House on Haunted Hill

Friday, February 13th, 2009 by Sterf -

House on Haunted Hill   houseonhauntedhill cover 77x120 full length movies Director: William Castle
Writer: Robb White
Release Year: 1959

First Film With the Amazing New Wonder EMERGO: The Thrills Fly Right Into The Audience!

The above tagline refers to the special gimmick that was used in the theatre when it was first released. At the right time in the film, a plastic skeleton was flown over the audience as if it came out of the movie, effectively breaking the ‘fourth wall’. Or as they described it: “The Amazing New Emergo! The ghost emerges right off the screen and actually SOARS into the audience!“.

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The Last Man on Earth

Saturday, April 4th, 2009 by Sterf -

The Last Man on Earth   lastmanonearth 82x120 full length movies Director: Ubaldo Ragona & Sidney Salkow
Writer: Richard Matheson (novel “I Am Legend”) & William F. Leicester
Release Year: 1964

Alive among the lifeless… alone among the crawling creatures of evil that make the night hideous with their inhuman craving!

An adaptation of the novel I Am Legend about a man trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world, defending his home against hordes of zombie-vampires every night. There are many adaptations of this book and this is considered by many the best (the people with taste), which is not that surprising since it has Vincent Price instead of Will freakin’ Smith or Charlton cold dead hands Heston. And because the mood of the movie set by the desperation and loneliness of Morgan ofcourse. Also notice the similarities with Night of the Living Dead, released 4 years later.

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