Monthly Archives: October 2015

“Candyman”

If one wanted to take a risk this Halloween, or any day for that matter, walk over to the nearest mirror and say this name five times: Candyman…Candyman…Candyman… Candy… I am not going to take the chance just in case. … Continue reading

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“In Search of Jack the Ripper”

Viewers are greeted by the image of a woman walking at a hurried pace on an empty street at night. She stops and turns around, a man approaches her; his face is out of focus, the woman screams. While this … Continue reading

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“Tales of Halloween – Goofy, Gory, and Gruesome Entertainment”

The tales begin with writer and director, David Parker’s (Master’s Of Horror) “Sweet Tooth.” During the opener, the viewer is treated to an urban legend, that has been passed down to children on Halloween night, after they’ve returned home from … Continue reading

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“The Craft”

At the start of the film, teenager, Sarah Bailey, portrayed by Robin Tunney (The Mentalist), her father (Cliff De Young), and stepmother (Jeanine Jackson) move from San Francisco to a suburb of Los Angeles. Sarah, the viewer will learn, is … Continue reading

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“Cat People” (1942)

While sketching a panther at the Central Park Zoo, in New York City, a young, fashion artist, and Serbian immigrant, meets an architect and draftsman for a maritime design firm. The attractive, mysterious, Irena Dubrovna, is portrayed evocatively by Simone … Continue reading

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“Tales from the Crypt: From Comic Books to Television”

On April 22, 1954, in New York City, William M. Gaines, publisher of Entertaining Comics, testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on juvenile delinquency, which was chaired by Tennessee Senator, Estes Kefauver. Gaines asked for, and was granted, permission to … Continue reading

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“It Follows”

The film’s main protagonist, Jay, is an attractive, suburban girl, portrayed in a convincing way by Maika Monroe (The Guest), who has a new man in her life, Hugh (Jake Weary), or so she thinks. After several dates, and some … Continue reading

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“Catspaw – Spooky, Silly Episode, From Original Star Trek Series”

Kirk: “If we weren’t missing two officers and the third one dead, I’d say someone was playing an elaborate trick or treat on us.” Spock: “Trick or treat, Captain?” Kirk: “Yes, Mister Spock. You’d be a natural.”   “Catspaw,” the … Continue reading

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“The Howling” (1981)

“When we were making these movies, the general feeling was they would play the theaters and then they would go into syndication and then they’d end up as the midnight movie and that would be the end of it.” Joe … Continue reading

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“The Hills Have Eyes” (1977)

This October, in keeping with the spirit of my posts of the last several Octobers, as a countdown to Halloween, all posts from robbinsrealm will feature reviews of horror or supernatural films and television shows, ranging from cult classics to … Continue reading

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