John Charet’s Favorite Horror Films Part 2 of 3

  1. The House of Ghosts (1908) (Dir: Segundo de Chomon)
    (Short Cinema)
  2. The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) (Dir: Robert Wiene)
  3. The Golem: How He Came into the World (1920) (Dir: Paul Wegener and Carl Boese)
  4. Haxan (1922) (Dir: Benjamin Christensen)
  5. The Phantom of the Opera (1925) (Dir: Rupert Julian)
  6. Island of Lost Souls (1932) (Dir: Eric C. Kenton)
  7. Dracula (1931) (Dir: George Melford)
  8. King Kong (1933) (Dir: Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack)
  9. Dead of Night (1945) (Dir: Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden and Robert Hamer)
    (Anthology Film)
  10. The Uninvited (1944) (Dir: Lewis Allen)
  11. The Queen of Spades (1949) (Dir: Thorold Dickinson)
  12. The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) (Dir: Albert Lewin)
  13. The Wolf Man (1941) (Dir: George Waggner)
  14. Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein (1948) (Dir: Charles Barton)
  15. The Ghost Breakers (1940) (Dir: George Marshall)
  16. Them! (1954) (Dir: Gordon Douglas)
  17. The Thing from Another World (1951) (Dir: Christian Nyby)
  18. Dementia (1955) (Dir: John Parker)
  19. Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) (Dir: Ed Wood)
  20. Eyes Without a Face (1960) (Dir: Georges Franju)
  21. The Housemaid (1960) (Dir: Kim Ki-young)
  22. Jigoku (1960) (Dir: Nobuo Nakagawa)
  23. Village of the Damned (1960) (Dir: Wolf Rilla)
  24. The Pit and the Pendulum (1961) (Dir: Roger Corman)
  25. Carnival of Souls (1962) (Dir: Herk Harvey)
  26. Captain Clegg (1962) (Dir: Peter Graham Scott)
  27. The Masque of the Red Death (1964) (Dir: Roger Corman)
  28. Viy (1967) (Dir: Konstantin Yershov and Georgi Kropachyov)
  29. The Sorcerers (1967) (Dir: Michael Reeves)
  30. Quatermass and the Pit (1967) (Dir: Roy Ward Baker)
  31. Witchfinder General (1968) (Dir: Michael Reeves)
  32. Spider Baby (1968) (Dir: Jack Hill)
  33. The Living Skeleton (1968) (Dir: Hiroshi Matsuno)
  34. Toby Dammit (1968) (Dir: Federico Fellini)
    (Segment of “Spirts of the Dead”)
    (Anthology Film) 
  35. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970) (Dir: Jaromil Jires)
  36. The Blood on Satan’s Claw (1971) (Dir: Piers Haggard)
  37. Daughters of Darkness (1971) (Dir: Harry Kumel)
  38. What’s the Matter with Helen? (1971) (Dir: Curtis Harrington)
  39. Whoever Slew Auntie Roo? (1971) (Dir: Curtis Harrington)
  40. The Last House on the Left (1972) (Dir: Wes Craven)
  41. The Baby (1973) (Dir: Ted Post)
  42. Ganja & Hess (1973) (Dir: Bill Gunn)
  43. Messiah of Evil (1973) (Dir: Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck)
  44. Theatre of Blood (1973) (Dir: Douglas Hickox)
  45. The Wicker Man (1973) (Dir: Robin Hardy)
  46. Black Christmas (1974) (Dir: Bob Clark)
  47. Young Frankenstein (1974) (Dir: Mel Brooks)
  48. Amelia (1975) (Dir: Dan Curtis)
    (Short Cinema)
    (Segment of “Trilogy of Terror”)
    (TV Anthology Film) 
  49. Alice, Sweet Alice (1976) (Dir: Alfred Sole)
  50. The Changeling (1980) (Dir: Peter Medak)
  51. The Ninth Configuration (1980) (Dir: William Peter Blatty)
  52. An American Werewolf in London (1981) (Dir: John Landis)
  53. The Beyond (1981) (Dir: Lucio Fulci)
  54. Wolfen (1981) (Dir: Michael Wadleigh)
  55. Basket Case (1982) (Dir: Frank Henenlotter)
  56. The Entity (1982) (Dir: Sidney J. Furie)
  57. Next of Kin (1982) (Dir: Tony Williams)
  58. Vincent (1982) (Dir: Tim Burton)
    (Short Cinema)
    (Animation)
  59. Michael Jackson’s Thriller (1983) (Dir: John Landis)
    (Short Cinema)
    (Music Video)
  60. Nightmare at 20,000 Feet (1983) (Dir: George Miller)
    (Segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie)
    (Anthology Film)
    (Short Cinema)
  61. Frankenweenie (1984) (Dir: Tim Burton)
    (Short Cinema)
  62. A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) (Dir: Wes Craven)
  63. The Return of the Living Dead (1985) (Dir: Dan O’Bannon)
  64. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) (Dir: John McNaughton)
  65. Angel Heart (1987) (Dir: Alan Parker)
  66. Society (1989) (Dir: Brian Yuzna)
  67. The Woman in Black (1989) (Dir: Herbert Wise)
    (TV Film)
  68. Begotten (1990) (Dir: E. Elias Merhige)
  69. The Exorcist III/The Exorcist III: Legion (1990/2016) (Dir: William Peter Blatty)
  70. Jacob’s Ladder (1990) (Dir: Adrian Lyne)
  71. Two Evil Eyes (1990) (Dir: George A. Romero and Dario Argento)
    (Anthology Film)
  72. Candyman (1992) (Dir: Bernard Rose)
  73. Body Bags (1993) (Dir: John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper)
    (Anthology Cable Film)
  74. Cemetery Man (1993) (Dir: Michele Soavi)
  75. Ringu (1998) (Dir: Hideo Nakata)
  76. Ravenous (1999) (Dir: Antonia Bird)
  77. Ginger Snaps (2000) (Dir: John Fawcett)
  78. May (2002) (Dir: Lucky McKee)
  79. Three… Extremes (2004) (Dir: Fruit Chan, Park Chan-wook and Takashi Miike) (Anthology Film)
  80. Cigarette Burns (2005) (Dir: John Carpenter)
    (Episode of Masters of Horror)
    (Cable/Television)
  81. The Descent (2005) (Dir: Neil Marshall)
  82. H.P. Lovecraft’s Dreams in the Witch-House (2005) (Dir: Stuart Gordon (Episode of Masters of Horror)
    (Cable/Television)
  83. Haeckel’s Tale (2006) (Dir: John McNaughton)
    (Episode of Masters of Horror)
    (Cable/Television)
  84. Imprint (2006) (Dir: Takashi Miike)
    (Episode of Masters of Horror)
    (Cable/Television)
  85. Pick Me Up (2006) (Dir: Larry Cohen)
    (Episode of Masters of Horror)
    (Cable/Television)
  86. Pro-Life (2006) (Dir: John Carpenter)
    (Episode of Masters of Horror)
    (Cable/Television)
  87. The Black Cat (2007) (Dir: Stuart Gordon)
    (Episode of Masters of Horror)
    (Cable/Television)
  88. Inside (2007) (Dir: Julien Maury and Alexandre Bustillo)
  89. Let the Right One In (2008) (Dir: Tomas Alfredson)
  90. Jennifer’s Body (2009) (Dir: Karyn Kusama)
  91. The Loved Ones (2009) (Dir: Sean Byrne)
  92. Tucker & Dale vs. Evil (2010) (Dir: Eli Craig)
  93. The Cabin in the Woods (2011) (Dir: Drew Goddard)
  94. Berberian Sound Studio (2012) (Dir: Peter Strickland)
  95. The Babadook (2014) (Dir: Jennifer Kent)
  96. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2014) (Dir: Ana Lily Amirpour)
  97. It Follows (2014) (Dir: David Robert Mitchell)
  98. What We Do in the Shadows (2014) (Dir: Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi) (Mockumentary)
  99. The Devil’s Candy (2015) (Dir: Sean Byrne)
  100. The Invitation (2015) (Dir: Karyn Kusama)
  101. Southbound (2015) (Dir: Chad, Matt & Rob, Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruckner and Patrick Horvath)
    (Anthology Film)
  102. We Are Still Here (2015) (Dir: Ted Geoghegan)
  103. The Witch (2015) (Dir: Robert Eggers)
  104. The Love Witch (2016) (Dir: Anna Biller)
  105. Raw (2016) (Dir: Julia Ducournau)
  106. Under the Shadow (2016) (Dir: Babak Anvari)
  107. Gerald’s Game (2017) (Dir: Mike Flanagan)
  108. Get Out (2017) (Dir: Jordan Peele)
  109. Little Evil (2017) (Dir: Eli Craig)
  110. XX (2017) (Dir: Jovanka Vuckovic, Annie Clark, Roxanne Benjamin and Karyn Kusama)
    (Anthology Film)
  111. Annihilation (2018) (Dir: Alex Garland)
  112. Hereditary (2018) (Dir: Ari Aster)
  113. Mandy (2018) (Dir: Panos Cosmatos)
  114. A Quiet Place (2018) (Dir: John Krasinski)
  115. Midsommar (2019) (Dir: Ari Aster)
  116. Ready or Not (2019) (Dir: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett)
  117. Us (2019) (Dir: Jordan Peele)

Moviedrome Mondays: Trancers (1984)

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I have posted a youtube video link to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s intro to director Charles Band’s 1984 sci-fi entry Trancers. The episode’s original airdate was August 13, 1989 (read here). Readers can read his transcript right here. As Cox implies here, Trancers is like a blend between The Terminator and Blade Runner. While by no means a classic, it is undeniably entertaining.

Here is a youtube video link to Alex Cox’s Movidrome intro of Trancers


Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer

Moviedrome Mondays: Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)

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Since I could not find a youtube video link to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s intro to director Monte Hellman’s 1971 cult classic Two-Lane Blacktop, readers will have to make due with a link to his transcript for it (read here). The episode’s original airdate was August 6, 1989 (read here). Not unlike what the owner of Moviedromer.tumblr.com thought, I too disagree with Cox regarding the acting of singers James Taylor and Dennis Wilson (the latter from The Beach Boys). I too think it is just them improvising or making conversation. Nevertheless, I do agree with Cox’s sentiments on the late great Warren Oates (but then again, who wouldn’t?), who co-stars in this film. If you readers are interested in reading my list of my favorite Monte Hellman films, read here.

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer

John Charet’s Favorite Horror Films: Part 1 of 3

Happy Halloween 2019 everybody. Since I have been so busy lately, I have decided to gather up a large number (though it is not a complete list of horror films I consider to be great) of my favorite horror films from my favorite directors and paste it on here in the alphabetical order of it’s respected director’s last name. Happy Halloween dear readers and enjoy my results below 🙂

  1. What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) (Dir: Robert Aldrich)
  2. Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964) (Dir: Robert Aldrich)
  3. The Skin I Live In (2011) (Dir: Pedro Almodovar)
  4. Images (1972) (Dir: Robert Altman)
  5. Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954) (Dir: Kenneth Anger)
    (Short Cinema)
  6. Fireworks (1947) (Dir: Kenneth Anger)
    (Short Cinema)
  7. Invocation of My Demon Brother (1969) (Dir: Kenneth Anger)
    (Short Cinema)
  8. Deep Red (1975) (Dir: Dario Argento)
  9. Tenebrae (1982) (Dir: Dario Argento)
  10. Suspiria (1977) (Dir: Dario Argento)
  11. Opera (1987) (Dir: Dario Argento)
  12. Inferno (1980) (Dir: Dario Argento)
  13. Phenomena (1985) (Dir: Dario Argento)
  14. The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970) (Dir: Dario Argento)
  15. The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) (Dir: Jack Arnold)
  16. Tarantula (1955) (Dir: Jack Arnold)
  17. Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) (Dir: Jack Arnold)
  18. It Came from Outer Space (1953) (Dir: Jack Arnold)
  19. Mother! (2017) (Dir: Darren Aronofsky)
  20. Hellraiser (1987) (Dir: Clive Barker)
  21. Lord of Illusions (1995) (Dir: Clive Barker)
  22. Nightbreed (1990) (Dir: Clive Barker)
  23. Kill, Baby… Kill! (1966) (Dir: Mario Bava)
  24. Blood and Black Lace (1964) (Dir: Mario Bava)
  25. Lisa and the Devil (1973) (Dir: Mario Bava)
  26. A Bay of Blood (1971) (Dir: Mario Bava)
    (a.k.a. Twitch of the Death Nerve)
  27. Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970) (Dir: Mario Bava)
  28. Planet of the Vampires (1965) (Dir: Mario Bava)
  29. Black Sabbath (1963) (Dir: Mario Bava)
    (Anthology Film)
  30. Black Sunday (1960) (Dir: Mario Bava)
  31. The Whip and the Body (1963) (Dir: Mario Bava)
  32. Hercules in the Haunted World (1961) (Dir: Mario Bava)
  33. Hour of the Wolf (1968) (Dir: Ingmar Bergman)
  34. Near Dark (1987) (Dir: Kathryn Bigelow)
  35. The Host (2006) (Dir: Bong Joon-ho)
  36. Freaks (1932) (Dir: Tod Browning)
  37. The Unknown (1927) (Dir: Tod Browning)
  38. Dracula (1931) (Dir: Tod Browning)
    (I also love the Spanish Cut)
  39. Mark of the Vampire (1935) (Dir: Tod Browning)
  40. The Devil-Doll (1936) (Dir: Tod Browning)
  41. Un Chien Andalou (1929) (Dir: Luis Bunuel)
    (Short Cinema)
  42. The Thing (1982) (Dir: John Carpenter)
  43. Halloween (1978) (Dir: John Carpenter)
  44. They Live (1988) (Dir: John Carpenter)
  45. In the Mouth of Madness (1994) (Dir: John Carpenter)
  46. The Fog (1980) (Dir: John Carpenter)
  47. Prince of Darkness (1987) (Dir: John Carpenter)
  48. Someone’s Watching Me! (1978) (Dir: John Carpenter)
    (TV Film)
  49. Vampires (1998) (Dir: John Carpenter)
  50. The Tingler (1959) (Dir: William Castle)
  51. Homicidal (1961) (Dir: William Castle)
  52. House on Haunted Hill (1959) (Dir: William Castle)
  53. The Innocents (1961) (Dir: Jack Clayton)
  54. Diabolique (1955) (Dir: Henri-Georges Clouzot)
  55. God Told Me To (1978) (Dir: Larry Cohen)
  56. Q (1982) (Dir: Larry Cohen)
  57. It’s Alive (1974) (Dir: Larry Cohen)
  58. The Stuff (1985) (Dir: Larry Cohen)
  59. Special Effects (1984) (Dir: Larry Cohen)
  60. Videodrome (1983) (Dir: David Cronenberg)
  61. The Fly (1986) (Dir: David Cronenberg)
  62. Dead Ringers (1988) (Dir: David Cronenberg)
  63. The Brood (1979) (Dir: David Cronenberg)
  64. eXistenZ (1999) (Dir: David Cronenberg)
  65. The Dead Zone (1983) (Dir: David Cronenberg)
  66. Scanners (1981) (Dir: David Cronenberg)
  67. Rabid (1977) (Dir: David Cronenberg)
  68. Shivers (1975) (Dir: David Cronenberg)
    (a.k.a. They Came from Within)
  69. The Witch (1966) (Dir: Damiani Damiani)
  70. Gremlins (1984) (Dir: Joe Dante)
  71. Homecoming (2005) (Dir: Joe Dante)
    (Cable/Television)
    (Masters of Horror Episode)
  72. Heart on a Chain (1991) (Dir: Joe Dante)
    (Episode of Eerie, Indiana)
    (Television)
  73. Foreverware (1991) (Dir: Joe Dante)
    (Episode of Eerie, Indiana)
    (Television)
  74. The Losers (1991) (Dir: Joe Dante)
    (Episode of Eerie, Indiana)
    (Television)
  75. The Hole in the Head Gang (1992) (Dir: Joe Dante)
    (Episode of Eerie, Indiana)
    (Television)
  76. The Retainer (1991) (Dir: Joe Dante)
    (Episode of Eerie, Indiana)
    (Television)
  77. The Devil’s Backbone (2001) (Dir: Guillermo del Toro)
  78. Cronos (1993) (Dir: Guillermo del Toro)
  79. Crimson Peak (2015) (Dir: Guillermo del Toro)
  80. Mimic (1997) (Dir: Guillermo del Toro)
  81. Blade II (2002) (Dir: Guillermo del Toro)
  82. Trouble Every Day (2001) (Dir: Claire Denis)
  83. The Fury (1978) (Dir: Brian De Palma)
  84. Carrie (1976) (Dir: Brian De Palma)
  85. Raising Cain (1992) (Dir: Brian De Palma)
  86. Phantom of the Paradise (1974) (Dir: Brian De Palma)
  87. Sisters (1972) (Dir: Brian De Palma)
  88. Vampyr (1932) (Dir: Carl Theodor Dreyer)
  89. Body Snatchers (1993) (Dir: Abel Ferrara)
  90. The Revenge of Frankenstein (1958) (Dir: Terence Fisher)
  91. Dracula (1958) (Dir: Terence Fisher)
    (a.k.a. Horror of Dracula)
  92. The Hound of the Baskervilles (1959) (Dir: Terence Fisher)
  93. The Curse of Frankenstein (1957) (Dir: Terence Fisher)
  94. The Devil Rides Out (1968) (Dir: Terence Fisher)
  95. Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (1969) (Dir: Terence Fisher)
  96. The Exorcist (1973) (Dir: William Friedkin)
  97. Bug (2006) (Dir: William Friedkin)
  98. The Devil and Father Amorth (2017) (Dir: William Friedkin)
    (Documentary)
  99. On a Deadman’s Chest (1992) (Dir: William Friedkin)
    (Episode of Tales from the Crypt)
    (Cable/Television)
  100. Samurai Reincarnation (1981) (Dir: Kinji Fukasaku)
  101. The Flesh and the Fiends (1960) (Dir: John Gilling)
  102. The Plague of the Zombies (1966) (Dir: John Gilling)
  103. The Reptile (1966) (Dir: John Gilling)
  104. Re-Animator (1985) (Dir: Stuart Gordon)
  105. From Beyond (1986) (Dir: Stuart Gordon)
  106. Dagon (2001) (Dir: Stuart Gordon)
  107. Castle Freak (1995) (Dir: Stuart Gordon)
  108. Dolls (1987) (Dir: Stuart Gordon)
  109. The Pit and the Pendulum (1991) (Dir: Stuart Gordon)
  110. The Avenging Conscience (1914) (Dir: D.W. Griffith)
  111. The Sealed Room (1909) (Dir: D.W. Griffith)
    (Short Cinema)
  112. The Quatermass Xperiment (1955) (Dir: Val Guest)
  113. Quatermass 2 (1957) (Dir: Val Guest)
  114. Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979) (Dir: Werner Herzog)
  115. Cutting Cards (1990) (Dir: Walter Hill)
    (Episode of Tales from the Crypt)
    (Cable/Television)
  116. The Man Who Was Death (1989) (Dir: Walter Hill)
    (Episode of Tales from the Crypt)
    (Cable/Television)
  117. Deadline (1991) (Dir: Walter Hill)
    (Episode of Tales from the Crypt)
    (Cable/Television)
  118. The Birds (1963) (Dir: Alfred Hitchcock)
  119. Psycho (1960) (Dir: Alfred Hitchcock)
  120. Black Rainbow (1989) (Dir: Mike Hodges)
  121. Taste of Fear (1961) (Dir: Seth Holt)
    (a.k.a. Scream of Fear)
  122. Godzilla (1954) (Dir: Ishiro Honda)
  123. The War of the Gargantuas (1966) (Dir: Ishiro Honda)
  124. Matango (1963) (Dir: Ishiro Honda)
  125. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) (Dir: Tobe Hooper)
  126. Salem’s Lot (1979) (Dir: Tobe Hooper)
    (TV Miniseries)
  127. Poltergeist (1982) (Dir: Tobe Hooper)
  128. Legend of the Mountain (1979) (Dir: King Hu)
  129. Horrors of Malformed Men (1969) (Dir: Teruo Ishii)
  130. Shogun’s Joys of Torture (1968) (Dir: Teruo Ishii)
    (Anthology Film)
  131. Dead Alive (1992) (Dir: Peter Jackson)
    (a.k.a. Braindead)
  132. Bad Taste (1987) (Dir: Peter Jackson)
  133. The Dead Don’t Die (2019) (Dir: Jim Jarmusch)
  134. Santa Sangre (1989) (Dir: Alejandro Jodorowsky)
  135. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) (Dir: Philip Kaufman)
  136. Kwaidan (1964) (Dir: Masaki Kobayashi)
  137. Perfect Blue (1997) (Dir: Satoshi Kon)
    (Anime)
  138. The Shining (1980) (Dir: Stanley Kubrick)
  139. Pulse (2001) (Dir: Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
  140. Cure (1997) (Dir: Kiyoshi Kurosawa)
  141. The Man Who Laughs (1928) (Dir: Paul Leni)
  142. The Cat and the Canary (1927) (Dir: Paul Leni)
  143. Waxworks (1924) (Dir: Paul Leni)
  144. The Last Warning (1928) (Dir: Paul Leni)
  145. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) (Dir: David Lynch)
  146. Eraserhead (1977) (Dir: David Lynch)
  147. Dracula: Pages from a Virgin’s Diary (2002) (Dir: Guy Maddin)
  148. Blind Beast (1969) (Dir: Yasuzo Masumura)
  149. The Astronomer’s Dream (1898) (Dir: Georges Melies)
    (Short Cinema)
  150. The Bewitched Inn (1897) (Dir: Georges Melies)
    (Short Cinema)
  151. Bluebeard (1901) (Dir: Georges Melies)
    (Short Cinema)
  152. The Four Troublesome Heads (1898) (Dir: Georges Melies)
    (Short Cinema)
  153. The House of the Devil (1896) (Dir: Georges Melies)
    (a.k.a. The Haunted Castle)
    (a.k.a. The Devil’s Castle)
    (Short Cinema)
  154. A Nightmare (1896) (Dir: Georges Melies)
    (Short Cinema)
  155. Audition (1999) (Dir: Takashi Miike)
  156. Ichi the Killer (2001) (Dir: Takashi Miike)
  157. Flesh for Frankenstein (1973) (Dir: Paul Morrissey)
  158. Blood for Dracula (1973) (Dir: Paul Morrissey)
  159. Nosferatu (1922) (Dir: F.W. Murnau)
  160. Faust (1926) (Dir: F.W. Murnau)
  161. The Haunted Castle (1921) (Dir: F.W. Murnau)
  162. Empire of Passion (1978) (Dir: Nagisa Oshima)
  163. Thirst (2009) (Dir: Park Chan-wook)
  164. Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975) (Dir: Pier Paolo Pasolini)
  165. The Tenant (1976) (Dir: Roman Polanski)
  166. Repulsion (1965) (Dir: Roman Polanski)
  167. Rosemary’s Baby (1968) (Dir: Roman Polanski)
  168. Peeping Tom (1960) (Dir: Michael Powell)
  169. Evil Dead II (1987) (Dir: Sam Raimi)
  170. The Evil Dead (1981) (Dir: Sam Raimi)
  171. Drag Me to Hell (2009) (Dir: Sam Raimi)
  172. Army of Darkness (1992) (Dir: Sam Raimi)
  173. Let Me In (2010) (Dir: Matt Reeves)
  174. The Testament of Doctor Cordelier (1959) (Dir: Jean Renoir)
    (French TV Film)
  175. The Reflecting Skin (1990) (Dir: Philip Ridley)
  176. Heartless (2009) (Dir: Philip Ridley)
  177. The Seventh Victim (1943) (Dir: Mark Robson)
  178. Isle of the Dead (1945) (Dir: Mark Robson)
  179. Bedlam (1946) (Dir: Mark Robson)
  180. The Ghost Ship (1943) (Dir: Mark Robson)
  181. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) (Dir: Robert Rodriguez)
  182. Planet Terror (2007) (Dir: Robert Rodriguez)
  183. Don’t Look Now (1973) (Dir: Nicolas Roeg)
  184. Puffball (2007) (Dir: Nicolas Roeg)
  185. Dawn of the Dead (1978) (Dir: George A. Romero)
  186. Night of the Living Dead (1968) (Dir: George A. Romero)
  187. Martin (1977) (Dir: George A. Romero)
  188. Day of the Dead (1985) (Dir: George A. Romero)
  189. Land of the Dead (2005) (Dir: George A. Romero)
  190. Creepshow (1982) (Dir: George A. Romero)
    (Anthology Film)
  191. The Crazies (1973) (Dir: George A. Romero)
  192. Bruiser (2000) (Dir: George A. Romero)
  193. Diary of the Dead (2007) (Dir: George A. Romero)
  194. The Dark Half (1993) (Dir: George A. Romero)
  195. Survival of the Dead (2009) (Dir: George A. Romero)
  196. Monkey Shines (1988) (Dir: George A. Romero)
  197. The Devils (1971) (Dir: Ken Russell)
    (I watched it online)
  198. Altered States (1980) (Dir: Ken Russell)
  199. Lair of the White Worm (1988) (Dir: Ken Russell)
  200. Gothic (1986) (Dir: Ken Russell)
  201. The Girl With Golden Breasts (2006) (Dir: Ken Russell)
    (Yes that is it’s actual title)
    (Segment of Trapped Ashes)
    (Anthology Film)
  202. Alien (1979) (Dir: Ridley Scott)
  203. Coraline (2009) (Dir: Henry Selick) (Animated Film)
  204. Kuroneko (1968) (Dir: Kaneto Shindo)
  205. Onibaba (1964) (Dir: Kaneto Shindo)
  206. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) (Dir: Don Siegel)
  207. A Chinese Ghost Story (1987) (Dir: Ching Siu-tung)
  208. The Phantom Carriage (1921) (Dir: Victor Sjostrom)
  209. Unsane (2018) (Dir: Stephen Soderbergh)
  210. Zigeunerweisen (1980) (Dir: Seijun Suzuki)
  211. Little Otik (2000) (Dir: Jan Svankmajer)
    (a.k.a. Greedy Guts)
    (Live-Action/Animation)
  212. Lunacy (2005) (Dir: Jan Svankmajer)
    (Live-Action/Animation)
  213. The Pendulum, the Pit and Hope (1983) (Dir: Jan Svankmajer)
    (Animated Short)
  214. Down to the Cellar (1983) (Dir: Jan Svankmajer)
    (Animated Short)
  215. The Flat (1968) (Dir: Jan Svankmajer)
    (Animated Short)
  216. Manly Games (1988) (Dir: Jan Svankmajer)
    (Animated Short)
  217. Punch and Judy (1966) (Dir: Jan Svankmajer)
    (Animated Short)
  218. The Ossuary (1970) (Dir: Jan Svankmajer)
    (Documentary Short)
  219. The Fall of the House of Usher (1980) (Dir: Jan Svankmajer)
    (Animated Short)
  220. Castle of Otranto (1977) (Dir: Jan Svankmajer)
    (Animated Short)
  221. Flora (1989) (Dir: Jan Svankmaker)
    (Animated Short)
  222. House of Wax (1953) (Dir: Andre De Toth)
  223. Cat People (1942) (Dir: Jacques Tourneur)
  224. I Walked with a Zombie (1943) (Dir: Jacques Tourneur)
  225. Night of the Demon (1957) (Dir: Jacques Tourneur)
  226. The Leopard Man (1943) (Dir: Jacques Tourneur)
  227. Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989) (Dir: Shinya Tsukamoto)
  228. The Man from Planet X (1951) (Dir: Edgar G Ulmer)
  229. The Black Cat (1934) (Dir: Edgar G. Ulmer)
  230. Bluebeard (1944) (Dir: Edgar G. Ulmer)
  231. Hollow Man (2000) (Dir: Paul Verhoeven)
  232. Antichrist (2009) (Dir: Lars Von Trier)
  233. The Kingdom (1994-1997) (Dir: Lars Von Trier)
    (TV Miniseries)
  234. Epidemic (1987) (Dir: Lars Von Trier)
  235. Bride of Frankenstein (1935) (Dir: James Whale)
  236. The Old Dark House (1932) (Dir: James Whale)
  237. The Invisible Man (1933) (Dir: James Whale)
  238. Frankenstein (1931) (Dir: James Whale)
  239. A Field in England (2013) (Dir: Ben Wheatley)
  240. Kill List (2011) (Dir: Ben Wheatley)
  241. Sightseers (2012) (Dir: Ben Wheatley)
  242. The Haunting (1963) (Dir: Robert Wise)
  243. The Curse of the Cat People (1944) (Dir: Robert Wise)
  244. The Body Snatcher (1945) (Dir: Robert Wise)
  245. Shaun of the Dead (2004) (Dir: Edgar Wright)
  246. Yellow (1991) (Dir: Robert Zemeckis)
    (Episode of Tales from the Crypt)
    (Cable/Television)
  247. And All Through the House (1989) (Dir: Robert Zemeckis)
    (Episode of Tales from the Crypt)
    (Cable/Television)
  248. You, Murderer (1995) (Dir: Robert Zemeckis)
    (Episode of Tales from the Crypt)
    (Cable/Television)
  249. Possession (1981) (Dir: Andrzej Zulawski)
  250. The Devil (1972) (Dir: Andrzej Zulawski)

Moviedrome Mondays: Alphaville (1965)

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I have posted a youtube video link below to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox’s intro to legendary French New Wave filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard’s 1965 science-fiction mystery Alphaville. My readers can also read Cox’s transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was July 30, 1989 (read here). Taking into account Raoul Coutard’s black-and-white cinematography and the image of American actor Eddie Constantine as a trenchcoat-clad detective, Alphaville may also be Godard’s way of paying homage to 1940’s film-noir. As usual, Godard manages to say a lot on many things of the film -socio, political or otherwise. Equally impressive is Godard’s reliance on actual locations, as opposed to building futuristic sets. Since modernistic glass and concrete buildings were new at the time (read here), Godard decided to stick with this. Whether it was due to budgetary restraints or not, he managed to make this viewer feel that it was visually convincing dystopian future. If any of you readers are interested in reading my list of my favorite Jean-Luc Godard films, read here.

Here is a youtube video link to Alex Cox’s Moviedrome intro of Alphaville


Here is a youtube video link to (what I believe) was the original theatrical trailer for the French market


Here is a youtube link to (what I believe) is a 2014 revival trailer for the American market

Moviedrome Mondays: Ace in the Hole (1951)

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Since I could not find a youtube video link of Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox introducing legendary director-writer Billy Wilder’s 1951 Film-Noir drama Ace in the Hole, my readers will have to make due with a transcript once again (read here). The episode’s original airdate was July 23, 1989 (read here). When it comes to summing up Wilder career as a whole, I do not know If I can go as far as Cox does here in calling him the cinematic equivalent of Vladimir Nabokov. Cox says that he’s completely cynical, without sentimentality, without remorse, and he’s as great a craftsman with film as Nabokov was with words. – well, that depends on what Wilder film he is talking about. This aspect does apply (at least for me) to three of the four Wilder films he mentioned – Sunset Boulevard, this one and Some Like It Hot, but The Apartment contained some unnecessary sentiment. All that being said, Ace in the Hole is undoubtedly Wilder at his most cynical and I rank it somewhere in the top four of my favorite films from him. Also, when it comes to Cox’s closing paragraph on this film, I could not have said what he said any better (read here). If any of you readers are interested in reading my list of my favorite Billy Wilder films, read here.

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer


Also, here is a youtube video link to Director/Screenwriter Josh Olson’s Trailers from Hell commentary on the film

Moviedrome Mondays: The Grissom Gang (1971)

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Unlike the last few entries, this Moviedrome Monday will not feature a youtube video link to presenter Alex Cox’s introduction to Robert Aldrich’s 1971 period gangster film The Grissom Gang. The reason for this is because I could not find a youtube video link to it, so my readers will have to rely on his transcript (read here). The episode’s original airdate was July 16, 1989 (read here). Although Cox calls the film efficient, he is not as crazy about it when compared to my reaction. Whereas Cox subtly criticizes it’s use of color, for me, Aldrich and screenwriter Leon Griffiths decision to depict the title characters more as caricatures was more than offset by the vibe that it (and in this case a rarity) came off as fascinating. Interesting pieces of trivia: this is the second Aldrich film to premiere on Moviedrome (the first was …All the Marbles – a.k.a. The California Dolls). This is also the second film adaptation of James Hadley Chase’s 1939 novel No Orchids for Miss Blandish – the previous version (a British production btw) came out in 1948 from director St. John Legh Clowes under that aforementioned name. In case you readers missed it, here is a link to my list of my favorite Robert Aldrich films (read here).

Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer

 

Moviedrome Mondays: Night of the Comet (1984)

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At the end of this blog entry, I will post a youtube video link of Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox introducing director Thom Eberhardt’s 1984 low-budget science-fiction horror comedy Night of the Comet. My readers can read Cox’s transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was July 9, 1989 (read here). While by no means a great or even very good film, Night of the Comet is throughly enjoyable. I do agree with Cox though that it’s attempts at humor backfires. Nevertheless, the film’s two appealing lead heroines (played here by Catherine Mary Stewart and Kelli Maroney) serve as the glue that holds everything together. For those who have seen this film, try spotting early Cox regular Dick Rude as a mutant Stock Boy. Of similar interest, film director/writer (not to mention comic book writer) Joss Whedon cited this film as an influence (particularly concerning Maroney’s character) regarding the creation of the Buffy Summers character from his own Buffy the Vampire Slayer (both the 1992 film and the 1997-2003 television series). For more information on this, read this 2003 interview from IGN’s UK site (read here).

Here is a youtube video link to Alex Cox’s Moviedrome intro to Night of the Comet


Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer

Moviedrome Mondays: Stardust Memories (1980)

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At the bottom of this blog entry, I have posted a youtube link to Moviedrome presenter Alex Cox introducing Woody Allen’s 1980 comedy-drama Stardust Memories. You can read his transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was July 2, 1989 (read here). True, Federico Fellini’s 1963 Italian classic 8 1/2 may have served as a main influence (especially Gordon Willis black-and-white cinematography), but Allen has denied that his own film is similarly autobiographical (read here). His controversial personal life notwithstanding, Allen was an immensely talented director and writer, not to mention comedian, at one time. Since the mid-1990’s though, he became a hit-or-miss director with more examples of the latter. Nevertheless, I could not have stated what Cox says in that last paragraph of his alone, especially concerning the presence of the always lovely and wonderful Charlotte Rampling (read here). If you are interested in reading my list of my favorite Woody Allen films, read here.

Here is a youtube video link to Alex Cox’s Moviedrome intro to Stardust Memories


Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer

Moviedrome Mondays: THX 1138 (1971)

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At the end of this blog entry, I will post a youtube video link of Moviedrome Presenter Alex Cox introducing George Lucas 1971 cult science-fiction film THX 1138. You can read Cox’s transcript here. The episode’s original airdate was June 25, 1989 (read here). Although my favorite film directed by George Lucas is still American Graffiti, I do admire  THX 1138 for all of the ideas that Lucas touches upon in his script – even If the results are not always entirely successful. At the very least, it does give us a glimpse of what Lucas would expand upon in his iconic 1977 science-fiction space opera Star Wars.

Here is a youtube video link to Alex Cox’s Moviedrome intro to THX 1138


Here is a youtube video link to the film’s original theatrical trailer