Premier Show Pardon the errors just really wanted to roll out the show as I promised to the fans of Horror!

Exorcism: The Possession of Gail Bowers

1/31/2006; 3.7/10; 91M

A priest in an undisclosed part of Florida is called upon to help exorcise Gail Bowers.

Director & Writer: Leigh Scott

Stars: Erica Kessler; Noel Thurman; Griff Furst; Thomas Downey; Michael Tower

Trivia: Released to capitalize on the success of The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005).

Prod & Distribution: The Asylum

Opinion: Listen to the Show

*****                                                *****                            *****

The Skull [1965]

83m; 6.3/10; 8/25/65

Tagline: When the Skull strikes you’ll Scream!

Summary: A disreputable fence offers Christopher a professor of occult studies, a skull, which is reputedly that of the Marquis de Sade. A fellow collector who once owned the skull warns Maitland that de Sade was possessed by an evil spirit. The spirit still inhabits the skull and emerges on the two nights of the new moon, the traditional nights of witchcraft and Devil worship. As the new moon arrives, Chris finds himself being possessed and driven to acts of murder by the skull.

Director – Freddie Francis

Screenplay – Milton Subotsky, Based on the Short Story The Skull of the Marquis de Sade by Robert Bloch

Cast: Peter Cushing (Professor Christopher Maitland), Christopher Lee (Sir Matthew Phillips), Patrick Wymark (Marco), Jill Bennett (Jane Maitland)

Production Companies: Amicus Productions

Distributors: Paramount Pictures (1965) (USA) (theatrical)


According to director Freddie Francis, the “screenplay” by producer Milton Subtosky was little more than an outline and a great deal had to be added during filming, and later in post-production, to bring it up to adequate feature length.

Opinion: Recommending The Skull is ideal for famous of Peter Cushing, for more, tune in…

*****                                                *****                            *****

The Brides of Dracula (1960)

85m; 6.7/10; 9/5/60

Summary: When her coach leaves without her, French student-teacher Marianne on her way from Paris to the Ladies’ Academy at Badstein, is invited to remain the night at the Transylvanian castle of Baroness Meinster where she innocently unleashes a vampire, the Baron Meinster (David Peel). Meanwhile, Dr. Van Helsing (Peter Cushing) has been summoned by a local priest.


Horror of Dracula (1958)

Followed by:

Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966)

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968)

Taste the Blood of Dracula (1970)

Scars of Dracula (1970)

Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

The Satanic Rites of Dracula (1973)

The Legend of the 7 Golden Vampires (1974)


The movie was novelized in 1960 by Dean Owen.


Production Companies: Hammer Films

Dist. Co: Universal Pictures (1960) (USA) (theatrical)



  • He Turned Innocent Beauty Into Unspeakable Horror.
  • A school for girls falls prey to his fiendish desires!
  • In the privacy of a girls’ school he sought his prey… turning innocent beauty into a thing of unspeakable horror!
  • The most evil, blood-lusting dracula of all!


*****                                                *****                            *****

House on Haunted Hill (1999)

93m; 10/27/99


  • Evil Loves To Party.
  • Six strangers have the chance to make $1,000,000 EACH. All they have to do is make it through the night alive.
  • If you’re in, you may not want to get out
  • It’s going to be a long night.
  • Are You Dying To Be Rich?

Director: William Malone

Writer: Robb White; Dick Beebe

Stars: Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs, Peter Gallagher, Chris Kattan, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras, Jeffrey Combs

Summary: Five strangers are each offered a chance to earn one million dollars if they can survive a night in a house that was once an insane asylum run by a deranged and sadistic doctor. But what starts out as a harmless birthday prank soon turns into a night of horrific terror.

Production Companies: Dark Castle Entertainment – 1st film from company

Dist. Co.: Warner Bros. (1999) (USA) (theatrical)

Followed by: Return to House on Haunted Hill (2007) (Video)

Remake of: House on Haunted Hill (1959)


Spirits of the Dead (1968)
During the Saturation Chamber sequence, reference to Fellini’s Toby Dammit sequence in Spirits of the Dead.

Re-Animator (1985)


The faceless apparition Price encounters in the saturation chamber was originally designed and created by Dick Smith for Ghost Story (1981), but it never appeared in the final cut of the earlier film.

Co-producer Terry Castle is the daughter of William Castle, who directed the 1959 version of the film.

Opinion: third act could have been better and did not need CGI just too much of it, old school haunts would have been better.

*****                                                *****                            *****

Dead Snow [2009]

Available on Plex

Director: Tommy Wirkola

Cast: Vegar Hoel, Stig Frode Henriksen, Charlotte Frogner, Lasse Valdal,

Summary: On a snowbound winter holiday, eight friends unleash a curse that has them fighting for their lives against undead Nazi soldiers.


The Nazi zombies in this film are a combination of typical zombies in popular culture and ancient Norse mythical beings known as draug

2/23/10 – DVD PREMIERE: IFC Films (2009-2010) (USA) (all media) (subtitled)

Followed by: Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead (2014)

Opinion: A good gory blood splattered delight with comedic moments and full-blown action!