Category Archive: Retrogeek

Best Horror Movies of the 1930s

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With an informative piece of dialogue about the Carpathian Mountains spoken by Carla Laemmle, niece of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle, the horror genre entered the era of sound. With this change came… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Devil Rides Out’

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By the late 1960’s Hammer was far and away the head of the gothic horror table. Their series of films based on monsters like Dracula and Frankenstein were hits in their native Britain… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Popcorn’

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While strolling through the horror section of Black Lodge Video, the cover of a film jumped out at me so I had to rent it. I am so glad I did as it… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Friday the 13th Part V: A New Beginning’

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In 1984, Paramount Pictures released Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter on movie audiences. Sure these were fun movies, but the powers-that-be at Paramount were always embarrassed by the franchise. After all they… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Silent Running’

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Science fiction is frequently used as a genre to tell stories about very real problems we face as a society. In the 1970’s one such problem was the realization we needed to do… Continue reading

Retro Review: House of Dracula

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Towards the end of the era of the Universal Monsters the studio was focused on maximizing the shared universal they lived in with what fans have dubbed the “monster mash” movies. These flicks… Continue reading

The Wolf Man: A Monster’s Journey

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When it comes to the famed Universal Monsters each one of them has an actor they are forever linked to. Dracula has Bela Lugosi, the Invisible Man has Claude Rains etc. Though these… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Mr. No Legs’

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If there is one cause I am passionate about it is film preservation. Throughout the 100+ years of the artform so many movies from so many eras and genres are now lost and… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Pit’

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I believe I have some kind of brain condition where whenever I stumble across some low-budget horror movie that likely adorned the aisles of video stores. Recently I stumbled across a 1981 Canadian… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Return to Oz’

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In 1939, the classic works of L. Frank Baum were  brought to the big screen in the timeless masterpiece The Wizard of Oz. In the ensuing decades this film has stood the test… Continue reading