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Captain Kronos – Vampire Hunter (1974)

This may be the most awesomely bad poster ever.
This may be the most awesomely bad poster ever.

“The only man alive feared by the walking dead!”
This is blatant false advertising; they’ve clearly never heard of him.

Directed by Brian Clemens
Starring Horst Janson, Caroline Munro, John Cater and Wanda Ventham

A small village in Transylwherever is plagued by a rash of early onset old age, so local physician Doctor Marcus (John Carson) calls on the aid of his old army buddy, the often shirtless Captain Kronos (Janson). Kronos and his friend, the hunchbacked Professor Hieronymus Grost (Cater), arrive with all speed – stopping only to rescue a girl named Carla (Munro) sentenced to the stocks for dancing on a Sunday – and begin an investigation with toads, bells and herbal cigarettes, for they are vampire hunters. Professional vampire hunters.

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The Summer of Lovecraft: Rough Magik (2000)

It's Avon!
It’s Avon!

Directed by Jamie Payne
Starring Paul Darrow and Gerrard McArthur

The Story

Rough Magik is very, very loosely based on ‘The Call of Cthulhu’, in which an academic goes through his late uncle’s papers, learning of the global spread of the sinister Cthulhu cult.

The Film

A woman sacrifices her children to a tentacled statuette and is taken away by Mr Moon (Darrow), a man from… some ministry or other. Concerned by the sudden increase in the numbers of these Dreamers, Moon seeks out Warren (McArthur), an antiques dealer and former member of a clandestine group called the Night Scholars. Determined to find out where Warren came upon his knowledge of the Dreamers, Moon has him drugged and questions him about his time in the Falklands.


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Parallels (2015)

The Building... lacks distinctiveness.
The Building… lacks distinctiveness.

“What is the Building?”

Directed by Christopher Leone
Starring Mark Hapka, Jessica Rothe, Eric Jungmann and Constance Wu

Underground fighter Ronan Carter (Hapka) returns home after a long absence to find his father missing. Along with his sister Beatrix (Rothe) and lovelorn boy next door Harold (Jungmann), he tracks his father to a building which moves between parallel Earths once every thirty-six hours.

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