Night of the Living Dead
Zombies will eat your face
Do you remember the 2007 American post-apocalyptic action thriller movie 'I am Legend' starring Will Smith? Well you may be surprised to learn that it was a REMAKE of the 1964 film 'The Last Man on Earth'. Both are based on the same novel 'I am Legend' by Richard Matheson and share much of the same plot and storyline. 'The Last Man on Earth' was filmed in Rome, with scenes being completed at Esposizione Universale Roma. It was released in the United States by American International Pictures. Original release date: March 8, 1964
PlotIt is 1968, and Dr. Robert Morgan lives in a world where everyone else has been infected by a plague that has turned them into undead, vampiric creatures that cannot stand sunlight, fear mirrors, and are repelled by garlic. They would kill Morgan if they could, but they are weak and unintelligent. Every day Morgan carries out the same routine: he wakes up, marks another day on the calendar, gathers his weapons, and then goes hunting for vampires, killing as many as he can and then burning the bodies to prevent them from coming back. At night, he locks himself inside his house.A flashback sequence explains that, three years earlier, Morgan's wife Virginia and daughter Kathy had succumbed to the plague before it was widely known by the public that the dead would return to life. Instead of taking his wife to the same public burn pit used to dispose of his daughter's corpse, Morgan buried her without the knowledge of the authorities. When his wife returned to his home and attacked him, Morgan became aware of the need to kill the plague victims with a wooden stake. Morgan hypothesizes that he is immune to the bacteria from a bite by an infected vampire bat when he was stationed in Panama, which may have introduced a diluted form of the plague into his blood.One day, a dog appears in the neighborhood. Desperate for companionship, Morgan chases after the dog but does not catch it. Sometime later the dog appears, wounded, at Morgan's doorstep. He takes the dog into his home and treats its wounds, looking forward to having company for the first time in three years. He quickly discovers, however, that it, too, has become infected with the plague. Morgan is seen burying the dog, which he has impaled with a wooden stake. Morgan sinks further into depression and loneliness.Directed bySidney Salkow and Ubaldo B. RagonaProduced byRobert L. LippertCastVincent Price as Dr. Robert MorganFranca Bettoia as Ruth CollinsCarolyn De Fonseca dubbed for Franca Bettoia's voice in the English release of the film. She was uncredited.Emma Danieli as Virginia MorganGiacomo Rossi Stuart as Ben CortmanUmberto Raho (billed as Umberto Rau) as Dr. Mercer
House on Haunted Hill is a 1959 American campy supernatural horror film directed by William Castle. The film was written by Robb White and stars Vincent Price and Carol Ohmart. Price plays an eccentric millionaire, Frederick Loren, who, along with his wife Annabelle, has invited five people to the house for a 'haunted house' party. Whoever stays in the house for one night will earn $10,000. As the night progresses, the guests are trapped within the house with an assortment of terrors. Original release date: February 17, 1959
The film uses many props used in carnival haunted houses to generate fear and terror. Directed by William CastleProduced by William Castle and Robb WhiteWritten by Robb WhiteCastVincent Price as Frederick LorenCarol Ohmart as Annabelle LorenRichard Long as Lance SchroederAlan Marshal as Dr. David TrentCarolyn Craig as Nora ManningElisha Cook Jr. as Watson Pritchard (credited as Elisha Cook)Julie Mitchum as Ruth BridgersLeona Anderson as Mrs. SlydesHoward Hoffman as Jonas Slydes
The Brain That Wouldn't Die (also known as The Head That Wouldn't Die or The Brain That Couldn't Die) is a 1962 American science fiction horror film directed by Joseph Green and written by Green and Rex Carlton. The film was completed in 1959 under the working title The Black Door but was not theatrically released until May 3, 1962, when it was released under its new title as a double feature with Invasion of the Star Creatures.
The film focuses upon a mad doctor who develops a means to keep human body parts alive. He keeps his fiancée's severed head alive for days, and also keeps a lumbering, malformed brute (one of his earlier failed experiments) imprisoned in a closet.The specific plot device of a mad doctor who discovers a way to keep a human head alive had been used in fiction earlier (such as Professor Dowell's Head from 1925), as well as other variants on this theme.Directed by:Joseph GreenCast:Jason Evers as Dr. Bill CortnerVirginia Leith as Jan ComptonLeslie Daniel as KurtAdele Lamont as Doris PowellBonnie Sharie as blonde stripperPaula Maurice as brunette stripperMarilyn Hanold as Peggy HowardBruce Brighton as Dr. CortnerEddie Carmel as monsterOriginal release date: May 3, 1962
Horror Express (Spanish: Pánico en el Transiberiano, lit. 'Panic on the Trans-Siberian') is a 1972 science fiction horror film directed by Eugenio Martín, and starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing, with Alberto de Mendoza, Silvia Tortosa, Julio Peña, George Rigaud and Ángel del Pozo in supporting roles, and Telly Savalas in a guest appearance. Set in 1906, its plot follows the various passengers of a Europe-bound train on the Trans-Siberian Railway that is stalked by a primitive humanoid creature brought onboard by an anthropologist. Original release date: September 30, 1972.
In 1906, Professor Sir Alexander Saxton, a renowned British anthropologist, is returning to Europe by the Trans-Siberian Express from Shanghai to Moscow. With him is a crate containing the frozen remains of a primitive humanoid creature that he discovered in a cave in Manchuria. He hopes it is a missing link in human evolution. Doctor Wells, Saxton's friendly rival and Geological Society colleague, is also on board but travelling separately. Before the train departs Shanghai, a thief is found dead on the platform. His eyes are completely white, without irises or pupils, and a bystander initially mistakes him for a blind man. The Polish Count Marion Petrovski and his wife, Countess Irina, are also waiting to board the train with their spiritual advisor, an Eastern Orthodox monk named Father Pujardov, who proclaims the contents of the crate to be evil. Saxton furiously dismisses this as superstition. Saxton's eagerness to keep his scientific find secret arouses the suspicion of Wells, who bribes a porter to investigate the crate. The porter is killed by the defrosted humanoid within. It then escapes the crate by picking the lock, giving it free rein on the train...
Christopher Lee as Professor Sir Alexander Saxton
Peter Cushing as Dr. Wells
Alberto de Mendoza as Father Pujardov (dubbed by Robert Rietti)
Silvia Tortosa as Countess Irina Petrovski (dubbed by Olive Gregg)
Julio Peña as Inspector Mirov (dubbed by Roger Delgado)
George Rigaud as Count Marion Petrovski
Ángel del Pozo as Yevtushenko
Telly Savalas as Captain Kazan
Helga Liné as Natasha (dubbed by Olive Gregg)
Alice Reinheart as Miss Jones (dubbed by Olive Gregg)
José Jaspe as Conductor Konev
Víctor Israel as Baggage Man
Faith Clift as Miss Bennett
Juan Olaguivel as the Creature
Barta Barri as First Telegraphist
Hiroshi Kitatawa as Grashinski, the Thief
Vicente Roca as Stationmaster
José Canalejas as Russian Guard
José Marco as Vorkin
Allen Russell as Captain O'Hagan
Silent Night, Bloody Night [ Deathouse ] [ Night of the Dark Full Moon ] (1972)
Silent Night, Bloody Night is a 1972 American slasher film directed by Theodore Gershuny and co-produced by Lloyd Kaufman. The film stars Patrick O’Neal and cult actress Mary Woronov in leading roles, with John Carradine in a supporting performance. The plot follows a series of murders that occur in a small New England town on Christmas Eve after a man inherits a family estate which was once an insane asylum.
It was filmed in Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York in 1970 but was not released theatrically until 1972 under the alternate titles Night of the Dark Full Moon, and in 1981 as Death House (sometimes stylized as Deathouse).
On Christmas Eve 1950, Wilfred Butler dies in a burning accident outside his mansion in East Willard, Massachusetts. The residence is bequeathed to his grandson, Jeffrey. Twenty years later, in 1970, lawyer John Carter arrives in East Willard on Christmas Eve with his assistant and mistress Ingrid, having been charged by Jeffrey to sell the house. Carter meets with the town’s leading citizens: Mayor Adams; Sheriff Bill Mason; the mute Charlie Towman, who owns the local newspaper; and Tess Howard, who operates the town’s telephone switchboard. They all agree to buy the Butler mansion on behalf of the town for the bargain price of $50,000, which Jeffrey requires to be paid in cash the next day. Carter and Ingrid spend the night at the Butler mansion, but are brutally murdered in bed with an axe by an unseen assailant. After the murders, the killer places a crucifix in Ingrid’s hand and proceeds to phone the sheriff, introducing himself as the house’s owner and asking him to investigate Carter’s disappearance. While talking with Tess, who forwards his call, the killer calls himself “Marianne”.
At nightfall, Jeffrey arrives at the mansion to meet with Carter, but finds it locked and empty. He drives to the mayor’s home, where he meets Diane, the mayor’s daughter. The mayor has gone to the county’s bank to obtain the required cash for the payment, so she redirects Jeffrey to the sheriff’s office. Simultaneously, the sheriff heads to the mansion, but first stops at Wilfred Butler’s disturbed gravesite, where he is beaten to death with a shovel. Failing to locate the sheriff, Jeffrey returns to the mayor’s home, where Diane tells him she has received phone calls for her father from someone named “Marianne” who beckons her to the mansion.
At the mansion, Jeffrey finds his grandfather’s diary in the foyer, which reveals he was the one who got Marianne pregnant. The diary recounts how Wilfred grew hostile toward the complacent hospital staff, so on Christmas Eve 1935, he freed the hospital’s patients, causing a massacre that resulted in Marianne’s death as well. He then ended up faking his death in 1950 and has been living anonymously in a nearby mental hospital ever since before escaping. Jeffrey tells Diane that his grandfather/father is still alive, and that the sheriff, Tess, Towman and the mayor were all former inmates Wilfred sought revenge on for the death of Marianne. The mayor arrives at the mansion armed with a rifle, and he and Jeffrey open fire, killing each other. The killer, revealed to be the elderly Wilfred Butler, finally appears, and Diane grabs Jeffrey’s gun and shoots him dead.
A year later, Diane takes one last look at the Butler mansion before it is destroyed by a bulldozer crew.
Directed by Theodore Gershuny
Screenplay by Theodore Gershuny, Jeffrey Konvitz, Ira Teller
Produced by Ami Artzi, Jeffrey Konvitz, Lloyd Kaufman, and Frank Vitale
Restored and upscaled by moonflix, LLC
Patrick O’Neal as John Carter
James Patterson as Jeffrey Butler
Mary Woronov as Diane Adams
Astrid Heeren as Ingrid
John Carradine as Charlie Towman
Walter Abel as Mayor Adams
Fran Stevens as Tess Howard
Walter Klavun as Sheriff Bill Mason
Philip Bruns as Wilfred Butler (1929) (as Phillip Bruns)
Staats Cotsworth as Wilfred Butler (voice)
Jay Garner as Dr. Robinson
Donelda Dunne as Marianne Butler (age 15)
Michael Pendry as Doctor
Lisa Blake Richards as Maggie Daly
Grant Code as Wilfred Butler (age 80)
Debbie Parness as Marianne Butler (age 8)
Charlotte Fairchild as Guest
Barbara Sand as Guest
Candy Darling as Guest
Ondine as Inmate
Tally Brown as Inmate
Lewis Love as Inmate
Harvey Cohen as Inmate
Hetty MacLise as Inmate
George Trakas as Inmate
Susan Rothenberg as Inmate
Cleo Young as Inmate
Kristeen Steen as Inmate
Jack Smith as Inmate
Leroy Lessane as Inmate
Bob Darchi as Inmate
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