The Ghost

May 21, 2017 at 6:07 pm (6 Heads, Ghost, The) (, , , )

The Ghost – 1963 – Italy

Scotland, 1910: In a Gothic mansion, a doctor (Dr. John Hichcock) researches a treatment for his own crippling injuries. His questionable cure involves injecting himself with a cocktail of lethal poisons. He is depressed and suicidal, and constantly seeks pity from his assistant (Dr. Charles Livingstone) and his wife (Margaret Hichcock). When Margaret stops him from committing suicide, he says “Let me do it. I’m just a living corpse.” Eventually, Margaret and Charles hook up. Margaret nags her lover to kill her pathetic husband, so Charles gives the old man an extra helping of poison.

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Terror-Creatures from the Grave

July 25, 2011 at 12:04 am (9 Heads, Terror-Creatures from the Grave) (, , , , , , )

Terror-Creatures from the Grave – 1965 – Italy

The stupidly titled Terror-Creatures from the Grave is an Italian gothic shocker “inspired by Edgar Allen Poe”—whatever that means. Long ago, this was my first Barbara Steele flick and it’s still dear to me. Thankfully it’s damn fine cinema too.

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