Retro Ramblings

Reports from the dusty corners of filmland

Archive for August, 2008

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth (1969)

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

I found this double page advert in an old film magazine from 1969 whilst doing research at the archive library of the BFI. I wasn’t looking for Hammer so was pleased and excited to find this striking artwork out of the blue. I’d not seen either film as they were never shown on TV and […]

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Night Monster (1942)

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

“Poor Bela.”
That is apparently what Boris Karloff said any time someone brought up Lugosi in conversation. He had obviously seen Night Monster.
Universal had enjoyed a lot of success in the horror genre during the 1930s. They were responsible for bringing terrified audiences Dracula, Frankenstein and The Mummy amongst others, and made stars of hard-working actors […]

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Damien: Omen II (1978)

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Well, he is obviously the son of the devil, or how else would he manage to attract all these girls when he’s clearly not that good looking? At least, that’s what I would have thought had I watched this film when I was his age. Alone.
I first tried to watch Omen II a couple of […]

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