El Charro de las Calaveras (1965)

El Charro de las Calaveras (1965)

El Charro de las Calaveras appears to be a cobbled-together serial attempting feature film status, and is the first movie helmed by Abel Salazar’s brother Alfredo. The effect is a rather clumsy and dusty horror film unfolding in what appear to be fallow turnip...
Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965)

Dr. Terror’s House of Horrors (1965)

Dr. Terror’s House of Horror, helmed by the directing talents of Freddie Francis and the writing of Milton Subotsky, is a rather silly and unscary horror anthology film. If you’ve seen horror anthologies you either adore them or find them corny and/or...
The City of the Dead (1960)

The City of the Dead (1960)

An above-average black and white “witch revenge” horror film, especially considering the two male leads are about as exciting as nonfat milk. A young college student (an early role for Venetia Stevenson) provides a modicum of sexy-virginal titillation,...
The Golden Bat / Ôgon batto (1966)

The Golden Bat / Ôgon batto (1966)

The Golden Bat (the bat) is a new species discovered in Bolivia last year. But The Golden Bat (the immortal caped being with an unconvincing skull-face) is a comic creation from 1930 known to be the first Japanese superhero – and widely regarded as the first...
Zontar: The Thing From Venus (1966)

Zontar: The Thing From Venus (1966)

> At first Zontar: The Thing From Venus (1966) directed by Larry Buchanan and starring B- and Z-grade sci-fi perennial John Agar, seems a straight-forward alien-monster-invades-Earth-using-mind-control film. We’ve got a couple scientist dudes arguing about how...