Horror Half-Week, Day 3: The Living Skeleton (1968)

On this third day of our spooky celebration, we’ll be taking a look at a classic, ghostly Japanese chiller. Previous Horror Half-Week 2018 posts: Invasion of the Saucer-Men (1957) and The Brain Eaters (1958) “Her wounded heart beats within my chest, torn and bleeding. It’s driving me to wreak vengeance on those beasts.” When pirates overtake the Dragon King, they kill all of its passengers … Continue reading Horror Half-Week, Day 3: The Living Skeleton (1968)

The Thrill of It All (1963)

Beverly Boyer (Doris Day) is a happy housewife. Her husband Gerald is a successful doctor. They have two young children and a very nice, large house. All is well. One evening, while having dinner with one of Gerald’s patients, Beverly tells a cute story about her kids and their new love for “Happy Soap” — a product that just so happens to be made by … Continue reading The Thrill of It All (1963)

Planet of the Vampires (1965)

Two interplanetary ships, the Galliott and the Argos, are attempting to land on a strange, foggy planet. When the Argos lands, the crew has trouble finding the Galliott. Once they do find the ship, they discover that the entire crew is dead — fallen victim to an odd, fatal, hypnotic state which their own crew only avoided thanks to the resistance and leadership of Captain … Continue reading Planet of the Vampires (1965)

Second Looks: The Innocents (1961)

“We must try to  learn what it is these horrors want.” Miss Giddens (Deborah Kerr) has applied for a job as a governess, her very first position of this type. Luckily for her, the wealthy bachelor in need of her services (Michael Redgrave) seems unconcerned by her lack of work  history. Left to raise his niece and nephew after they were orphaned, the man will … Continue reading Second Looks: The Innocents (1961)

The Night Walker (1964)

Howard Trent (Hayden Rorke) hears the secrets that you keep, when you’re talking in your sleep… particularly if you’re his wife, Irene (Barbara Stanwyck). Howard has secretly been recording every conversation that takes place in his home, including those his wife has with no one, while she’s dreaming. Howard is convinced that Irene isn’t dreaming at all, but carrying on an affair with his attorney, … Continue reading The Night Walker (1964)

Ride the Wild Surf (1964)

Three friends — Jody, Steamer, and Chase — have come to Oahu in search of the world’s biggest waves. Surfers from around the world have come to the island to compete against one another. Along the way, the young men face arguments, injuries, and romantic complications. Ride the Wild Surf  was written and produced by Jo and Art Napoleon. The film was directed by Don … Continue reading Ride the Wild Surf (1964)

The Young Runaways (1968)

Deanie Donford (Patty McCormack) is tired of her parents trying to control her life. Dewey Norson (Kevin Coughlin) is a small-town high school senior afraid to disappoint his parents. Shelly Allen (Brooke Bundy) is the daughter of a busy ad executive, neglected by her father in favor of his work. Each of these teens decides to leave home, running away to Chicago, leaving school and their … Continue reading The Young Runaways (1968)

Bluebeard’s Ten Honeymoons (1960)

Sometimes, a marriage starts out all sunshine and rainbows, only to turn sour after years or even decades. Sometimes, it’s doomed from the start. For Henri Landru (George Sanders), it’s all doom and gloom, but he only has himself to blame. Obsessed with a burlesque performer named Odette (Corinne Calvet), Henri can only win her over by showering her with cash and lavish gifts. There’s … Continue reading Bluebeard’s Ten Honeymoons (1960)

Favorite things about… How to Steal a Million (1966)

The favorite film: How to Steal a Million, directed by William Wyler The synopsis: Monsieur Bonnet has a legendary art collection. He sells select works for great prices at auction, and lends others to museums for special exhibits. His father was also in the art business. But the Bonnets have a secret: they’re forgers, not collectors! When a Venus statue, supposedly sculpted by Cellini but … Continue reading Favorite things about… How to Steal a Million (1966)