Usually when watching films my beloved and I tend to classify films by era. For example, 1950’s was a big gigantic Science Fiction Era. But recently, I came to the conclusion in my slumber *yes…in my slumber* that the ’70s horror films were the era of exorcisms and paranormal.
After watching the horrid yet comical film – Beyond the Door – I started browsing the web for more films from the ’70s that I haven’t seen. It seemed to me the main theme was exorcisms and paranormal. It’s like everyone was jumping on that bandwagon while they could whether the quality of the film was awesome or not.
I’m thinking of starting 2013 off with “Era” reviews just so I can watch films I haven’t seen before of have forgotten. January 2013 shall be ’70s Horror Month. I write blogs every Friday with a video review on youtube every Saturday. If you have a film from the 70s you think I should take a look at let me know in a comment.
Blood & Guts,
I must share with you my obsession with Night Gallery. This sequel to the television series, Twilight Zone (although not as epic as Twilight Zone), has always been one of my personal favorites. I’ve always been a fan of all vintage horror television series. It’s so interesting how the tales of horror and such pertain to certain aspects of current living.
It’s as if in mysterious tales they predicted the future. It’s quite uncanny and makes you think. That’s one thing I love in this world. If a film or t.v. series can really put your brain to work — it’s worth it. That is what we’re missing in today’s television and films.
Enough about that, into the review. I must say I enjoy the narration of Rod Serling:
He comes along after the theme song walking along a bunch of unusual paintings. The paintings usually have part of what the short story will be about. Serling’s introductions are quite intriguing and get you interested in the tales for the evening. My favorite episode would have to be from Season 2 — The episode entitled: Question of Fear and also the Class of ’99 which stars my ever so favorite, Vincent Price.
Although these tales are of horror, mystery, uncertainty and more… it gets deep within your soul and triggers deep thought. I’ve always been inspired by shows like Night Gallery, Twilight Zone, Outer Limits etc. Always peaked my interest as a child and even more so now as a young adult. Although, Twilight Zone the Original Series will always be my favorite — the cheesiness of Night Gallery holds a special place within my heart. I thank these shows for inspiration for my writing, my confidence in being the twisted individual I am, and my music.
Blood & Guts,