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Castle of Horror: Scrooge (1970) Spookier Than You Remember, Plus We’re Not Crying, You’re Crying
We take a look at the spooky, moving 1970 musical version of A Christmas Carol, SCROOGE starring Albert Finney and Alec Guinness. These are some amazong performances and most of us were bowled over by how moving a version of A Christmas Carol can be. Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/scrooge_rev.mp3 Listen... Read more
Castle of Horror: George Romero’s Martin Gave Us A Demented, Sad-Sack, Killer Vampire
In honor of the great George Romero, we look at his disturbing take on the vampire genre, the 1978 Martin. Is the youthful-seeming Martin actually a near-woo-year-old vampire, or just a serial killer who’s frustrated by his inability to connect with the ladies? This is one of Romero’s finest... Read more
Castle of Horror Remembers Tobe Hooper: Salem’s Lot
In this encore presentation of our episodes dedicated to movies by the great Tobe Hooper, we look at Salem’s Lot, the 1979 miniseries starring David Soul, which still freaks us way out. Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/salemslot.mp3 Listen on YouTube:     Check out the Trailer: Castle of Horror Podcast Links:... Read more
Castle of Horror Remembers Tobe Hooper: The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
In this encore presentation of our episodes dedicated to movies by the great Tobe Hooper, we look at the history-making 1974 classic that brought us Tobe Hooper, Leatherface and the fear of barbecue. Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/TS-919413.mp3   Listen on YouTube:   Check out the Trailer: Castle of Horror Podcast... Read more
Castle of Horror: King Kong 1976 Brought Us The Perviest Giant Ape Ever
  We take a fresh look at a version of King Kong just as time-stamped as its 1933 predecessor: the big-budget 1976 version, which featured Rick Baker and his team creating the gorilla-suited Kong. Does this sometimes-problematic, often-political movie deserve rehabilitation? Listen here: http://traffic.libsyn.com/castleofhorror/King_Kong_1976_rev.mp3 Listen on YouTube: Check out... Read more
Castle of Horror: Magic Rings, Dracula And Elvira Invite You To The Devil’s Wedding Night
  This week we continue our Sexy Vampire Retrospective with the Luigi Batzella’s 1973 opus, The Devil’s Wedding Night, about a young scholar (Mark Damon) who discovers that the famed Ring of the Niebelung may exist and can be found in the Carpathian Mountains. But no sooner does he begin... Read more
Castle of Horror: 1974 Erotic Thriller Vampyres Turns Bloodsucking Into A Murderous, Feminist Act
Vampyres is a delight of sexy vampire cinema– shot around Oakley Court, one of Hammer Studios’ favorite settings, film stars Marianne Morris  and Anulka as female vampires inhabiting a derelict country estate where they seduce and kill passersby, until into their lives come a man that one of the... Read more
Castle of Horror: Legend Of The Seven Golden Vampires Is Crazy Kung Fu Horror
This week while we’re on holiday, we’re taking a look back at the a very early episode of the podcast (then called “Castle Dracula.”) It’s our discussion of the amazing The Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires starring Peter Cushing and David Chiang. One the most awesome and awesomely off vampire... Read more
Castle of Horror: Your Holiday Drive Needs Our All-Christmas Playlist
Every Christmas at the Castle of Horror, we watch and discuss at least one Christmas horror film. We’ve gathered all six of these into a set on YouTube for your to listen to as a collection. Perfect for your holiday drive! Included in the set are long, spoiler-filled discussions... Read more
The Omen

The Omen

70sReviews June 16, 2016 0

A few years before Richard Donner made us believe a man could fly in Superman, he convinced audiences that a creepy little brat could be the Antichrist in The Omen. Jerry Goldsmith’s wall-to-wall black mass score helps create an atmosphere of all pervading evil in this sombre, terrifying occult horror starring Gregory Peck and Lee Remick.

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