Above: A Scene from Night of the Comet

What did I just watch? Movies beyond the Netflix queue

Bram Stokerโ€™s Dracula (1992)

An old man falls for a woman young enough to be his great-great-great-great grandaughter. They drink each otherโ€™s blood.

Dan Curtisโ€™ Dracula (1974)

The Bram Stoker adaptation that dares to include all the aimless travel sequences.

Horror of Dracula (1958)

When an undercover librarian aggravates the neighboring aristocrat, he enfenestrates to exsanguinate.

Night of the Comet (1984)

Valley girls survive the zombie apocalypse, but will they survive rescue?

The Lighthouse (2019)

Two stranded wickies get on one anotherโ€™s absolute last nerve.

Danger: Diabolik (1968)

A gadget-laden jewel thief continually eludes justice.

The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972)

A family curse guarantees two sisters will be at each otherโ€™s throats.

The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)

A serial-killerโ€™s new wife is haunted by the ghost of his old one.

Blood Beat (1983)

A midwestern family does psychic battle with a ghostly samurai while unintentionally(?) exploring toxic gender relationships.

Dark Was the Night (2014)

Monster terrorizes a small town, but not as much as everyone's inner demons do.

The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

A better-than-the-original take on an Edgar Allan Poe classic.

Hereditary (2018)

Intense family drama turns into haunted-house horror at about the 50% mark.

The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

This pre-code adventure movie is so shockingly racist you might find yourself pulling for the evil genius instead.

Fiend Without a Face (1958)

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Bodies are showing up with their brains and spinal columns removed; is the local military base at fault?

Cat People (1942)

This low-budget, high-quality suspense film from 1942 blends jump scares with sexual anxiety and gender politics to create a deceptively simple movie people are still arguing about today.

The 10th Victim (1965)

Ursula Andress and Marcello Mastroianni play a deadly game of cat and mouse except the mouse is borderline suicidal and the cat likes to make things overly complicated.

Carry On Spying (1964)

Not the best spy spoof, but certainly one of the first.

One Cut of the Dead (2017)

The production of a zombie movie descends into chaos when real zombies show up and the director wonโ€™t stop the shoot.

Tammy and the T-Rex (1994)

A mad scientist shoves Tammyโ€™s boyfriendโ€™s brain into a robot dinosaur. Can this relationship be saved?

Mandy (2018)

A new revenge movie staring Nic Cage leans heavily on slow motion and red filters.

Revenge (2017)

After Jen is assaulted and left for dead she pulls herself together, then takes her attackers apart.

Island of Death (1976)

This movie would be a great travel promotion for a sleepy Greek island if it wasnโ€™t for all the blood.

Murder By Death (1976)

A star-studded cast brings to life many classic detectives to solve the murder of Truman Capote.

Carry On Jack (1964)

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Returning to lighter topics, but with fewer of the series regulars, this Carry On relies too much on slapstick and a cross-dressing plot.

Carry On Cabby (1963)

This unwelcome return to black-and-white features a lot of K-turns and retrograde politics.

Carry On Cruising (1962)

Captain Crowther is looking to move on, but will his new crew sabotage his chance at glory?

Carry On Regardless (1961)

When times are hard, you take what work you can get. And sometimes the result is a collection of loosely related comic sketches.

Carry On Constable (1960)

The Carry On team turns in a fair cop comedy.

Carry On Nurse (1959)

An English hospital is the setting for a loosely connected series of comic sketches.

Carry On Sergeant (1958)

Can you spoil a nearly sixty-year-old movie? Letโ€™s see.

Carry On Teacher (1959)

The kids are rowdy and the Headmaster is looking for a way out.

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