Monthly Archives: May 2013

Son Of Dracula (1943)

Universal should have quit while it was ahead. As a horror movie this doesn’t work at all. But as campy fun you just might enjoy it. Lon Chaney,Jr. dons the cape as Dracula. Col.Caldwell is giving a reception at Dark … Continue reading

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Gold-The Final Science Fiction Collection-Isaac Asimov

Stories and essays from 1978,79,81-85,91-95. The book is divided into three sections. Part one is “The Final Stories” and contains fifteen of them. Part two is “On Science Fiction” with eighteen essays and part three is “On Writing Science Fiction” … Continue reading

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Black Angel (1946)

Based on the Cornell Woolrich novel and starring Dan Duryea, June┬áVincent, Peter Lorre and Broderick Crawford. This is a good one about an innocent man convicted of murder and his loyal wife trying to find the real killer. Songwriter Marty … Continue reading

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Where Is She Now?-Laurence Meynell (1955)

Really bland story about the search for a missing woman. The ending runs on and on and on….Getting there is not half the fun. Don’t judge the usually reliable Meynell by this dull outing. Gloria Grayson is a successful romance … Continue reading

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What Price Crime (1935)

One of those awkward early crime movies that’s a lot of fun because it doesn’t make any logical sense. Incidents are tossed in for purposes of suspense and excitement without paying attention to any semblance of reality. A gang is … Continue reading

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This Gun For Hire (1942)

Not a wasted second in this classic. Put this on the must see list. Alan Ladd in his first starring role in a movie based on the Graham Greene book. The screen play was co-written by W.R.Burnett, famous for “Little … Continue reading

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A Greater Infinity-Michael McCollum (1982)

Based on three stories published in Analog: “Beer Run” (1979), “A Greater Infinity” (1980) and “Which Ways To The Ends Of Time?” (1981). A meeting of the UFO Spotters is taking place in Duncan MacElroy’s dorm room. He volunteers to … Continue reading

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Home To Danger (1951)

Not much happening in this attempt at suspense. A dull first half leads to a second half with some suspense but not enough to sit through the whole thing. It’s only a bit over an hour but better movies await. … Continue reading

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The Edgar Award Book-Edited by Martin H.Greenberg

Twenty-five stories that either won the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award or were nominated for it. They’re from 1956,68,73,75,79,80,82,83,84,87-93,96. Favorites: “Breakfast Television” – Robert Barnard (1097) – While her husband hosts a live morning TV show, she’s hosting a … Continue reading

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Reptilicus (1961)

One of the best of the so bad it’s good movies. If those are your favorites, don’t miss this one. American International by way of Denmark comes up with what happens when a copper miner drills the wrong tail. As … Continue reading

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