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.
Night Watch (1973) Brian G. Hutton, Elizabeth Taylor, Laurence Harvey, Billie Whitelaw, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Dark Confessions / Chained Heat III: No Holds Barred (2000) Lloyd A. Simandl, Kate Rodger, Rena Riffel, Lisha Snelgrove, Action, Horror, Erotic
Kaidan yukijorô / The Snow Woman (1968) Tokuzô Tanaka, Shiho Fujimura, Akira Ishihama, Machiko Hasegawa, Horror, Romance
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.
Incubo sulla città contaminata / Nightmare City (1980) Umberto Lenzi, Hugo Stiglitz, Laura Trotter, Maria Rosaria Omaggio, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
In a nameless European city, a local reporter and his doctor wife try to escape from hordes of blood thirsty zombies, undead people exposed to nuclear radioactivity, while the military leaders fight a losing war of attrition against the relentless atomic zombies.
L’orribile segreto del Dr. Hichcock / The Horrible Dr. Hichcock (1962) Riccardo Freda, Barbara Steele, Robert Flemyng, Silvano Tranquilli, Horror
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.
In the Mouth of Madness (1994) John Carpenter, Sam Neill, Jürgen Prochnow, Julie Carmen, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
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.
Bug (2006) William Friedkin, Ashley Judd, Michael Shannon, Harry Connick Jr., Drama, Horror, Thriller
A lonely waitress with a tragic past, Agnes rooms in a run-down motel, living in fear of her abusive, recently paroled ex-husband. But when Agnes begins a tentative romance with Peter, an eccentric, nervous drifter, she starts to feel hopeful again – until the first bugs arrive…
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.
A special sideshow torture exhibit has the power, according to showman Dr. Diablo, to warn people of evil in their futures. Ore by one, skeptical customers stand before the Fate Atropos to be shown the greed and violence they’re hiding.