“Nothing can eat your soul!” – THE WITCHES (1966)

Few things invoke autumn and the Halloween spirit in me as strongly as the stylized gothic horror films made by Hammer. The diversity and sheer volume of the studio’s output was impressive and this has occasionally led to some of their lesser-seen films being overlooked because they didn’t live up to critic’s expectations or they followed a less conventional path than many horror fans had … Continue reading “Nothing can eat your soul!” – THE WITCHES (1966)

Looking Into the Eye of the Devil

Sharon Tate and David Hemmings in Eye of the Devil (1966) Halloween is fast approaching and over at the Movie Morlocks blog we’re counting down the days with an “obscure and offbeat” horror movie blogathon. All week long my fellow Morlocks and myself have been writing about some of our favorite lessor known films and I decided to tackle J. Lee Thompson’s Eye of the … Continue reading Looking Into the Eye of the Devil

The Enchantress and The Hag

Rosanna Schiaffino and Sarah Ferrati in The Witch (1966) There are few witches as beautiful and beguiling as Rosanna Schiaffino or as sinister and threatening as Sarah Ferrati in Damiano Damiani’s The Witch (or more correctly, The Witch in Love) aka La strega in amore (1966). In this leisurely paced Italian horror film based on a novel by Carlos Fuentes, Rosanna Schiaffino plays Aura, the … Continue reading The Enchantress and The Hag

Mike Raven: Actor, Artist & Witch

Mike Raven in Crucible of Terror (1971) I recently watched and reviewed the British supernatural thriller Crucible of Terror (1971) for the Movie Morlocks Blog. The film stars Mike Raven; an underrated British actor who resembled Christopher Lee and appeared in only four horror films during his lifetime. I didn’t know much about Raven before writing my review so I did some research about his … Continue reading Mike Raven: Actor, Artist & Witch

Elvira’s Not A Witch

’80s horror icon Elvira, Mistress of the Dark (aka Cassandra Peterson) is back on TV again. She’s hosting a new version of her syndicated show Elvira’s Movie Macabre that airs on Saturday nights. I’ve only caught one episode so far but some of the movies she’s shown in the last few weeks include The Giant Gila Monster (1959) and The Terror (1963). In the early … Continue reading Elvira’s Not A Witch

Dance With The Devil

Barbara Parkins in The Mephisto Waltz (1971) Apologies for the lack of updates but as usual, life keeps getting in the way of my blogging plans. I promise to try and post something else here in the next few days but in meantime you can find my latest Bewitching Movies update over at TCM’s Movie Morlocks Blog. In my latest post I discuss the 1971 … Continue reading Dance With The Devil

“Nothing can eat your soul!”

Over at the Movie Morlocks we’re celebrating TCM’s decision to showcase Hammer horror films every Friday night during the month of October with a blogathon. All week long my colleges have been writing about some of their favorite Hammer movies and today I shared some thoughts about the occult thriller The Witches (1966), which features the accomplished award winning actress Joan Fontaine in her last … Continue reading “Nothing can eat your soul!”

Bewitching Movies October 1-31 @ Cinebeats

“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.” – Witch (from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth) Horror films are currently trendy. There’s just no getting around that fact. But something seems to be amiss between the teenage vampires, 3D piranhas and countless remakes of classic horror films that Hollywood churns out month after month. I think this trend mirrors something deeply troubling that is … Continue reading Bewitching Movies October 1-31 @ Cinebeats