Horror

Tower of Evil / Horror on Snape Island (1972) Jim O’Connolly, Bryant Haliday, Jill Haworth, Mark Edwards, Horror

Tower of Evil (1972) Horror on Snape Island
This gory low-budget British outing involves a team of archaeologists landing on fog-shrouded Snape Island – recently the site of a hideous double murder – in search of the tomb of a Phoenician chief and subsequently falling victim to an unseen maniac. Accompanying the shore party is a private detective (Bryant Halliday), hired by the family of the young woman suspected of the crimes (Candace Glendenning), who is determined to get to the bottom of the mysterious murders. Though it is eventually determined that the real killer is still at large, the archaeologists stubbornly refuse to abort their dig…and summarily suffer the consequences. Released originally in 1972, this crass, exploitative potboiler (based on a story by horror author George Baxt) found its way to American theaters in 1981 as Beyond the Fog in an attempt to cash in on John Carpenter’s 1980 film. Released later to video and cable as Tower of Evil.

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Kaidan yukijorô / The Snow Woman (1968) Tokuzô Tanaka, Shiho Fujimura, Akira Ishihama, Machiko Hasegawa, Horror, Romance

Kaidan yukijoro (Tokuzo Tanaka, 1968)
A master sculptor and his apprentice are trapped in a bad snow storm after finding a special tree for carving a statue for the local temple. Finding refuge in an abandoned hut they celebrate their luck in finding the tree but soon they are visited by the Snow Witch who freezes the sculptor to death but takes pity on the apprentice. He must promise to never speak of this or she’ll return and kill him.

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L’orribile segreto del Dr. Hichcock / The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962) Riccardo Freda, Barbara Steele, Robert Flemyng, Silvano Tranquilli, Horror

L'orribile segreto del Dr. Hichcock (Riccardo Freda, 1962)
The year is 1885, and necrophiliac Dr. Hitchcock likes to drug his wife for sexual funeral games. One day he accidentally administers an overdose and kills her. He leaves his home shattered. Several years later he remarries and returns. Discovering that his still beloved first wife is alive but insane and prematurely aged, he plans to use the blood of his new bride to rejuvenate and heal her.

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In the Mouth of Madness (1994) John Carpenter, Sam Neill, Jürgen Prochnow, Julie Carmen, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery

In the Mouth of Madness (John Carpenter, 1994)
With the disappearance of hack horror writer Sutter Cane, all Hell is breaking loose…literally! Author Cane, it seems, has a knack for description that really brings his evil creepy-crawlies to life. Insurance investigator John Trent is sent to investigate Cane’s mysterious vanishing act and ends up in the sleepy little East Coast town of Hobb’s End. The fact that this town exists as a figment of Cane’s twisted imagination is only the beginning of Trent’s problems.

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The Sender (1982) Roger Christian, Kathryn Harrold, Zeljko Ivanek, Shirley Knight, Horror, Thriller

The Sender (1982)
A young man has just been admitted to a mental hospital after attempting suicide at a public beach. Unable to remember even his own name, the doctors call him John Doe #83. Soon after his arrival, the doctor assigned to him begins seeing and hearing things around her that have no explanation. Soon she beings to make the terrifying connection between the things she’s seeing and her new patient.

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