Tag: Patrick O’Neal

DVD: El Condor (1970)

DVD: El Condor (1970)

January 8, 2018 | By

After Play Dirty (1969), a film that would be his last as director, Andre De Toth produced another exercise in nihilism, this time a buddy western featuring action, a few broad laughs, and risqué R-rated material, capped with a finale that leaves about half of the leading characters alive…

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BR: Mad Magician, The (1954)

BR: Mad Magician, The (1954)

February 7, 2017 | By

The Mad Magician was one of the most successful 3D films during the format’s first theatrical wave, but it also felt like House of Wax’s lesser but not quite idiot cousin, and expectations for the former film to match the latter’s success in energy, quality, and ghoulishness…

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DVD: Chamber of Horrors (1966)

DVD: Chamber of Horrors (1966)

February 7, 2017 | By

The lore behind this grisly horror comedy is somewhat legendary in cult film history: originally titled and conceived as a series very loosely tied to Warner Bros.’ 3D hit House of Wax (1953), the final production was deemed too graphic as a TV pilot, and was released to cinemas, rebranded as Chamber of Horrors…

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