A scene from Lifeforce.
Above: A zombie awakes in Lifeforce

What did I just watch? Movies beyond the Netflix queue

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Christopher Lee as Dracula about to take a bite out of Mina

Horror of Dracula (1958)

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When an undercover librarian aggravates the neighboring aristocrat, he enfenestrates to exsanguinate.
Street view of a movie theater, clothes scattered on the sidewalk

Night of the Comet (1984)

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Valley girls survive the zombie apocalypse, but will they survive rescue?
Thomas sitting on a bed on the left, Ephraim on the floor on the right.

The Lighthouse (2019)

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Two stranded wickies get on one another’s absolute last nerve.
Diabolik and Eva look at each other longingly

Danger: Diabolik (1968)

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A gadget-laden jewel thief continually eludes justice.
A young girl holds up the severed head of a doll

The Red Queen Kills Seven Times (1972)

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A family curse guarantees two sisters will be at each other’s throats.
Lord Alan preparing to choke somebody

The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)

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A serial-killer’s new wife is haunted by the ghost of his old one.
Sarah (Claudia Peyton) in a coat, looking over her shoulder

Blood Beat (1983)

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A midwestern family does psychic battle with a ghostly samurai while unintentionally(?) exploring toxic gender relationships.
Kevin Durand as Sheriff Shields, his eyes filled with tears

Dark Was the Night (2014)

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Monster terrorizes a small town, but not as much as everyone's inner demons do.
Vincent Price in costume as Prospero, with a serious expression and trademark mustache.

The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

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A better-than-the-original take on an Edgar Allan Poe classic.
Dollhouse artist Annie painting a male figure

Hereditary (2018)

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Intense family drama turns into haunted-house horror at about the 50% mark.
Closeup of Myrna Loy as Fa Lo See

The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

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This pre-code adventure movie is so shockingly racist you might find yourself pulling for the evil genius instead.
A slithering brain with eye stalks and a spinal cord tail

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?
Alice and Oliver leave the office after being menaced by a panther.

Cat People (1942)

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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.
Ursla Andress and Marcello Mastroianni in a still from The 10th Victim

The 10th Victim (1965)

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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.
Cribbins, Hawtrey, Williams, and Windsor

Carry On Spying (1964)

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Not the best spy spoof, but certainly one of the first.
The movie's director screams at the camera while an aghast cast looks on

One Cut of the Dead (2017)

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The production of a zombie movie descends into chaos when real zombies show up and the director won’t stop the shoot.
Tammy comforts a T-Rex

Tammy and the T-Rex (1994)

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A mad scientist shoves Tammy’s boyfriend’s brain into a robot dinosaur. Can this relationship be saved?
Jeremiah watches the world go by from his RV

Mandy (2018)

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A new revenge movie staring Nic Cage leans heavily on slow motion and red filters.
Jen (Matilda Lutz) stalks one of the men who did her wrong on a desolate desert road.

Revenge (2017)

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After Jen is assaulted and left for dead she pulls herself together, then takes her attackers apart.
Lead actress Jane Lyle in a still from the movie Island of Death.

Island of Death (1976)

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This movie would be a great travel promotion for a sleepy Greek island if it wasn’t for all the blood.
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