Posts Tagged "mystery"

Obsessions (1969)

Believe it or not, a film co-written by Martin Scorsese with music from Bernard Herrmann (Hitchcock’s main composer, De Palma used him too) went unreleased in the U.S. until now. The film, Obsessions, was released in 1969 and is considered the first Dutch horror film and was the first Dutch film sold in numerous territories […]

What Have You Done To Solange? (1972)

About a decade ago (has it been that long?!) I went on a giallo binge. I looked up lists online and tried to knock out the best of the best. I remembered watching this flick and not having my socks blown when I saw it. When I got the Blu it was great timing, I […]

Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972)

The second film in the deluxe boxed Black Cat set from Arrow Films is a giallo with a most wonderful title. Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972), might just be the longest title of a giallo that has ever existed. I’m not a scholar on the subject but […]

Braineater Jones (2014)

Last weekend I took a long trip to visit a friend. On trips such as these it really helps to have something interesting to listen to when you have to drive alone. It just so happened that Stephen Kozeniewski emailed me about his new book Braineater Jones that was available from Perfect! Now I […]

Back in Crime (2011)

Time travel is one of my favorite tropes in science fiction cinema. It’s an easy way to get a high concept idea made into a film with a limited budget. Or a fantastic way to blow a huge wad of cash on fancy special effects. Back in Crime is more interested in subtlety than flash […]

The Rock Hole (2011)

I’m friends with Joe R. Lansdale on Facebook (don’t get jealous he accepts everyone). A while back he posted that he rarely gives quotes for authors but that he read a book by Reavis Z. Worthham and loved it. In his words he said Reavis was the real deal. Having devoured anything Lansdale has written […]

Dime Detective (2012)

I’m back for round two of Comet Press’ Randy Chandler novel collection. This time we have Dime Detective, a pulp detective novel set in the ’50s. I was a bit skeptical about this one. I mean, why read a book written today about a private dick in the ’50s? Why not just read a book […]