Cheesy Horror Films

Here are a few horror films that time has mostly forgotten. These are B-films from the 1960s and 1970s. You won’t find Psycho, Rosemary’s Baby, The Shining or The Exorcist on this list. There are so many, maybe I’ll add a second list. Eye of the Devil (1966) One of MGM’s British-made films on the … More Cheesy Horror Films

Peter Lorre (Actor)

Peter Lorre is remembered mainly for his odd, quirky movie roles in crime dramas and horror films. He enjoyed a long career and was featured in many film roles, but I think most people remember him for the villainous and sniveling sidekick characters he played, and are unfamiliar with his more nuanced performances. Lorre, a … More Peter Lorre (Actor)

Film Titles: Classics

I am a fan of film credits/opening sequences. In film history, they served to give the audience information and set the story, often in a very creative way. Three of my favorite opening sequence designers are Saul Bass (Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger), Maurice Binder (James Bond) and Pablo Ferro (Stanley Kubrick, Steve McQueen). Film title … More Film Titles: Classics

Hitchcock by the Decade

I just finished a three-session film class on Alfred Hitchcock. Over six hours, we tried to digest his remarkable career. Of course, it helps to have seen most of his films and much of his television anthology series. Hitchcock is a lot of things, personality, auteur, mystery and macabre storyteller, and great observer of life. … More Hitchcock by the Decade