Tag: Archived Review

Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966) – By Baron Craze

  This review originally appeared as an article on the Rogue Cinema site with this title: Dracula: Prince of Darkness (1966): 50 Years Later, Lee Lives On! As all cinema and horror fans know, Christopher Lee, passed away in 2015, and it feels only fitting that the best way to start 2016, is by honoring…


Dark Roads 79 (2017) – By Baron Craze

Director and writer Chase Smith, a talent horror creator, and fine actor along with his firm Spirit World Productions, brings together a suspenseful and actually surprising twist on a slasher subgenre meeting devil possession tale set in 1979. Assisting Chase in the writing duties Richard Krevolin, and based the initial concept from a scenario by…


Scream (1996): Do you know your trivia? – By Baron Craze

I thought it best to publish this article into the archive, as its often referred to in many of the movie reviews I do, and also this past August, many horror fans noted both birth and death of a horror genius, Wes Craven (August 2, 1939 – August 30, 2015). By the mid-90s the horror…


Realm of Souls (2013) – By Baron Craze

Brain Damage Films presents director and writer Chase Smith’s (who is known for Perdition (2012) and the anticipated Creature Feature (2015) Realm of Souls a found footage genre film which mixes with the slasher and supernatural genre quite imaginatively well for an independent film, on an extremely low-budget platform. The movie presents a group of…


The Wolf Man (1941) – By Baron Craze

In 1941, Universal Pictures released the last of their truly great monster movies The Wolf Man. The rise and fall of Dracula and Bela Lugosi and then Boris Karloff and Frankenstein, done their jobs, delivered the frights and scares, enjoyed the thrills yet the studio still struggled financially, desperately need a winning monster they called on screenwriter extraordinaire…


The Ghost of Frankenstein (1942) – By Baron Craze

The Universal Studios Frankenstein series, which started with the monster (pun-intended) hit Frankenstein (1931), came with a letdown with the fourth entry from director Erle C. Kenton 1942’s The Ghost of Frankenstein, marking the first time not to star, the legendary actor Boris Karloff in the primary role. Kenton, stuck to a standard, by-the-numbers shooting style…


The Sentinel (1977): Still Guarding Against Evil – By Baron Craze

In the seventies, a slew of occult movies flooded the market, most hatched from novels, those among the books The Exorcist, Rosemary’s Baby and others, but then there’s author Jeffrey Konvitz’s contribution of sinister religious overtones with his 1974 creation of The Sentinel. Three years later director Michael Winner delivered a strange horror film, which…


Blood Punch (2013) – By Baron Craze

Madellaine Paxson serves a director of this fascinating horror film, from talented screenwriter Eddie Guzelian, delivering a twisted horror version of Bill Murray’s Groundhog Day (1993) and Happy Death Day (2017), from the low budgeted indie market that pleases the audience in many ways. But what is more satisfying being the background of this team,…


Shark Night 3D (2011) – Baron Craze

Lately with an abundance of shark related films, the choice of watching Discovery Channel’s Shark Week becomes a welcomed adventure, as the once feared and scary beast from Jaws (1975) is now nothing but CGI grandiose lunacy. Recently this reviewer, on a whim I ran a cursory tally of shark themed movies, which totaled over…


The Innkeepers (2011) – By Baron Craze

In the horror genre, there’s always a plus when a film gets to play out in a real-life location, and the place, finds itself directly involved in the storyline, and herein lies The Innkeepers, from director, writer and editor Ti West, set in Yankee Pedlar Inn, Torrington, Connecticut.  This time there is no found footage…