Tag - Donald Pleasence

32 Days of Halloween X, Day 30: Raw Meat!

So as we draw towards the final stretch of 32 Days of Halloween–our tenth year, Gods help us–it becomes a struggle to find the good stuff that we want to make sure we include. It sort of shifts–at the beginning, you wonder...

32 Days of Halloween X, Day 11: The Uncanny!

Widge’s Note: Back over to Rox for what she’s found while creeping through pop culture’s catacombs… Based upon Nikolay Gogol’s short story, The Portrait, directed by Wladyslaw Starewicz, is the tale about a...

Circus of Horrors

32 Days of Halloween X, Day 4: Circus of...

For tonight, we’re delving into the madness of Circus of Horrors for our feature film presentation. But first, let’s take some more time out with our friend (and yours), Boris Karloff. Here’s another pair of his Tales of...

Flesh and the Fiends, with Donald Pleasance, Peter Cushing and George Rose

32 Days of Halloween VII, Day 22: The Flesh...

Well, Day 22 has traditionally been set aside for your friend and mine, Peter Cushing. So we’ll begin with a small bit of promotional film–only a fragment, alas–but I think tabletop gamers everywhere will be rather excited...

Edgar Wright on Raw Meat

Chazzie-award winner Edgar Wright provides commentary for the trailer of Raw Meat, which honestly I had never heard of before and which looks so good I wish I had known about it before my Halloween film fest. It could have taken the slot...

THX 1138 (1971) – DVD Review

Film: DVD: Written by: George Lucas & Walter Murch, based on a story by Lucas Directed by: George Lucas Starring: Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasence, Maggie McOmie, Don Pedro Colley Features: Running audio commentary with scribe/director...

Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band...

Film: DVD: Written by: Henry Edwards, based on the music of The Beatles Directed by: Michael Schultz Songs by: John Lennon & Paul McCartney, with George Harrison Starring: Peter Frampton, The Bee Gees, Sandy Farina, George Burns...

The Great Escape (1963) – DVD Review

Film: DVD: Written by: James Clavell and W. R. Burnett, based on the book by Paul BrickhillDirected by: John Stuges Starring: Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, and James...