Octaman (1971) – Harry Essex

Harry Essex who wrote the Universal Monster classic, Creature From the Black Lagoon, goes back to the well with this tale that he wrote and directed, and also features some early work by Rick Baker, who had his hand in the design and build of the monster costume. Octaman is the next title up in…

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) – Nathan Juran

Setting aside the obvious whitewashing of the cast, The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, the next film in the Dragons & Dinosaurs chapter of DK Canada’s extremely entertaining Monsters in the Movies is a lot of fun. And one that I have a bit of a history with. Growing up we moved around frequently (being in…

Jack the Giant Killer (1962) – Nathan Juran

There are dragons and monsters galore in the next film in DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book as I delve deeper into the chapter called Dragons & Dinosaurs, and while the stop-motion effects aren’t quite up to Harryhausen standards, this fantasy adventure, suitable for family fun, is pretty fun to behold. A farmboy, Jack…

The Boy Who Cried Werewolf (1973) – Nathan Juran

Have I told you how much I hate when people shoot day for night? Ugh. And it is so prevalent in the next film recommended from DK Canada’s Monsters in the Movies book as I continue exploring the werewolf chapter. Honestly, this one is pretty horrible. It’s budget is so strained that it feels more…

The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958) – Nathan Juran

  Another action flick from Great Movies – 100 Years of Film for the Fairbanks’ classic Thief of Bagdad! This time we join Captain Sinbad (Kerwin Matthews) on a great adventure, featuring some fantastic stop-motion effects by the legendary Ray Harryhausen. Despite the fact that the film is set in Bagdad, everyone is shockingly white, but…