Zombie (1979) – Lucio Fulci

The next zombie movie to be featured in DK Canada’s highly enjoyable (and bloody) Monsters in the Movies book has been on the periphery of my life for a long time, though I had never seen it. I remember seeing the poster for Zombie aka Zombie Flesh Eaters aka Zombi 2 on the theater sheet…

Space: 1999 (1975/1976) – Matter of Life and Death, and Earthbound

Doctor Helena Russell’s (Barbara Bain) presumed dead husband, Lee Russell (Richard Johnson) mysteriously appears on a planet christened Terra Nova in this episode penned by Art Wallace and Johnny Byrne. This one first debuted on 27 November, 1975, and honestly, is a bit of a low point for the first season. It’s obvious that Lee…

Magnum, P.I. (1981) – No Need to Know & Skin Deep

The new year starts off with a bang for Thomas  (Tom Selleck). First off, he ends up tangling with the IRA in No Need to Know. This episode originally aired 8 January, 1981, and was written by Frank Lupo. It seems Robin has offered the estate to be used by one of Higgins’ (John Hillerman)…

The Haunting (1963)

The Haunting (the original and not the heavy cgi, special effects laden version of the late 90s) is classic horror. It walks the line between psychological thriller, focusing mainly on poor Eleanor (Julie Harris), a sheltered woman who had no life of her own, but was confined to help her bed-ridden mother up until her…