The Festive Season Cometh

It's been a busy few weeks and as Yuletide approaches there has been a big change in the drinking habits of the Sandman, namely that aside from days off I am on the wagon and not having my after work pint, this is partially because I tend to finish late and at this time of … Continue reading The Festive Season Cometh

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The Man with the Sack is Coming

Normally I wouldn't comment on Christmas this early into November because, well it is bloody November! But as I sit in the staff room with a steaming hot cup of tea I find it faintly amusing that today we had our first Christmas coach party... Yes I know but it was some senior citizen social … Continue reading The Man with the Sack is Coming

10 Films

In response to Melanie's Ten Films Which Influenced Me post, which in term was inspired by The Haunted Wordsmith, So since I am not sure quite how "inspired" is to be interpreted here is my best shot. 1. Citizen Kane Yes I know it is a bit of a Film School Textbook answer but many … Continue reading 10 Films

The Sandman’s Film Club: The House That Dripped Blood

The House That Dripped Blood (1970) Certificate: 12 Amicus Studios Directed by Peter Duffell Starring Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Ingrid Pitt, Denholm Elliott, Tom Adams, Jon Pertwee. The House That Dripped Blood is an atmospheric portmanteau classic horror, based on the novel of the name by Robert Bloch (the author of Psycho), from Amicus Studios … Continue reading The Sandman’s Film Club: The House That Dripped Blood