The Vampire (1957) – Paul Landres

Don’t do drugs kids! That’s the message behind this horror gem from the 50s that is my next stop on DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies by legendary director John Landis. Set in Smalltown, Anywhere USA, single father Paul Beecher (John Beal) is the local sawbones, and when he’s called to a scientist’s home to…

Taxi Driver (1976) – Martin Scorsese

Out of all of Scorsese’s work, I think Taxi Driver, the next stop on the Great Movies – 100 Years of Film book as I return to the Thriller genre, is my favourite. It also features one of my top performances by Robert De Niro. Much has been said and written about Taxi Driver since…

The Navigator (1924) – Donald Crisp and Buster Keaton

The final film for me to watch from DK Book’s The Movie Book What Else to Watch list following my screening of Steamboat Bill Jr. is this Buster Keaton classic. Keaton plays Rollo Treadway, a young rich socialite who is in love with the equally rich young woman, Betsy (Kathryn McGuire) across the street, He…

Sick (2012) – Ryan M. Andrews

There’s a new film festival in town called Blood In The Snow. Organized by Festival Director Kelly Michael Stewart, of Fangoria magazine, the festival spotlights Canadian talent and Canadian film, specifically, Canadian Indie Horror films. Nice. Sadly, Sue and I didn’t learn about this in time, and missed the media window, but I did get…

I Walked With A Zombie (1943)

A Canadian nurse moves to the West Indies to look after a sick woman, but finds a world filled with voodoo and zombies! Frances Dee plays Betsy, the nurse brought to the West Indies to look after the wife of Paul Holland. After suffering a terrible fever, she seems to have dropped into a zombie-like…