House of Dracula (1945) Classic Movie Review 171

House of Dracula (1945)

Today’s movie is House of Dracula (1945). It is said to be a sequel to House of Frankenstein (1944), but it’s more like a rehash. The movie is rated 5.8 on iMDB.com[1] and 56 percent on the Tomatometer and 29 percent audience approval in Rottentomatoes.com[2]. I’m going to have to…

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The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936) Classic Movie Review 141

The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936)

  Today’s movie is The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936). This movie was directed by the great director John Ford. It is beautifully filmed in black and white and the story is exciting and well-paced. However, they told a version of US History has been taught in school and in…

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Fallen Angel (1945) Classic Movie Review 132

Fallen Angel (1945)

This Film Noir is rated 7.2 by iMDB.com1 and 80 percent by Rotten Tomatoes2. This film was directed by Otto Preminger. I really liked it, as Dana Andrews is great as a tough guy. Linda Darnell is beautiful and elusive. The supporting players, Charles Bickford, John Carradine, Percy Kilbride, Anne…

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Voodoo Man (1944) Classic Movie Review 131

Voodoo Man (1944)

Today’s movie is Voodoo Man (1944) and god is it bad. I mean it is really bad. I wasn’t prepared for how bad it was. Did I mention that it was bad? This movie has a 5.6 rating on iMDB.com and a 0 on Rotten Tomatoes, but to be fair,…

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The Mummy’s Ghost (1944) Classic Movie Review 129

The Mummy's Ghost (1944)

  This movie is similar to The Mummy’s Tomb (1942) with a couple of better actors like John Carradine and Barton MacLane. The movie has a 33 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[1] However, the plot has a Mack truck size hole in it. Did they even watch the earlier movies…

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House of Frankenstein (1944) Classic Movie Review 76

House of Frankenstein (1944)

Today’s movie is the campy good House of Frankenstein (1944). This movie brings together so many good actors and the monsters they played it can’t help but be entertaining. Also, this movie has some interesting lore about stake pulling and who can shot you with a silver bullet. ACTORS I’m…

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) Classic Movie Review 66

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence (1962)

The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) is a great western movie. It shows the struggle between the open range cattle barons and the new town folks looking to have a quiet life. The cast for this movie is outstanding in terms of modern western. But it is an amazing…

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Stagecoach (1939) Classic Movie Review 61

Stagecoach (1939)

I am continuing the series about people trying to go somewhere or get somethings done and there are obstacles in the way. Stagecoach (1939) was the first sound western and the first of many times that director John Ford used Monument Valley as the setting for a film. This movie…

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Billy the Kidd Versus Dracula (1966) Classic Movie Review 12

Billy the Kidd Versus Dracula (1966)

Remember that I mention stuntman Chuck Courtney in The Green Berets (1968), well here’s why. Today’s film is one of those film titles that just make you say wow. Billy the Kid Versus Dracula (1966). Unfortunately this episode may be a little short due to the limited star power in…

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