Tag: Archived Review

Dracula’s Daughter (1936) – By Baron Craze

Dracula’s Daughter, director Lambert Hillyer went to wonderful great lengths to duplicate the look and feel of the original film, likely since it was very successful, and his customary genre had very little to do with horror as it was western films. Thereby using Universal Picture’s rights to Bram Stoker’s story, “Dracula’s Guest” as the…


Freaks (1932) – By Baron Craze

Director Tod Browning, loved and worked at a circus in his youth, he enjoyed and often remarked about the excitement it had to offer, and with success from Dracula (1931) already wanted to show behind the scenes glimpse into this world tricks and talents. He liked the experience to that of movie sets, the friendships…


Pit and the Pendulum (1961) – By Baron Craze

Roger Corman, a producer of countless b-movie creations and successful in them all, was also a director early on, and this movie marked his second Poe film. He enjoyed Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic writings, inspiring him to recreate the stories, involving Richard Matheson, the writer of I am Legend, to flesh out the story to…


Love At First Bite (1979) – By Baron Craze

After the truly successful Young Frankenstein (1974) from director Mel Brooks, the horror-comedies slowly became careful, some more than others, and recall it’s the late 70s so a bit more sexual suggestions occurring, in fact prior to Love at First Bite, which was an independent film along with six other vampire flicks hit the market….


Shark Exorcist (2015) – By Baron Craze

Before one can discuss the film Shark Exorcist, they need to understand the director, who has a cult following, and seems to be willing and wanton to tread the water of cheesy exploitation flicks, a graced the cinematic screen with An Erotic Vampire in Paris (2002) and Chainsaw Cheerleaders (2008), this is none other than…


Bloodrunners (2017) – By Baron Craze

Bloodrunners from director Dan Lantz (Bloodlust Zombies [2011]) and scripted by Michael McFadden, who also does a great performance in this flick, presents a refreshing tale of vampires, set in 1933, complete with all the bells and whistles, hoots and hollers, simply a fun and enjoyable movie. The movie made on a modest $180,000 stars…


Return to Horror High: Class in Session (1987) – By Baron Craze

When I first saw this movie I was in high school and I remember not caring what the story’s intentions were and why certain things occurred or happened during the flick; it was just another fun slasher picture, however, now to returning 32-years later and revisiting this cheesy low-budget flick, it was a fun trip…


Australiens (2014) – By Baron Craze

One is unsure what to expect when viewing the cover art of this production, but leaving an open mind for wonderment of the cinema experience helps greatly, and the film opens to a fantastic tone, which easily gives way for an enjoyable movie, while having no seriousness intended. The filmmaker, Joe Bauer, who previous directed…


The Shallows (2016) – By Baron Craze

Since one week out of the year for the past 30 or so, Discovery announces a shark week, though it’s definitely become more of a commercialism adventure, and even Syfy joined with the Sharknado movies, so here is The Shallows. Director Jaume Collet-Serra (House of Wax [2005]) brings to life, with screenwriter Anthony Jaswinski (Backwoods…


47 Meters Down (2016) – By Baron Craze

It is a very special treat when a viewer gets a stunning visual film, and it comes from screenwriters, which used a formula of caring to introduce the audience to the characters, placing an event into the mix that moves the film along in reasonable manner. Director and writer Johannes Roberts assisted by writer Ernest…