CIA Secret Agent 077 Dick Malloy (Ken Clark) is sent to Madrid when someone wishes to sell a dog tag apparently recovered from the sunken American nuclear submarine USS Thresher. Once the item is identified as genuine, the man is killed before he can reveal how he acquired the dog tag from the ocean floor.
British Agent 006 must recover a powerful super technology called “anti-radar”; his fellow American Agent 008 follows him because she suspects something sinister. After Agent 006 is able to recover the original plans of the machine in a journey from Switzerland to Egypt, agent 008 discovers that 006 is actually a Russian spy …
International Rescue scientist and inventor Brains (David Graham) creates a high-tech airship, dubbed Skyship One, designed to circle the world. On its maiden launch, villains hijack the aircraft.
Ken Clark stars as Dick Hallan, a journalist for the Herald-Tribune gets mixed up in international politics through a series of incredible coincidences and is finally coerced by the CIA (not really) to follow the intrigue to its unremarkable end.
A journalist is saved by a giant submarine captained by a 200 year old man who takes him to an underwater paradise city where no one ages. That’s when monsters and mutants sent by the captain’s rival, a 200 year old scientist, attack.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.