Forgotten Nightmares: Phantom Killer (1942) (USA)

Fast talking fun and needlessly complicated criminal hijinks are the name of the game in this charming Monogram “thriller”. Ed Clark, ayoung prosecutor, is convinced that beloved philanthropist John G. Harrison is behind a series of murders/robberies plaguing the community. There are a few problems with his theory: John G. Harrison is a deaf-mute and … More Forgotten Nightmares: Phantom Killer (1942) (USA)

Forgotten Nightmares: Ladrón de Cadáveres aka The Body Snatcher (1957) (Mexico)

Another winner from south of the border successfully combines police work, mad science and wrestling and even throws in a delightful monster for good measure. Some of Mexico’s finest athletes are dropping dead. Making matters worse, their bodies are being snatched from their final resting place within a couple of days. Confusion plagues the Mexico … More Forgotten Nightmares: Ladrón de Cadáveres aka The Body Snatcher (1957) (Mexico)

Forgotten Nightmares: Night Monster (1942) (USA)

The standard old dark house template gets a little shot in the arm thanks to some bullshit Eastern mysticism and small roles for Lugosi and Atwill in this early forties thriller from Universal. There’s gonna be a whole lotta trouble at Kurt Ingston’s swamp enclosed mansion when he invites the three doctors who failed to … More Forgotten Nightmares: Night Monster (1942) (USA)

Forgotten Nightmares: Teenage Monster (1958) (USA)

Life is pretty tough when you’re a teenage monster. Ya got a mama who loves ya but worries about the extracurricular activities you get into. You got mama’s new love interest (dad did die seven years ago after all) ,who happens to be the town sheriff, snooping around thanks to your extracurricular activities. Worst of … More Forgotten Nightmares: Teenage Monster (1958) (USA)

Forgotten Nightmares: The Man and the Monster (1958) (Mexico)

A few words before we get to the review proper. Mexico has a sadly ignored rich history with the horror genre. Offering a vast array of flicks for any adventurous fan from the genuinely chilling (1975’s Darker Than Night) to the bat shit insane (1962’s The Brainiac), Mexi-horror should (especially the first boom) be held … More Forgotten Nightmares: The Man and the Monster (1958) (Mexico)

Forgotten Nightmares: The Catman of Paris (1946) (USA)

Outside of the trashy weirdness I’ve obsessed over for the last few decades, my heart belongs to the under-seen black and white horrors that blessed the viewing public with cheapjack pleasure up into the 1960s (there were some beyond that but I’ll keep 1960 as a cut off so I have some limits). Usually clocking […]

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