Early Cronenberg body horror tackles sexual politics and disease.
The Sentinel. 1977. Directed & Written by Michael Winner; based on the novel by Jeffrey Konvitz. Starring Chris Sarandon, Cristina Raines, Martin Balsam, John Carradine, José Ferrer, Ava Gardner, Arthur Kennedy, Burgess Meredith, Sylvia Miles, Eli Wallach, Christopher Walken, Jerry Orbach, and Beverly D’Angelo. Universal Pictures/Jeffrey Konvitz Productions. Rated R. 92 minutes. Horror ★★★★★ When IContinue reading “The Sentinel is a Ride into Haunted House Hell”
The Creeper a.k.a Rituals. 1977. Directed by Peter Carter. Screenplay by Ian Sutherland. Starring Hal Holbrook, Lawrence Dane, Robin Gammell, Ken James, Gary Reineke, Murray Westgate, Jack Creley, and Michael Zenon. American Pop Classics. Rated R. 100 minutes. Adventure/Horror/Thriller ★★★★ This 1977 horror-thriller, The Creeper a.k.a Rituals, is one I’ve heard about for about for well over aContinue reading “The Creeper a.k.a Rituals: Early Canadian Horror”
The Hills Have Eyes. 1977. Directed & Written by Wes Craven. Starring John Steadman, Janus Blythe, Peter Locke, Russ Grieve, Virginia Vincent, Suze Lanier-Bramlett, Dee Wallace, Brenda Marinoff, Robert Houston, Martin Speer, James Whitworth, Michael Berryman, and Lance Gordon. Blood Relations Co. Unrated. 89 minutes. Horror/Thriller ★★★★ (Film) ★★★ (eOne DVD release) I want toContinue reading “A Family Terrorized: Wes Craven’s The Hills Have Eyes”