Skinner Sweet, former hellion on horseback, is now hellion on wheels as he hunts down bad guys along the border. Pearl Jones, former aspiring actress, is now acting like a mother hen, gathering up orphaned vampire children. She lives in a comfy homestead, he lives in a train car buried in the desert.
Still a creepy chiller in composition and style, Black Sunday (La Maschera Del Demonio) is essential viewing for any horror fan worth his or her fangs. Read the over-sized pressbook, then read my review. And for your next party, why not have a “Ghoul Contest?”
Romance and killer ants, produced by George Pal (who I’m still miffed at for his godawful Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze movie). Looks like the ants got to this pressbook, too. One photo is cut out of pages 3 and 4, and pages 13 and 14 appear to have been devoured entirely.
The splendidly off-kilter Oliver Reed takes a fun Hammer outing. And let’s not forget that “Liliane Brousse introduces a highly attractive hair style in Paranoiac.” Not sure if they meant higly attractive to the killer or to the audience, though.
Although the Spanish version of Dracula would be the first celluloid vampire to terrify Mexico’s moviehouse audiences in 1931, it wasn’t until El Vampiro in 1957 that a home-grown vampire would flutter across the fogbound hacienda.
A haunted mansion, a team of supernatural investigators, and an odd request join together in Ghosted: Haunted Heist to bring ghostly terrors waiting in the Trask Mansion out of the woodwork . You’re familiar with the Trask Family, aren’t you? Of course you are. Like any perfectly functioning familial unit filled with serial-killing miscreants, the Trasks have managed to kill, make disappear, and commit enough urban legend trauma on close to a hundred people who never left the mansion after they arrived. Not while alive, anyway.
The draugr of Norse mythology takes center stage here with a nod to the Golem’s protector modus operandi and Frankenstein’s Monster’s patchwork quilting of stitched body parts. Only here, Cullen Bunn and Joelle Jones’s draugr is a giant pawn caught between two warring witches and their demon-play to best each other.
Once again, the Nazis are up to no good in Half Past Danger. This time around they’ve got dinosaurs and a deadly secret, with Stephen Mooney and a very good period-toned coloration from Jordie Bellair tying it all together into a neat package wrapped around with colorful main players.