Seth Holt’s DANGER ROUTE (1967)

Top: Richard Johnson and Carol Lynley Bottom: Barbara Bouchet and Diana Dors After hearing the news about John Walker’s death recently I started thinking a lot about ’60s spy films and I got the urge to watch Deadlier Than the Male (1967) again. Afterward I started obsessing over the male lead, Richard Johnson. I’ve always liked Richard Johnson but I often forget about how many … Continue reading Seth Holt’s DANGER ROUTE (1967)

Favorite DVD Releases of 2008: Part II

Apologies for the long delay! My annual list of Favorite DVDs always takes longer to compile than I expect it will. You can find the first part of this list here. Now on to Part II #11-20 . . . Cornel Wilde in The Naked Prey (1966) 11. The Naked Prey (Criterion) You can read my my thoughts about The Naked Prey here. Bette Davis … Continue reading Favorite DVD Releases of 2008: Part II

DVD of the Week: From Beyond the Grave

Peter Cushing in From Beyond the Grave (1973) It’s hard to keep track of all the great horror films finding their way onto on DVD lately and this week is no exception. My DVD pick of the week is the great Amicus horror anthology From Beyond the Grave (1973) from Warner Home Video which was released on Tuesday. This is the first time From Beyond … Continue reading DVD of the Week: From Beyond the Grave

The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970)

I’ve been interested in seeing Alan Cooke’s film The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970) for many years mainly because it’s an Amicus production with a great cast that includes Terence Stamp, Robert Vaughn, Nigel Davenport, Christian Roberts, Donal Donnelly and Vickery Turner. The film also features cinematography by the talented Billy Williams. I’ve seen just about every film that Amicus produced during the ’60s and … Continue reading The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970)

R.I.P. Freddie Francis 1917-2007

I had planned on finishing up the Lucio Fulci tribute I started last week but I was deeply saddened to learn that the great British filmmaker & cinematographer Freddie Francis had passed away on March 17th due to complications following a stroke. In light of this, I decided to spend some time writing about Francis instead since he’s long been one of my favorite filmmakers. … Continue reading R.I.P. Freddie Francis 1917-2007

Hammer Thrills & Chills

The official Hammer Films website has been bustling with activity lately. As a long time lover of Hammer films, it’s been nice to see the site alive and kicking again. You can also find Hammer news at their new Myspace page. Hammer has recently announced the release of lots of new official merchandise such as a nice looking t-shirt line available from as well … Continue reading Hammer Thrills & Chills