Horror Half-Week, Day 3: The Leech Woman (1960)

Happy Halloween Eve! It’s day three of Horror Half-Week, and we’re moving from serious Criterion Channel thrillers to somewhat-silly sci-fi. If you missed day one or two, check out my recommendations of Don’t Look Now (1973) and Diabolique (1955). Dr. Paul Talbot (Phillip Terry) has a fine work life, but a failing marriage. His wife, … More Horror Half-Week, Day 3: The Leech Woman (1960)

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

Tarantula (1955)

Matt Hastings (John Agar) is a doctor on a mission. After being refused an autopsy on a highly unusual corpse by the sheriff, Dr. Hastings is determined to figure out what caused the corpse’s apparent sudden acromegaly. Hastings calls on Dr. Gerald Deemer (Leo G. Carroll), who had a hand in refusing the autopsy. As … More Tarantula (1955)

World Without End (1956)

Dr. Eldon Galbraithe (Nelson Leigh) is leading a crew on a Mars-orbiting mission in space. Aboard the rocket with Dr. Galbraithe are engineer Henry Jaffee (Christopher Dark), scientist John Borden (Hugh Marlow), and radio operator Herbert Ellis (Rod Taylor). When the men lose radio contact with Earth, think they can still make it home. After plotting … More World Without End (1956)