Cinematic Satanism in the 60s and Early 70s. October 12 is the birthday of His Unholiness Aleister Crowley. I don’t know that I “celebrate” the date; let us rather say that I “note” it or “mark” it with this post on that great horror movie subgenre: Satanism and Witchcraft Films of the 1960s and 70s. It was a major phenomenon for quite a stretch, with a fairly discrete, beginning, middle and end. I grew up watching these movies on TV, so I feel a special connection to it. When I was a tween I acquired a used copy of Doreen Vallente’s An ABC of Witchcraft Past and Present and, man, it fired my imagination! I spent countless hours poring over that book; it became quite dog-eared. I’ve spent a fair bit of time trying to answer the question, “Why? Why then?” Like so much in cultural history, I’m not sure if there is ultimately an answer to the question “Why?” Some might be tempted to include 1958’s Bell, Book and Candle here as well, but that film’s entirely too lighthearted for inclusion here.
A British film, though set in America. The Vaults of Hammer: 14 Unmade Hammer Horror Films. NSFW Alert: This article features promotional posters for Hammer movies that were never made. Because they're Hammer movies, you will see some illustrations depicting exposed skin (although no photographs...we're sure you know where to find those, anyway).
Because the movies were never made, this is the only official artwork that is available to us. If this is a problem, please move on to another article. Redder than red blood, international ingénues with deep cleavage, lush settings, elaborate costumes and sets, these are just some of the aspects people think of when they remember Hammer Films and the horrors the studio constructed. Filmed in eye popping color, Hammer’s horror movies brought the Universal pantheon of monsters to life like never before, adding elements of sensual eroticism and (for the age) intense violence to truly update the clunky creatures of yore. Join Amazon Prime - Watch Thousands of Movies & TV Shows Anytime - Start Free Trial Now Kali, Devil Bride of Dracula Nessie. Watch Free TV & Movies Online | Stream Full Length Videos | Tubi TV.
The Best Slasher Movies of All Time. Before people scream “Bullshit!” And cry foul, let’s first clear the air—no, Psycho and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre aren’t slasher movies. And, sorry, Norman Bates and Leatherface aren’t slasher movie killers. Psycho and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre belong to a different subset of scary movies, ones in which some unlucky characters go to the wrong places at the wrong times and find themselves trapped inside a kind of hornet’s nest where the hornets have two legs and carve innocent folks up.
Imagine if Jason Voorhees never left a ramshackle cabin in the woods, and all 12 (yes, 12!) Friday the 13th movies featured dumb kids tragically stumbling across his secluded domain. If that were the case, Voorhees wouldn’t be the most widely recognized slasher movie villain of all time—he’d be Norman Bates in a hockey mask. The longstanding tradition of cinematic slashers—i.e., the Jason’s, Freddy’s, and Myers’ of the horror genre—aren’t confined to one central location. Greatest Slasher Films (1970 - 1990) - PopOptiq. The definition of a slasher film varies depending on who you ask, but in general, it contains several specific traits that feed into the genre’s formula.
Author Vera Dika rather strictly defines the sub-genre in her book Games of Terror by only including films made between 1978 and 1984. In other words, she saw it as a movement. When someone describes Brick, they don’t define it as a noir, but instead neo-noir . In other words, it’s a modern motion picture that prominently utilizes elements of film noir, but with updated themes, content, style, visual elements or media that were absent in those from the 1940s and 1950s. So does one consider Scream a slasher film or a neo-slasher, or simply put, a modern slasher?
Some consider Thirteen Women to be the earliest slasher – released all the way back in 1932. Personally I think that is rubbish. Consider this: When Black Christmas and Texas Chainsaw Massacre were released, the term slasher wasn’t attributed to those films either. Loaded: 0% My werewolf movie collection - a list by Stompgodzilla. 8 Horror Movies That Were Ahead Of Their Time - Saying a movie is ahead of its time can have two different meanings: 1) The film pioneered a specific filmmaking technique or 2) The film was maligned upon release and is now considered a classic.
What I’ve done is look at horror films released over the past few decades and see what films I believe to truly be ahead of their time. Psycho First the funny bit of trivia: Psycho was the first film to show a toilet flushing on camera! Now for the serious bit of trivia: Psycho was not universally praised upon its initial release (nearly all British film critics panned it)!
Bosley Crowther of The New York Times wrote, “There is not an abundance of subtlety or the lately familiar Hitchcock bent toward significant and colorful scenery in this obviously low-budget job.” Interestingly enough, Psycho didn’t garner widespread critical acclaim until after the film’s popularity with general audiences skyrocketed it to box office success, prompting many critics to revisit the film. The Thing (1982) Tarzan Movie Guide.com : The Weissmuller Films (1932-1948) Letterboxd • Your life in film. Movie-Censorship.com - News about movie censorship and comparisons of alternate versions (Movies, Comics, Series, Games and more) Nosferatu - a Filmarcheology. , dated 1926 or 1927. This version contained the famous title which had so delighted Breton: "Et quand il fut de l'autre côté du pont, les fantômes vinrent à sa rencontre" - which could be seen as an admittedly free but by no means inappropriate translation of the original German text: "Kaum hatte Hutter die Brücke überschritten, da ergriffen ihn die unheimlichen Gesichte...
" It was a print from this version that reached the New York Museum of Modern Art in 1947. There, as was the norm in Iris Barry's time, the foreign-language intertitles were translated into English. In the process, the names of the characters (which in the French version had roughly approximated to the German names) were changed to the names of the characters in Bram Stoker's Dracula, which the film is of course based on. In this it followed the first American version of the film. This was true not only of Nosferatu but also of Caligari, The Golem and Fritz Lang's Der müde Tod and Dr. Sherlock Holmes Movies: The Most Underrated. In the midst of a very busy week for catalogue releases, Olive Films has unleashed a handsome new Blu-ray edition of the 1988 comedy Without a Clue, a movie that even you Sherlock fans (and there’s a lot of you) might not know about.
A wickedly funny comic take on the boys from Baker Street, its HD debut is a reminder that, despite the current Downey franchise/Sherlock/Elementary-inspired Holmes vogue, there are plenty of wonderful Sherlock Holmes movie adaptations that have been consigned to the dustbins of history (or, at least, of video stores). Here are a few of them: Without a Clue The premise of Thom Eberhardt’s 1988 comedy is simple: what if Dr.