Tag Archives: Donald Pleasence

Uncannily Ahead Of Its Time: ‘THE DEVONSVILLE TERROR’ (1983) Blu-ray Review

NOTE: This story was published during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labor of the writers and actors currently on strike, the films being covered here wouldn’t exist. PopHorror fully supports the WGA and SAG-AFTRA and their efforts. Loaded with meaningful subtext, yet still retaining the more exploitative …

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Argento Goes Full On Crazy: ‘PHENOMENA (1985)’ Synapse 4K Review

Italian maestro, Dario Argento, decided to go full-on “bat shit crazy” for his 1985 film Phenomena. And for someone like Argento, that’s really saying something! Phenomena Synopsis “A young girl who has an amazing ability to communicate with insects is transferred to an exclusive Swiss boarding school, where her unusual …

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Review: Synapse Films 4K Two Disc Set Of Dario Argento’s ‘Phenomena’

Italian film legend Dario Argento is responsible for some of the most breathtakingly beautiful movies in horror. Significantly contributing to the Giallo sub-genre with films such as Tenebrae, Deep Red, Four Flies on Grey Velvet, Inferno, and of course, Suspiria, Dario Argento saturated screens with what would become his trademark …

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John Carpenter, A Master Director and Master Composer, Turns 75

John Carpenter

John Carpenter turns 75 years old on January 16, 2023. Happy birthday! Let’s look at some reasons Carpenter is such an ironic director and composer, shall we? Oh, and here’s a trailer in case you’ve lived under a rock and have no idea who John Carpenter is: Surely, you have …

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‘PHENOMENA’ (1985) Limited Edition 4K UHD Boxed Set Coming In 2022

Synapse Films and Arrow Films are bringing Dario Argento’s Phenomena to 4K UHD! Also known as Creepers, this all-new, limited-edition U.S. boxed set is coming soon and is loaded with special features. Watch the trailer below, then read on for all the details! PHENOMENA (1985) Synopsis The young Jennifer Corvino …

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Network Bringing Two British Horror Classics To Blu-ray Soon

'Dark Eyes Of London' and 'The Monster'

Network is bringing two British horror classics to Blu-ray for the first time. Just in time for Halloween! We’re talking about Human Monster, aka Dark Eyes Of London (1939), and The Monster, aka I Don’t Want To Be Born (1975). Both feature all-star casts and a host of special features. …

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Vincent Price and John Carradine in ‘The Monster Club’ (1981): One Of The First Rock And Roll Horror Films Ever – Retro Review

I first saw The Monster Club on the crazy local UHF channel we had back in the day. I then re-visited it some 30 plus years later when it hit Prime. At that moment it dawned on me that The Monster Club was a perfect confluence of two equally great …

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Severin Films Announces March, 2021 Release Slate

Severin Films, March 2021

If you have a taste for rare, Grindhouse fare (and really, who doesn’t?), Severin Films has just what you need. Four sleazy classics are heading to home video in March and you have to see them to believe them. We’re talking about two Álex de la Iglesia Classics, a “bizarre …

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Severin Announces Alex de la Iglesia in UHD, Klaus Kinski And Sick ’70s Cinema

Severin Films

THE SEVERIN FILMS RELEASE SLATE FOR MARCH IS INSANE!  This March, Severin Films is unleashing an unholy selection of titles featuring some of the most respected names in cult entertainment: Klaus Kinski, Harry Novak and Álex de la Iglesia! Debuting their partnership with award winning MVD Entertainment Group, Severin has …

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When Entomology and Horror Collide: A Look Back at Dario Argento’s ‘Phenomena’ (1985)

The horror film that stays in my mind and heart the most is one that melds something I’m passionate about with gore. Dario Argento’s Phenomena does both. I’ve always loved bugs and have studied them as one of my hobbies. I also love horror. This film was my introduction to not …

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