31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 19 – The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

A brutal slasher, The Town That Dreaded Sundown is a meta-sequel to the 1976 film of the same name. In 1946, a serial killer - the Phantom Killer - brought panic to Texarkana in the US, by slaying five victims ranging in ages from 15 - 37 years old. The killer was never caught or … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 19 – The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

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31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 17 – Motel Hell (1980)

Motel Hell is utterly bonkers but ALSO AMAZING. Farmer Vincent Smith (Rory Calhoun) and his younger sister Ida (a brilliant Nancy Parsons) live on a farm and also run a motel - 'Motel Hello' - on the same land; the 'o' in the neon sign flicks on and off, so we know we're on sinister … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 17 – Motel Hell (1980)

31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 15 – The Raven (1963)

The first appearance of Vincent Price on our #Shocktober month, and this is a brilliant tale produced and directed by the legendary Roger Corman. Price plays Dr. Erasmus Craven (strong name, rhymes with raven) who is mourning the death of his wife. One night he is visited by a mysterious raven, who is in fact … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 15 – The Raven (1963)

31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 14 – Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

Featuring a stellar cast, the 1978 remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers is classy, arty and features one of the most terrifying endings of sci-fi/horror. Alien creatures decide to take over Earth as their planet is dying. Landing in San Francisco, they fall on to plant leaves and form pods - which then bloom … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 14 – Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 11 – Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

Another day, another Hammer, another classic. This is the studio's third entry in its Dracula movie series, and the second film to feature Christopher Lee as the toothy one. It's suitably gruesome and scary, with a great shot as Dracula comes back to life - his thin, white, pointy-nails hand slowly coming over the top … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 11 – Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 10 – The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

We move finely to Hammer Horror on Day 10 of Shocktober; the first colour horror film for the company and a huge success on release. It shows blood and 'gore' and is a masterpiece for horror lovers. You can't beat closing the curtains and turning the lights off on a dark autumn/winter night to an … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 10 – The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 7 – The Lair Of The White Worm (1988)

Ahhhh, Ken Russell. OTT, extravagant and bloody fantastic. We love his work - it's always bold, absurd and something to behold. The Lair Of The White Worm is, of course, jolly good fun and features a glorious Amanda Donohoe as Lady Sylvia Marsh - a slinky snake obsessive who is actually an immortal priestess to … Continue reading 31 Days of Streaming Halloween – Day 7 – The Lair Of The White Worm (1988)

Horror cult classics #3 The Greasy Strangler (2016)

An absolute riot, you won't have seen ANYTHING like Jim Hosking's debut The Greasy Strangler. There's also images that won't leave your brain, mostly involving Big Ronnie (a fan-bloody-tastic Michael St. Michaels) and a gigantic┬áprosthetic. Big Ronnie and his very strange son Big Brayden (Sky Elobar) are disco tour con artists and pro 'bullshit artists'. … Continue reading Horror cult classics #3 The Greasy Strangler (2016)