The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

    The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) Raw in its documentary footage, this movie became one of the most influential horror films. “The film seemed like the pornography of hell,” the British Censorship Board ruled , cancelling its distribution in England for 23 years. Shady financing, rumored with the mob, did not help. Nevertheless, anyone … More The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)

BEAT DOUBLE FEATURE

BEAT DOUBLE FEATURE:     “The Beats are all radical from the marijuana, but deep inside they’re all lovers of Sinatra.” — Michelle McKinney The Beatniks (1960) An exploitation film, Paul Frees directs this critique of the counter-culture as a bunch of teen psychopaths . Peter Breck breaks his neck to embody Moon, the murderer … More BEAT DOUBLE FEATURE

Caltiki — The Immortal Monster (1959)

Caltiki — The Immortal Monster (1959) You know what’s in store for you when neither director wants his name on the movie. Often dismissed as an imitation of Quartermass Xperiment, this collaboration between Ricardo Feda, for the formal dialogue scenes, and Mario Bava, for the special effects, exploits Aztec mystique from an ancient Mexican text. … More Caltiki — The Immortal Monster (1959)

Multiple Maniacs (1970)

  Multiple Maniacs (1970) Not for the squeamish, CRITERION has just released a beautifully reconstructed edition of John Waters’ transgressively offensive home movie, featuring all the freaks he could find in 1969. This is a film created to shock and offend everybody, and still works today. Harris Glenn Milstead cross-dresses as the savagely murderous Divine, … More Multiple Maniacs (1970)

Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965)

Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965) Freddie Francis, famed Hammer Horror Film director, showcases a collection of four supernatural tales dealt from Dr. Terror’s tarot cards. The great Peter Cushing plays Dr. Schreck [a name all horror fans know as the actor who created the role of Nosferatu]. The cast includes. among others, Donald Sutherland … More Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965)