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E.T.-THE EXTRA TERRESTRIAL NASTIE (1968) see Night Fright
EARTH DEFENCE FORCES (1957) see Chikyu Boeign
THE EARTH DIES SCREAMING (1964/Lippert/TCF.) 64mins. BW.
EARTH VERSUS THE FLYING SAUCERS (1956/Columbia) 83mins. BW.
"If they land in our nation's capital uninvited we won't meet them with milk and cookies!"
Doctor Russ Marvin and his new bride Carol, (Taylor), receive a message from aliens asking for assistance to help their dying planet. However, when the aliens arrive on Earth they are greeted by a hostile military and are forced to retaliate by destroying most of Washington D.C. until a scientist develops an anti-gravity ray that can bring down their saucers. Eventually diseases that we have become immune to destroy the aliens.
B-movie fun with part of the plot borrowed from War of the Worlds. This is remembered mostly as an early example of Ray Harryhausen's stunning effects.
EARTH VERSUS THE GIANT SPIDER (1958) see Earth Versus the Spider
EARTH VERSUS THE SPIDER (1958/Santa Rosa Prod.) 72mins. BW.
When her father doesn't return home, teenager Carol, (Kenny), and her boyfriend Mike, (Persson), search for him and discover a mutated giant spider living in a cave, but they have to pry themselves from the web before getting help. The sheriff, (Roth), a posse and a biology teacher bomb the spider with DDT. and take the corpse back to the high school gymnasium. When loud rock'n'roll music revives the monster that was only stunned, it escapes to suck the fluids from the local inhabitants and leave them as dried up corpses.
Another formula 50's monster film with some effective moments in a ludicrous plot.
EBIRAH, HORROR OF THE DEEP (1966) see Nankai No Dai Ketto
ECHENRE AL VAMPIRO (1961) Mexico. Aka: BRING ME THE VAMPIRE.
An obscure comic old-dark-house adventure with a phoney vampire and disappearing bodies.
Non-horror sequel: LA CASA DE LOS ESPANTOS.
EEGAH! (1962/Fairway) 92mins. US.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Nicholas Merriwether (Arch Hall Snr.); A.Prod: Don Schneider; Sc: Bob Wheling.
From a story by Nicholas Merriwether.
Cast: Richard Kiel, William Watters (Arch Hall Snr.), Arch Hall Jnr., Marilyn Manning, Ray Dennis Steckler, Carolyn Brandt.
"Primitive passions turned on! Love breaks the time barrier!"
"The crazed love of a prehistoric giant for a ravishing teen-age girl!"
A giant caveman named Eegah, (Kiel), who has been kept alive by the sulphur in his cave, falls in love with young Roxy Miller, (Manning), who goes to the desert cave and dupes the giant caveman into believing she is his friend in order to free her kidnapped father, (Watters). Horrified at the pretence, Eegah follows her to Palm Springs and smashes up a restaurant and a pool party where Roxy's boyfriend Tom, (Hall Jnr.), is performing his song "I Love You Vicki", before being gunned down by insensitive policemen.
An incredibly inept film from the same production company responsible for Incredibly Strange Creatures That Stoppeed Living and Became Mixed Up Zombies.
EGGHEAD'S ROBOT (1970) 90mins. UK.
An inventor's son creates a robot to do his chores for him.
ELECTRONIC MONSTER (1957/Merton Park/Anglo Amalgamated) 72mins.
"Monster machine vs. helpless beauty!"
When a famous movie star dies in France, an insurance investigator, (Cameron), discovers that he had been a patient at a clinic that induces electronically controlled hypnosis in it's patients as a form of therapy, but some recipients have died of what seems to be "brain electrolysis". When a doctor discovers the failure of the treatment he urges the owner of the clinic, Paul Zakon, to close down, but the evil Zakon and a Nazi doctor plan to use the process to brainwash people. They kill all those who come close to uncovering the owner's true intentions.
A general lack of cohesion spoils the premise that is no more than a thriller with science fiction overtones. Possibly this was the inspiration for BRAINSTORM (1984).
THE EMBALMER (1965) see Il Mostro di Venezia
THE EMPEROR'S BAKER (1951) see Cisaruv Pekar a Pekaruv Cisar
EMPIRE OF DRACULA (1967) Mexico.
Count Dracula's blood-sucking harem feeds on innocent males.
THE ENCHANTING SHADOW (1959) see Ch'ien-Nu Yu-Hin
THE END OF THE WORLD (1962) see Panic in the Year Zero
ENEMY FROM SPACE (1957) see Quatermass II
EL ENMASCARADO DE ORO CONTRA EL ASESINO INVISIBLE (1964)
EL ENMASCARADO PLATA (1952) Mexico.
The first film to feature Santo, the masked wrestler who went on to star in a series of Mexican films in which he fights with other wrestlers, monsters, mad doctors and vampires.
This first feature contains no horror elements.
THE EPIC HERO AND THE BEAST (1956) see Ilya Mourometz
EQUINOX (1967-71/Tonylyn/VIP.) 82mins. Aka: THE BEAST (Video).
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Mark Thomas McGee & Jack Woods; Prod: Dennis Muren & James Harris; Distribution: Jack H. Harris; Ph: Mike Hoover; Ed: John Joyce; Sfx: Jim Danforth, David Allen & Dennis Muren; Mus: John Caper.
Cast: Edward Connell, Barbara Hewitt, Frank Boers Jr. (Frank Bonner), Jim Philips, Fritz Lieber, Patrick Burke, Jim Duron, Jack Woods, Robin Christopher. Voice: Forrest J. Ackerman.
"If you knew what was in that book, you'd turn to jelly. It's not meant for worms like you."--Asmodeus.
A reporter visits an asylum to interview patient David Fielding and listens to a tape he made that relates his story. Fielding claims that he and his friends went to search for their missing geology professor Dr. Waterman, (Leiber), and reported the fact that the professor's cabin has been burnt to the ground to the ranger, Mr. Asmodeus, who states that he hasn't seen Waterman for days. The teenagers encounter an elderly man who gives them a 1000 year old book that is a bible for evil and contains Waterman's notes explaining that the book attracts demons, causing a rift between the two worlds. Mr. Asmodeus possesses a ring that allows him to create a monster to try and obtain the book, but the teens defeat it with a spear. As they try to flee, Asmodeus admits his true identity and demands the book from them, but when they hide behind a cement cross Asmodeus explodes when he flies into it. A shadow warns David that he will die a year and a day later and as the reporter leaves the hospital he sees one of the dead teens, possessed by Asmodeus, enter the building to try and kill David.
Originally this was a student film made on 16mm. Distributor Jack Harris reworked, edited and reshot some scenes changing all but the original concept.
AL CENTRO DELLA TERRA (1961/Woolner Bros.) 83mins. Italy.
ERCOLE ALLA CONQUISTA DELLA ATLANTIDE (1961/ SPA
Cinematografica/ Comptoir Francais) 84mins. Italy/France.
Even Hercules, (Park), seems powerless against the sinister onslaught from Atlantis, yet he fights a dragon, some living rocks, saves the King of Thebes from the clutches of the evil Atlantean queen, (Spain), and eventually sinks Atlantis by destroying their rock of power.
No better or worse than any of the others in the Hercules entries.
ERCOLE E LA REGINA DI LIDIA (1959/Lux/Galatea/Warner)
Hercules, (Reeves), is pitted against the charms of the Lydian queen, (Lopez), while trying to rescue his bride to be, (Koscina), who has been abducted by a Theban giant, (Carnera), but he loses his memory and becomes part of the queen's male harem. Only by his strength does he destroy the queen and knock her temple down in the process.
It is a treat to watch Bava's excellent photography even if the film content does not add up to very much. Surprisingly this was one of Britain's most commercially successful films of 1960 due to a huge publicity budget that totalled more than the production costs.
THE EROTIC ADVENTURES OF SNOW WHITE (1970)
ERZEBEH (1970) see Le Rouge Aux Levres
ESCAPEMENT (1957) see The Electronic Monster
ESPECTRO DEL ESTRANGULADOR (1965) Mexico.
EL ESPEJO DE LA BRUJA (1960/ABSA/Clasa-Mohme) BW. Mexico.
The spirit of a man's first wife emerges from a mirror with the power to transform into an owl or a cat, causing the man to disfigure his new wife. Horrified, the man, attempts to patch up his wife's face by using the skin taken from corpses.
ESPIRITISMO (1961/Calderon) Mexico.
After a seance, a dead man's mother receives a mummified monkey's paw that can grant her three wishes, but her desires turn to nightmares when she wishes her son back to life who died in a horribly mangled state.
ESTA NOITE ENCARNAREI NO TEU CADAVER (1967/Ibéria Filmes)
105mins. BW/colour sequences. Brazil.
ESTATE OF INSANITY (1964) see The Black Torment
EVE (1968) 94mins. UK/Spain.
Credits: Dir: Jeremy Summers.
Cast: Robert Walker Jnr., Celeste Yarnell, Herbert Lom, Christopher Lee, Fred Clark, Maria Rohm.
A strange white jungle goddess who wields a mysterious power over her subjects rescues a pilot from Amazon savages.
A badly made "white jungle-queen" adventure.
EVE THE WILD WOMAN (1968) see King of Kong Island
EVEN DWARFS STARTED SMALL (1968) 98mins. Germany.
Dwarfs and midgets in an isolated criminal institution take over the asylum.
A genuinely disturbing story with allusions to 1932's Freaks.
AN EVENING WITH BATMAN AND ROBIN (1965/Columbia)
EVIL BRAIN FROM OUTER SPACE (1964/Shintoho) BW. Japan.
Starman, (Utsui), battles with the deformed Marpetians who are ruled by the evil brain of a scientist named Balazar.
One in a series of four English language dubbed features made from edited episodes of the Japanese television serial "Super Giant". This particular feature was edited together from episodes 7, 8 and 9.
See also The Appearance of Super Giant; Attack From Space; Atomic Rulers of the World.
THE EVIL EYE (1962) see Ragazza Che Sappeva Troppo
THE EVIL FORCE (1959) see The 4-D Man
THE EVIL OF FRANKENSTEIN (1964/Hammer/Universal) 84mins.
"The monster's back again and no one can stop him!"
Frankenstein, (Cushing), escapes some irate villagers and returns to the Balkans where he discovers his original creation packed in ice. Frankenstein thaws out the creature, but finds that it's mind is beyond his reach, so he uses the services of an hypnotist, (Woodthorpe), but he alone gains control the creature and forces it to rob for him. Frankenstein is blamed for the murders and thefts by the police, and has to fight for control of his creature, but a fire started by the villagers consumes the hypnotist, the monster and Frankenstein.
Hammer were finally able to copy the original Karloff make up as Universal were distributing the film. Previously Hammer had to create their own make up designs for the creature that were actually better efforts than the attempt here.
For the 97 minute American television release a prologue and new footage were added featuring William Phipps, Steven Geray and Maria Palmer.
Sequel: Frankenstein Created Woman.
EXORCISM AT MIDNIGHT (1966) see Naked Evil
THE EXOTIC ONES (1968) see The Monster and the Stripper
EXPERIMENT IN EVIL (1959) see Testament of Dr. Cordelier
EXTRA TERRESTRIAL NASTIE (1968) see Night Fright
EL EXTRAÑO CASO DEL HOMBRE Y LA BESTIA (1951) see El Hombre y la Bestia
THE EYE CREATURES (1965/AIP.) 80mins.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: Larry Buchanan; Sc: Robert Gurney Jnr. & Al Martin.
Cast: John Ashley, Cynthia Hall, Warren Hammack, Chet Davis, Bill Peck.
Multi-eyed aliens kill people in an American town.
A gory version of Invasion of the Saucermen.
THE CAT (1969/Universal/Schenck) 102mins. US.
EYE OF THE DEVIL (1966/MGM./Filmways) 92mins. BW. UK.
THE EYES OF ANNIE JONES (1964) UK/US.
EYES OF EVIL (1960) see Die Tausend Augen des Dr. Mabuse
EYES OF HELL (1961) see The Mask
EYES WITHOUT A FACE (1959) see Les Yeux Sans Visage
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