Martin Archive

Frightfest 2019 Part Two

BLOOD AND FLESH: THE REEL LIFE AND GHASTLY DEATH OF AL ADAMSON The Cineworld discovery screen offered up David Gregory’s documentary about Al Adamson, the 60’s /70’s exploitation director responsible for such films as 1965’s Psycho-A-Go-Go and 1971’s Blood of Ghastly Horror – in ...Read More

Strongroom (1962)

Vernon Sewell’s career in British film started, weirdly enough, with a German film – Morgenrot (1933) a collaboration with Gustav Klimt’s illegitimate son (one of them) that premiered in front of Adolf Hitler. Apparently Hitler liked it. His next collaborative directorial credit came 10 ...Read More

Frankenstein 1970

This begins generically but effectively with a screaming girl being pursued across the (German, it turns out) countryside by a nightmarishly-contorted Frankenstein’s monster whose face we never see; this proves, however, to be part of a TV programme being shot in the real Frankenstein’s ...Read More