Curse of the Demon (1957)

“Where does imagination end and reality begin?” Henry Harrington (Maurce Denham) is a professor investigating a devil-worshipping cult, and the investigation has gotten him into a world of trouble. Dr. Julian Karswell (Niall MacGinnis), the leader of the cult, has put a curse on the professor. Though he begs for the curse to be reversed, Henry soon turns up dead. His aide approaches visiting American … Continue reading Curse of the Demon (1957)

Out of the Fog (1941)

Jonah Goodwin (Thomas Mitchell) and Olaf Johnson (John Qualen) are a tailor and a cook, living in Brooklyn. Life isn’t rosy, but the men have one thing that keeps them going: the fishing trips they take together after work. They dream of buying a larger boat, which would allow them to leave their jobs and become professional fishermen. But, they’ve got families to support, so … Continue reading Out of the Fog (1941)

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 correct in his suspicion that Lyle had something to do … Continue reading Julie (1956)

Man in the Attic (1954)

London in the time of Jack the Ripper is a paranoid place. Anxieties are high for most. The cops are on high alert, doing their best to protect potential victims — patrolling the streets at all hours, walking people home, attempting to work out the puzzle of the Ripper’s identity. Among the fearful is Helen Harley (Frances Bavier). She and her husband, in need of … Continue reading Man in the Attic (1954)

The Fighting Lawman (1953)

Following a bank robbery in late-1800s Arizona, Deputy Marshal Jim Burke (Wayne Morris) is tracking four suspects. He manages to capture one, Manuel Jackson (Rick Vallin), but Manuel refuses to give up the names of his conspirators. A few years later, Manuel escapes from prison, and Burke must follow his trail again. When Burke finds Manuel, a shoot-out takes place, fatally injuring the criminal. Before … Continue reading The Fighting Lawman (1953)

George Washington Slept Here (1942)

Bill (Jack Benny) and Connie Fuller (Ann Sheridan) live a decent life in New York City, but they have one major problem: they can’t find the right place to live. At their current apartment, they’ve run into trouble with the landlord, who hates their mischievous (and slightly destructive) dog. Unwilling to give up the pup, Connie naturally decides that the family’s only option is to … Continue reading George Washington Slept Here (1942)

HORROR HALF-WEEK, Day 1: The Devil’s Hand (1961)

Welcome to TMP’s annual Horror Half-Week, a celebration of horror films in the four days leading up to and including Halloween! Today we begin with a review of 1961’s The Devil’s Hand. Rick Turner (Robert Alda) is engaged, but his fiancée (Ariadne Welter) isn’t the only woman in his life. There’s another (Linda Christian) who has been visiting him in dreams. One night, Rick finds himself mysteriously … Continue reading HORROR HALF-WEEK, Day 1: The Devil’s Hand (1961)

The Tall Target (1951)

The year is 1861. President Lincoln has recently been elected and will soon be inaugurated. John Kennedy (Dick Powell) is a New York police officer. With the country in turmoil following the election, Kennedy is convinced that Lincoln will face an assassination attempt on his way to Baltimore for a pre-inauguration speaking engagement. Kennedy unveils his suspicions to his supervisor, but the supervisor doesn’t believe there’s … Continue reading The Tall Target (1951)