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HE KILLS, NIGHT AFTER NIGHT AFTER NIGHT
(1969)
see Night After Night After Night

THE HEAD (1959) see Die Nacht und der Satan

A HEAD FOR THE DEVIL (1959) see Die Nacht und der Satan

THE HEAD THAT WOULDN'T DIE (1959) see The Brain That Wouldn't Die

THE HEADLESS GHOST (1959/AIP.) 61mins. BW. UK.
Credits: Dir: Peter Graham Scott; Prod: Herman Cohen; Sc: Kenneth Langtry.
Cast: Richard Lyon, Lilliane Scotiane, David Rose, Clive Revill, Jack Ellen Carl Bernard, Trevor Barnett.
"Head-hunting teenagers lost in the haunted castle!"
Teenagers at an old English castle encounter a ghost that loses his head and haunts the teens to try and retrieve it. They help him find his head, but almost lose theirs in the process.
A terrible comedy.

THE HEADLESS RIDER (1956) see El Jinete Sin Cabeza

THE HEART FARM (1960) see The Man Who Wanted to Live Forever

THE HELLFIRE CLUB (1959/Regal/New world) 93mins. (BW.in US.) UK.
Credits: Dir., Prod. & Ph: Robert S. Baker & Monty Berman; Sc: Leon Griffiths & Jimmy Sangster; Mus: Clifton Parker.
Cast: Keith Mitchell, Peter Arne, Kai Fischer, Francis Matthews, Adrienne Corri, Peter Cushing, Bill Owen, David Lodge, Skip Martin.
The Hellfire Club is where men of the eighteenth century can enjoy the pleasures of wine, women and unholy sacrifices performed on an uneven alter decorated with distorted crosses. The wife of the club's leader flees with her son to escape her tyrannical husband, but years later when the son returns to claim his estate he has to fight the club's new leader who has also laid claim to the property.
An historical melodrama based on the actual nefarious activities of the real Hellfire Club.

HELLISH SPIDERS (1966) see Aranas Infernales

HELL'S CREATURES (1969) see La Marca del Hombre Lobo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HERCULES
(1957) see Le Fatiche di Ercole

HERCULES AGAINST THE MOON MEN (1964)
see Maciste Contro Gli Uomini Della Luna

HERCULES AND THE CAPTIVE WOMAN (1961)
see Ercole Alla Conquista Della Atlantide

HERCULES AND THE CONQUEST OF ATLANTIS (1961)
see Ercole Alla Conquista Della Atlantide

HERCULES AND THE HAUNTED WOMAN (1961)
see Ercole Alla Conquista Della Atlantide

HERCULES AND THE PRINCESS OF TROY (1966/Embassy Pictures) 60mins. TVM.
Credits: Dir: Albert Band.
Cast: Gordon Scott, Diana Hyland. Narrated: Everett Sloane.
Hercules, (Scott), is told that Troy is continually menaced by a crustacean monster, to which the inhabitants must sarifice a maiden to every month. Hercules arrives in Troy to defeat the creature that is about to devour Princess Diana, (Hyland).
A pilot film for an unsold television series. The mechanical monster alone cost $25,000 to construct.

HERCULES CONQUERS ATLANTIS (1961) see Ercole Alla Conquista Della Atlantide

HERCULES GOES BANANAS (1969) see Hercules in New York

HERCULES IN NEW YORK (1969/RAF Industries) 91mins. US.
Aka: HERCULES GOES BANANAS (75mins.); HERCULES-THE MOVIE (82mins.).
Credits: Dir: Arthur Allan Seidelman; Prod. & Sc: Aubrey Wisberg; Ph: Leo Lebowitz; Ed: Donald Finamore; Art: Perry Watkins; Mus: John Balamos.
Cast: Arnold Strong (Schwarzenegger), Deborah Loomis, James Karen, Ernest Graves, Tanny McDonald, Taina Elg, Michael Lipton.
Expelled from Mount Olympus, Hercules finds himself in New York City during the psychedelic '60's, becoming embroiled with gangsters and wrestling promoters.
A cheap and unamusing parody of sword and sorcery films remembered only as Schwarzenegger's first screen appearence. Schwarzenegger's character was dubbed over by the higher voice of another actor.

HERCULES IN THE CENTRE OF THE EARTH (1961) see Ercole Al Centro Della Terra

HERCULES IN THE HAUNTED WORLD (1961) see Ercole Al Centro Della Terra

HERCULES, PRISONER OF EVIL (1964/Royal Sodifilm) Italy.
Aka: TERROR OF THR KIRGHIZ.
Credits: Dir: Antonio Margheriti (Anthony Dawson); Prod: Adelpho Ambrosiano.
Cast: Reg Park, Ettore Manni, Maria Teresa Orsini, Mareille Granelli.
Hercules, (Park), combats a giant and some werewolves who were transformed by an evil witch.
The third appearance of Reg Park as Hercules.

HERCULES, THE INVINCIBLE (1963) Italy.
Credits: Dir: Alfredo Mancori.
Cast: Dan Vadis, Spela Rozin, Ken Clark, Carla Calo, Jon Simons.
Yet again Hercules combats a dragon.

HERCULES-THE MOVIE (1969) see Hercules in New York

HERCULES UNCHAINED (1959) see Ercole E la Regina di Lidia

HERCULES VERSUS THE GIANT WARRIORS (1964) see Il Trionto di Ercole

HERCULES VERSUS THE HYDRA (1960) see Amori de Ercole

HERCULES VERSUS THE MOON MEN (1964)
see Maciste Contro Gli Uomini Della Luna

HERCULES VERSUS VAMPIRES (1961) see Ercole Al Centro Della Terra

THE HERITAGE OF DRACULA (1970) see Vampyros Lesbos...die Erbin des Dracula

HEXEN BIS AUFS BLUT GEQUALT (1970/Atlas) 97mins. Germany.
Aka: BRENN: HEXE; AUSTRIA 1700; MARK OF THE WITCH; SATAN; MARK OF THE DEVIL.
Credits: Dir: Michael Armstrong; Prod: Adrian Hoven; Sc: Sergio Casstner (Michael Armstrong) & Percy Parker (Adrian Hoven); Ph: Ernst W. Kulinke; Ed: Siegrun Jager; Art: Max Mellin; Mus: Michael Holm.
Cast: Herbert Lom, Udo Kier, Reggie Nalder, Olivera Vuco, Gaby Fuchs, Herbert Fuchs, Michael Maien, Ingeborg Schoener, Dorothea Carrera, Adrian Hoven, Johannes Buzalski.
"Positively the most horrifying film ever made!!"
"Likely to upset your stomach."
Witchfinders create havoc in the Eighteenth century Austrian countryside by ripping out women's tounges, burning topless maidens or by stretching and cutting up any suspects. One particular bloodthirsty and lecherous witchfinder is usurped by an even more sadistic aristocrat.
This lingers lovingly on the excessively brutal torture scenes and received undeserved attention by being the first film awarded a "V" for violence certificate.
Promotional vomit bags were given away at some theatres in America.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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THE HIDDEN VALLEY
(1957) see The Land Unknown

THE HIDEOUS SUN DEMON (1959/Clarke King Enterprises/Pacific) 79mins. BW. US.
Aka: BLOOD ON HIS LIPS (UK); TERROR FROM THE SUN.
Credits: Dir: Robert Clarke & Thomas Cassarino (Boutrous); Prod: Robert Clarke; A.Prod: Robin C. Kirkman, Sc: E.S. Seeley Jnr. & Doane Hoag; Ph: John Morrill, Vilis Lapenieks & Stan Follis; Ed: Tom Boutrous & Ron Honthaner; Art: Gianbattista Cassarino; Mu: Ben Sarino; Mus: John Seeley. From an idea by Robert Clarke & Phil Hiner.
Cast: Robert Clarke, Patricia Manning, Nan Peterson, Patrick Whyte, Freda La Porta, Bill Hampton, Jill Hampton, Donna King, Tony Hilder, Peter Similuk, Robert Garry, Xandra Conkling, Helen Joseph, Cass Richards, Darryl Westbrook, Bill Currie, Pearl Driggs, Fran Leighton, Bob Hafner, John Murphy, Chuck Newell, David Sloan.
"The blaze of the sun made him a monster!"
A physicist, (Clarke), who is accidentally exposed to radiation at Atomic Research Inc. turns into a scaley beast with a taste for murder whenever he is exposed to the sun. Resigned to lurking in the shadows he tries to cure the curse, but he is eventually shot by a police rifle and falls to his death from a tower.
An entertaining version of the werewolf myth that is slightly better than the usual B-movie schlock.
Some of the music score later appeared in Romero's Night of the Living Dead (1968).

HILLBILLYS IN A HAUNTED HOUSE (1967/Woolner Bros.) 88mins.
Aka: GALLERY OF HORROR; GHOST PARTY.
Credits: Dir: Jean Yarbrough; Prod: Bernard Woolner; Sc: Duke Yelton; Ph: Vaughn Wilkins; Ed: Roy Livingston & Holbrook Todd; Art: Paul Sylos Jr.; Ph.Fx: Howard A. Anderson Co.; Mus: Hal Borne.
Cast: Basil Rathbone, Ferlin Husky, Lon Chaney Jnr., Joi Lansing, John Carradine, George Barrows, Linda Ho, Sonny James, Molly Bee, Merle Haggard, Don Bowman, Jim Kent, Marcella Wright, Richard Webb, Larry Barton.
A mansion that appears to be haunted is actually a front for three crooks, (Carradine, Chaney and Rathbone), who are stealing atomic secrets. Two country music stars, (Husky & Lansing), and their manager take shelter from a storm in the house and are menaced by a gorilla, secret panels, the crooks and a fake ghost.
The juvenile humour and the poor acting is only surpassed by the awful country music concert that takes up the last remaining 20 minutes of the film.
Not included here for any great film qualities, but as a sad reminder of the decline of good horror actors in their later years. This was Rathbone's last film, he died on July 21st 1967.

HIROKU KAIBYODEN (1969/Daiei) Japan.
Credits: Dir: Tokuzo Tanaka.
Cast: Kiojiro Hongo, Naomi Kobayashi, Mitsuyo Kamei, Matsuhiro Toura, Koichi Uenoyama, Akane Kawasaki.
During the Eighteenth century a ghostly cat that haunts the castle of Lord Nabeshima, (Uenoyama), turns into a demonic, bloodrinking woman. Eventually the creature is impaled by a samuri, (Hongo).
A remake of 1949's Nabeshima Kaibyoden.

HISTOIRES EXTRAORDINAIRES (1967/Marceau/Cocinor/PEA.) 123mins. France/Italy.
Aka: TALES OF MYSTERY AND IMAGINATION (UK); TALES OF MYSTERY; STRANGE TALES; SPIRITS OF THE DEAD; DELIRIUM; THREE STRANGE TALES OF EDGAR POE; POWERS OF EVIL; TRE PASSI NEL DELIRIO.
Credits: Dir: Roger Vadim, Louis Malle & Frederico Fellini; Prod: Raymond Eger.
Three tales based on stories by Edgar Allan Poe.
Narrated: Vincent Price.
"Metzengerstein". Dir: Vadim; Sc: Roger Vadim, Pascal Cousin & Clement Biddlewood; Ph: Claude Renoir; Ed: Helene Plemiannikov; Art: Jean Forester & Carlo Leva; Mus: Jean Prodromides.
Cast: Jane Fonda, Peter Fonda, James Robertson Justice, Philippe Lemaire, Carla Marlier, Andreas Voutsinas.
A young woman, (Fonda), looking for new sexual excitement causes her cousin, (P. Fonda), to be burned in a barn. At that moment a horse mysteriously appears, but when the woman mounts it, the horse takes her to the burning barn where they both die in the blaze.
"William Wilson". Dir: Malle; Sc: Louis Malle & Clement Biddlewood; Ph: Tonino Colli; Ed: Franco Arcalli & Susanne Garon; Art: Carlo Leva & Ghislain Uhry; Sfx: Joseph Nathanson; Mus: Diego Masson.
Cast: Bridgitte Bardot, Alain Delon, Katia Christina, Umberto D'Orsi, Daniele Vargas.
A cruel Austrian officer, (Delon), finds that there is an exact double of himself born from his concious mind, but when he eventually kills the double, he kills himself as well.
"Toby Dammit" or "Il Ne Faut Jamais Parier sa TÍte avec le Diable". Dir: Frederico Fellini; Sc: Fellini & Bernadino Zapponi; Ph: Guiseppe Rotundo; Ed: Ruggiero Mastroianni; Art: Fabrizio Clerici & Piero Tosi; Sfx: Joseph Nathanson; Mus: Nino Rota & Ray Charles.
Cast: Terence Stamp, Marina Yaru, Salvo Randone, Fabrizio Angeli, Ernesto Colli.
An alcoholic English actor, (Stamp), in Rome is haunted by a young girl bouncing a ball and meets the Devil disguised as a beautiful woman, (Yaru), who lures the man to kill himself by driving his Maserati over a crumbling bridge. A young girl comes along and picks up the actor's severed head.
An engaging trio of fantasy tales, the strongest being the last segment which was also released seperately as a 30 minute short in 1971 and is a homage to Mario Bava with images borrowed from Operazione Paura. It was rumoured that Bava was actually involved in the production, but his son Lamberto denies this.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HOLD THAT HYPNOTIST (1957/Allied Artists) 61mins. US.
Credits: Dir: Austen Jewell.
Cast: Huntz Hall, Leo Gorcey, Jane Nigh, Stanley Clements, David Condon (Gorcey), Robert Foulk, James Flavin, Queenie Smith, Jimmy Murphy.
The Bowery Boys become involved with a master mesmerist who sends one of them back to the seventeenth century where they encounter Bluebeard.
Typical dated tomfoolery from the Bowery Boys.

THE HOLE (1965) see Onibaba

HOLLYWOOD HORROR HOUSE (1968) see Strange Intruder

EL HOMBRE QUE LOGRO SER INVISIBLE (1957/Calderon) 89mins. Mexico.
Aka: H.G. WELLS' NEW INVISIBLE MAN; THE NEW INVISIBLE MAN; THE INVISIBLE MAN IN MEXICO.
Credits: Dir: Alfredo B. Crevenna; Sc: Alfredo Salazar.
Cast: Arturo de Cordova, Ana Luisa Peluffo, Augusto Benedico, Paul Meraz.
When a scientist gives his invisibility serum to his brother who is in prison for a crime he did not commit, the brother escapes, but is driven insane by the serum only to be shot and killed by the police.
An update of the famous tale based mostly on the film The Invisible Man Returns (1940).
The title translates as "The Man Who Benefits From Being Invisible".

EL HOMBRE QUE VINO DE UMMO (1969) see Los Monstruous del Terror

EL HOMBRE Y EL MONSTRUO (1958/ABSA) BW. Mexico.
Aka: THE MAN AND THE MONSTER.
Credits: Dir: Rafael Baledon; Prod: Abel Salazar; Sc: Alfredo Salazar. US. version: Dir: Paul Nagle; Prod: K. Gordon Murray.
Cast: Abel Salazar, Martha Roth, Enrique Rambal.
A concert pianist sells his soul to Satan, but turns into a hairy monster and kills when he hears a certain classical refrain.
A turgid Mexican mash.

EL HOMBRE Y LA BESTIA (1951/Sono) Argentina.
Aka: DOTTER YEKYLL; MAN AND THE BEAST; EL EXTRA—O CASO DEL HOMBRE Y LA BESTIA; THE STRANGE CASE OF THE MAN AND THE BEAST.
Credits: Dir: Mario Soffici; Sc: Ulises Petit du Murat, Carlos Marin & Mario Soffici; Ph: Antonio Merayo & Alberto Munoz; Mu: Alberto Neron & Angel Salerno. From "The Strange Case Of Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde" by Robert Louis Stevenson.
Cast: Mario Soffici, Ana Maria Campoy, Olga Zubarry, Jose Cibrian.
Another version of the famous tale notable for it's stark photography.

HOMICIDAL (1961/Columbia/William Castle Prod.) 87mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir. & Prod: William Castle; Sc: Robb White; Ph: Burnett Guffey; Ed: Edwin Bryant; Art: Carey Odell; Mus: Hugo Freidhofer.
Cast: Glenn Corbett, Eugenie Leontovich, Patricia Breslin, Wolfe Barzell, Alan Bunce, Gilbert Green, Jean Arliss (Joan Marshall), James Westerfield, Richard Rust, Hope Summers, Lars Jaesen. Narrated: William Castle.
"A word of warning! Please don't reveal the ending of this picture or your friends will kill you.---If they don't, I will!" - William Castle.
"Can your heart stand the challenge when the clock starts the countdown?"
A pretty young nurse presides over a strange household consisting of an odd young man, (Arliss), and a paralysed old lady, (Leontovich). A bellboy is approached by a beautiful woman who asks him to marry her, but at the wedding ceremony the Justice of the Peace is stabbed by the blushing bride, who is in fact the young man, (Arliss), brought up by his family in their spooky mansion as a girl for inheritance reasons. He/she must kill anyone who discovers the truth.
A "Fright Break" for fourteen seconds interrupts the film to offer the audience an opportunity to leave if they are not prepared to face the horrors that follow.
Blatantly borrowing from Psycho, this delivers some chills despite the ridiculous dialogue.

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THE HONEYMOON KILLERS (1969/Steibel) 110mins. BW. US.
Credits: Dir. & Sc: Leonard Kastle; Prod: Warren Steibel; Ph: Oliver Wood; Ed: Stan Warnow.
Cast: Shirley Stoler, Tony Lo Bianco, Mary Jane Higby, Doris Roberts, Kip McArdle, Barbara Carson.
A pair of ruthless killers, Martha Beck, (Stoler), and Ray Fernandez, (Bianco), pose as a nurse and her brother to court and murder lonely wealthy women and relieve them of their savings.
A low budget film of chilling proportions that has gained cult status due to the creepy performances and attention to detail.
Based on the true life exploits of Martha Beck and Raymond Fernandez who were executed in 1951.
Martin Scorsese was the original director until he was replaced by Donald Volkman who was in turn replaced by Kastle.

 

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