Tag: 1950s

The Wasp Woman (1959) – By Baron Craze

Without Roger Corman, it’s possible that the b-movie cinematic world would be the equivalent of a stationary bike, simply stuck in a rut, however those well aware of his contributions know of his vast gothic works, Pit and the Pendulum [1961], the numerous hats he wore on any given project, and showed the blueprint of…


The Crawling Eye (1958) – By Baron Craze

I figure this film needed to be discussed simply as I mentioned it in The Fog (1980) review, and realized that there’s a high percentage chance that many readers may never have heard of it, hence the time to revisit, as one might recall, John Carpenter stated it was one of a few concepts for…


It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955) – By Baron Craze

  Robert Gordon directed a little more than the average creature feature from screenwriters George Worthing Yates and Hal Smith, because not only feature the talents of Ray Harryhausen’s special effects, but that it gives Faith Domergue’s role as an independent professor (more on this later). Yates truly understood the new dimension of horror with creatures…


Godzilla (1954) – By Baron Craze

First, it is great pleasure I review this film, I thoroughly enjoy creature features and cryptozoology movies, but also one that incorporates part of real-life history into the backstory of the movie, and herein that World War II and the dreadful creation of the atomic bomb. I’ve mentioned before in other reviews the importance of…


20 Million Miles to Earth (1957) – By Baron Craze

When one hears the name Ray Harryhausen they either say who’s that or know of his masterful special effects skills, honoring and respecting his contributions to cinema, especially in both the horror and sci-fi genres. A classic creation of his which features Ymir, the beast from Venus celebrates its 62nd  anniversary in the film 20…


Them! (1954) – By Baron Craze

At the time of writing this article and review of  “Them!” it’s 65-years-old and highly likely some readers are unaware of the movie and its importance in the horror genre, furthermore many modern audiences will find the movie as a watered down b-movie antiquated with technical limitations. However, for the time of 1954, those constraints…


It Came from Outer Space (1953) – By Baron Craze

In 1953, horror and sci-fi combined to unleash a series of new terrors, for the teenager market, this became Universal Studios’ first 3D move, that achieved both financial success and a cult following in later years. It served the other studios of this new realm to explore, but for Universal it was merely a precursor…


The Thing from Another World: Ready for the Invasion – By Baron Craze

Since its release 68-years ago of this year 2019, the film is a fan favorite with the hardcore sci-fi and a portion of horror fans remembering this movie with a fondness for what it presented then as incredible storytelling and a new venture in the b-movie market. Now an overwhelming majority will recall seeing and…


Tarantula (1955): Still Crawling – By Baron Craze

During the 1950s the horror movie industry took to the atomic age like bees to honey, with incredible monstrous tales, while people worldwide contemplating the fears of nuclear holocausts, it was a great moment for filmmakers to exploit the fears of many, something the genre has hardwired into the psyche of the fans. Tarantula marks…