Scream (Calendar International Pictures, 1981) Fifteen years before Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson's first collaboration glommed onto this title, there was another horror movie yelling for your attention. But just as the 1996 movie came to Scream as a second title - changing from Scary Movie - so did this earlier slasher flick - starting out as The Outing - but seeing release with the more vocal appellation.
|I know, right? And you're in this movie!|
|Woody Strode in and gave out with what might be termed a |
Scream-of-consciousness monologue. Then he was gone, and
the movie resumed tanking.
|Weird bric-a-brac. There, between |
this and Woody Strode, you've seen
the best this movie has to offer.
Witchcraft (20th Century Fox, 1964) This is a pretty good little scareflick from Great Britain which gave Lon Chaney Jr. his last quality horror hurrah before he slid into the junk that marred the end of his career.
|Lon Chaney Jr. moments before Warren Zevon|
saw him walking with the Queen...
This is old school horror, with no gore, but some good chills. Lon is in fine form, though he attempts no
|No, she's not Barbara Steele, but she does play|
her on TV...
That completes our mission, which we chose to accept. And always remember, Warren Beatty may have been quite the ladies' man back in the day, but he never romanced Shirley MacLaine.