Monday, May 4, 2015

reviews from my cult movie blog

The trouble with having two movie blogs, one for cult movies and one for classic movies, is that some movies don’t fit neatly into either category. Or rather they fit into both categories, so sometimes I’m not sure which blog is most appropriate for posting a review. So here are some links to recent reviews I’ve posted on my Cult Movie Reviews blog which might be of interest to readers of this blog.

First up is Black Magic (1949), a fun fantasy adventure potboiler based loosely on the career of the notorious Count Cagliostro. It stars Orson Welles as Cagliostro and it’s a must-see for fans of evil hypnotist movies.

Also possibly of interest is The War of the Worlds (1953), one of the great 1950s science fiction movies.

There’s also Juggernaut (1974), one of the best of the 1970s disaster movies although it’[s really more a stylish action/suspense thriller.

And lastly, Carnival of Souls (1962), one of the best horror movies ever made. This is subtle, moody, intelligent horror - definitely not a run-of-the-mil blood-and-gore exercise.

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