By Michael R. Pitts
Among 1952 and 1977, Allied Artists images company published over eighty function motion pictures with horror, technological know-how fiction and myth issues, a number of of them that includes such style stars as Vincent expense, Boris Karloff, John Carradine and Lon Chaney, Jr. between Allied Artists' contributions are the vintage Invasion of the physique Snatchers and the William fortress productions residence on Haunted Hill and Macabre. Allied additionally published the camp favorites Frankenstein Meets the gap Monster, From Hell It got here and Queen of Outer house, and imported eu efforts similar to Blood and Black Lace and Caltiki the Immortal Monster. integrated listed below are certain plot synopses and demanding analyses of all the movies. additionally lined are 22 positive aspects, together with Little store of Horrors, made by means of different businesses and published to tv via Allied, and the studio's theatrical double-feature reissue of Paramount's The Blob and Universal's Dinosaurus!
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