Daughters of Satan (1972)
Film / Horror

Daughters of Satan (1972)

The early 1970s saw several American low-budget filmmakers decamping for the Philippines where exotic locations and reasonably priced talent were plentiful. Roger Corman was one of the first but there were plenty of others, among them veteran exploitation producer Aubrey Schenck (The Black Sleep (1956), Voodoo Island (1957), The Pharaoh’s Curse (1957), Frankenstein 1970 (1958)) … Continue reading

Ruby (1977)
Film / Horror

Ruby (1977)

Curtis Harrington’s spotty but interesting career as a director was slowly drawing to a close by the time he made Ruby (aside from a short film, Usher (2000) and one more small screen television horror, Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell (1978) he had just a handful of television episodes and the not-terribly-impressive Mata Hari … Continue reading

Nurse (2013)
Film / Horror

Nurse (2013)

Doug Aarniokoski’s Nurse – inexplicably shot in 3D – is a deliberately trashy slasher, a film that aims for the Grindhouse aesthetic that was briefly in vogue around 2007-2008 and for the most part he hits the mark. Only one title – Animals (2009) – in his previous body of work, which also included Highlander: … Continue reading

Nightmare Castle (1965)
Film / Horror

Nightmare Castle (1965)

Original title: Amanti d’oltretomba Though stylishly shot in glorious black and white by Enzo Barboni and making good use of an actual mansion (the Villa Parisi in Frascati, Lazio), Mario Caiano’s Nightmare Castle is a rather pedestrian affair despite a good opening act. It owes a considerable debt to Mario Bava’s trailblazing La maschera del … Continue reading