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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...
Circus of Horrors (1960)

Circus of Horrors (1960)

In 1960’s Circus of Horrors, a disgraced plastic surgeon (German character actor Anton Diffring) escapes England for the Continent, with his two assistants. There he almost immediately happens upon a young girl, daughter of a circus owner, who has a facial...
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...
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...