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1970’s Horror: The Exorcist (1973)

In the fourth of my series of blogs discussing the importance of 1970’s thrillers, we FINALLY reach the King (or is it Queen?) of Horror. Let’s face it, even if…

Released in 1989, “Cousins” Has Lost None of its Charms

Before he directed Batman movies and “The Phantom of the Opera” film, Joel Schumacher remade a 1975 French comedy called “Cousin Cousine”. He had found success directing “St. Elmo’s Fire”…

1970’s Horror: Horror Express (1972)

1972 produced plenty of cult classics for horror fans; “Blacula”, “Children Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things” (from Bob Clark, who later directed “Black Christmas”, “Porky’s” and “A Christmas Story”), “Dr…

1970’s Horror: Let’s Scare Jessica To Death (1971)

In 2006, this classic was called one of the scariest films ever made by the Chicago Film Critics Association. I may even attest to that. When I screened it for…

1970’s Horror: House of Dark Shadows (1970)

We’ll begin my blog series reviewing 1970’s Horror Films, with “House of Dark Shadows” (1970, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). Each blog shall give examples of how horror films evolved from (1970-1979), and stepped…