Review of “The Return of the Vampire” (1943)

This is this week’s Saturday pizza and bad movie entry. The pizza was good if the movie was lukewarm, but it was nice to see a suitably menacing Bela Lugosi with Svengoolie. Plot:The opening scenes show a wide-eyed young woman (uncredited Jeanne Bates) backing away from some threat. Next, the viewer sees a creepy, foggyContinue reading “Review of “The Return of the Vampire” (1943)”

Review of “The Brides of Dracula” (1960)

Saturday pizza and bad movie night. Yummy pizza, with a bit of nice doughy crust. Thanks, Dominos! And, of course, Svengoolie. Plot: Student Teacher Marianne Danielle (Yvonne Monlaur) is on her way from Paris to a new job teaching at a girls’ school in Transylvania. When they stop at an inn for a meal, aContinue reading “Review of “The Brides of Dracula” (1960)”

Review of “Basilissa” by John Buchan: Halloween Countdown

The orphan Vernon dreams, upsetting his nurse, Mrs. Ganthony. He tells no one what the dreams contain, for even he understands little. He only senses a Fear, a Something several rooms away. When he is fifteen, he realizes the dream comes on the night of the first Monday in April. He also realizes the SomethingContinue reading “Review of “Basilissa” by John Buchan: Halloween Countdown”