Tuesday, February 27, 2018

...A Horror-Mood Horror Book Review... “Son Of Unsung Horrors”


Your “Mad Maniacal Mocking Monstrosity Of All Things Horror-Mood” returns once again to this “Dungeon Of Decadence” called …The Horror-Mood… for yet another “Diabolical Dissertation” in the form of yet another “Horror-Mood Horror Book Review”…

This time around we are presented for your enjoyment a “Terrible Tome” focused on more of the “Unsung Horrors” of the horror film industry…


“Unsung Horrors” are best described as neglected, unappreciated or otherwise forgotten horror or fantasy films from the Silents to the 70’s, at least according to publisher Eric McNaughton (he of We Belong Dead magazine and the sold out “70’s Monster Memories” “Tome Of Terror” (which I previously reviewed)…

Following up on the initial volume of “Unsung Horrors”, Eric has returned with “Son Of Unsung Horrors”, a look at almost 200 neglected, overlooked or under appreciated films from the silent era to the 70s… Presented in a large oversized format, with full color throughout, this 400 page tome is packed with hundreds of photos, lobby cards and posters…


Eric McNaughton’s heartfelt introduction and editorship (along with Darrell Buxton) is once again near flawless and seamless throughout, with an excellent foreword this time around from John Landis (he of Schlock! and An American Werewolf In London directorial fame) who provides commentary on 14 of the films featured in this massive tome…

Titles that are thoroughly covered by editor(s) McNaughton and Buxton’s stable of reviewers in this publication are as follows:

The Black Cat (1934), Burnt Offerings, La Coda Dello Scorpione (The Case Of The Scorpions Tail), Communion (aka Alice Sweet Alice), Count Dracula’s Great Love, The Creature Walks Among Us, The Curse Of The Mummy’s Tomb, The Devil-Doll, Ghost Ship, The Beast In The Cellar, He Who Gets Slapped, Schlock, The Hellstrom Chronicle, Horrors Of Malformed Men, The Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1956), King Kong (1976), The Man Who Could Cheat Death, The Medusa Touch, The Norliss Tapes, Phase IV, Tower Of The Seven Hunchbacks, Carnival Of Souls, Sh! The Octopus, “Cat O’ Nine Tails” (classic Dario Argento), Chamber Of Horrors (1966), The Car, King Kong Escapes!, The Island, The Tomb Of Ligeia (1964), Tower Of London (1939), Blood And Lace, Your Vice Is A Locked Room And Only I have The Key, Le Frisson Des Vampires, The Man Who Haunted Himself, The Final Programme, No Blade Of Grass, The Amazing Mr. Blunden, Moon Of The Wolf, Dr. Black And Mr. Hyde, Attack Of The Crab Monsters, Zombies Of Mora Tau, The Demoniacs, Alligator, The Monster, Mako: The Jaws Of Death, Exorcist II: The Heretic, The Devil’s Rain, Man Of A Thousand Faces (classic James Cagney), The Deadly Mantis, Dr. Cyclops, La Casa Del Terror, The Velvet Vampire, Female Vampire, First Man Into Space, Frankenstein’s Daughter, Picnic At Hanging Rock, Horror, Nightwing, The Swarm, The Ghost Of Kasane Swamp, Silen Night, Bloody Night (1970), The Island Of Dr. Moreau (1977), Crimes At The Dark House, Crimes Of The Black Cat, The Colossus Of New York, Misterios De Ultratumba, The Finishing Line, House Of Dark Shadows (a true classic), Night Of The Bloody Apes, La Lunga Notte Di Veronique, L’Ossessa, I Start Counting, Blood Of The Vampire, Island Of Terror, Dracula A.D. 1972, Death Laid An Egg, The Ghost Walks, The Mystery Of Edwin Drood (1935), The Book Of Stone, Mantis In Lace, The Uncanny, Mad Love (1935), When Dinosaurs Ruled The Earth, The Ghost Of Rashmon Hall, The Corruption Of Chris Miller, “Let’s Scare Jessica To Death”, Maria Marten, Ruby, The Haunted Palace (1963), The Hidden Hand, Long Weekend, Mr. Sardonicus, The Phantom Of Crestwood, The White Reindeer, Malenka, Psychomania, The Maze, The Legend Of The Seven Golden Vampires, The Mummy’s Tomb, Demons Of The Mind, Sweeney Todd (1928), Requiem For A Vampire, Ghost Train, Hausu, Targets, I, Monster, Black Friday (1940), Night Of The Lepus, The Flesh And The Fiends, Terror In The Midnight Sun, The Blood Beast Terror, Burn Witch, Burn, The Ghoul (1975), Night Of Terror, Planet Of The Vampires, The Mutations, The Ghost (1963), Phantom Of The Rue Morgue (1954), The Soul Of A Monster, Theatre Of Death, The Fifth Cord, It Happened At Lakewood Manor, The Man Who Laughs (1928), The Last Wave, The Witch (1962), La Chute De LA Maison Usher, I Vampiri, Bloody Pit Of Horror, Zombies On Broadway, Time After Time (1979), The Legend Of Lizzie Borden (1975), Fiend Without A Face, Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1973), The Spectre Of Edgar Allan Poe, Blood For Dracula, The Night Strangler, “The Night Evelyn Came Out Of The Grave”, The Ghost Galleon, The Trollenberg Terror, The Mole People, Werewolf Woman, Voodoo Island, Die, Monster, Die!, The Stranglers Of Bombay, The Phantom Of Hollywood, Wolfen, Blind Beast, The Earth Dies Screaming, Hyena Of London, I married A Monster From Outer Space, La Venganza De La Momia, The Magician (1926), Grip Of The Strangler, 7 Murders For Scotland Yard, The Tingler, The Mark Of The Wolfman, The Spiral Staircase (1946) House Of The Damned, The Killer Reserved Nine Seats (a must see!), Colossus: The Forbin Project, The Pyx, The Emblamer, Frankenstein: The True Story, The Blue Eyes Of The Broken Doll, El Retorno Del Hombre Lobo, 7 Faces Of Dr. Lao, The Boy Who Cried Werewolf, The Tent Victim, Torture Garden, Prophecy, The Premature Burial (1962), The Pit, Maniac Mansion, Night Monster, Destroy All Monsters, Ghost Story (1974), The Night My Number Came Up, Mark Of The Devil, The Power, Yokai Monsters: Spook Warfare, Madhouse, The Manitou, Lemora: A Child’s Tale Of The Supernatural, House Of Dracula, The Black Torment, The Black Sleep (1956), The Strange World Of Planet X, Circus Of Horrors (1960), The Beast Must Die (with an interview with director Paul Annett)…     

Now That Is A Bucket List Of Movies To Watch, Eh?






Once again, Steve Kirkham’s Tree Frog Communications provides you with a plethora of eye popping visuals to guide you on your visual journey through this oft forgotten landscape of filmic delights…

Out now and again a must have tome for any discerning horror movie buff, “Son Of Unsung Horrors” will prove indispensable as an informing and entertaining read and reference publication…

Do not hesitate on this “Terrible Tome” as it is selling rather rapidly, so in closing, …Miss It Not…


To order “Son Of Unsung Horrors” along with the previous volume “Unsung Horrors” direct from the publisher please use the ordering links in the links section...


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