Streets of Fire (1984)

“It looks like I finally found someone who likes to play as rough as I do.” Synopsis: When rock star Ellen Aim (Diane Lane) is kidnapped by the ruthless leader (Willem Dafoe) of a motorcycle gang, her ex-boyfriend (Michael Pare) and a female soldier (Amy Madigan) are hired to rescue her. Genres: Diane Lane Films […]

Panic in Year Zero (1962)

“For the next few weeks, survival is going to have to be on an individual basis.” Synopsis: In the aftermath of a nuclear explosion, a Los Angeles father (Ray Milland) places the survival of his wife (Jean Hagen) and children (Frankie Avalon and Mary Mitchel) above all else. Genres: Jean Hagen Films Nuclear Holocaust Post-Apocalypse […]

Ghoul, The (1933)

“At the first hour, I will make my offering of the eternal light to Anubis, opener of the ways.” Synopsis: A dying professor of Egyptology (Boris Karloff) asks to be buried with a valuable jewel known as the Eternal Light, which he believes will grant him immortality in the afterlife. When his butler (Ernest Thesiger) […]

Projectionist, The (1971)

“I’ve always liked movies; movies have always been a kick for me.” Synopsis: A nebbishy projectionist (Chuck McCann) escapes from the tyranny of his scolding boss (Rodney Dangerfield) by living vicariously through films, and imagining himself as a superhero named Captain Flash. Genres: Character Studies Fantasy Review: The Projectionist is a movie made both for […]

Dead of Night (1945)

“There’s a ghost as well as a skeleton in everyone’s cupboard.” Synopsis: When an architect (Mervyn Johns) shows up on assignment at a country estate, he’s disturbed to find that he’s “met” all the guests before in a recurring nightmare. A psychiatrist (Frederick Valk) among them tries to convince him that his fears are unfounded, […]

Bedlam (1946)

“Ours is a human world; theirs is a bestial world.” Synopsis: In 18th century London, the headstrong protege (Anna Lee) of a wealthy lord (Billy House) learns about the horrors inflicted by a cruel asylum director (Boris Karloff) upon his inmates, and vows to intervene — only to find herself unjustly committed. Genres: Anna Lee […]

Kennel Murder Case, The (1933)

“If you knew Archer Coe, you’d know that suicide was almost a psychological impossibility for him!” Synopsis: Detective Philo Vance (William Powell) tries to solve the mysterious murder of a wealthy man (Robert Barrat) with many enemies — including his niece (Mary Astor), his niece’s boyfriend (Paul Cavanaugh), his brother (Frank Conroy), his secretary (Frank […]