I Love Melvin

When it comes to movie musicals, there are certain titles that have become iconic. The Sound of Music…The Wizard of Oz…Singin’ in the Rain…and, of course, I Love Melvin! (Insert sound of needle scratching off a record here). Okay, maybe not that last one. Coming just a year after the release of what I, and…

Macabre

Today we’re going to feature a movie which if you choose to watch, you do so at your own risk! You see, audiences who first saw this film during its original theatrical run at least had some small degree of comfort. Director/producer William Castle had very generously decided to issue each audience member a certificate…

Zotz!

When I think of director William Castle, I usually think of two things: B-horror movies like “House on the Haunted Hill,” “The Tingler, “ and “Macabre,” and the gimmicks that often went along with those movies. Castle, however, did venture into some other genres. Today’s film is one of Castle’s excursions into comedy, 1962’s “Zotz!”…

Johnny Cool

You know, I always thought that Henry Silva was asian. I guess that might get me some flack from some folks. The first movie I remember seeing him in was “The Manchurian Candidate,” in which he plays one of the Korean baddies of the film. He’s actually of Sicilian descent, which fits with the role…