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RetView #68 – The Birds (1963)

Title: The Birds Year of Release: 1963 Director: Alfred Hitchcock Length: 119 mins Starring: Tippi Hedren, Jessica Tandy, Rod Taylor, Suzanne Pleshette, Veronica Cartwright Few films can legitimately lay claim to being bona fide classics, though most of The Birds’ accolades came after the fact. In 2016 it was deemed to be culturally, historically or […]

RetView #67 – Xtro (1983)

Title: Xtro Year of Release: 1983 Director: Harry Bromley Davenport Length: 81 mins Starring: Bernice Stegers, Philip Sayer, Simon Nash, Maryam d’Abo, Danny Brainin If you watch a thousand sci-fi horror movies, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything else as bizarre and downright weird as this one. Tony (played with unsettling aplomb by a 10-year […]

RetView #66 – It Came from Beneath the Sea (1955)

Title: It Came from Beneath the Sea Year of Release: 1955 Director: Robert Gordon Length: 79 mins Starring: Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue, Donald Curtis, Harry Lauter In typically dramatic fashion, this B-movie classic begins with a bristling voiceover about nuclear submarines culminating in the sensational pronouncement, “The mind of man had thought of everything! Except […]

RetView #65 – Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead (2011)

Title: Zombie Ass: Toilet of the Dead Year of Release: 2011 Director: Noboru Iguchi Length: 85 mins Starring: Arisa Nakamura, Asana Mamoru, Mayu Sugano, Asami Sugiura, Kentaro Kishi Seven minutes into this movie I needed something stronger than bottled Stella and WTF because bottled Stella and WTF just wasn’t cutting it any more. Even in […]

RetView #64 – Death Line (1972)

Title: Death Line Year of Release: 1972 Director: Gary Sherman Length: 87 mins Starring: Donald Pleasence, Norman Rossington, David Ladd, Sharon Gurney, Hugh Armstrong, Christopher Lee, Clive Swift As this series of deep dives into the land of movies past has progressed, I’ve actually discovered a lot about myself. One thing I’ve found, as you […]

RetView #63 – Re-Animator (1985)

Title: Re-Animator Year of Release: 1985 Director: Stuart Gordon Length: 86 mins Starring: Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale, Robert Sampson, Jeffrey Combs It’s been at least a couple of months now, so I think it’s about time we had another 80’s cheese fest. Re-Animator, aka H.P. Lovecraft’s Re-animator on account of being loosely based […]

RetView #62 – Little Devils: The Birth (1993)

Title: Little Devils: The Birth Year of Release: 1993 Director: George Pavlou Length: 100 mins Starring: Russ Tamblyn, Marc Price, Nancy Valen, Wayne McNamara, Stella Stevens Little Devils: The Birth is one of those films that got lost in the shuffle. Marketed as a comedy horror in the Gremlins or Ghoulies vein, it’s not really […]

RetView #61 – Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Title: Creature from the Black Lagoon Year of Release: 1954 Director: Jack Arnold Length: 79 mins Starring: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning There aren’t many movies that start with the big bang. Where can you go after that? In the first two minutes or so of Creature from the Black Lagoon we are treated […]

RetView #60 – Death Ship (1980)

Title: Death Ship Year of Release: 1980 Director: Alvin Rakoff Length: 85 mins Starring: Richard Crenna, George Kennedy, Nick Mancuso, Sally Ann Howes, Kate Reid, Saul Rubinek I’d never even heard of this Bloodstar Films production until I read about it in an issue of the venerated Fortean Times magazine (FT396, if you’re interested). I’ve […]

RetView #59 – 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)

Title: 10 Cloverfield Lane Year of Release: 2016 Director: Dan Trachtenberg Length: 87 mins Starring: John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallacher Jr. Apart from Quarantine 2 – Terminal I haven’t covered any sequels in this series thus far. There are reasons for that, but it might change in the not too-distant future. For now, […]