

The Mask of Satan [La maschera del demonio] [Black Sunday] **** (1960, Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi) – Classic Movie Review 3875

‘Once every 100 years the undead of hell terrorise the world in an orgy of stark horror.’ Director Mario Bava’s powerful 1960 movie exercise in Gothic horror is haunting and stylishly atmospheric. It stars British-born […]

Jun, 16

Count Dracula [Nachts, Wenn Dracula Erwacht] *** (1970, Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom, Klaus Kinski, Maria Rohm) – Classic Movie Review 3107

In co-writer/director Jesús (Jess) Franco’s creepy 1970 Spanish horror thriller, a weary old Count Dracula finds the blood of young maidens that he needs to be young again. Christopher Lee is once again chillingly cool […]

Nov, 28

Tales of Terror *** (1962, Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone, Debra Paget, Maggie Pierce, Leona Gage) – Classic Movie Review 2848

Vincent Price stars in three Edgar Allan Poe tales, retold by director Roger Corman in 1962 in his own stylish, baroque gothic horror way. Price also introduced all three sequences, which took just three weeks to film. It […]

Aug, 24

Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter *** (1974, Horst Janson, Caroline Munro, John Carson, Ian Hendry, Shane Briant, Wanda Ventham) – Classic Movie Review 2834

Co-producer/writer/director Brian Clemens’s 1974 Hammer Films horror spoof stars German actor Horst Janson as the vampire hunter/swordsman/destroyer Captain Kronos, who, along with his hunchback assistant and a bumbling professor Hieronymos Grost (John Cater), ride into […]

Aug, 21


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