Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
Film / Horror

Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

The middle film in Roman Polanski’s “apartment trilogy” (Repulsion (1965) was the first and Le locataire/The Tenant followed in 1976), Rosemary’s Baby was based on the 1967 novel by Ira Levin and came from that most unlikely of sources, producer William Castle. A long-time producer of low-budget, gimmicky horror (Macabre (1958), House on Haunted Hill … Continue reading

Doctor Who: The Brain of Morbius (1976)
Horror / Science Fiction / Television

Doctor Who: The Brain of Morbius (1976)

Doctor Who was never afraid to try to terrify its predominantly young audience and during the celebrated stewardship of producer Philip Hinchcliffe and script editor Robert Holmes the programme was equally unafraid to tap into classic horror films for inspiration, creating a number of Gothic inflected serials that recalled either Universal or Hammer (Pyramids of … Continue reading

Duel (1971)
Horror / Television

Duel (1971)

This early offering from Steven Spielberg (he only had a handful of shorts, the amateur feature Firelight (1964) and some television episodes under his belt at this stage) was originally made for American television but was deemed so good that producers Universal decided to stump up the budget for some new scenes to be shot … Continue reading