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The Strange And Deadly Occurrence (Reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

Michael Rhodes (played by Robert Stack) is just your average, every day tax attorney. He has a strong marriage to Christine (Vera Miles), a teenage daughter named Melissa (Margaret Willock), a best friend (Herb Edelman) who has far less hair than he does, and a dog that barks at strangers. It’s a good life but […]

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Death Ship (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

The 1980 film, Death Ship, opens with a black freighter ominously sailing across the ocean in the middle of the night.  The freighter appears to be deserted but, when a cruise ship appears over the horizon, we suddenly hear disembodied German voices announcing that the enemy is in sight and it’s time to take battle […]

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The First Power (Reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

In this 1990 horror film, Lou Diamond Phillips plays Russell Logan, a Los Angeles police detective who specializes in capturing and sometimes killing serial killers.  (“So far,” a news reporter breathlessly tells us, “Detective Logan has captured or killed three serial killers!”)  His latest triumph is the capture of Patrick Channing (Jeff Kober), also known as […]

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Cry of the Werewolf (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

Running an occult museum can be dangerous business, especially when the museum happens to be housed in the former home of a notorious gypsy queen. That seems to be the main theme of this 1944 movie, in which Prof. Charles Morris (Fritz Leiber) is mysteriously murdered almost immediately after announcing that he’s found evidence that […]

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Reeker (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

Strange things happen in the desert. For instance, at the start of this 2005 film, a family is driving across the desert when they hit a deer.  The father gets out of the car to check on the situation, which leads to the family dog getting out.  The father goes chasing after the dog.  When […]

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Night Slaves (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

Clay Howard (James Franciscus) hasn’t been the same since he survived a catastrophic car accident.  As a result of his injury, he had to have a metal plate put in his head and now, as a result, he’s often moody and tempermental.  It’s put a strain on his marriage to Marjorie (Lee Grant).  What better […]

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I Was A Teenage Frankenstein (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

“I was a teenage Frankenstein!” “Of course you were, dear.” This 1957 film tells the story of Professor Frankenstein (Whit Bissell), an English scientist who comes to America and promptly sets about trying to create his own creature.  I guess we shouldn’t be surprised, considering that his name is Frankenstein and all.  Anyway, the professor […]

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I Was A Teenage Werewolf (Reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

Tony Rivers (Michael Landon), the lead character in 1957’s I Was A Teenage Werewolf, is a teenager. In fact, he’s one of those troubled teenagers that were all the rage in the late 50s.  He lives for kicks and spends too much combing his hair.  He skips school.  He stays out late.  He gets into […]

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Night of Dark Shadows (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

  Since I reviewed House of Dark Shadows yesterday, it only makes sense to take a look at 1971’s Night of Dark Shadows today! While Night of Dark Shadows is not a direct sequel to the first film, it is still definitely a part of the same cinematic universe.  There may not be any vampires in […]

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House of Dark Shadows (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

There’s a lot that you can say about this vampire film from 1970 but I think it can all be summed up with one word: relentless. A lot of this is because House of Dark Shadows is a film adaptation of a daytime drama.  Over the course of six sesons, Dark Shadows ran for a […]

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