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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 […]

RetView #54 – The Burning (1981)

Title: The Burning Year of Release: 1981 Director: Tony Maylam Length: 91 mins Starring: Brian Matthews, Lou David, Leah Ayres, Brian B, Larry Joshua, Jason Alexanda Like The Slayer and the original Evil Dead, this is another film that got caught up in the whole ‘video nasty’ storm of the early eighties. Not that it […]

RetView #53 – Flatliners (1990)

Title: Flatliners Year of Release: 1990 Director: Joel Schumacher Length: 114 mins Starring: Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts, William Baldwin, Kevin Bacon, Oliver Platt If Lost Boys was director Joe Schumacher’s Highway to Hell moment, Flatliners was his Back in Black. The 1990 blockbuster produced by Michael Douglas (yes, that one) and Rick Bieber, and distributed […]

RetView #52 – Shutter (2008)

Title: Shutter Year of Release: 2008 Director: Masayuki Ochiai Length: 83 mins Starring: Joshua Jackson, Rachael Taylor, Megumi Okina, David Denman, John Hensley, Maya Hazen “From the executive producers of THE GRUDGE and THE RING,” the poster screams, in reference to Takashige Ichese and Roy Lee, who were indeed responsible for at least the US […]

RetView #51 – The Gorgon (1964)

Title: The Gorgon Year of Release: 1964 Director: Terence Fisher Length: 83 mins Starring: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Barbara Shelley, Richard Pasco, Jeremy Longhurst, Prudence Hyman Methinks it’s high time we paid another visit to the Hammer Horror vault. The plot of this camp classic, which has more cheese than a stuffed crust Domino’s pizza […]

RetView #50 – Jaws (1975)

Title: Jaws Year of Release: 1975 Director: Steven Spielberg Length: 124 mins Starring: Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw, Murray Hamilton, Lorraine Gary I wanted to do something a bit special for this landmark 50th RetView, and you could probably count on your fingers the number of movies, of any genre, that have had more […]