Dubbed “The Blaxorcist” for more reasons than one, Abby is William Girdler’s Blaxploitation horror movie about marriage counsellor Abby Williams (Blaxploitation regular Carol Speed), possessed by an African sex spirit accidentally released by archaeologist-cum-Bishop Garnet Williams (William Marshall of Blacula fame).
This has garnered me a fan base of people who wait to view a film, until a time in which I am able to provide them with said information. So, I'm going to throw my regular routine out the window for today in order to attempt to do what was asked of me by those providing me with our movie for this review.
One of the masterstrokes of the film is the relationship between Eleanor and Theo. It is one of the first films to portray an LGBT character in a genuinely positive way, and Claire Bloom’s performance as Theo is key to this. Theo is hip, modern and smart, and her attraction to spinster Eleanor is handled in a mature and sensitive manner.
Set in Tehran in 1988 during the final few months of the Iran/Iraq war, Babak Anvari’s debut feature is a chilling and harrowing supernatural horror set in a small apartment block, and centring on Shideh (Narges Rashidi) and her daughter Dorsa (Avin Manshadi), who may have been possessed by a Djinn (a malevolent wind spirit, well documented in the Quran and still feared by those with a belief in spirits and superstition).
There is perhaps no woman killer more crazed, more brutal and more visceral than Alucarda (Tina Romero) in Juan Lopez Moctezuma’s 1978 erotic horror, Alucarda. For WOMEN IN HORROR MONTH!
It's been a busy week here at LongLiveTheVoid.com and Beyond The Void Horror Podcast! So here is what you missed so far. Going to try and make this a regular thing each week to gather all the important posts we put up on the site. So feel free to catch up on things you might have missed each week.
Of all the female actors who broke through in the 1960s and changed the way women were portrayed – not just in horror, but in movies full stop – one stands head and shoulders above the rest.
Simon’s career began in much the way we are led to believe fairytale Hollywood stories do – the aspiring fashion designer was spotted in a restaurant, plucked from obscurity and established herself as one of France’s hottest stars in no time at all.
When a tenth installment in the Hellraiser franchise was announced, most of the horror community reacted with a sigh. Considering an iconic character such as Pinhead, not to mention the other cenobites as well, were going to be drawn out and cashed in on one again.
Linnea is the ultimate scream queen. A stalwart of low-budget horror and exploitation in the 1980s and 1990s, and has appeared in over 100 acting roles. She moved to LA in the late 1970s and began a career in modelling. She was soon spotted (after appearing as an extra in a number of films) and given her first role in Fairy Tales (1978, dir Harry Hurwitz), a sex comedy in which she played Sleeping Beauty.
[#WiHM] Feb 12th (Gone But Not Forgotten) Milicent Patrick | "The Beauty Who Created the Beast" - by Mark Doubt
Born Mildred Elizabeth Fulvia Rossi, Milicent Patrick was born sometime between 1915 and the 1930s (reports vary wildly) in El Paso, Texas. Milicent was a multi-talented woman (an actor, costumer, designer, illustrator and animator) whose name you may never have heard, but whose work you are certainly aware of. Indeed, much of Milicent’s life remains a mystery, partly due to her desire to avoid the spotlight, giving several conflicting stories to would-be biographers as to her background and real life.
Streamer is written and directed by the pair consisting of Jared Bratt and Vincent Pun and stars Bratt in the lead who plays a character by the same first name, alongside Tanya Lee who plays the role of Ivy.
English born, German raised Veronica Mary Glazer was already a published model when Hammer Films boss James Carrera noticed her and featured her opposite Christopher Lee in Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (1968, dir Freddie Francis). A stunning beauty with genuine talent, she dazzled on the big screen and would go on to feature in arguably the studio’s best
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Taking a look at the franchise and where it might go next or where it has been. Like most fans of the Cloverfield franchise, I was extremely excited when the news broke that the third installment of the series would be gracing our televisions the moment the Super Bowl was over thanks to the fine folks at Netflix. With it being a Cloverfield film, they brought the news to people unexpectedly and in style with a special ad which was played during the big game. This ad looked like a teaser trailer but had the added twist of announcing the drop of the film that same night.
We currently live in a time where niche is no longer just a flavor of the week... audiences constantly look to get their grubby hands on anything that looks remotely nostalgic or is a re-packaged classic finally available for consumption. I'll try to keep the food puns minimal but that brings us to our feature "Attack of the Killer Donuts!" [REVIEW]
Kyle gets down to the bone of "Victor Crowley" on his latest review. Is it everything it's cracked up to be and will it satiate fans of the franchise? Find out!
Mark drops his next 2 WIHM Challenges and he takes it back to some of the classics. What are your choices this month?
To kick off Women in Horror Month, I’m going to go for an obvious one – Anya Taylor Joy in Robert Eggers’ The VVitch. A standout performance in a beautifully original film that, like most Witch stories, carries a very potent message about the way women, particularly young women on the verge of discovering their sexuality, are treated in patriarchal society – something that.....
Netflix has been able to provide fans of their service with a fair quality when it would come to horror films in the past few years. Films such as Hush, Gerald's Game, The Babysitter and even series like Stranger Things are keeping us coming back for more......