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)

Horror Half-Week, Day 2: The Brain Eaters (1958)

Happy Horror Half-Week! TMP is celebrating the spooky season with three film reviews and a special edition of “Favorite Things About…” to be published on Halloween. Yesterday, we took a look at 1957’s Invasion of the Saucer-Men. See below for today’s frightening feature! The gossip mill is set alight in the sleepy town of Riverdale, Illinois after several residents see what they think is a … Continue reading Horror Half-Week, Day 2: The Brain Eaters (1958)

Horror Half-Week, Day 1: Invasion of the Saucer-Men (1957)

It’s aliiiive! TMP’s Halloween series Horror Half-Week returns for a seventh year. I didn’t choose any themes this year — just did some mood-watching of spooky and strange things. There will be reviews today through Tuesday, with a special “Favorite Things About…” post on Halloween itself. Happy Horror Half-Week! Joan Hayden (Gloria Castillo) and Johnny Carter (Steve Terrell) are a small-town couple getting ready to … Continue reading Horror Half-Week, Day 1: Invasion of the Saucer-Men (1957)

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 the family home, where his sister Lorinda (Cecil Cunningham) lives. … Continue reading Halloweek: The Hidden Hand (1942)

Horror Half-Week: The Man Who Changed His Mind (1936)

Welcome to the final day of Horror Half-Week, and happy Halloween! We’ve worked our way back in time and today will be taking a look at a horror flick from the 1930s. Previous posts in this year’s Horror Half-Week celebration: The 1960s – Favorite things about… Night of the Living Dead The 1950s – The Screaming Skull The 1940s – Strangler of the Swamp Dr. … Continue reading Horror Half-Week: The Man Who Changed His Mind (1936)

Horror Half-Week: Strangler of the Swamp (1946)

Welcome to day 3 of Horror Half-Week! Today we’re looking at a spooky flick from the ’40s. Previous posts for HH-W 2014: 1960s | 1950s “Old legends — strange tales — never die in the lonely swamp land. Villages and hamlets lie remote and almost forgotten. Small ferryboats glide between the shores, and the ferryman is a very important person. Day and night he is … Continue reading Horror Half-Week: Strangler of the Swamp (1946)

Horror Half-Week: The Screaming Skull (1958)

Today’s post is a special one. Not only is it TMP’s second review for Horror Half-Week 2014, but it’s also the return of the mini-blogathon, a tradition upheld by the ol’ pal Todd and I where we review the same cheeser on the same day. Be sure to check out Todd’s review of The Screaming Skull at Cinema Monolith and yesterday’s Horror Half-Week post! Jenni … Continue reading Horror Half-Week: The Screaming Skull (1958)

Horror Half-Week: Favorite things about… Night of the Living Dead (1968)

Kicking off this year’s spooktacular Horror Half-Week with a truly groundbreaking classic of the genre: Night of the Living Dead! Starting with today’s ’60s flick, we’ll be working our way backwards in time. Stay tuned tomorrow for a review of a ’50s film, and throughout the next couple of days for reviews of chillers from the ’40s and ’30s! The favorite film: Night of the … Continue reading Horror Half-Week: Favorite things about… Night of the Living Dead (1968)

HORROR HALF-WEEK, Day 3: The Clairvoyant (1934)

Maximus (Claude Rains) performs in music halls, where he pretends to be able to read people’s minds and takes their money for it. He calls himself “King of Mind Readers,” and he’s made a decent living off of exploiting people this way. But Maximus won’t keep faking his clairvoyance for long. He begins to have unpredictable premonitions that actually come true. He soon realizes that … Continue reading HORROR HALF-WEEK, Day 3: The Clairvoyant (1934)