Category Archive: Retrogeek

Retro Review: ‘Baby Face’

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One era of film history which has seen renewed interest from cinephiles recently has been the Pre-Code approximately between 1930-1934. The loose cannon days of the silent era had ended and the studios… Continue reading

Holiday Review: A Charlie Brown Christmas

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It goes without saying that Peanuts have been an icon of entertainment for over half a century. Considering that the creation of Charles M. Schulz has been on everything from the big screen… Continue reading

Holiday Review: ‘The Bishop’s Wife’

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Many cinephiles have pointed out that the years following World War II gave moviegoers some of the finest holiday films ever made. After years of bloodshed and destruction brought by the war, it… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Creature Walks Among Us’

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In 1954, Universal Studios introduced what would be the last monster in their famous stable of Universal Monsters in The Creature From the Black Lagoon. They followed it up with the sequel Revenge… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Magnificent Obsession’

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How should one react in the occasion their life is saved but it comes at the cost of another life? In fact, many would say the life of a person who was more… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Slumber Party Massacre’

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By 1982 audiences were already becoming familiar with the tropes of a slasher movie where the deranged killer pursues poor young coeds. Feminist activist and screenwriter Rita Mae Brown decided to have some… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Ice Cream Man’

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While he was born to a respected show business family, Clint Howard has often found himself playing characters who were odd or deranged. In a strange way this has endeared him to movie… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Black Hole’

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In the 1970’s a little movie called Star Wars forever changed the game in science fiction. In the wake of the movie’s success studios everywhere tried to get their own piece of the… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘They Live’

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Director: John Carpenter Cast: Roddy Piper, Keith David, Meg Foster Plot: A drifter arrives in LA and falls in with the homeless community, where he becomes aware of a sinister conspiracy controlling the… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Murders in Rue Morgue’

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One of the great “what if’s” in horror movie history was the original plans for the 1931 masterpiece Frankenstein. During pre-production Bela Lugosi, fresh from his success in Dracula, was cast as the… Continue reading