classic films

*contains spoilers When we talk about the movies of directors Michael (1937-77 killed by helicopter blades) and Roberta Findlay (1948-), many will think of pornography, if they know the filmmakers at all. But it is their horror movies that this article will be concerned with, and even though Michael Findlay only made a couple before…

Read more The Cult of Michael and Roberta Findlay and Shriek of the Mutilated (Part One)

*contains spoilers After this rare foray into comedy, Forbes wrote and directed the excellent The Whisperers (1967). Again, he has helped his lead actress, this time Edith Evans (1888-1976), deliver a performance which was nominated for an Oscar. She lost to Katherine Hepburn in Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967) in the usual sympathy vote.…

Read more Actor/Director Bryan Forbes Takes Over the Asylum (Part Two)

*contains spoilers Name: Bec. Age: 49 Occupation: Marketing and Communication Agency Owner Favourite Movie: The Blue Lagoon (1980) Starring: Christopher Atkins, Brooke Shields and Leo McKern First Saw It: I was ten and saw it at the movies but I don’t remember who I was with. Plot: A couple of children shipwrecked on a tropical…

Read more My Cult Movie: “I wanted Christopher Atkins as my boyfriend…”

Ian Pringle is an Australian writer/director who began his career with a couple of shorts and the short feature Wronsky (1979). His first feature was The Plains of Heaven (1982) which is set in the highlands of Victoria. His follow-up to that was Wrong World (1985) which is a kind of road movie in the…

Read more Writer/Director Ian Pringle on The Prisoner of St. Petersburg and his Cult Career…