Carla (Patricia McNaire) is tired of her prudish aunt and cousin cramping her style when she brings men home. A friend takes her to meet Martha (Helena Clayton), a fortune teller who runs an all-female cult that worships "the spirit of Pan" out of the back room of her storefront. Martha suggests a way for Carla to put Tracey (Laura London) and Julie (Bella Donna) in their place, and at first Carla is pleased with the results. Her aunt and…
In Theodore Roszak's novel Flicker, a small group of hardcore cinephiles and one poor date who happened to be along for the ride watch a newly-unearthed film by the mysterious director Max Castle. It is described as a black and white nightmare, not overtly horror-themed but oppressive, bleak, and disturbing. When discussing the film afterward, the young woman whose primary interests lie outside cinema flatly states that the film was "enough to put you off sex for life."
Man, what a difference a nice HD transfer can make! This is probably still my least favorite of the existing Milligan films, but seeing it restored in Severin's Dungeon of Andy Milligan set is like watching a different movie. And it kind of is, since the nth-generation tape rips that have been floating around--the only way to see the movie at all--run six minutes longer than the previously unreleased "theatrical cut." I like this considerably more now that I can…
Watched the Curse of the Full Moon cut in the Dungeon of Andy Milligan set from Severin. Running 73 minutes, this version has zero rat stuff and feels very much like a more subdued companion piece to Blood. It might be less of the outrageous Milligan mess than the version that was originally released, but as a movie you can watch for leisure this cut is a considerable improvement.
A list of 20 things filmmaker Tom Charley ("ctom") does not appear to know, understand, or believe, based on the content of this film:
1. Generally speaking, night is the part of the 24-hour cycle when it is dark outside.
2. The human gestational period is 9 months.
5. Fall and Winter are the seasons when the weather is coldest.
8. The difference between "thousands" and "millions."
9. It is considered poor…
After seeing a lot of people inexplicably claiming that this movie--in which a supernatural evil terrorizes a family isolated in an unforgiving wilderness--is "not a horror movie," I felt compelled to write a piece on horror gatekeeping: medium.com/@rabbitroom/this-is-why-we-can-t-have-nice-things-the-witch-and-horror-fandom-s-gatekeepers-b2c0bb0d8f9a#.qhrribivj