Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns: Many Rivers to Cross (1955)

Bushrod Gentry (Robert Taylor) is a frontiersman living in the budding territories of the midwest and working as a trapper. One day he meets Mary (Eleanor Parker), an outdoorsy “tomboy” of a woman who has her very own gun and knows how to use it. She’s a bit of a tough gal, and she runs the risk of becoming a spinster… until she meets dear … Continue reading Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns: Many Rivers to Cross (1955)

Series review: Village of the Damned (1960) and Children of the Damned (1963)

WARNING: This post contains spoilers for both films. Back in March I scored Warner Archive’s “horror double feature” DVD of 1960’s Village of the Damned and its sequel, Children of the Damned (1963). I had never seen either film before purchasing it and wasn’t sure whether to go in expecting horror-corn or true thrills, but with a DVD cover screaming “So young, so innocent, so … Continue reading Series review: Village of the Damned (1960) and Children of the Damned (1963)

Classics of the Corn: Hot Rods to Hell (1967)

It’s all Christmas fun and happy, suburban child hijinks in the Phillips household. Young Jamie (Jeffrey Byron) forces his older sister Tina (Laurie Mock) to wear a Santa beard and calls her his brother while they anxiously await their father Tom’s (Dana Andrews) “home for the holidays” arrival from a business trip. Happy holidays become frightful when Jamie, Tina and their mother Peg (Jeanne Crain) … Continue reading Classics of the Corn: Hot Rods to Hell (1967)