|Atlantis, The Lost Continent 1961 N/R, 91 min.|
Director: George Pal
Cast: Sal Ponti, Joyce Taylor, Frank DeKova, John Dall, Jay Novello, Edward Platt, Berry Kroeger, Andrew Callow, Paul Frees, William Smith, Edgar Stehli, Wolfe Barzell, David Dyer, I. Stanford Jolley, John Hart
A Greek fisherman faces danger as he leads a revolt in the doomed city. Don't expect the usual great special effects from George Pal in this–one of his weakest films.
|The Blue Angel 1959 N/R, 107 min.|
Director: Edward Dmytryk
Cast: Curd Jurgens, May Britt, Theodore Bikel, John Banner, Ludwig Stossel, Fabrizio Mioni, Wolfe Barzell, Ina Anders, Edit Angold, John Bleifer, Del Erickson, Ken Walken, Paul von Schreiber, Richard Tyler, Voytek Dolinski
This remake of the 1930's original "Blue Angel" again tells the story of Professor Immanuel Rath (Curd Jurgens), "The Blue Angel," who becomes obsessed with Lola-Lola (May Britt) and, despite warnings from his freinds, he marries her. It doesn't take long for him to realize that he made a mistake, and tragedy ensues.
|Frankenstein's Daughter 1958 N/R, 85 min.|
Genre: Horror / Sci-Fi / Romance / Thriller
Director: Richard E. Cunha
Cast: John Ashley, Sandra Knight, Donald Murphy, Harold Lloyd Jr., Sally Todd, Felix Locher, John Zaremba, Robert Dix, Harry Wilson, Voltaire Perkins, Charlotte Portney, Wolfe Barzell, Bill Coontz, George Barrows, Page Cavanaugh
Set in modern times, Frankenstein's grandson, Oliver Frankenstein (Donald Murphy), is living in Los Angeles where he creates a new monster by killing teenager Trudy (Sandra Knight) who then sets off on a killing spree. John Ashley appears as Trudy's boyfriend, Johnny Bruder, who tries to stop Oliver from completing his evil deed.
|Homicidal 1961 N/R, 87 min.|
Genre: Horror / Mystery / Thriller
Director: William Castle
Cast: Glenn Corbett, Patricia Breslin, Joan Marshall, Eugenie Leontovich, Alan Bunce, Richard Rust, James Westerfield, Gilbert Green, Wolfe Barzell, Hope Summers, William Castle, Joseph Forte, "Snub" Pollard, Hope Summers, Teri Brooks
William Castle was at his best in this eerie tale, a different take on the "Psycho" theme. A young woman (Joan Marshall) asks a bellhop, who she just met, to marry her, promising it would be annulled. She kills the Justice of the Peace that married them and heads to a creepy house to nurse an old, paralyzed woman and her strange son. The old woman's niece becomes suspicious after her aunt is brutally murdered, and she then finds out that her new boyfriend is the nurse in drag. Wild, gory fun. Director Castle had a "Fright Break" near the end of the film so that those who wanted to could leave.
|1. Atlantis, The Lost Continent (1961)|
2. The Blue Angel (1959)
3. Frankenstein's Daughter (1958)
4. Homicidal (1961)
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