Saturday, 26 February 2011
Sunday, 20 February 2011
Saturday, 19 February 2011
I was only vaguely aware of 'The Omega Factor' until reminded of it over at the marvellous 'Spectral Dimension'. The series was on too late for my 11 year self to watch, and sneaked out on DVD, so I can perhaps be forgiven for the omission.
It's an intriguing show, a sort of supernatural 'Doomwatch', but more muddled and ambiguous and with an added story arc concerning conspiracy and emerging psychic powers. It only ran for ten episodes and left more questions than answers, but it had something and is well worth tracking down.
With regard to the clip, it's not terribly important for you to know the context, other than that the outcome is a matter of life or eternal damnation.
Saturday, 12 February 2011
Here's some seldom seen alternate titles to 'The Witchfinder General' (d. Michael Reeves, 1968). Music is by Carl Douglas, but tested poorly with preview audiences and was replaced with an orchestral score.
Sunday, 6 February 2011
'Virgin Witch' is rather under-rated, perhaps due to its sensationalist title and obvious sexploitation trappings. There are a lot of tits and bums, yes, but there are also some effective satanic ritual sequences, and a great performance from one of my secret crushes, Patricia Haines. It doesn't go anywhere particularly, but it's an interesting journey.