Retro Ramblings

Reports from the dusty corners of filmland

Archive for April, 2011

Psycho (1960) #FridayHorror

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Friday Nights used to feature classic horror films on TV, whether it was Hammer on BBC1 or Boris Karloff double-bills on Channel 4. There is an online campaign trying to bring these back. In the meantime I’m watching horror films (or occasional TV shows) on Fridays and tweeting about them as well as blogging them […]

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What is there to say about this film that hasn’t been said? It’s both hilarious and scary. It’s probably the kind of film you would watch if you wanted to become an actor. Bette Davis is so completely incredible as Baby Jane that it is impossible to imagine that she was ever the painfully shy […]

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Brian Clemens is one prolific guy. Although he only ever directed one movie (Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter for Hammer in 1974) he wrote and produced tons of television. He’s best known for writing and producing The Avengers, one of the best and most influential British TV series of all time. This year is the fiftieth […]

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Total Garbage No. 1

Monday, April 4th, 2011

This is a new mini-strand to my blog, where I will share my thoughts on some of the worst films I have ever subjected myself to. I have been inspired to write this by watching the Brazilian Women In Prison film Bare Behind Bars (1980). This is without a doubt one of the worst films […]

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