Blogtober 8, 2016

Today’s selections are Crimes at the Dark House, The Long Hair of Death, and The Incredible Petrified World

Crimes at the Dark House
1940
Starring: Tod Slaughter, Sylvia Marriott, Hilary Eaves

The blurb:

A deranged man murders another man in order to assume his identity and take over a recently inherited estate. Soon after arriving at the estate, the psychotic man finds he must continue his murderous tendencies in order to keep hi charade from being exposed. As the number of victims increase along with is deepening madness, it becomes a matter of time before all is revealed and the man’s true identity is exposed.

Watch it or Skip it? Watch it. I enjoyed this one.

The Long Hair of Death
1964
Starring: Barbara Steele, George Ardisson, Halina Zalewsky

The blurb:

A woman is put to death after being accused of witchcraft. Her daughter confronts the man who accused her mother of the crime and discovers the true reason for the accusation, but loses her life in doing so. The youngest daughter is taken in by the man’s family and is raised by them, with the intent to marry her off to the man’s son. When the girl comes of age, her deceased sister returns to exact her revenge upon the family.

Watch it or Skip it? Skip it. This movie couldn’t keep my interest and I found myself being confused with what exactly was happening. I liked the ending though.

The Incredible Petrified World
1957
Starring: John Carradine, Robert Clarke, Phyllis Coates

The blurb:

When a diving bell goes missing along with its crew of four, their expedition gives up hope of finding them alive. However the missing vehicle has become trapped in a labyrinth of underwater caverns. After exiting their craft, the foursome encounters a survivor from a shipwreck who informs them that there is no escape from their underwater tomb. Our intrepid explorers, however, trace the flow of oxygen to a volcanic vent and a possible escape route.

Watch it or Skip it? Skip it. I had high hopes for this one, partly because I love movies involving the deep sea, diving, exploration, caves, and caverns. But this movie fell flat.