In today’s world, sometimes, even horror movies can be more calming than our daily reality. Not all the time – only sometimes.
But that’s not the case this week.
This week, we prepare for Halloween with MovieZoot.com featuring four thrilling Classic Hollywood Horror films including Wes Craven’s cryogenic horror/thriller Chiller; Michael Anderson’s memorable psycho-thriller Dominique is Dead; George Romero’s All-American classic thriller Night of the Living Dead; and John Carpenter’s remake of the eerie Sci-Fi horror thriller Village of the Damned.
Daily “fresh new hell” be damned, for this week, we’ve got some really scary classic horror movies for you!
Where you’ll find Movies you love with Stars you know.
Wes Craven’s Chiller
is a 1985 horror film starring Michael Beck, Beatrice Straight and Paul Sorvino telling a story of Miles Creighton, a corporate executive who relied on cryogenics to preserve his failed life, unexpectedly begins to thaw due to a machinery malfunction and returns to life, but not fully whole. He proceeds to wreak havoc at his inherited business and only after a series of mysterious deaths is Miles implicated leading to some pretty horrific scenes and events. This is a pure sci-fi thriller that Craven is so well noted for.
Dominique is Dead
is the 1979 Michael Anderson psycho-horror thriller starring Cliff Robertson and Jean Simmons where an American stockbroker in England drives his wife to commit suicide – or so he thinks! But he soon learns, it’s not all in his head!
George A. Romero’s 1968 independent horror film Night of the Living Dead
stars Duane Jones and Judith O’Dea and tells the ghoulish story of seven people trapped in a farmhouse in Western Pennsylvania that is attacked by a large and growing group of unnamed “living dead” monsters. Completed on a $114,000 budget, the film premiered October 1, 1968 and became a financial success, grossing $12 million domestically and $18 million internationally. It has been a horror cult classic ever since.
John Carpenter’s Village of the Damned
is a 1995 science fiction-horror film starring the late Christopher Reeve and Kirstie Alley along with Linda Kozlowski, Mark Hamill and Michael Paré. This 1995 remake tells the story of a quiet coastal California town that is visited by some unknown life form, which leaves all the women of the village pregnant. Nine months later, the babies are born, and they all look normal, but it doesn’t take the “parents” long to realize that the kids are neither human nor are they humane.
Famed movie critic and gossip columnist Liz Smith on Moviezoot.com in NY Social Diary:
”Speaking of movies, I’ve recently been made aware of a new free streaming service called Moviezoot.com. You bring it up on your computer. They show films as varied as Bardot’s “And God Created Woman” … ”A Farewell to Arms” … ”Another Man’s Poison” (Bette Davis’ wretched but entertaining follow-up to “All About Eve.”) … the vicious noir, “Detour” with the aptly named Ann Savage…”
Smith continues, “Best thing about Moviezoot.com that I’ve noticed is that most of their prints are quite good.”
Read Liz Smith’s entire column here.