Movie Review – The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) — The Revenant Review

This review is part of the A Play of Light and Shadow: Horror in Silent Cinema Series Movie Review – The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927) The Lodger: A Story of London Fog (1927) is not Alfred Hitchcock’s first film, though it is arguably the first film that could properly be called “Hitchcockian.” […]

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Dracula in Popular Culture — The Revenant Review

The following was written for episode 26 of The HorrorCast Podcast, where Marknado, Walshy, and I delved into Universal’s first three Dracula films, 1931’s Dracula, 1936’s Dracula’s Daughter, and 1943’s Son of Dracula. The full episode can be listened to through iTunes, Stitcher or Soundcloud through the Phantom Podcast Network. Legends of vampires and their […]

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Movie Review – Killers from Space (1954) — The Revenant Review

Movie Review – Killers from Space (1954) Billy Wilder was a much loved American filmmaker, writing and directing numerous classics, including Sunset Blvd. (1950), Some Like It Hot (1959), and one of my personal favorites of the romance genre, The Apartment (1960). His brother, W. Lee Wilder… not so much. Which brings us to 1954’s […]

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Horror’s “Worst” Films – Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) — The Revenant Review

This review is part of the Horror’s “Worst” Films: Tasteless Entertainment or Endurance Test? series. Horror’s “Worst” Films – Manos: The Hands of Fate (1966) Poor Stirling Silliphant, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter. We thought we had left him behind after his vicarious relationship to 1964’s The Creeping Terror, but the trickster Deities of Terrible Movies […]

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Movie Review – Midnight Faces (1926) — The Revenant Review

This review is part of the A Play of Light and Shadow: Horror in Silent Cinema Series Movie Review – Midnight Faces (1926) 1926’s Midnight Faces is another entry into the “old dark house” subgenre, and is heavily influenced by The Bat, which had a tremendously successful run on Broadway beginning in 1920 and a film […]

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Movie Review – Alice (1988) — The Revenant Review

Movie Review – Alice (1988) Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) has long been touted as the ideal children’s tale, but even as a kid I felt that there was something sinister about it. Perhaps Wonderland seemed like a fun and magical place to visit to other kids, but the maliciously grinning Cheshire Cat, […]

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Horror’s “Worst” Films – Monster A-Go Go (1965) — The Revenant Review

This review is part of the Horror’s “Worst” Films: Tasteless Entertainment or Endurance Test? series. Horror’s “Worst” Films – Monster A-Go Go (1965) In 1963 exploitation director Herschell Gordon Lewis released Blood Feast, considered the first “splatter” film, a shocking milestone in horror. Two years later he needed a second film for his double-bill release with Moonshine […]

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Movie Review – Bone Tomahawk (2015) — The Revenant Review

Movie Review – Bone Tomahawk (2015) Considering the decades of supremacy which the Western genre held in American cinema, and itself being a genre which frequently employs blood, brutality and violence in its storytelling, it’s rather surprising that it hasn’t wedded itself to horror more often. There are a handful of examples, such as 1999’s […]

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Movie Review – The Student of Prague (1926) — The Revenant Review

This review is part of the A Play of Light and Shadow: Horror in Silent Cinema Series Movie Review – The Student of Prague (1926) 1926’s The Student of Prague, also known as The Man Who Cheated Life, is a remake of Hanns Heinz Ewers’ 1913 film, which starred Paul Wegener, was directed by Stellen Rye, […]

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