Tag Archives: 1960’s

Dollar Deals: Five Minutes to Live (1961) starring Johnny Cash

Sometimes when you’re diving in the bins of Dollar movies, it’s a chore. Really on several fronts. I am a compulsive buyer and bargain hunter, so when I see flicks for a buck well I don’t hold back. This is what leads me to have two or three copies of Black Cobra (which we’ll get […]

Thanksgiving with Alejandro: Fando y Lis (1968)

Heya folks. Welcome to my second new feature this month, Thanksgiving with Alejandro. When I was trying to come up with a feature this month, I really wanted to feature a director I wasn’t all that familiar with and do something with Thanksgiving. Perusing my DVDs, my eyes landed on my as yet untouched Alejandro […]

The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t (1966): Holiday Film Italian Style!

Last week I promised you folks a Christmas movie that hailed from the Italian peninsula. With only a few days left until the big holiday, here is the film as promised. I’ve been watchingThe Christmas that Almost Wasn’t for many, many years now. Back in the early ’80’s, they used to play this every year […]

B.L.O.G Presents The Innocents (1961)

Welcome back once more to another edition of B.L.O.G, and after the intensity and brutality of Martyrs, I looked toward the classics for something a bit more subdued. I found it in the premiere adaptation of the Henry James novel The Turn of the Screw, a classic tale of supernatural horror… or is it merely […]

Spirits of the Dead(1968):Fondas,Fellini,& a Fistful of Poe

While Poe adaptations in the 60’s belonged to Roger Corman and Vincent Price, today’s film found three European auteurs getting down and dirty with the works of Edgar Allan. Each of them present a singular and innovative look into the work of the macabre writer, and through the film was distributed in the states by […]

Kill Quentin Part III: The Final Chapter -Marriage, Revenge and Lists.

Hello Moonies, and welcome to Tuesday and the final chapter in the Kill Quentin series spotlighting the films that influenced Kill Bill 1 & 2. Today we’ll be talking a bit about a movie based off a book by Cornell Woolrich. He was the writer behind the source material for two of my favorite films […]

Blow-up (1966): Antonioni’s Misleadingly Titled Film Contains No Explosions

For the next few weeks I’m going to use my weekend watches for films that I think I should have seen or haven’t seen in a while. The first film I’m going to talk about will be the former. There are films you really can’t seem to hardly avoid if you enjoy certain other films. […]

LBL Feature Presentation: Mario Bava’s Black Sunday

It’s the end of the month, and so that sadly brings us to the end of the Mario Bava feature. Don’t fret though, there’s so much more Bava I want to cover. After all there’s still vikings, space vampires, sex comedies, spaghetti westerns, Vincent Price, and still more giallo waiting to be covered. So surely […]

Black Sabbath (1963): Less Tony Iommi, More Boris Karloff

One hundred and twenty two years ago today, at 36 Forest Hill Road, Peckham Rye, London, England, William Henry Pratt was born. One hundred years ago, Pratt traveled to Canada to persue a career in acting and changed his name to Boris Karloff. Seventy eight years ago, Karloff donned Jack Pierce’s makeup and became the […]

Hitch on the Hump: The Birds (1963)

When it comes to Hitchcock and Halloween, many people sum up his contribution to the horror genre with one word, Psycho. Let me tell you I love me some Psycho, and next week you’re going to hear all about that. Today is all about Hitchcock’s lesser loved horror. It was the follow up film to […]