4 Shots From 4 Dan Curtis Films: House of Dark Shadows, Night of Dark Shadows, The Norliss Tapes, Bram Stoker’s Dracula


4 Shots From 4 Films is just what it says it is, 4 shots from 4 of our favorite films. As opposed to the reviews and recaps that we usually post, 4 Shots From 4 Films lets the visuals do the talking.

This October, we’ve been using 4 Shots from 4 Films to pay tribute to some of our favorite horror filmmakers!  Today, we honor the one and only Dan Curtis!

4 Shots From 4 Dan Curtis Films

House of Dark Shadows (1970, dir by Dan Curtis)

Night of the Dark Shadows (1971, dir by Dan Curtis)

The Norliss Tapes (1973, dir by Dan Curtis)

Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1974, dir by Dan Curtis)

4 Shots From 4 Films: Count Yorga Vampire, The Dunwich Horror, House of Dark Shadows, I Drink Your Blood


4 Shots From 4 Films is just what it says it is, 4 shots from 4 of our favorite films. As opposed to the reviews and recaps that we usually post, 4 Shots From 4 Films lets the visuals do the talking!

This October, we’re using 4 Shots From 4 Films to look at some of the best years that horror has to offer!

4 Shots From 4 1970 Horror Films

Count Yorga, Vampire (1970, dir by Bob Kelijan)

The Dunwich Horror (1970, dir by Daniel Haller)

House of Dark Shadows (1970, dir by Dan Curtis)

I Drink Your Blood (1970, dir by David Durston)

Trailers For Halloween, Part 3


Happy October 31st!  In honor of one of the greatest months ever, here’s part three of my special Halloween edition of Lisa Marie’s Favorite Grindhouse and Exploitation Trailers.  Enjoy!

1) House of Dark Shadows (1970)

Apparently, this film is being remade by Johnny Depp and Tim Burton.

2) Night of Dark Shadows (1971)

And then, of course, there was a sequel. 

3) Children Shouldn’t Pay With Dead Things (1972)

I agree!

4) Don’t Look In The Basement (1972)

In the best grindhouse tradition, the first part of this trailer is made up of scenes from Last House On The Left.  On another note, one of the benefits of living in north Texas is that we don’t have to deal with basements and all the icky little things that tend to live in basements.

5) The Crater Lake Monster (1977)

Wow, this looks bad.  But I just love the way the guy narrating the trailer tries to convince us otherwise.

6) Phantasm (1979)

Everyone always seems to freak out when I admit that I haven’t seen this movie yet.  I do own it on DVD, however and someday, I will watch it.  Promise!

Happy Halloween!