Halloweek: Scared to Death (1947)

Welcome back to Halloweek! TMP’s annual celebration of all things spooky in the days leading up to Halloween has been extended from four days to seven! Today’s spookfest may leave you Scared to Death. Stay tuned for more through Tuesday! Laura Van Ee’s (Molly Lamont) body rests on an autospy table, awaiting examination. How did…

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Halloweek: The Hidden Hand (1942)

Welcome back to Halloweekl! TMP’s annual celebration of all things spooky in the days leading up to Halloween has been extended from four days to seven! Today’s chiller is a 1942 haunted house mystery, The Hidden Hand. Stay tuned for more through Tuesday! John Channing (Milton Parsons) has escaped from an asylum and returned to…

Halloweek: Night School (1981)

Welcome back to Halloweek! TMP’s annual celebration of all things spooky in the days leading up to Halloween has been extended from four days to seven! Today’s chiller is 1981’s Night School. Stay tuned for more through Tuesday! “We’ve had a few kooks in Boston in our time, but head hunters? Not too many.” When…

Halloweek: Night Watch (1973)

Welcome back to Halloweek! TMP’s annual celebration of all things spooky in the days leading up to Halloween has been extended from four days to seven! Today’s terror is brought to life by an unexpected star: the great Elizabeth Taylor. Stay tuned for more through Tuesday! “What did you expect to find, Sherlock Holmes? A…

Halloweek: The Love Witch (2016)

Welcome back to Halloweek! TMP’s annual celebration of all things spooky in the days leading up to Halloween has been extended from four days to seven! Yesterday I shared the ghosts of Horror Half-Weeks past. Today we give Halloweek a proper kick-off with a look at The Love Witch (2016), a comedy inspired by midcentury…

Happy Halloweek!

In the past, to celebrate Halloween on the blog, I’ve done something called Horror Half-Week. Certain spooky themes were chosen each year, and I’d put up four reviews to match those themes — one a day, on the four days leading up to Halloween. This year, I’m doing things a bit differently. Horror Half-Week becomes…

Julie (1956)

Julie (Doris Day) and Lyle (Louis Jourdan) are newlyweds, but their honeymoon hasn’t exactly been happy. Lyle has been acting jealous and strange. Julie was married once before, the marriage only ending due to her husband’s unexpected death. As Lyle’s behavior becomes more erratic, Julie starts to believe her friend Cliff (Barry Sullivan) may be…

A Message to Garcia (1936)

Following the Maine Incident in Havana Harbor in 1898, President McKinley is looking to get in contact with Calixto Garcia, the leader of Cuba’s revolt against Spain. Andrew Summers Rowan (John Boles) is recruited for the job of hand-delivering a letter from President McKinley to Garcia. Rowan manages to sneak his way into Cuba, but…

Collector’s Corner: Favorite horror purchases!

October is the month for all things spooky and, though TMP will be giving the season a proper “Halloweek” celebration starting next Tuesday, I thought I’d bring some cobwebs and ghosts and masked murderers to this edition of Collector’s Corner, too! In the last Collector’s Corner we looked at a breakdown of my film collection…

Mama Steps Out (1937)

Traveling aboard a ship from America to France is the Cuppy family of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The trip has been organized by matriarch Ada (Alice Brady), who is bored of America and wants the family to get some wider cultural exposure. Mr. Cuppy (Guy Kibbee) and daughter Leila (Betty Furness) aren’t quite as enthusiastic about…