Lucky 13 Film Club: October Topic

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Yahoo, I’ve heard from Kevin “Jack Death” who contacted me about co-hosting The Lucky 13 Film Club. We are going to discuss Horror Movies from the 1970s. So, as soon as I say that, classic gems like The Exorcist, Alien, and Carrie come to mind. But what about the other  “lesser” horror films from the 1970s? Let’s give them some discussion time. With Halloween around the corner, you are more apt to watch a classic horror film. Why not tackle a blind-spot or revisit an old favorite?

Kevin will focus on The Wicker Man, Daughters of Darkness, and Deranged. 

 I’m going revisit:  

We  hope you will join us October 13 and share your thoughts about horror films from the 1970s. 

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    1. Fantastic, Ruth. Will do! I was surprised to learn that ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ was rated PG. The 1970s had a lot of horror movies that by today’s gory standards, might seem lame, but I like creepy. Hope you can find one we can chat about. 😉

  1. Looking forward to this! I love seeing people’s interpretations of Eraserhead….an allegory of Italian history, the pressures of driving an old car etc. You can’t beat it….and Nosferatu tu.

    1. Hi John! Awesome that you are an Eraserhead fan. I’m looking forward to scratching my head over it. Nosferatu. Of the Werner Herzog films I’ve seen, I appreciate his cinematography. Looking forward to this one. I was a teenager when Nosferatu came out and barely remember a thing!

  2. Alien, Body Snatchers, and the like. Horror, or Sci-Fi? That’s a question worth addressing. I have some time for the original Wicker Man, but it really isn’t remotely scary. I will be away on that date, so will have to come late to the party. But I will come…
    Best wishes, Pete.

  3. Excellent choices on your part, Cindy!

    The original Don Siegel version of “Body Snatchers” set the template deeply. Though the later version with Sutherland and Nimoy takes the original a step further.

    Nice catch with ‘Nosferatu’.

    And whatever ‘The Wicker Man’ lacks in scares and shock value. It’s mood, atmosphere and eerie creepiness more than fills the bill..

  4. I have a bit of a funny story about RoseMary’s Baby (which was made in 1968). There was a double bill at a local theatre and the other move was IF starring Malcolm McDowell (also made in 1968). I really wanted to see IF- didn’t care about RoseMary’s Baby – which I thought was a love story. But I didn’t know which movie was showing first? So in I go. RoseMary’s Baby comes on first (of course) … and I’m sitting there watching … and thinking “BOY! this is sure a strange love story. Yeah … until I finally I catch on.
    I really don’t like Horror movies, so this wasn’t an enjoyable event for me. (IF is great though).
    Strangely, neither of these movies are shown on TV much.

  5. This looks fun. Eraserhead, Alien, The Exorcist, Nosferatu are all classic 70s chillers. I was always a big fan of the Hammer films from the 60s and there’s one, not actually Hammer but in a similar vein (pun intended!) which just slips through into the 70s: “Scream and Scream Again”, starring Vincent Price, Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing! What more could you ask for?

    1. I love the 60s horror films a lot — what a lot of fun. Vincent and Christopher are endearing in their crazy, scary ways. Please come back on the 13th and join in the discussion. I need someone to talk to me about Eraserhead. It will be a new experience for me.

      1. Sure thing. I haven’t dared to watch Eraserhead since I saw it in the late 70s at the now long gone Ritzy in Brixton, London. I was a somewhat drunk/stoned art student. It was not a pleasant experience.

    2. Hi, Rob:

      Another near forgotten great from 1970!

      Scream And Scream Again was on TCM late night, Monday. A great team up of Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, who may have had a hand in producing the film. And Vincent Price around some excellent London locales.

      While GetTV had another scary gem, Let’s Scare Jessica To Death . Much more “Outdoorsy” an organic in its locales.

  6. From the movies, Kevin is going to discuss, I’ve only seen ‘The Wicker Man’ (1973) which was a pretty good B-movie. From the ones you’ll discuss Cindy, I haven’t seen any. 😦
    Forget the 70’s re-makes, I haven’t even seen the original films of ‘Nosferatu’ (1922) and ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ (1956). But would love to!!
    None the less, it would be interesting to check out you Halloween special!!! 🙂

      1. Ha!! Trying to find them in this country, is impossible, let alone renting them. But I’ll try and see if I can find them on Youtube!! 🙂
        If only you were discussing The Exorcist, Alien & The Texas Chainsaw massacre!!! Seen them & The Exorcist is an excellent Horror Flick (in par with Rosemary’s Baby and The Shining).

        1. You are more than welcome to talk about them. No harm in including any of your “chestnuts”. We wanted to add the others because they never get the air time as the popular ones. 😉

  7. I’ll have to set a reminder or something so I remember to stop past on the 13th Cindy. But only 70’s movies? 😦

    How about some 60’s flicks that really kick-started things, like The Innocents (1961), Carnival of Souls (1962) and Repulsion (1965). Carnival of Souls is probably the creepiest horror movie I have ever seen, I get chills just thinking about it!

    1. Welcome, Jordan:

      I mention both Carnival Of Souls and George Romero’s original Night Of The Living Dead in my introduction. Where mood and atmosphere crepily replace dialog.

      Though Cindy and I agreed on horror films of the 1970s. The 60s had their great films as well.

      1. Oh I missed that, I skimmed the post then went to comment! I’ll have to re-read it. Night of the Living Dead is one of my favourites, though Carnival is my favourite horror flick. I haven’t seen many 70’s ones now that I think about it. I look forward to the 13th, hopefully I’ll find a bunch of good recommendations!

    2. Ha! Well, I appreciate your enthusiasm. Trying to focus in on a topic, a decade, is a fun way to look at films. We’ve listed only a few. There’s so many to discuss. If you feel compelled to talk about the 60s, we won’t bite!

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