HALLOWEEN 2K16: A Review of “Night Train to Terror” (1985)

I almost didn’t review this one because of how indescribable the plot became at some points. Night Train to Terror is not the type of movie one can just put on in the background or be on their phone or computer and still get the gist of it. The fact that it requires constant attention is…

Movie Review: “A Bucket of Blood” (1959)

Do not let the title fool you: this is not typical B-level schlock, but an intelligent thriller which serves  to shine a light on the Beat Generation in 1950’s America. A Bucket of Blood is a cheaply made, verbose, sometimes top-heavy film, but as is the case with much of Roger Corman’s productions, it works. Walter…

“Halloween Twenty-Fifteen”: A Recap of the Haunted Lantern Tours

This past weekend, more than 200 people came out to take the Strauss Mansion Haunted Lantern Tours, an event run by and benefiting the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society. An army of over 40 volunteers helped produce an evening of Edgar Allan Poe, where a short story or poem of his was acted out in different rooms…