A Woman Under the Influence Directed by John Cassavetes
Starring: Gena Rowlands, Peter Falk, Katherine Cassavetes, Lady Rowlands, Fred Draper, Eddie Shaw
Theatrical Release Date: November 18, 1974 Criterion Collection Release Date: November 4, 2008
American director John Cassavetes once stated that “marriage isn’t a romance totally. Very sparse moments do you have to be romantic in a marriage.” His 1974 film A Woman Under the Influence beautifully reiterates his philosophy tremendously. The idea of love and relationships always had an enormous impact on all of Cassavetes’ pictures. While watching A Woman Under the Influence while being familiar with the aforementioned quote you realize how little romance is shown in the quintessential romantic way.
Hello Geeks and Ghouls, Famous Monster here. Well, it’s finally October and you know what that means? Breast Cancer Awareness 5Ks? Good guess. Pumpkin Spice Lattes? Delicious, but no. Halloween? YES. Horror movies? DOUBLE YES!
Welcome to 31 Days of Horror, where I’ll cover at least two noteworthy horror films a day for the entirety of the month. That’s 31 Days of Horror and 62+ scary movies perfect for a cold, dark October night. Be sure to visit Geeks of Doom every day this month for a double-shot of chills and thrills!
Today’s one-two punch of psychological horror features Roman Polanski‘s 1968 film, Rosemary’s Baby, and Nicolas Roeg‘s underrated 1973 British classic, Don’t Look Now. Satanic cults, supernatural sisters, and more await you!
Amazon is currently running a deal on Combat!: The Complete Series, which was the ABC-TV series that originally ran during the mid 1960s and focused on a squad battalion of American soldiers fighting the Germans during World War II, and the price that Amazon is offering for the package makes this deal irresistible.
The list priced at $299.99, but Amazon is giving buyers of this 40-disc DVD set for only $114.99, an absolutely unreal deal for sure. The deal runs out at the end of the day on Saturday, May 26, while supplies last.
Combat! ran from 1962 to 1967 and starred the late Vic Morrow, best remembered as one of the figures who died in the tragic Twilight Zone: The Movie accident in 1982. Here, he leads a cast of alpha males, such as Rick Jason and Pierre Jalbert, into 152 episodes of war and the trials, tribulations, and tragedies experienced and suffered during it. The series was also chock full of plenty of guest stars throughout its run, such as Telly Savalas, Lee Marvin, James Colburn, Leonard Nimoy, Sal Mineo, John Cassavetes, and many, many others.