Author Archives: Rob Brown

The Andromeda Strain (1971)

Generally, when I think of director Robert Wise, West Side Story and The Sound of Music immediately spring to mind (as I’m sure they do for most movie buffs).  I really can’t explain why this is, because a) I’m not … Continue reading

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And Then There Were None (1945)

Eight people get invitations from a stranger to take a holiday at a mysterious island mansion, but once they get there, they start dying, one by one.  Is the mysterious host killing them off?  Is one of the guests actually … Continue reading

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And Soon the Darkness (1970)

While taking a cycling holiday in France, two young British nurses, Jane (Pamela Franklin) and Cathy (Michele Dotrice), catch the eye of Paul (Sandor Elès), a mysterious stranger on a motorbike.  He follows them for a while as they tour … Continue reading

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–And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973)

Okay, in all fairness, I should point out that the screaming that’s starting in the title is actually that of Stephanie Beacham, the star of the film, and not that of the viewer.  Now that the “truth in advertising” disclaimer … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Psycho (1961)

Chet Marco has problems.  His brother has just been executed for murder, his sister is dating the son of the man whose testimony sent his brother to prison to begin with, and his girlfriend isn’t much interested in him anymore.  … Continue reading

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The Amphibian Man (1962)

Somewhere off the coast of Argentina, a “sea devil” has been terrorizing pearl divers.  When the mysterious creature (who is actually a man in a mermaid-like getup) saves Gutiere, a beautiful young girl, from being eaten by a shark, he … Continue reading

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Among the Living (1941)

Among the Living is a nifty B picture from Paramount that, while not a horror film per se, has a lot of connections to the horror genre.  In it, a man returns to his hometown to bury his recently-deceased father … Continue reading

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