Eye of the Devil (1966)

Eye of the Devil (1966)

Aristocratic Londoner (David Niven) is called back to his ancestral home in France, as the estate’s vineyards are failing. He asks his wife (Deborah Kerr) and young children to stay behind; but the wife loves him dearly and the trio soon follows him to the...
The Mask (1961)

The Mask (1961)

1961’s The Mask opens as older horror films sometimes do: with a authoritarian-looking white man in a study, telling us what we’re about to see is REALLY scary, and totes based in fact. We’re also treated to a bit of William Castle-esque carnival...
The Hideous Sun Demon (1959)

The Hideous Sun Demon (1959)

The dangers of tanning! Or – is it dipsomania? In fact, the allegory to alcoholism is none-too-subtle in The Hideous Sun-Demon (1959), the story of a scientist exposed to radiation and transformed into a kind of reverse-lycanthropic state. It’s hard to...
The Astounding She-Monster (1957)

The Astounding She-Monster (1957)

A lifetime of B-movie experience has led me to believe there is an inverse correlative between a film title’s exciting hyperbole, and the action therein. Sadly, in 1957’s The Astounding She-Monster, this ends up being the case. In this not-quite-astounding...
The Prowler (1951)

The Prowler (1951)

The Prowler is a psychological drama with noir and stage influences, set in just a handful of rooms over the period of a few months. The opening third of the work feels almost Hitchcockian; the viewer vaguely senses things are not all they seem, but we’re not...