Tag: Vincent Price

The Last Man on Earth [1964] – By Randolph Whateley

If, George Romero, changed the course of the modern horror film with ‘Night Of The Living Dead’, then Italian-American duo Ubaldo Ragona and Sidney Salkow, possibly envisioned the beginning of that revolution on ‘The Last Man On Earth’ – a black-and-white masterpiece from the classic era, that depicts helplessness, hopelessness, isolation, and also meaninglessness. Now,…


ALICE COOPER: WELCOME TO MY NIGHTMARE (1975) – By Baron Craze

This is the very first album Alice Cooper did as a solo artist, he needed it to solidify his independent standing, and without a doubt it packs a mighty punch, 45-years later the music and lyrics includes masquerading as a horror film and a charming ballad. His reputation ever increasing from there, with sick slick…


The Bat (1959) – By Baron Craze

This film The Bat has flown an interesting winding path in the horror genre, it’s one that took flight as a novel in 1908 called The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart (The Unknown [1927]), which she later developed into a stage play, with Avery Hopwood in 1920 and spawned a few movies, before rising…


Happy Birthday to Scooby Doo: You’re 50! – By Baron Craze

This famed franchise is celebrating 50 years since the first episode of Scooby-Doo, Where Are You? aired on CBS, September 13, 1969; with the Saturday morning cartoon launching an incredible and still on-going marathon. It has spun multiple spin-off series, original animated and live action films, consumer products and much more. Now, some likely to state…


The Tingler (1959) – By Baron Craze

Following his great success with both Macabre (1958) and House on Haunted Hill (1959), William Castle quickly followed it up with The Tingler also released in the same year, he increased his budget to $250,000 and achieved the notoriety of becoming the first director to incorporate an LSD trip into his flick, he effectively achieved…


The Masque of the Red Death (1964) – By Baron Craze

When any horror fan hears the names Roger Corman, Vincent Price and Edgar Allan Poe, mentioned in the same breath, a few films come to mind, this year of 2019 marks 55-years since this creation first graced the screens, a film that put Satan in the forefront. In addition, this production suffered through one of…


Vincent Price: A Daughters Biography – By Baron Craze

Being both an avid viewer of horror movies and reading novels on the same topic, when visiting a local used bookstore I located a biography on one my favorite actors, Vincent Price, so many fans can name at least three of his films, in less than 30-seconds. I can easily recall his devilish grin and…


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…


House on Haunted Hill (1959) – By Baron Craze

Many horror fans will likely recall the original House on Haunted Hill (1959) film, as good flick from William Castle, who lead the industry for both his independent productions and known as ‘The King Of The Gimmicks’ and another one also from The Tingler (1959). He ran the gambit of stunts for movies, from life insurance…


Horror Icon: Hazel Court – By Baron Craze

  As many who listen to my Baron’s Crypt show which has been airing since 2014 of January, I started about two years ago, doing a segment called Horror Icon, the plan to achieve 666 icons, in all fields of horror. Now plenty of writers choose icons of those still living to comment about their…