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Die, Monster, Die! (1965)


DIE, MONSTER, DIE! (1965)


aka Monster of Terror
1h 20min | Mystery, Horror, Sci-Fi

1971 UK | USA
Direction: Daniel Haller
Writers: Jerry Sohl (screenplay), H.P. Lovecraft (from “The Colour Out of Space”)
Actors: Boris Karloff, Nick Adams, Freda Jackson

A young man visits his fiancée’s estate to discover that her wheelchair-bound scientist father has discovered a meteorite that emits mutating radiation rays that have turned the plants in his greenhouse to giants. When his own wife falls victim to this mysterious power, the old man takes it upon himself to destroy the glowing object with disastrous results.


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Voodoo Island (1957)


VOODOO ISLAND (1957)


1h 16min | Horror

1957 USA
Direction: Reginald Le Borg (as Reginald LeBorg)
Writer: Richard H. Landau (as Richard Landau)
Actors: Boris Karloff, Beverly Tyler, Murvyn Vye

A wealthy industrialist hires the renowned hoax-buster Phillip Knight to prove that an island he plans to develop isn’t voodoo cursed. However, arriving on the island, Knight soon realizes that voodoo does exist when he discovers man-eating plants and a tribe of natives with bizarre powers.


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Captive Wild Woman (1943)


CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN (1943)


1h 1min | Horror, Sci-Fi

1943 USA
Direction: Edward Dmytryk
Writers: Ted Fithian (original story), Neil P. Varnick (original story)
Actors: John Carradine, Evelyn Ankers, Milburn Stone

A mad doctor (John Carradine) turns an animal trainer’s (Milburn Stone) ape into Paula the ape-woman (Acquanetta).


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Cry of the Werewolf (1944)


CRY OF THE WEREWOLF (1944)


| Horror

1944 USA
Direction: Henry Levin
Writers: Griffin Jay (screenplay), Griffin Jay (story)
Actors: Nina Foch, Stephen Crane, Osa Massen

A Romani princess descended from Marie LaTour has the ability to change into a wolf at will, just like her late mother. When she learns that Marie LaTour’s tomb has been discovered, she decides to use her talent to kill everyone who knows the location, because it is a sacred secret that only her people are allowed to know.


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The Invisible Man Returns (1940)


THE INVISIBLE MAN RETURNS (1940)


1h 21min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

1940 USA
Direction: Viktors Ritelis
Writer: Olaf Pooley (original screenplay)
Actors: Michael Gough, Yvonne Mitchell, Sharon Gurney

Framed for the murder of his brother, Geoffrey Radcliffe is scheduled to hang. After a visit from his friend Dr. Frank Griffin, he vanishes mysteriously from prison. Police inspector Sampson realizes that Griffin is the brother of the original Invisible Man and has given Geoffrey the formula to aid his escape. Can Geoffrey elude the police dragnet and track down the real murderer? More importantly, can Griffin discover an antidote before the invisibility formula drives Geoffrey insane?


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The Bat (1959)


THE BAT (1959)


1h 20min | Horror, Thriller, Mystery

1959 USA
Direction: Crane Wilbur
Writers: Crane Wilbur (screen story), Crane Wilbur (screenplay)
Stars: Vincent Price, Agnes Moorehead, Gavin Gordon

A crazed killer known as “The Bat” is on the loose in a mansion full of people.

It is the fourth film adaptation of the story, which began as a 1908 novel The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart, which she later adapted (with Avery Hopwood) into the 1920 play The Bat. This film version was adapted by playwright Crane Wilbur, who also directed.

The Bat was distributed in 1959 on a double bill with the British Hammer film The Mummy.


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House on Haunted Hill (1959)


HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959)


1h 15min | Horror, Mystery

1959 USA
Direction: William Castle, Rosemary Horvath (uncredited)
Writer: Robb White
Actors: Vincent Price, Carol Ohmart, Richard Long

Eccentric millionaire Frederick Loren (Vincent Price) invites five people to a party he is throwing for his fourth wife Annabelle (Carol Ohmart) in an allegedly haunted house he has rented, promising to give each $10,000 with the stipulation that they must stay the entire night in the house after the doors are locked at midnight.


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Diary of a Madman (1963)


DIARY OF A MADMAN (1963)


1h 31min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

1963 USA
Direction: Reginald Le Borg
Writers: Guy de Maupassant (stories), Robert E. Kent
Actors: Vincent Price, Nancy Kovack, Chris Warfield

Following the funeral of Simon Cordier (Vincent Price), a French magistrate and amateur sculptor, his secret diary is read out by Simon’s pastor friend to a group of people gathered around the table, Simon’s servants, and a police captain. The diary reveals that Simon has come into contact with a malevolent entity. The invisible yet corporeal being, called a horla is capable of limited psychokinesis and complete mind control. It implied that Cordier’s particular horla is one of a whole race of evil beings which devote themselves to driving humans insane.


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Horrors of the Black Museum (1959)


HORRORS OF THE BLACK MUSEUM (1959)


1h 33min | Horror

1959 UK
Direction: Arthur Crabtree
Writers: Herman Cohen (original story), Aben Kandel (original story)
Actors: Michael Gough, June Cunningham, Graham Curnow

Frustrated thriller writer Edmond Bancroft (Michael Gough) owns a private “black museum” of torture instruments. He hypnotises his assistant Rick (Graham Curnow) to commit increasingly horrific crimes for Bancroft to write about.

It was the first film in what film critic David Pirie dubbed Anglo-Amalgamated’s “Sadian trilogy” (the other two being Circus of Horrors and Peeping Tom), with an emphasis on sadism, cruelty and violence (with sexual undertones), in contrast to the supernatural horror of the Hammer films of the same era.


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Horror Island (1941)


HORROR ISLAND (1941)


1h | Comedy, Mystery, Thriller

1941 USA
Direction: George Waggner
Writers: Maurice Tombragel (screenplay), Victor McLeod (screenplay)
Actors: Dick Foran, Leo Carrillo, Peggy Moran

Down-on-his luck entrepreneur Bill Martin and sidekick Stuff Oliver try to stay one step in front of creditors in their seedy waterfront office when they meet “The Captain,” an idiosyncratic peg-legged old sailor. The Captain is convinced that the treasure of pirate Sir Henry Morgan is hidden somewhere in a castle on an offshore island recently inherited by Martin. His proof is a treasure map, half of which has been stolen by a mysterious Phantom who lurks in the shadows waiting for an opportunity to steal the other half. Sensing a moneymaking opportunity, Bill tries to recruit customers willing to pay $50 apiece for a “treasure hunt” outing to the “haunted” island. Among those signing up are heiress Wendy Creighton and her bored, ineffectual boy friend, a dimwitted police sergeant, a professor whose expertise is old maps, a wanted murderer and his moll, and Bill’s cousin George, who has recently offered $20,000 to buy the supposedly worthless island. They all get more than the few goosebumps they bargained for as death and the Phantom await them in the ghostly castle.


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