Film, Film: 1920-1959, Film: 1960-1989, Film: 1990-2015, Halloween

October Update

Stanmore Hall aka Inver House, "the orphanage for demonic children" as seen in Nothing but the Night (1972) from British Horror Film Locations by Derek Pykett I finally found time to update The Phantom Playhouse with excerpts & links to the various "horror" related articles I've written for TCM's Movie Morlocks during the past 12… Continue reading October Update

Film, Film: 1920-1959, Film: 1960-1989, Film: 1990-2015

200 Years of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Today marks the 200th birthday of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. It’s a book that I cherish more than any other so I couldn’t let the occasion pass without acknowledging it. While in elementary school at the tender age of ten or eleven I attempted to read Frankenstein for the first time and it forever changed the… Continue reading 200 Years of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Film: 1960-1989

Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

This week I revisited one of my favorite Hammer films, Terence Fisher's The Curse of the Werewolf (1961), for the Movie Morlocks. Some brief excerpts from my post: "The Curse of the Werewolf begins with a hungry beggar (Richard Wordsworth) who arrives in a small 18th Century Spanish town while church bells ring out in… Continue reading Curse of the Werewolf (1961)

Film, Film: 1920-1959, Film: 1960-1989, Film: 1990-2015

10 Trailblazing Horror Films Directed by Women

In my latest post at The Movie Morlocks I discuss "10 Trailblazing Horror Films Directed by Women" made between 1913-1999. From the opening paragraphs: "All month long TCM has been airing films made by women on Tuesday and Thursday night as part of their groundbreaking Trailblazing Women series hosted by Illeana Douglas. According to Charles… Continue reading 10 Trailblazing Horror Films Directed by Women