Eve, or Eva, or with its most salacious title, The Devil’s Woman, this film is a fascinating curiosity from director Joseph Losey. The film was taken away from Losey in post-production. The producers expected more of a trashy, sexy thriller, in keeping with the source novel, but instead got a European art film. The original … Continue reading Eve (1962) – Blu-Ray Review
Circus of Horrors is a fairly gnarly British horror movie from 1960. It was directed by Sidney Hayers, a workmanlike director who mainly did thrillers, along with a couple of horror movies. In the twilight of his career he went to the US and worked on a lot of the big TV shows of '80s, having … Continue reading Circus of Horrors – Blu-Ray Review
Mick Garris is a director, screenwriter, producer, show runner, novelist, occasional actor and horror-documentary talking head—and he was even was the lead singer in a real rarity, a “prog rock band with a sense of humor” called Horse Feathers (after the Marx Bros. movie) back in the ‘70s. Garris is most widely known for his … Continue reading Mick Garris talks Sleepwalkers, Stephen King, life under Covid and interviewing Jimi Hendrix.
Steven Weeks was not a particularly prolific filmmaker, but I, Monster was his first production and probably his best-known credit except perhaps for 1983's Sword of the Valiant. I, Monster was produced by Amicus, the main rival to Hammer (although there was actually a lot of crossover between the two companies.) It’s a version of … Continue reading I, Monster – Blu-Ray Review
New Order is cynical. New Order is nihilist. New Order doesn't take much of a side. It gives the characters almost no agency. Instead it looks as class forces as something perpetuated by the state and any change as being undermined by systems designed to keep the powerful in power. The film begins with provocative, … Continue reading New Order – London Film Festival Review