A Bird in the Head (1946)
Fantasy / Film

A Bird in the Head (1946)

I’ve always been rather mystified by the Three Stooges. They’re still adored by so many but it’s honestly difficult to tell sometimes one film from another. They all seem to consist of the same tired slapstick routines, Moe shouting “why you!” at every opportunity and relying on jokes that only work because the Stooges are … Continue reading

Lucky Ghost (1942)
Fantasy / Film

Lucky Ghost (1942)

Before the 1960s ghosts in film were rarely scary. The Uninvited (1944) was a rare exception but for the most part, big screen ghosts fell into two camps: they were either ultimately exposed, Scooby-Doo style, as fakes, often smugglers, spy rings or Nazis trying to keep superstitious locals away from their base of operations or … Continue reading

Voodoo Man (1944)
Film / Horror

Voodoo Man (1944)

The last of Bela Lugosi’s nine films produced by Sam Katzman’s Banner Films for release by Monogram found Lugosi back in territory not far removed from White Zombie (1932). Written as Tiger Man by Andrew Colvin, it began production on 16 October 1943, shot for seven days under the direction of William Beaudine and was … Continue reading