Occult melodrama from the 70s starting George Hamilton as a sailor trying to prove his brother was wrongly executed for a crime he didn’t commit – only to be drawn into a nightmarish realm of supernatural horror. Set in the 30s this movie captures the pulp feel of the early 20th century horror scene.
This TV pilot features a reporter who, after a near death experience, hears the voices of the recently dead who urge him to protect their loved ones from supernatural horrors. I haven’t seen any other episode or copy of it so this truly is a hidden treasure. Moody and creepy this occult monster hunter strikes is far better than today’s horror.
Is there anything better? An extremely hard to find documentary from the 70s featuring Vincent Price dealing with the mystery of The Bermuda Triangle. Turn down the lights and enjoy:
This shlock documentary from the mid-1970s is surprisingly scrupulous in it’s sourcing. I remember seeing this on television once and having it scare the daylights out of me. A vast difference from the touchy feely PETA influenced cryptozoology of today this harkens back to a time when people knew that an eight foot tall man ape wandering around the woods was something to be afraid of, not a new friend. The narration by Peter Graves adds the right touch of authority to what is otherwise a documentary style 50s Sci-Fi monster movie. The Blair Witch Project owes a great deal to this movie.
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Wild 70s made for tv occult fare with Dack Rambo starring as a writer who must team up with an excoriate to battle a group of devil worshipers. Features a young Kim Catrall and is very entertaining if you love the genre and that time period.
Superior adaptation of Richard Matheson’s 50’s sci-fi classic I Am Legend with Vincent price staring Richard Neville – lone immune survivor of a plague that transforms the rest of the population into vampires. Second only to the Charlton Heston classic The Omega Man Price’s Last Man on Earth is an atmospheric masterpiece that fars surpasses the Will Smith movie released in the last few years. The original zombie apocalypse movie – free courtesy of the Internet Archive.