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Old 09-25-2008, 08:42 AM
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I never got out to see horror films in the theatre much as a kid. I remember one Halloween, there was a double feature of Roger Corman's "Poe" pictures at the local movie palace, and I was treated to "The Masque of the Red Death" and "The Pit and the Pendulum" in a single afternoon... for months after, every kid in my sleepy little IL town was dressing in black, and reading Poe! LOL (me included)

But mostly, I remember the horror films on TV during the late 1970's: "Frankenstien the True Story" was stupendous! As was the "Trilogy of Terror" with Karen Black, fighting off a monster doll that had come to life. And of course, there was "Svenghoulie" out of Chicago, playing all the classics!
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I never got out to see horror films in the theatre much as a kid. I remember one Halloween, there was a double feature of Roger Corman's "Poe" pictures at the local movie palace, and I was treated to "The Masque of the Red Death" and "The Pit and the Pendulum" in a single afternoon... for months after, every kid in my sleepy little IL town was dressing in black, and reading Poe! LOL (me included)

But mostly, I remember the horror films on TV during the late 1970's: "Frankenstien the True Story" was stupendous! As was the "Trilogy of Terror" with Karen Black, fighting off a monster doll that had come to life. And of course, there was "Svenghoulie" out of Chicago, playing all the classics!
"Frankenstien the True Story" was availble uncut on DVD, bought mine about 2 years ago, it still rocks!!

I know for sure "Trilogy of Terror" is avilible still!

I think MGM has realased all the Corman Poe films on DVD incluing Tomb Of Ligera
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I've never seen the remake, but once or twice seen the original in the bargain bin and wondered if it was worthwhile picking up. I take it that it would be recommended?
Yes, especially if it's the 2003 DVD edition, which had a new film transfer -- it looks and sounds great.
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I never got out to see horror films in the theatre much as a kid. I remember one Halloween, there was a double feature of Roger Corman's "Poe" pictures at the local movie palace, and I was treated to "The Masque of the Red Death" and "The Pit and the Pendulum" in a single afternoon... for months after, every kid in my sleepy little IL town was dressing in black, and reading Poe! LOL (me included).
THE HOUSE OF USHER is another good Corman/Price adaptation.

Speaking of the latter, schlockmeister William Castle made a very fun, hammy film with Price in 1959 called THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL. Elisha Cook Jr, Carol Ohmart and Richard Long co-starred. Long on revenge plots and creep atmosphere (and some fairly cheesy effects), but vintage Castle nonetheless. Another bargain bin purchase, but almost worth it for the opening alone: You Tube clip
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The remake of The Haunting sadly contained little of the menace of the original. It was all a bit predictable and dull in my opinion. The original is one of those movies which makes your imagination terrify you. I havnt seen it for many years so would be interested in seeing it again. Id get it from a bargain bin if i were you.

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OOhh now were talking!
Frankenstien the true story - havnt seen it for years but i remember watching it here in the UK starring micheal sarrazin. i different twist in that the monster is a handsome young man ******plot spoiler ahead*******
but he starts to decompose slowly turning into a 'monster'.

Trilogy of Terror - what a great anthology movie. that devil doll story is superb and i now have it on dvd.

Tomb of Ligia - classic price movie as is House of Usher.

Masque of the red death is another personal favourite of mine. its so atmospheric and price is so sinister. Any takers on The Haunted Palace - its a cracker of a movie.

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OOhh now were talking!
Frankenstien the true story - havnt seen it for years but i remember watching it here in the UK starring micheal sarrazin. i different twist in that the monster is a handsome young man ******plot spoiler ahead*******
but he starts to decompose slowly turning into a 'monster'.

Trilogy of Terror - what a great anthology movie. that devil doll story is superb and i now have it on dvd.

Tomb of Ligia - classic price movie as is House of Usher.

Masque of the red death is another personal favourite of mine. its so atmospheric and price is so sinister. Any takers on The Haunted Palace - its a cracker of a movie.

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Now talking Hammer, I'd love to see Vampire Circus again, belive it was 1972 film.
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Yes Vampire Circus - an unusual offering from Hammer. No regular stars either. I think it was 1972.

I loved the Two Kolchak Movies 'Night Stalker' and 'Night Strangler' and also the Kolchak TV series which came of them. Darren McGavin was excellent as Carl Kolchak.

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Sorry, your hotlinked photo isn't showing.

Update: I saw HORROR OF DRACULA on DVD last night -- better than I remembered. Perhaps a teeny bit out of date and a little tame, but still a classic. Man, that story moves along at a breakneck pace (unlike the novel).
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