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You are probably asking: If House Of The Long Shadows has in its cast John Carradine, Peter Cushing, Vincent Price, and Christopher Lee, why is it so obscure? Well, the four stars are in fine shape, but the rest of the movie… Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.
. THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN (1957) This Hammer science-fiction outing is about a scientist who joins an expedition searching for the legendary Yeti, and ends up finding a lot more than he expected… Scripted by Nigel Kneale, this low-key, thoughtful drama has much to say about Mankind’s place in the world and his claims to be […]
A trio of updates. NAKED GIRL KILLED IN THE PARK Guest writer Miguel Rodriguez says, “After some scenes of seduction and intrigue, Chris manages to get invited to a quiet weekend at the family villa in the country. It becomes clear that the set pieces of the amusement park and now the Spanish villa are […]
While Cocaine: One Man’s Seduction has both some unintended laughs and some effective serious moments, the movie doesn’t work overall either as an exercise in camp or as an effective portrayal of the dangers of drugs. Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.
Although I did revert to form a little at the last minute by reviewing a Jesus Franco film: The Belko Experiment (2017), in which unseen puppetmasters incite an epidemic of mass murder in a corporate office building… Europa Report (2013), in which astronauts searching for life on Jupiter’s coolest moon find what they’re looking […]
One more! DARK PURPOSE George Sanders (who seems to just be playing Noel Coward) and Shirley Jones are an art assessor and his assistant who have come to the villa of Italian nobleman Count Paolo Barbarelli to take stock of his art collection. While at his secluded estate outside of Salerno, they discover that aside from the count […]
The latest action. GUMNAAM The Bollywood thriller Gumnaam isn’t shy about the sort of films that have influenced it. Adopting the sort of jet set internationality of the 1960s, it becomes an amalgamation of old-fashioned “old dark house” murder mysteries and pop-art modernism filtered through the lens of films like Arabesque, the James Bond franchise, […]
Born in 1913, Peter Wilton Cushing graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and began his acting career doing repertory theatre. He was in his mid-twenties when he made his first foray into Hollywood, making his film debut in 1939’s The Man With The Iron Mask—playing the back of Louis Hayward’s head. Several […]
Although Society isn’t a perfect movie, it is almost certainly quite unlike any movie you’ve seen before. Especially its unforgettable ending. Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.
Normally I applaud when any movie gets released on Blu-ray, but the recent announcement that Windows will be released on that format leaves me utterly bewildered. Is there really an audience for this? Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.
Though it contains plenty of weirdness like a woman giving birth to a fully grown man, Xtro ultimately fails due to a script that contains both little story and little believable behavior by its characters. Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.
Giallo month has been fun enough that we’re keepin’ the sleaze going. DEATH WALKS ON HIGH HEELS Ercoli made the scene in 1970 with his slick debut film, The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion and followed it up in 1971 with Death Walks On High Heels. These two films, along with Ercoli’s Death Walks at Midnight (1972), form a trilogy […]
HATCHET FOR THE HONEYMOON Guest writer Carol Borden delves into the psyche of Mario Bava’s bizarre supernatural giallo about a man who is haunted by the ghost of the wife he murdered. The problem, however, is that everyone but him can see her. Well, that’s one problem. Hatchet for the Honeymoon is not the kind […]
There are enough reasons to explain why you’ve probably never heard of Kid Colter, a family movie that lacks enough spark to engage kids or their parents. Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.
Somehow, that somehow being my own lack of concentration, I neglected to post parts three and five of IL FAIT PEUR here. No big deal. They only cover the two main reasons I wrote the entire series, so… An Ungentlemanly Thief Louis Feuillade’s Fantômas was an adaptation of a series of novel that took the […]
The final installment of Mezzanotte’s IL FAIT PEUR! series. All six episodes are archived here. BACK INTO THE SHADOWS Immediately after completing Les Vampires, Feuillade threw himself into his next feature, another original crime serial called Judex, using most of the same cast as Les Vampires. The slow move toward domestic melodrama that crept into […]
If you can find the rare uncut version, Fugitive Girls will prove to be a perfect mix of soft-core material and unintentional silliness. Keith Bailey is the proprietor of The Unknown Movies Page.
The machine keeps chugging. WHO SAW HER DIE? When one does encounter a giallo that not only tugs at the emotional heart strings, but actually succeeds in connecting with the viewer on a more affecting level, the effect can seem amplified. Aldo Lado’s moody 1972 thriller Who Saw Her Die? is the rare giallo that […]
A couple things going on over at Mezzanotte. First, our giallo theme continues with a film that is the gold standard for stupid, hateful, callous characters. In addition, we hit 100 likes on Facebook, so we’re celebrating with a second series looking at the early days of silent serial cinema, focusing (as much as I ever […]
Continuing our journey through the stylish, sleazy world of giallo. THE BLOODSTAINED BUTTERFLY Like many early-cycle giallo, the film’s title is a riff on the trend started by Dario Argento’s The Bird with the Crystal Plumage of including animals that usually end up playing a minor role, at best, in the plot itself. The Bloodstained […]