Sergio Martino: Master of Giallo

In the cinematic niche known as the Italian giallo film, Mario Bava is father and Dario Argento is king. And Lucio Fulci is the gifted but misanthropic prince who ruins family dinners with his nihilistic rants. So where does that leave Sergio Martino? For if there’s a fourth member of the royal family, it has …

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3-minute Blu-ray review: The Old Dark House (1932) NEW

Released on Blu-ray by Cohen Media Group, October 24, 2017 Specs: 1080p, PSM 2.0 audio. No region code or aspect ratio is stated on the packaging, but Amazon reports them as Region 1 and 137:1 respectively. Running time: 72 minutes Genre: High-Classic Karloff (Frankenstein, The Mummy) Concept: After a landslide blocks a neglected country road, …

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3-minute Blu-ray review: The Dead Next Door (1989)

Released on Blu-ray & DVD by Tempe Digital, September 26, 2017 Specs: All Region, 1080p HD, DTS 5.1 Running Time: 78 minutes Genre: Classic American Zombie (Dawn of the Dead, Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things) The Concept: A small band of soldiers travels from Virginia to Ohio in search of an antidote to a …

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Boris Karloff – The Top 10 Films

For generations of horror fans, Boris Karloff is one of the most beloved figures in the genre. The combination of his gaunt appearance, menacing glare, and musically sinister voice made him an iconic movie villain, but it was his ability to find the soul of every character that rendered his performances  timeless. Karloff elevated every …

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The Best of Boris Karloff – 5 Honorable Mentions

If you’re an actor, an artist, a musician, a writer, or even an over-age college student seeking inspiration amid the desperation, look no further than Boris Karloff. Running away from the family business, so to speak, young William Henry Pratt left England for North America in 1909. He worked odd jobs while developing a taste …

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