The Devil Bat

We’re going to close out our 2012 Halloween series with a film from my favorite of the great horror movie icons...Bela Lugosi. There’s no question that his career had some pretty major ups and downs, but somehow I always find his presence on screen to be appealing. Today’s film features him in a mad scientist... Continue Reading →

Burn, Witch, Burn

When I was in college, I never remember there being courses on witchcraft, magic and superstition. I guess it’s not really a course of study with big career potential.Yet today’s movie centers on a college professor who lectures on exactly that. It’s another British fright flick released here in the US by good old American... Continue Reading →

The Giant Gila Monster

The gila monster is the only venomous lizard native to the US. He’s a slow-moving guy, and though I’m sure his bite is unpleasant, according to Wikipedia, no human has died of a gila monster bite since 1939. So, he’s not exactly the most lethal critter out there...but everything’s more menacing when it’s huge! In... Continue Reading →

The Wasp Woman

In 1958 the world first met “The Fly.” It was a 50’s horror classic...there have been sequels, and remakes! The following year, there came a film that was clearly inspired by that film. Instead of a man with a big-eyed bug mask, leave it to Roger Corman to give us a woman with a big-eyed... Continue Reading →

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