Angraizi Talkies

Dominique (1978)

Dominique (1978) Cast:  Cliff Robertson, Jean Simmons, Jenny Agutter, Simon Ward, Ron Moody, Jack Warner Director: Michael Anderson Nutshell:  Ponderous and convoluted tale of scheming revenge suffers from tedious and uninspired direction and terrible pacing     Dominique’s marriage to stockbroker David Ballard is on the rocks.  He is having severe financial issues and the only way out h...

Entrancing Dr Cassandra, The (1968)

Entrancing Dr Cassandra, The (1968) Cast: Adam West, Burt Ward, Yvonne Craig, Neil Hamilton, Stafford Repp, Madge Blake, Alan Napier as Alfred. Guest Villains:  Ida Lupino as Dr. Cassandra Spellcraft & Howard Duff as Cabala Screenplay: Stanley Ralph Ross Director:  Sam Strangis Originally aired:  March 7, 1968     This 3rd Season single episode of the iconic 1960s iconic Batman show ...

Return of Dracula, The (1958)

Return of Dracula, The (1958) Cast:  Francis Lederer, Norma Eberhardt, Ray Stricklyn, Virginia Vincent, John Wingraf, Greta Granstedt. Director: Paul Landres Nutshell:  a long lost relative moves in with his American family but are his odd quirks just the artist in him or is there something far more sinister at play?     The Return of Dracula starts with a voiceover about the legend of D...

King Cobra (1981) AKA Jaws of Satan.

King Cobra (1981) AKA Jaws of Satan Cast:  Fritz Weaver, Gretchen Corbett, Jon Korkes, Norman Lloyd, Diana Douglas, Christina Applegate Director: Bob Claver Nutshell: :  A train crash unleashes a horrible slithering Satanic Curse with catastrophic effect.     King Cobra begins with a train rattling along and two inebriated men, one an employee of a rag tag circus are busy playing dice wh...

Chosen Survivors (1974)

Chosen Survivors (1974) Cast: Jackie Cooper, Alex Cord, Richard Jaeckel, Bradford Dillman, Diana Muldaur Director: Sutton Roley Nutshell:  With the human race in peril during nuclear annihilation, a small group of survivors hunker down 1,750 feet below and as tensions rise it soon becomes evident that they are not alone.     Released back in 1974 Chosen Survivors film is a sort of pseudo...

Attack of The Puppet People, The (1958)

Attack of the Puppet People, The (1958) Cast: June Kenney, John Agar, John Hoyt, Michael Mark, Jack Kosslyn. Director: Bert I. Gordon Nutshell:  Dolls Inc is a thriving doll business whose proprietor makes incredibly life like specimens but when another of his secretary’s goes missing, suspicion slowly starts to mount.     American International Pictures, known for their teen-oriented wo...

Giant Claw, The (1957)

Giant Claw, The (1957) Cast:  Fred Morrow, Mara Corday, Edgar Barrier, Morris Ankrum, Robert Shayne. Director: Fred. F Sears Nutshell:  American greatness under threat once again, this time from a Prehistoric Monstrous Buzzard with an appetite for human blood.  Either Earth (America) survives or its all over.     Inspired by the Japanese monster classic Rodan, Columbia set out to create ...

Strait-Jacket (1964)

Strait-Jacket (1964) Director:  William Castle Cast: Joan Crawford, Diane Baker, Leif Erickson, George Kennedy, Lee Majors, Mitchell Cox (Pepsi Board Member). Nutshell: When Castle, Crawford and Scriptwriter Robert Bloch converge!  Murdering Axe Murderer Crawford is released but is she rehabilitated or do the mysterious murders have a telling connection?     “It all started on a hot, sti...

Strangler of the Swamp (1946)

Strangler of the Swamp, The (1946) Starring: Rosemary La Planche, Blake Edwards, Charles Middleton, Robert Barrat Director: Frank Wisbar Nutshell: Wronged ferryman returns from the watery dead to exact horrible revenge     The Strangler of the Swamp is a Creepy tale of deceit and murderous revenge is a little similar to last year’s Tim Burton epic Sleepy Hollow in plot if not execution. ...

Earth Dies Screaming, The (1964)

Earth Dies Screaming, The (1964) Cast: Willard Parker, Virginia Field, Dennis Price, Vanda Godsell, Thorley Walters, David Spenser, and Anna Palk Director: Terence Fisher Nutshell:  The world teeters on the brink of annihilation…shuffling robots chillingly patrol the streets of England.     Terence Fisher belongs in the masterclass category of horror film directors with an impressive bod...

Ilsa; Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1975)

Ilsa; Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1975) Starring: Dyanne Thorne, Tanya Boyd, Marilyn Joy Director: Don Edmunds Synopsis: Follow up to the notorious She Wolf is more of the same but not as strong or as much fun.     This time around, about thirty years on, one would have expected SS Kommandant Fraulien Ilsa to have aged by just a wrinkle or two, but fortunately for legions of her devo...

Dolly Dearest (1991)

Dolly Dearest (1991) Cast: Sam Bottoms, Rip Torn, Denise Crosby, Candace Hutson, Chris Demetral Director: Maria Lease Nutshell:  Cheap and cheerful Chucky rip-off merges The Omen and The Exorcist with Child’s Play to achieve some hokey and fun results.     Dolly Dearest is essentially a Child’s Play knock off but quite an enjoyable and surprisingly nasty little entity directed by t...

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