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Barbara Steele: Queen of the Italian Gothic Film

Sometime back in the 1990’s I read an article in the Boston Globe about the original scream queen, Barbara Steele. I had never heard of her before then and was intrigued by the description they gave of her unusual beauty. 587 more words

Planet of the Vampires (1965)

To a horror film fan, there is absolutely no mistaking a film directed by Mario Bava in color. Especially during his run of 1960 terrors that included Black Sabbath, Kill Baby Kill and this sci-fi thriller that once you’ve seen it, you’ll always retain the look and feel to the film. 743 more words

Daily Take

Curse of the crimson Altar (1968)

Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968)

Directed by: Vernon Sewell

Cast: Boris KarloffChristopher LeeMark Eden,Barbara Steele, Virginia Wetherell

A nice little gothic horror romp with touches of supernatural and witchcraft themed horror featuring Sixties gothic horror regulars. 365 more words

February 6th, 2018 Movie - Terror-Creatures From The Grave

This week seems to be one for the box sets. Today’s movie is one from the Pure Terror box set so I am of mixed hopes as to how good of a movie it is. 1,866 more words

Movie Review

4 Shots From 4 Films: Happy 80th Birthday Barbara Steele

4 Shots From 4 Films is just what it says it is, 4 shots from 4 of our favorite films. As opposed to the reviews and recaps that we usually post, 4 Shots From 4 Films lets the visuals do the talking. 77 more words

Film

80 Glorious Years: "BARBARA STEELE in L'Aldila"... and in conversation with The House Of Freudstein.

Friday the 13th of December, 2013 was a lucky day for your humble correspondent Bobby Freudstein, being the day that my longest, most soul-destroying and hopefully final stint of conventional employment mercifully terminated. 3,372 more words

Italian Horror

La Maschera Del Demonio (1960) - Directed by Mario Bava

Few directors of any era have had more of an impact than Mario Bava. Devoted follows of horror and suspense have long known his films, but the last 10 years have seen a renaissance of interest in Bava from all corners of the film world. 675 more words

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