Search Results for: retview

Search Results

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, […]

RetView #58 – Doomwatch (1972)

Title: Doomwatch Year of Release: 1972 Director: Peter Sasdy Length: 92 mins Starring: Ian Bannen, Judy Geeson, John Paul, Simon Oates, Jean Trend Given what we’ve done to our world, you could argue that we’re already living in an age of ecological terror. Movies like Doomwatch may exaggerate certain elements for dramatic effect, but in […]

RetView #57 – What a Carve Up! (1961)

Title: What a Carve Up! Year of Release: 1961 Director: Pat Jackson Length: 87 mins Starring: Sid James, Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton, Dennis Price, Donald Pleasence, Michael Gough Okay, this isn’t strictly a horror film. It’s more of a comedy in the Carry On Screaming vein. By coincidence, it even features some of the ‘Carry […]

RetView #56 – Fright Night (1985)

Title: Fright Night Year of Release: 1985 Director: Tom Holland Length: 106 mins Starring: Chris Sarandon, William Ragsdale, Amanda Bearse, Roddy McDowall, Stephen Geoffreys Something occurred to me recently. So far, I haven’t covered many vampire movies in the RetView series. In fact, the only ones I’ve featured have been Lost Boys and Kolchak: The […]

RetView #55 – The Giant Claw (1957)

Title: The Giant Claw Year of Release: 1957 Director: Fred F Sears Length: 75 mins Starring: Jeff Morrow, Mara Corday, Morris Ankrum, Lou Merrill, Edgar Barrier 1947 was a pivotal year in the development of the human race in many ways. Two separate incidents occurred that had a profound effect on popular culture (in particular […]