The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959)

The first colorized version of a Sherlock Holmes story, The Hound of the Baskervilles from 1959 could only loosely be described as “Hammer horror” due to their trademark bits of scare, gore, and other unpleasantness (including a planned gang-rape in the...
The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

In 1996 I had high hopes for this film. I enjoy three of the actors featured – Marlon Brando, Val Kilmer, and Fairuza Balk. I am a sucker for a sci-fi/fantasy action-drama – gross-out or not (and this one’s kinda gross. At least, to this vegetarian)....
Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)

Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)

Colossus: The Forbin Project is a tight little AI-drama starring some television royalty (including Eric Braeden, Susan Clark, and Gordon Pinsent in an ensemble cast) that will probably please those who love those sorts of films. The very premise of the film –...
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1974)

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1974)

One might be tempted to think a cinematic┬áversion of Bram Stoker’s Dracula put forth by the man who developed “Dark Shadows” – and starring Jack Palance as the titular monster – might be a bit hammy and over the top. And one might be...
The 13th Warrior (1999)

The 13th Warrior (1999)

Is it just me, or are kick-ass Viking films hard to come by? Which SHOULDN’T BE THE CASE, but it kind of is. I’ve even got a little rule of thumb: if a Hollywood film features a character named “Hrothgar”, viewers beware! Films based on┬áMichael...