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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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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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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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Lisa (Reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

I recently watched Lisa, a horror/thriller hybrid from 1990. Can you guess why? Now, there are a number of possible reasons.  It is October, which means that I’m going to be spending this entire month watching and reviewing horror movies.  And there’s the fact that I have a weakness for horror films from the late […]

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The Amazing Mr. X (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

A woman named Christine (Lyn Bari) walks along the beach when she thinks that she hears the voice of her husband calling out her name.  The only problem is that her husband has been dead for two years.  Christine’s sister, Janet (Cathy O’Donnell), says that Christine is just hearing things and that she needs to […]

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How To Make A Monster (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

How do you make a monster? According to this 1958 film, the man to ask is Pete Dumond! As played by Robert H. Harris, Pete Dumond is the chief make-up artist at American International Pictures.  He’s so good that he can easily transform handsome teen idols like Tony Mantell (Gary Conway) and Larry Drake (Gary […]

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Robot Monster (reviewed by Lisa Marie Bowman)

If you’re a fan of old horror and science fiction movies, you can probably imagine all sorts of different types of monsters destroying or, at the very least, conquering Earth. There’s the big rubber lizards that lived over on Monster Island.  There’s the sinister humanoid aliens who have appeared in more movies than I can […]

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