Thursday, April 28, 2016
MONSTER MOVIE REVIEWS FROM 1958 (PART 2)
One of my favorite "guilty pleasure" B-Horror movies is CURSE OF THE FACELSS MAN. It's a straight up horror thriller from beginning to end. It was directed by Eddie Cahn, who also directed another of my favorite low-budget monster melodramas, FOUR SKULLS OF JONATHAN DRAKE (see my article on this movie in MAD SCIENTIST #30).
CURSE OF THE FACELESS MAN is reviewed in the August 16th, 1958 issue of HARRISON'S REPORTS. Filmed at L.A.'s Griffith Observatory and Malibu Beach, it was released in the same month on a double-bill with IT, THE TERROR FROM BEYOND SPACE, another Cahn fifties fright film that is generally referred to as the inspiration for ALIEN. Included here is a COFM lobby card set.