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And Now The Screaming Starts | Episode 371

Jim discusses a classic horror film from Amicus Productions directed by Roy Ward Baker – “And Now The Screaming Starts,” starring Peter Cushing, Stephanie Beacham, Ian Ogilvy, Patrick Magee, Herbert Lom and Douglas Gamley. A newly married couple experience strange happenings, including murder, at the groom’s family estate. Is a

Riders To The Stars | Episode 365

Jim reflects on a 1954 Sci-Fi that had a large impact on him as a young Monster Kid. The film was the 2nd entry into Ivan Tors’ O.S.I. Trilogy -“Riders To The Stars,” starring Richard Carlson (who also directed), William Lundigan, Martha Hyer, Herbert Marshall, Robert Karnes, James Best and

The Monster That Challenged The World (Revisited)| Episode 336

Jim revisits another favorite “Big Monster” movie from his childhood, the 1957 sci-fi favorite “The Monster The Challenged The World,” starring Tim Holt, Audrey Dalton, Hans Conried, Mimi Gibson, Casey Adams and Barbara Darrow. An earthquake near a remote naval base in the desert unleashes a group of large sea

The Deadly Mantis (Revisited) | Episode 333

Jim revisits another “Big Bug” classic from Universal-International Pictures directed by Nathan Juran – “The Deadly Mantis,” starring Craig Stevens, William Hopper, Alix Talton, Paul Smith, Donald Randolph, Helen Jay and Bing Russell. A volcano eruption frees a prehistoric giant mantis frozen in the Arctic. The bug creates havoc on

Movie review: ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ offers monster mayhem and giddy fun

I love movies with rich character development, that dive deeply into the characters’ emotions and motivations. If I’m going to criticize a movie, the first things that usually come up are how the characterization is too shallow and the film focuses too much on action sequences or special effects at

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