Archive for 70s

Horror Flick of the Week: Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)

Posted in Media, Trailers, Uncategorized, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2016 by ranranami

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The 70s. Glamour and glitz, a decade with perhaps the most experimentation in materials, colors, and style fashion has ever really seen. Drugs, discos, sequins, furs, scandals, decadence…yes, the 70s had it all in a way the burning-out 80s didn’t quite recapture in quite the same way. Perhaps that was why this movie worked so well.

It’s easy to overlook this movie with a glance, a quick perusal of the description, just a story about a glamorous photographer and a murderer who seems to be copying pose-for-pose every single element of her almost gruesome works. If I had to pick an American movie that really nailed the essence of giallo’s style, it would be this one. Please, do yourself a favor and watch this movie as soon as possible. It will stick with you forever. Plus, there’s a very young Brad Dourif making an appearance in it as well, and who doesn’t love Brad Dourif? Did I mention John Carpenter wrote the initial story-line and early script?

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Drive-in Trailers: Road Tripping

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 21, 2015 by ranranami

It’s been ages since we’ve had a drive-in trailer entry, so here goes. Next week (Halloween),
I’ll be road-tripping with a couple of friends to a convention in Galveston. In honor of said trip,
let’s explore the horrific events that might occur, if we take a detour, pick up a hitch-hiker, or decide to make a pit stop…

Note: The Manos one is a fan-made trailer…but it’s so perfect…I had to include it.

Horror flick of the Week: Madhouse (1974)

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on August 13, 2015 by ranranami

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Some time ago, Madhouse was briefly referenced in a Netflix instant watch list. So now I suppose it’s time to tell you guys my verdict: I absolutely love this movie. As a die-hard Vincent Price fan, how could I not? Its an extremely campy film made during his later period, and pretty much gives Price constant screen-time.

I’m recommending this one, because it’s not one of his more commonly-watched movies. In fact, it had taken me ages just to discover Madhouse. Probably because it doesn’t really stand on it’s own, but because of Price’s history. A tongue-in-cheek kind of horror film that references several of Prices older and (at the time) even more recent works. Madhouse is a great movie to finish up a Vincent binge, but it’s also a great movie to start it with if you’re already familiar with him. If you’ve been avoiding Madhouse based on the cover, or perhaps simply because you haven’t heard of it, I urge to watch this one as soon as possible.

Drive-in Trailers: Bad Moon, Surprising?

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 26, 2015 by ranranami

I love werewolves. You love werewolves. We all love werewolves. Anybody who says they don’t are either evil incarnate, or dirty little liars. Whether that mysteriously re-occurring midnight shadow is just in our minds or a much more serious issue, lycanthropy is without a doubt one of the most disturbing…yet enjoyable…horror devices out there. In fact, there are so many…this is very likely to be one of multiple future entries featuring these delightfully hairy monsters.

On a side-note, I’d definitely advise against visiting London on the full moon. Just in case…















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Podcast, Episode 13 – Comedy Horror

Posted in Movies and shows, podcast, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , on March 9, 2015 by ranranami

I don’t know if you guys have gathered yet, but there’s one thing Julianne/Maddy/Chris all have in common. They like funny stuff. With that in mind, we all agreed horror comedies would be an awesome topic this episode. The movies we tackle this episode are three incredible classics: Young Frankenstein, Club Dread, and Tucker & Dale Vs Evil.

Listen to our latest podcast episode here!

Finally, in the interest of independent films, we’ve also got a treat for the web-series fans out there. A trailer of a new show called ‘Low Spirits’, and it looks pretty awesome to me! (Hallow-holics are in no way associated with Low Spirits or the production of it, we just think it looks cool.)

Drive-in Trailers: Giallo-ous Much?

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , on October 19, 2014 by ranranami

I have no jokes for this entry, gang, sorry. I just have a note which kind of helps clarify why I like Giallo movies and yet at the same time despise most of the splatter-trash that came out of the 70s. Giallo films tended to be a bit better in film quality, though there were plenty of god-awful attempts…there always are…but they also really made the female deaths pretty. I mean when women had to be nude onscreen, it was less vulgar and more…artistic with splashes of blood? As a heterosexual woman, this made the rampant female nudity a bit more pardonable in the genre. For me, at least. The point I’m trying to make here is that Giallo films are awesome. So here’s a few trailers!

Warning: Some trailers, especially the foreign language ones, may have explicit material unsuitable for children.

 












Horror Flick of the Week: Sugar Hill (1974)

Posted in Media, Movies and shows, Trailers, Videos and Clips with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on July 17, 2014 by ranranami

For those of you distraught at the seemingly small selection of watchable horror on Netflix instant, rejoice. I have found a movie (I’d been looking for for ages) that will tickle your fashion bone, chill your spine bone, and remind you just how good an exploitation film can be. I speak of course, of Sugar Hill.

 

 

Now I’m hoping you managed to get the plot from that quick trailer, and I’m sure you might have caught that it’s rather like a combination between Dr. Phibes/Theatre of Blood/Cleopatra Jones. If you didn’t, trust me…it is. What’s more, I watched the movie expecting more slash and hack deaths for the bad guys than the sheer variety of epic murders delivered to me. There’s of course, the voodoo, plenty of zombies (with some of the most interesting make-up I’ve ever seen), the massage parlor massacre, and more. It’s just…god it’s good.

 

Half the time, I was thinking about how awesome the storyline was…and how deliciously campy-cheesy it managed to be, while still maintaining quite excellent film quality for the genre. The other half of the time, I was reminded that the 70s get a horrible wrap for clothes, which really isn’t justified. Just look at all the glamorous get-ups she wears in that trailer, the gorgeous hairstyles, and those INCREDIBLE LEISURE SUITS!

 

Well, what are you waiting for? Watch it. Watch it now! QUICKLY!