Evil of Frankenstein, The (1964) Cast: Peter Cushing, Sandor Eles, Peter Woodthorpe, Kiwi Kingston, Katy Wild Director: Freddie Francis Nutshell:  The brilliant Peter Cushing returns as the Baron in film that has all the familiar trappings but lacks the style and sense of menace and horror that the films of Terence Fisher...
Baby, The (1972) Starring: Ruth Roman, Mariana Hill, David Manzy, Anjanette Comer Director: Ted Post Synopsis: Supremely strange, warped tale of a highly sick family   It's true that the weird and wonderful 60's and the spillover hedonistic 70's produced more than their fair share of the bizarre, especially in cinema where new boundaries...
Pitch Black (2000) Cast: Radha Mitchell, Vin Diesel, David Keith, Director: David Twohey Nutshell: Ship crashes on scorched planet where everything is dead....or is it!? Excellent. "an accomplished exercise in terror" Empire "Superior Stuff" Total Film   It's high praise indeed to suggest that this little unheralded sci-fi thriller is the best of its kind since...
Tesis (1995) Cast: Ana Torrent, Fele Martinez, Eduardo Noriega, Nieves Herranz Director: Alejandro Amenabar Synopsis: very assured debut by one of Europe's up and coming young directors   The name of Alejandro Amenabar is already familiar to those who follow the horror genre – in a relatively short career he has already carved out...
Crazy Love (1987) Cast: Joss De Pauw, Geert Hunaerts, Michael Pas, Gene Bervoets, Amid Chakir Director: Dominique Deruddere Nutshell: A delightful, bitter-sweet, tragic-comical fable - akin to Lynch at his best   This Belgian film based on the works of American author Charles Bukowski is about to be released on DVD in a swank...
Valentine (2001) Starring: David Boreanaz, Marley Shelton, Denise Richards, Jessica Capshaw Director: Jamie Blanks Synopsis: Wronged Geek returns from the dark past to exact revenge...again! "should have gone for laughs" Empire "shoddy" Total Film "doesn't deliver the goods" Time Out   As if to prove a point that things absolutely must go round in circles, along comes...
Up From The Depths (1979) Cast: Sam Bottoms, Susanne Reed, Virgil Frye. Dir: Charles B. Griffith Synopsis: Monster Fish with a rapacious appetite rampages through an Hawaiian Holiday Resort with devastating consequences. A film forgotten by time, indeed one of the few movies that they haven’t ever bothered to release on DVD let...
Dolly Dearest (1991) Cast: Sam Bottoms, Rip Torn, Denise Crosby, Candace Hutson, Chris Demetral Director: Maria Lease Nutshell:  Cheap and cheerful Chucky rip-off merges The Omen and The Exorcist with Child's Play to achieve some hokey and fun results.   Dolly Dearest is essentially a Child’s Play knock off but quite an enjoyable and surprisingly...
Tormented (1960) Cast: Richard Carlson, Susan Gordon, Juli Reding, Lugene Sanders Director: Bert I. Gordon Nutshell: Vengeful waif returns from the seaweed to torment her murderer "contrived....will bore you to sleep" Creature Features "low budget hogwash" Maltin's   Failed jazz pianist retreats to the lonely sea side in a desperate attempt for inspiration but is followed...
Homicidal (1961) Cast: Glenn Corbett, Patricia Breslin, Eugenie Leontovich, and Jean Arless Director: William Castle Synopsis:  A Statuesque Hitchcockian Blonde with a murderous rage and a dark secret is spreading terror in a peaceful community.   The Wonderful William Castle reimagines Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho with profoundly entertaining results.  The film falls somewhere in line with...