Derek Steed

  • The Crazies (1973)

    Welcome back, everyone, to the third and final review for the Arrow Video release of George A. Romero: Between Night and Dawn (6-Disc Limited Edition) Box Set.  This time I am reviewing The Crazies (1973), Romero’s biggest and most complex movie up to that point in his...
  • Season of the Witch (1972)

    Welcome back, dear readers, to my plunge into Arrow Video’s George A. Romero: Between Night and Dawn (6-Disc Limited Edition) box set. Today, I look at the second movie included in the collection and the third movie in George A. Romero’s filmography, Season of the Witch (1972). As different as...
  • There’s Always Vanilla (1971)

    George A. Romero gave birth to the modern zombie film with the 1968 release of Night of the Living Dead, which he followed up with Dawn of the Dead in 1978. That’s a big gap, and one in which Mr. Romero was not idle.  Now, thanks to Arrow Video,...
  • Kill, Baby… Kill! (Operazione paura,1966)

    In my last review, we took a look at Sergio Martino’s The Suspicious Death of a Minor (1975), a solid “mash-up” of two Italian film genres, “giallo” and “poliziotteschi.” Today we’re going to take a look at a standout in Italian gothic horror, written and directed by one of its...
  • The Suspicious Death of a Minor (Morte sospetta di una minorenne, 1975)

    To understand and appreciate Sergio Martino’s The Suspicious Death of a Minor, a.k.a. Too Young to Die, a little history of Italian film, specifically the genre known as “giallo“ and the subgenre “poliziotteschi,” is needed. Giallo was a 20th Century Italian film genre that was part mystery, part slasher film,...
  • Children of the Corn (1984)

    The 1980s were banner years for the horror genre. Jason Vorhees was slaying counselors at Camp Crystal Lake, a.k.a. Camp BLOOD, in the Friday the 13th series. Freddy Krueger helped many teenagers to their permanent rest in the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. Michael Myers, though he started in the late...
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula (TV Movie, 1973)

    Dracula — Ever since Bram Stoker wrote the novel in 1897, we have been fascinated with vampires, and none more so than Vlad Tepes, a.k.a Vlad The Impaler, a.k.a. Dracula. Twenty-two actors (and counting) have portrayed the undead “Prince of Darkness” on film, including: Bela Lugosi — Dracula Prime...
  • The Ice Pirates (1984)

    Welcome back, gentle viewers, to another “Junk Drawer” review.  In our first two reviews we delved into the world of Spanish horror with the Scream Factory Double Feature which included The Night of the Sorcerers and The Loreley’s Grasp. Today, we’re going to tackle the 1984 sci-fi parody, The Ice...
  • The Loreley’s Grasp (Los garras de Lorelei, 1974)

    Welcome back! As promised, here is the review to The Loreley’s Grasp, the second film in the Scream Factory Blu-ray Double Feature that includes The Night of the Sorcerers.  Also released in 1974, The Loreley’s Grasp is one part monster movie and one part Wagnerian opera. Mix together for goofiness. A small...
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