Back in 2019, I stumbled on House of Dreams while looking for either 1960s regional horror movies, movies made in Indiana, or both. I had read the Bleeding Skull review long before, but had filed it away and mostly forgotten about it. Once it was back on my radar, I ended up buying the DVD from Alpha Video and was pretty floored--here was a completely independent horror feature production made in Indiana that had its premiere in September of 1963.…
Carla (Patricia McNaire) is tired of her prudish aunt and cousin cramping her style when she brings men home. A friend takes her to meet Martha (Helena Clayton), a fortune teller who runs an all-female cult that worships "the spirit of Pan" out of the back room of her storefront. Martha suggests a way for Carla to put Tracey (Laura London) and Julie (Bella Donna) in their place, and at first Carla is pleased with the results. Her aunt and…
One of my all-time favorite cinema experiences was going to the Bank of America Cinema in Portage Park one evening when this was played before the feature. By about halfway through, the audience--which consisted largely of retirees who just wanted to watch an old Hollywood movie--was about to riot. There was a lot of yelling; I don't know if anybody actually left, though. They just really wanted the projectionist to turn this off and start the feature. They didn't, of…
22-year old Christie (Megan Rene) marries 30-year-old Grant (Mel Thomas), and when he gets a job a 40-minute drive from Richmond they inexplicably move to the town where his new gig is. Things start off bad when Christie sees a mysterious face peeking in the window of the abandoned, crumbling house they've bought. Grant wants to go to a church in the new town, and slowly starts cutting off Christie from everyone and everything in her life while ingratiating himself…
A list of 20 things filmmaker Tom Charley ("ctom") does not appear to know, understand, or believe, based on the content of this film:
1. Generally speaking, night is the part of the 24-hour cycle when it is dark outside.
2. The human gestational period is 9 months.
5. Fall and Winter are the seasons when the weather is coldest.
8. The difference between "thousands" and "millions."
9. It is considered poor…
"Communism is all over the place."
This movie suggests the coronavirus pandemic is a worldwide globalist conspiracy to establish a One World Order where everyone must speak English, and Christianity, ice cream, and funerals are all outlawed. It does this mostly through endless scenes of people sitting around in a big room in a basement and just talking and talking and talking. There are long follow shots of people walking where the camera is set at ass level; after a…