Tag Archive: retro

Retro Review: ‘Psycho’

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In 1960, director Alfred Hitchcock was on an entirely different plane than most of his colleagues. Each of his suspense-filled films were so distinctively his that we had to create the word “Hitchcokian”… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘The Wicker Man’

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When a film has been famously hailed as “the Citizen Kane of the horror genre” it has quite a high level of expectations from audiences. Luckily the 1973 horror film The Wicker Man… Continue reading

Disney Marathon: ‘The Black Cauldron’

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For those just joining us, this is a movie marathon with a twist. Myself (cranky 40 year old blogger), my son Josh (10 year old Nintendo obsessive) and my daughter Amelia (drama llama… Continue reading

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

Disney Marathon: ‘Tarzan’

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We approached this one with the trepidation of ripping off a band-aid. For those just joining us, this is a movie marathon with a twist. Myself (cranky 40 year old blogger), my son… 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: 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

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