Back in 2019, I stumbled on House of Dreams while looking for either 1960s regional horror movies, movies made in Indiana, or both. I had read the Bleeding Skull review long before, but had filed it away and mostly forgotten about it. Once it was back on my radar, I ended up buying the DVD from Alpha Video and was pretty floored--here was a completely independent horror feature production made in Indiana that had its premiere in September of 1963.…
Carla (Patricia McNaire) is tired of her prudish aunt and cousin cramping her style when she brings men home. A friend takes her to meet Martha (Helena Clayton), a fortune teller who runs an all-female cult that worships "the spirit of Pan" out of the back room of her storefront. Martha suggests a way for Carla to put Tracey (Laura London) and Julie (Bella Donna) in their place, and at first Carla is pleased with the results. Her aunt and…
Logging this separately as the 60-minute cut, which is notably different from the later 52-minute version available on Vimeo. Still absolutely incredible, but I think I prefer the shorter one as a whole.
INT. RESTAURANT KITCHEN
Pepperminta and her gang take over and throw a bunch of stuff around to make plates to take out to the diners.
Everyone applauds as the food is brought out.
Rules are for suckers! Live free!
More applause. Three diners immediately choke to death on Legos.
A list of 20 things filmmaker Tom Charley ("ctom") does not appear to know, understand, or believe, based on the content of this film:
1. Generally speaking, night is the part of the 24-hour cycle when it is dark outside.
2. The human gestational period is 9 months.
5. Fall and Winter are the seasons when the weather is coldest.
8. The difference between "thousands" and "millions."
9. It is considered poor…
In Theodore Roszak's novel Flicker, a small group of hardcore cinephiles and one poor date who happened to be along for the ride watch a newly-unearthed film by the mysterious director Max Castle. It is described as a black and white nightmare, not overtly horror-themed but oppressive, bleak, and disturbing. When discussing the film afterward, the young woman whose primary interests lie outside cinema flatly states that the film was "enough to put you off sex for life."