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Tim Lucas

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Now in his 50th year as a published author, film historian and novelist Tim Lucas has produced a mind-boggling body of work that encompasses criticism, fiction, articles, essays, biography, blogging, comics, screenwriting, book introductions, poetry, songwriting, and most recently, more than 125 audio commentaries for Blu-rays and DVDs.

The former editor and co-publisher of the legendary Video Watchdog magazine (1990-2017), he has been a regular contributor to Cinefantastique (1972-1983) and the author of Sight & Sound’s long-running “NoZone” column about offbeat films (2003-2012), while his ongoing, award-winning Video WatchBlog has amassed some 1500+ articles and essays since its inception.

His published works to date include two well-received horror novels, Throat Sprockets (1994, included in Jones & Newman’s Horror: Another 100 Best Books) and The Book of Renfield: A Gospel of Dracula (2005), monographs on David Cronenberg’s Videodrome (2008) and the Edgar Allan Poe anthology Spirits of the Dead (2018) and the mammoth Saturn Award-winning critical biography Mario Bava – All the Colors of the Dark (2007).

A leading authority on horror and fantastic cinema, and European cinema in general, he has received numerous awards for his efforts, including 20 Rondo Hatton Classic Horror Film Awards, as well as membership in the Monster Kid Hall of Fame and the Rondo Legacy Award for 27 years of Video Watchdog. His works presently awaiting publication include The Man With Kaleidoscope Eyes (a comic novel based on his original screenplay about Roger Corman and the 1966 filming of The Trip); The Only Criminal (a darkly comic fantasy novel); The Secret Life of Love Songs (a magic realist novella equipped with its own soundtrack CD); and another movie monograph on Jess Franco’s Necronomicon/Succubus.

Booklet essays and notes by Tim Lucas…

Films on which Tim Lucas provides commentary

  • *** indicates available on Blu-ray
  • ** indicates available on DVD
  • * indicates No disc
Title Year IMDb Rating
*** The Golem 1920 The Golem (1920) on IMDb
*** Destiny 1921 Destiny (1921) on IMDb
*** Blackmail 1929 Blackmail (1929) on IMDb
*** Supernatural 1933 Supernatural (1933) on IMDb
*** Lifeboat 1944 Lifeboat (1944) on IMDb
*** Dead of Night 1945 Dead of Night (1945) on IMDb
*** The Phantom Speaks 1945 The Phantom Speaks (1945) on IMDb
*** Valley of the Zombies 1946 Valley of the Zombies (1946) on IMDb
*** Brighton Rock 1948 Brighton Rock (1948) on IMDb
*** Ulysses 1954 Ulysses (1954) on IMDb
*** The Beast with a Million Eyes 1955 The Beast with a Million Eyes (1955) on IMDb
*** The Incredible Shrinking Man 1957 The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957) on IMDb
*** Man of a Thousand Faces 1957 Man of a Thousand Faces (1957) on IMDb
*** Caltiki, the Immortal Monster 1959 Caltiki, the Immortal Monster (1959) on IMDb
*** Compulsion 1959 Compulsion (1959) on IMDb
*** Black Sunday 1960 Black Sunday (1960) on IMDb
*** Eyes Without a Face 1960 Eyes Without a Face (1960) on IMDb
*** The Flesh and the Fiends 1960 The Flesh and the Fiends (1960) on IMDb
*** Mill of the Stone Women 1960 Mill of the Stone Women (1960) on IMDb
** Thriller 1960 Thriller (1960) on IMDb
*** Erik the Conqueror 1961 Erik the Conqueror (1961) on IMDb
*** Hercules Conquers Atlantis 1961 Hercules Conquers Atlantis (1961) on IMDb
*** Hercules in the Haunted World 1961 Hercules in the Haunted World (1961) on IMDb
*** Journey to the Seventh Planet 1961 Journey to the Seventh Planet (1961) on IMDb
*** Last Year at Marienbad 1961 Last Year at Marienbad (1961) on IMDb
*** Pit and the Pendulum 1961 Pit and the Pendulum (1961) on IMDb
*** The Wonders of Aladdin 1961 The Wonders of Aladdin (1961) on IMDb
*** The Awful Dr. Orlof 1962 The Awful Dr. Orlof (1962) on IMDb
*** Jack the Giant Killer 1962 Jack the Giant Killer (1962) on IMDb
*** The Magic Sword 1962 The Magic Sword (1962) on IMDb
*** Tales of Terror 1962 Tales of Terror (1962) on IMDb
*** The Balcony 1963 The Balcony (1963) on IMDb
*** Black Sabbath 1963 Black Sabbath (1963) on IMDb
*** The Comedy of Terrors 1963 The Comedy of Terrors (1963) on IMDb
*** The Girl Who Knew Too Much 1963 The Girl Who Knew Too Much (1963) on IMDb
*** L’Immortelle 1963 L’Immortelle (1963) on IMDb
*** The Outer Limits 1963 The Outer Limits (1963) on IMDb
*** The Whip and the Body 1963 The Whip and the Body (1963) on IMDb
*** X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes 1963 X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes (1963) on IMDb
*** Blood and Black Lace 1964 Blood and Black Lace (1964) on IMDb
*** The Chalk Garden 1964 The Chalk Garden (1964) on IMDb
*** Dr. Orloff’s Monster 1964 Dr. Orloff’s Monster (1964) on IMDb
*** Fantomas 1964 Fantomas (1964) on IMDb
*** A Fistful of Dollars 1964 A Fistful of Dollars (1964) on IMDb
*** Sin in the Suburbs 1964 Sin in the Suburbs (1964) on IMDb
*** The Tomb of Ligeia 1964 The Tomb of Ligeia (1964) on IMDb
*** Alphaville 1965 Alphaville (1965) on IMDb
*** For a Few Dollars More 1965 For a Few Dollars More (1965) on IMDb
*** Planet of the Vampires 1965 Planet of the Vampires (1965) on IMDb
*** The Possessed 1965 The Possessed (1965) on IMDb
*** The Skull 1965 The Skull (1965) on IMDb
*** Attack of the Robots 1966 Attack of the Robots (1966) on IMDb
*** The Diabolical Dr. Z 1966 The Diabolical Dr. Z (1966) on IMDb
**** The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 1966 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) on IMDb
*** Kill, Baby... Kill! 1966 Kill, Baby... Kill! (1966) on IMDb
*** Knives of the Avenger 1966 Knives of the Avenger (1966) on IMDb
*** One Million Years B.C. 1966 One Million Years B.C. (1966) on IMDb
*** Trans-Europ-Express 1966 Trans-Europ-Express (1966) on IMDb
*** The President’s Analyst 1967 The President’s Analyst (1967) on IMDb
*** The Witches 1967 The Witches (1967) on IMDb
*** 2 - I, a Woman, Part II 1968 2 - I, a Woman, Part II (1968) on IMDb
*** Danger: Diabolik 1968 Danger: Diabolik (1968) on IMDb
*** The Man Who Lies 1968 The Man Who Lies (1968) on IMDb
*** Secret Ceremony 1968 Secret Ceremony (1968) on IMDb
*** Vibrations 1968 Vibrations (1968) on IMDb
*** Double Face 1969 Double Face (1969) on IMDb
*** Night Gallery 1969 Night Gallery (1969) on IMDb
*** The Night of the Following Day 1969 The Night of the Following Day (1969) on IMDb
*** Eden and After 1970 Eden and After (1970) on IMDb
*** Five Dolls for an August Moon 1970 Five Dolls for an August Moon (1970) on IMDb
*** Hatchet for the Honeymoon 1970 Hatchet for the Honeymoon (1970) on IMDb
*** Nightmares Come at Night 1970 Nightmares Come at Night (1970) on IMDb
*** Roy Colt & Winchester Jack 1970 Roy Colt & Winchester Jack (1970) on IMDb
*** Scream and Scream Again 1970 Scream and Scream Again (1970) on IMDb
*** Whirlpool 1970 Whirlpool (1970) on IMDb
*** A Bay of Blood 1971 A Bay of Blood (1971) on IMDb
*** Death Walks on High Heels 1971 Death Walks on High Heels (1971) on IMDb
*** Four Times that Night 1971 Four Times that Night (1971) on IMDb
*** Play Misty for Me 1971 Play Misty for Me (1971) on IMDb
*** Baron Blood 1972 Baron Blood (1972) on IMDb
*** Daughter of Dracula 1972 Daughter of Dracula (1972) on IMDb
*** Death Walks at Midnight 1972 Death Walks at Midnight (1972) on IMDb
*** Dr. Phibes Rises Again 1972 Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972) on IMDb
*** The Night Stalker 1972 The Night Stalker (1972) on IMDb
*** Death Smiles on a Murderer 1973 Death Smiles on a Murderer (1973) on IMDb
*** The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein 1973 The Erotic Rites of Frankenstein (1973) on IMDb
*** Lisa and the Devil 1973 Lisa and the Devil (1973) on IMDb
*** The Night Strangler 1973 The Night Strangler (1973) on IMDb
*** A Virgin Among the Living Dead 1973 A Virgin Among the Living Dead (1973) on IMDb
*** Confessions of a Young American Housewife 1974 Confessions of a Young American Housewife (1974) on IMDb
*** Kolchak: The Night Stalker 1974 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974) on IMDb
*** Rabid Dogs 1974 Rabid Dogs (1974) on IMDb
*** Successive Slidings of Pleasure 1974 Successive Slidings of Pleasure (1974) on IMDb
*** Playing with Fire 1975 Playing with Fire (1975) on IMDb
*** Valentino 1977 Valentino (1977) on IMDb
*** Cannibal Apocalypse 1980 Cannibal Apocalypse (1980) on IMDb
*** Revenge in the House of Usher 1983 Revenge in the House of Usher (1983) on IMDb
*** Videodrome 1983 Videodrome (1983) on IMDb
*** The Silence of the Lambs 1991 The Silence of the Lambs (1991) on IMDb
**** True Romance 1993 True Romance (1993) on IMDb
** Monster Kid Home Movies 2005 Monster Kid Home Movies (2005) on IMDb
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