The Changeling

In the late 70’s the success of the book and film The Amityville Horror brought with it considerable interest in the subject of haunted houses. That story was supposedly based on actual events, which added another level to the horror. Another film that claimed to be based on a real life haunted house story is…

House of Dark Shadows

I remember there being a time in my childhood where my mother regularly watched soap operas. General Hospital was the one she watched the most. It was the whole Luke & Laura phase of the show. There were no vampires, that I remember, on that show. However, from 1966 to 1971, ABC broadcast Dark Shadows,…

Little Witches

I grew up going to public school, as did most of the kids I knew. However, peppered throughout the neighborhood there were a few kids who went to Catholic school. Not to make harsh generalizations, but in my personal experiences these were some of the worst kids I ever encountered. Several of them rode the…

Beverly Hills Vamp

I often hear people marvel over how Woody Allen continues to write and direct a new movie pretty much every year. For most filmmakers it’s a good two or three years between films, but there’s Woody…one a year, every year. But that’s nuthin’ compared to Fred Olen Ray. He’s directed horror films, action, comedies, kids…