Daughter of Dr. Jekyll (1958)

“You mustn’t let these ridiculous superstitions get the best of you!” Synopsis: On her 21st birthday, a young woman (Gloria Talbott) brings her fiance (John Agar) to the home of her guardian, Dr. Lomas (Arthur Shields), who tells her a dark and devastating secret: she is the daughter of the infamous Dr. Jekyll, and may […]

I Married a Monster From Outer Space (1958)

“Is pride something monsters don’t understand?” Synopsis: A newlywed (Gloria Talbott) whose husband (Tom Tryon) suddenly acts emotionless learns that he has been possessed by an alien whose dying species hopes to propagate by marrying women on Earth — but no one will believe her story. Genres: Aliens Living Nightmare Marital Problems Newlyweds “No One […]

Coma (1978)

“Medicine isn’t perfect — we all know that, don’t we?” Synopsis: When her friend (Lois Chiles) goes into a coma during a routine operation, a medical resident (Genevieve Bujold) begins an investigation that causes everyone around her — including her boyfriend (Michael Douglas) and supervisor (Richard Widmark) — to worry she is becoming neurotic and […]

Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)

“Do you realize, comrade, the implications of the weapon that has been placed at your disposal?” Synopsis: Upon his return from the Korean War, Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Laurence Harvey) is awarded a medal of honor and referred to by his men — including Major Bennett Marco (Frank Sinatra) — as “the kindest, bravest, warmest, most […]

Legend of Hell House, The (1973)

“This house… It knows we’re here.” Synopsis: A physicist (Clive Revill), his wife (Gayle Hunnicutt), and two mediums (Pamela Franklin and Roddy McDowall) are solicited by a wealthy older man (Roland Culver) to visit an infamous haunted house and investigate the secrets it may possess about life after death. Genres: Horror Old Dark House Possession […]

Clonus Horror, The / Parts: Clonus Horror (1979)

“This is your chance for immortality! You don’t need to worry, because there is a duplicate of you!” Synopsis: A physically fit young man (Tim Donnelly) living on a compound with guards and a patronizing doctor (Dick Sargent) begins to question the Utopian “America” he will eventually be sent to, and soon learns he and […]

Fearless Vampire Killers, The or: Pardon Me, But Your Teeth Are in My Neck (1967)

“I am a night bird; I am not much good in the daytime.” Synopsis: Vampire-hunting Professor Abronsius (Jack MacGowran) and his nebbishy assistant Alfred (Roman Polanski) arrive in a small Transylvanian town where Alfred falls for the beautiful, bath-loving daughter (Sharon Tate) of an innkeeper (Alfie Bass) and his wife (Jessie Robins). When Tate is […]

Asphyx, The (1972)

“Having lost Clyde, your brother, I must never lose you.” Synopsis: After the tragic loss of his son (Ralph Arliss) and fiancee (Fiona Walker), a British squire (Robert Stephens) becomes obsessed with the notion that a mythological spirit known as an asphyx can be viewed and captured at the moment someone is about to die. […]

Twins of Evil (1972)

“They are all slaves to Count Karnstein — and he is their evil master!” Synopsis: A recently orphaned set of identical twins — timid Maria (Mary Collinson) and adventurous Frieda (Madeleine Collinson) — come to live with their kind aunt (Kathleen Byron) and puritanical uncle (Peter Cushing), who leads a viciously ruthless brotherhood of witchhunters. […]

Lust for a Vampire / To Love a Vampire (1971)

“Do you know who it was, Mircalla? The portrait of Carmilla Karnstein — it was you!” Synopsis: An author (Michael Johnson) visiting a finishing school becomes enchanted with Mircalla (Yutte Stensgaard), a resurrected vampire from the nearby Karnstein castle. Meanwhile, a sycophantic instructor (Ralph Bates) uncovers Mircalla’s secret identity and is determined to become her […]