University of Texas, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

John McCarty:

An Inventory of His Papers at the Harry Ransom Center



Creator: McCarty, John, 1944-
Title: John McCarty Papers
Dates: 1912-2010
Abstract: The John McCarty Papers contain film stills, clippings, film and fan magazines, pressbooks, and McCarthy's writings which document the evolution of the horror and thriller film genres.
Call Number: Film Collection FI-055
Extent: 15 document boxes (6.30 linear feet), 1 oversize box (osb)
Language: English and Spanish
Repository: The University of Texas at Austin, Harry Ransom Center

Biographical Sketch

John McCarty was born in Albany, New York, in 1944. He graduated with a communications degree in broadcasting and film from Boston University in 1966. After serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bogotá, Columbia, McCarty lived in Hollywood from 1968 to 1970, and wrote several unproduced scripts for the television series Family Affair and Death Valley Days. After working in broadcasting and as a copywriter for General Electric Company, McCarty published his first book, You're on Open Line: Inside the Wacky World of Late-Night Talk Radio, in 1978. He became a full time author in 1983, and has written over twenty non-fiction books on business, film, and the entertainment industry. He is often credited with coining the phrase "splatter film" to describe the subgenre of bloody horror film that graphically portrays violence and gore, when his book Splatter Movies: Breaking the Last Taboo of the Screen (1981) was published. Other publications include: Alfred Hitchcock Presents: An Illustrated Guide to the Ten-Year Television Career of the Master of Suspense (1985), The Films of John Huston (1987), The Little Shop of Horrors Book (1988), The Official Splatter Movie Guide (1989), Hollywood Gangland: The Movies' Love Affair with the Mob (1991), Thrillers: Seven Decades of Classic Film Suspense (1992), The Fearmakers: The Screen's Directorial Masters of Suspense and Terror (1994), The Sleaze Merchants: Adventures in Exploitation Filmmaking (1995), The Films of Mel Gibson (2001), and Hammer Films (2002). In addition, McCarty has contributed film articles to such film and fan magazines as Fangoria, Filmfax, Little Shoppe of Horrors, Mystery Scene, and Starlog.

His 2004 book, Bullets Over Hollywood: The American Gangster Picture from the Silents to "The Sopranos," was produced as a major documentary by Hugh Hefner's Alta Loma Entertainment company and aired in 2005 and 2006 on the Starz/Encore cable network. He is also the co-producer-director-writer and narrator of The Fearmakers: Masters of Screen Suspense and Terror, a 10-part documentary series based on his book about some of the most influential makers of classic suspense and terror films. Additionally, McCarty has worked on other film projects including Dead Horse Trail, which earned an Honorable Mention citation at the 2008 Electric City Film Festival; The Metamorphoses, inspired by the Franz Kafka novel; and The Confinement (2009), inspired by the story "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Perkins Gilman.

McCarty has also taught courses about cinema in the Department of Theatre at the University of Albany.


Scope and Contents

The John McCarty Papers consist primarily of materials collected and used by McCarty in the writing of his books and articles about film, particularly the suspense and horror film genres. Included are film publications, film stills, clippings, pressbooks, publicity materials, and a small amount of material associated with McCarty's writing and film projects including drafts, dust jacket designs, reviews of McCarty's books, and books written by McCarty. The collection is organized into three series: I. Reference Materials, 1920-2010; II. Memorabilia, 1912-1995; and III. Writings and Film Projects, 1966-circa 2008.

Series I. Reference materials make up the bulk of the material and is organized into four subseries: A. Publications, 1970-2010; B. Publicity Materials, 1972-1989; C. Film Stills, 1920-1993, undated; and D. Articles and Research, 1982-1985, undated. Subseries A. Publications is arranged alphabetically according to magazine title and is a mixture of horror and science fiction genre newsletters and magazines. Publications include Afraid Newsletter, Cinefantastique, Fangoria, FilmFax, Little Shoppe of Horrors, Twilight Zone Magazine, Starlog, and others. Several issues of Fangoria, Filmfax, Little Shoppe of Horrors, Mystery Scene, and Starlog contain articles written by McCarty.

Subseries B. Publicity Materials includes pressbooks, press releases, and press kits collected by McCarty. The material is arranged in alphabetical order by film title and the films represented date between 1972 and 1989. Among the films included are Andy Warhol's Frankenstein, The Brood, Creepshow, Dressed to Kill, Equus, Herbie Goes Bananas, Lady in White, Sphinx, and Sullivan's Pavilion.

Subseries C. Film Stills contains numerous production and publicity photographs collected by McCarty. The film stills represent movies from a variety of film genres, but the majority of photographs are of action, suspense, science fiction, and horror films. McCarty used many of these film stills to illustrate his books. Most of the photos are organized alphabetically by film title, but several folders of stills from unlabeled notebooks are filed at the end of the subseries. An index at the end of the finding aid lists film stills found in this series.

Subseries D. Articles and Research contains clippings, articles, and film reference material collected by McCarty, presumably used in his writings.

Series II. Memorabilia includes film stills, articles, publicity kits, and other material about directors and film genres. This material was organized by McCarty into numbered binders focused on a particular subject. Subjects include directors Roman Polanski, Alfred Hitchcock, Sam Peckinpah, and John Huston; American and British Cinema and Television and American Cinema (major and Indie studios) from the 1970s to the 1990s; the American gangster film; and the British horror production company, Hammer Films Ltd. McCarty's original binder titles appear in single quotes in the container list. In addition to the collected material, McCarty also inserted material related to his books on the subject. For example, the Alfred Hitchcock binders contain an assortment of Spanish serialized excerpts from his book, Alfred Hitchcock Presents. One of the John Huston binders contains the dust jacket for his book, The Films of John Huston. For preservation purposes, the materials were removed from the binders, but their original order was maintained. An index at the end of the finding aid lists film stills found in this series.

Series III. Writings and Film Projects is the smallest series by volume and contains documents that relate to McCarty's published works and film projects. It is arranged alphabetically by book or project title. Material includes research, interview notes, reviews, dust jackets and cover art, correspondence, publisher's catalogs, and film still order forms. Of particular interest are a draft of The Films of John Huston (1987) and McCarty's proposals for the books Thrillers: Seven Decades of Classic Film Suspense (1992) and The Stuff that Dreams are Made of: John Huston and the Golden Age of Hollywood (unpublished). Also present are dust jackets for some of McCarty's books.


Restrictions

Access:

Open for research


Index Terms

People
Cushing, Peter, 1913-1994.
Hitchcock, Alfred, 1899-1980.
Huston, John, 1906-1987.
McCarty, John, 1944-
Polanski, Roman.
Peckinpah, Sam, 1925-1984.
Subjects
Horror films.
Monster films.
Motion Pictures, American.
Producers and Directors.
Splatter films.
Document Types
Articles.
Books.
Clippings.
Film Stills.
Periodicals.
Pressbooks.
Writings.

Separated Material

A collection of books, including eighteen volumes--many signed--of McCarty's published books, a special edition documentary about Sam Peckinpah, and the Wild Bunch audio soundtrack were transferred to the Ransom Center Library. Three recordable compact discs, labeled as digital photographs, were transferred to the Ransom Center Electronic Records Collection.


Administrative Information

Acquisition:

Gifts, 2011-2012 (10-12-012-G, 11-03-008G)

Processed by:

Michael Rodney and Amy Armstrong, 2012


Sources:

In addition to material found within the McCarty Papers, the following source was used:

McCarty, John. The Fearmakers: The Screen's Directorial Masters of Suspense and Terror. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1994.


Container List

Series I. Reference Materials, 1920-2010

Subseries A. Publications, 1970-2010
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1.1 Afraid Newsletter, Vol. 1 Nos. 1-8, November 1989-June 1990
American Film
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1.2 September-October 1976
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1.3 February-March 1977
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1.4 May, July/August 1977
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1.5 December 1977/January 1978, April, September 1978
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1.6 February, October 1979
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1.7 March-April 1980
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1.8 November 1981, September-October 1982
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1.9 March-April 1983, September 1987
Cinefantastique
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1.10 Vol. 1 Nos. 1-4, Fall 1970-Fall 1971
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1.11 Vol. 2 Nos. 1, 2, 4, Spring 1972-Summer 1973
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2.1 Vol. 3 Nos. 1-4, Fall 1973-Winter 1974
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2.2 Vol. 4 Nos. 1-4, Spring 1975-Winter 1976
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2.3 Vol. 5 Nos. 1-2, 4, Spring 1976-Fall 1976, Spring 1977
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2.4 Vol. 6 Nos. 1-3; Vol. 6 No. 4/Vol. 7 No. 1 (double issue), Summer 1977-Spring 1978
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2.5 Vol. 7 Nos. 2-3/4 (double issue), Summer-Fall 1978
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2.6 Vol. 8 Nos. 1, 4, Winter 1987-Summer 1979
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2.7 Vol. 9 No. 3/4 (double issue), Spring 1980
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2.8 Vol. 10 Nos. 2, 4, Fall 1980-Spring 1981
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2.9 Vol. 11 Nos. 1, 3-4, Summer-December 1981
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2.10 Vol. 14 No. 3, May 1984
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2.11 Vol. 21 Nos. 2-6, September 1990-June 1991
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2.12 Vol. 22 Nos.1-2, 5, August 1991-April 1992
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15.1-4 Duplicate issues, 1973-1981
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3.1 Cinema Retro, Vol. 6 Nos. 16-18, Winter-Autumn 2010
Fangoria
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3.2 No. 88, November 1989, contains Phantom Pains by McCarty
No.104, July 1991, contains The Midwife of Mutilation by McCarty
No.152, May 1996
Spanish editions, No.1 December 1990 and No. 5, January 1992
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15.5 Duplicate issues, 1989-1991
Film Comment
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3.3 Spring 1972
March/April 1977
Filmfax
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3.4 No. 25, February/March 1991
No. 29, October/November 1991
No. 30, December/January 1992
No. 71, February/March 1999
No. 112, October/December 2006; contains From Narrow Margins to Boston Stranglings by McCarty
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15.6 Duplicate issue, 2006
Little Shoppe of Horrors (formerly The Hammer Journal)
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3.5 No. 4, April 1978
No. 6, July 1981; contains James Bernard co-written by McCarty
No. 7, December 1982; contains Nigel Kneale's Quartermass Phenomenon co-written by McCarty
No 8, May 1984
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3.6 No. 9, March 1986
No. 10/11, July 1990
No. 19, September 2007
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3.7 No. 21, September 2008
No. 23, October 2009
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4.1 Lumiere, March 1973
Mystery Scene
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4.2 No. 50, November/December 1995; contains Diabolique: The Thriller That Wouldn't Die by McCarty
No. 53, May/June 1996; contains Female Psychos by McCarty
Starlog
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4.3 November 1987; contains Taking a Trip One Step Beyond by McCarty
May 1991; contains John Newland's "Errand of Mercy" by McCarty
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15.7 Duplicate issue, 1987
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4.4 T.V. Guide, 11-17 May 1985; contains Presenting Alfred Hitchcock…in a Wine Vat…Beside a Torture Rack…Twitting the Sponsors co-written by McCarty
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4.5 Twilight Zone Magazine, April 1985
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4.6 Video Times, May 1986
Subseries B. Publicity Materials, 1972-1989
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4.7 Alone in the Dark, 1982
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4.8 Andy Warhol's Frankenstein, 1973
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4.9 Blood Beach, 1981
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4.10 The Boogeyman, 1980
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4.11 The Brood, 1979
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4.12 The Burning, 1981
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4.13 Creepshow, 1981
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4.14, 16 Deliverance, 1972
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4.15 Dressed to Kill, 1980
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4.16 Equus, 1973
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4.17 Family Plot, 1976
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4.18 Fear No Evil, 1981
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4.19 Friday the 13th, 1980
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4.20 Herbie Goes Bananas, 1980
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4.21 Lady in White, 1988
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4.22 The Last Flight of Noah's Ark, 1980
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4.23 Little Shop of Horrors, 1986, undated
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4.24 The Next Step Beyond, 1978
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4.25 Night School, 1981
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4.26 The Phantom of the Opera, 1989
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4.27 Prom Night, 1980
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4.28 Rabid, 1977
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5.1 The Shining, 1980
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5.2 Sisters, 1973
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16 Snuff, ad sheets, 1976
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5.3 Sphinx, 1980
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5.4 Sullivan's Pavilion, 1987
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5.5 Tales from the Darkside, 1983
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5.6 The Terminal Man, 1974
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5.7 Twinkle, Twinkle, Killer Kane (released as The Ninth Configuration), 1980
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5.8 Xtro, 1982
Subseries C. Film Stills, 1920-1993, undated
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5.9 A-B, 1922-1982
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5.10 C, 1920-1987
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5.11 Da-De, 1920-1993
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5.12 Di-Dr, 1920-1981
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5.13 E-G, 1931-1981
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6.1 H, 1928-1980
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6.2 I-J, 1933-1993
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6.3 K-La, 1933-1988
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6.4 Le-Ma, 1927-1986
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6.5 Mi-Ni, 1927-1979
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6.6 No-Po, 1922-1982
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7.1 Pr-Shi, 1926-1982
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7.2 Sho-Ta, 1926-1982
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7.3 Te-Th, 1933-1982
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7.4 Ti-We, 1928-1983
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7.5 Wh-Z, 1944-1982
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14.12-16 Unlabeled notebook with assorted film stills, 1973-1992
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7.6 Unidentified films, undated
Subseries D. Articles and Research, 1982-1985, undated
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16 Clippings about horror films, 1985
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7.7 Film index, photocopies of selected films, undated
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7.8 Peraino crime family article reprints, Los Angeles Times, June 1982



Series II. Memorabilia, 1912-1995

Container
8.1-4, 16 'Roman Polanski' notebook 7, film stills, clippings, pressbooks, 1971-1995
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8.5-7, 9.1 'American/British Cinema and Television 1970s-1990s' notebook 8, film stills, pressbooks, 1970-1984
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9.2-3 'American Cinema (Major Studios and Indies) 1970s-1990s' notebook 9, film stills, 1967-1978
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9.4-5 'Thrillers (Primarily American) 1920s-1990s' notebook 10, film stills, 1928-1979
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9.6, 10.1-4 'The American Gangster Picture' notebooks 11 and 12, film stills, Psychotronic magazine (Summer 1991), pressbook, copies of film reviews, 1912-1991
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10.5-6, 11.1-2, 15.8 'Alfred Hitchcock' notebooks 13 and 14, film stills, serialized excerpts from McCarty's Alfred Hitchcock Presents (Spanish), VHS covers from The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Pilot (Spanish, 1985), 1927-1985
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11.3-5, 16 'Sam Peckinpah' notebooks 15 and 16, film stills, pressbooks, printed material, letter from Peckinpah, Film Heritage containing article, Sam Peckinpah and The Wild Bunch, by McCarty (Winter 1969/1970), 1969-1994
'John Huston'
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11.6-7, 12.1, 16 Notebook 17, film stills, pressbooks, clippings, letters, printed material, 1938-1987
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12.2-4, 16 Notebook 18, film stills, dusk jacket for The Films of John Huston by McCarty, pressbook, lobby cards, Moby Dick Dell Movie Classic comic book, 1949-1985
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12.5-6, 13.1-2, 16 'Britain's Hammer Film Productions L' notebooks 19 and 20, letters, photographs, film stills, press books, publicity material, 1955-1981 (book separated to Library)



Series III. Writings and Film Projects, 1966-circa 2008

Container
13.3 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: An Illustrated Guide to the Ten-Year Television Career of the Master of Suspense (1985), research, draft of Introduction by Robert Bloch, correspondence, book reviews, Screen Education (March/April 1966) containing article, Hitchcock Themes, by McCarty, 1966-1985
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13.4 The Amazing Herschel Gordon Lewis and His World of Exploitation Films (1983), order form, 1983
Bullets Over Hollywood: The American Gangster Picture from Silents to "The Sopranos" (2004)
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13.5 Photocopies of original documents, Table of Contents and Appendix drafts, draft of interview with Robert Fleischer by McCarty, 2003
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13.6 Research about gangster films, directors, actors, 2003
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13.7 The Fearmakers Collection (2007), DVD cover art, 2007
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13.8-9 The Films of John Huston (1987), draft and photo captions list, undated
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14.1 Little Shop of Horrors Book (1988), catalog, 1988
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14.2 The Official Splatter Movie Guide (1989), reviews, publicity material, letters, 1989
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14.3 Psychos: Eighty Years of Mad Movies, Maniacs, and Murderous Deeds (1986), reviews, catalog, letter, 1986
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14.4 The Sleaze Merchants: Adventures in Exploitation Filmmaking (1995), review, 1995
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14.5 Splatter Movies: Breaking the Last Taboo (1981), reviews, catalogs, letter, 1982
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14.6 The Stuff that Dreams are Made of: John Huston and the Golden Age of Hollywood, book proposal, circa 2008
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14.7 Thrillers: Seven Decades of Classic Film Suspense (1992), book proposal, undated
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14.8 Video Screams (1983), catalog, 1983
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14.9 Articles about Frank Laloggia films, drafts by McCarty, 1979-1988
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14.10 Book covers, 1984-1990
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14.11 Film still orders, 1991



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16 Oversize material



Index of Film Stills

  • Abandon Ship--9.4
  • Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde--5.9
  • The Abominable Dr. Phibes--5.9
  • Across the Pacific--11.7
  • African Queen--12.2
  • Al Capone--9.6
  • The Alfred Hitchcock Hour--10.5-6
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents--10.5-6
  • Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore--9.2
  • Alien--5.9
  • All the President's Men--9.5
  • Alone in the Dark--14.14
  • Altered States--14.14
  • The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse--11.7
  • An American Werewolf in London--5.9
  • Andy Warhol's Dracula--8.2
  • Angels with Dirty Faces--9.6, 10.3
  • Annie--12.4
  • Armored Car Robbery--10.1
  • Arsenic and Old Lace--5.9
  • The Asphalt Jungle--11.6, 12.2, 12.4
  • Asylum--5.9
  • The Atomic City--5.9
  • The Awakening--5.9
  • The Awful Dr. Orloff--5.9
  • Baby Face Nelson--9.6, 10.1
  • Bad Day at Black Rock--9.5
  • The Bad News Bears--8.5
  • The Bad Seed--5.9
  • Badlands--10.3
  • The Ballad of Cable Hogue--11.5
  • The Barbarian and the Geisha--12.2
  • Battlestar Galactica--5.9, 9.3
  • Beat the Devil--12.2
  • Bedlam--5.9
  • The Bible: In the Beginning…--12.3
  • Big Brother--10.2
  • Big City--10.3
  • The Big Heat--9.6
  • The Big Steal--9.6
  • Big Trouble in Little China--14.15
  • Bird with the Crystal Plumage--5.9
  • The Birds--11.1
  • Black Caesar--9.6
  • The Black Curse--13.1
  • Black Hand--9.6, 10.1
  • The Blackbird--10.3
  • Blade Runner--5.9
  • A Blind Bargain--5.9
  • Blood Feast--5.9
  • Blood of Dracula's Castle--5.9
  • Blood of Ghastly Horror--5.9
  • Blood Simple--8.5
  • Bloody Mama--9.6
  • Blow Out--14.13
  • Bluebeard--5.9
  • Body Double--14.14
  • The Body Snatcher--5.9
  • Bonnie and Clyde--10.3
  • The Bonnie Parker Story--9.6, 10.1
  • The Boogeyman--14.14
  • The Boston Strangler--5.9
  • Brain of Blood--5.9
  • Bride of Frankenstein--5.9
  • Bride of the Monster--5.9
  • The Brides of Dracula--12.5
  • Brighton Strangler--5.9
  • The Brinks Job--9.6, 10.1
  • Broadway--10.3
  • The Brood--14.15
  • The Brotherhood--9.6
  • Buck and the Preacher--9.3
  • Bug--5.9
  • Bullets or Ballots--10.3
  • Bullitt--9.6
  • Bunny Lake is Missing--5.9
  • The Burning--14.14
  • The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari--5.10
  • Candleshoe--8.5
  • Cape Fear (1962)--9.4
  • Cape Fear (1991)--5.10
  • Capone--9.6
  • Captain Kronos Vampire Hunter--13.1
  • Carrie--5.10
  • The Cars that Ate Paris--5.10
  • Cash on Demand--13.1
  • Casino Royale--11.6, 12.3
  • Cat O' Nine Tails--5.10
  • Cat People--5.10
  • Charley Varrick--10.1, 10.3
  • The China Syndrome--9.5
  • Chinatown--8.2, 11.6
  • Christine--14.15-16
  • The City Gone Wild--10.2
  • City Streets--10.1
  • The Collector--5.10
  • The Comedy of Terrors--5.10
  • Compulsion--5.10
  • The Conversation--9.3
  • The Corpse Grinders--5.10
  • Count Dracula--5.10
  • Craze--5.10
  • The Crazies--5.10
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon--5.10
  • Creeping Flesh--5.10
  • The Creeping Unknown (also known as The Quartermass Xpermiment)--13.2
  • Creepshow--14.15
  • Creepshow 2--5.10
  • Crimes of the Future--5.10
  • The Crucifer of Blood--8.6
  • The Curse of Frankenstein--12.5
  • Curse of the Demon--5.10
  • The Curse of the Werewolf--12.6
  • Curse of Wray Dons--5.10
  • The Dark Half--5.11
  • Dark Star--5.11
  • Dawn of the Dead--5.11
  • Day for Night--9.3
  • Day of the Dead--14.15
  • The Day of the Jackal--9.5
  • Day the World Ended--5.11
  • Dead Ringers--14.15
  • Dead Zone--5.11
  • Deadly Blessing--5.11
  • The Deadly Tower--14.14
  • Death at Hand (released as Lepke)--9.6
  • Der Januskopf--5.11
  • Deranged--5.11
  • De Sade--11.6
  • The Deserter--11.6
  • Desperate--9.6
  • The Desperate Hours--9.6, 10.3
  • Desperate Living--5.11
  • The Devil's Bride--13.1
  • Devil's Circus--5.11
  • Diabolique--5.12
  • Dial M for Murder--11.1
  • Die! Die! My Darling!--13.1
  • Dillinger--9.6, 10.3
  • Dirty Harry--5.12
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920)--5.12
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)--5.12
  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)--5.12
  • Dr. Mabuse the Gambler--5.12
  • Dr. Strangelove--5.12
  • Dr. Terror's House of Horrors--5.12
  • The Doorway to Hell--10.3
  • Double Indemnity--9.5
  • A Double Life--5.12
  • Dracula--5.12, 8.3
  • Dracula Has Risen from the Grave--5.12, 12.6
  • Dracula Prince of Darkness--12.6
  • Dracula vs. Frankenstein--5.12
  • Dracula's Daughter--5.12
  • The Dragnet--9.6
  • Dragonslayer--5.12
  • Dressed to Kill--10.2, 14.13
  • Driller Killer--5.12
  • The Elephant Man--8.5
  • Enemy from Space (also known as Quartermass II: Enemy from Space)--13.2
  • The Enforcer--9.6
  • The Entertainer--8.5
  • The Entity--5.13
  • Equus--9.2, 14.13
  • Escape from New York--14.15-16
  • The Evil of Frankenstein--5.13
  • Experiment Perilous--5.13
  • Eyes of Laura Mars (1978)--14.16
  • Fade to Black (also known as The Mummy)--14.14
  • Fail Safe--9.5
  • Family Plot--10.6, 11.1
  • Fat City--12.3
  • Fatal Vision--14.14
  • The FBI Story--10.1
  • Fear No Evil--5.13
  • The Fearless Vampire Killers--8.1
  • The Fiend Who Walked the West--5.13
  • The Final Conflict--5.13
  • The First Deadly Sin--5.13
  • F.I.S.T.--9.6
  • Five Bloody Graves--5.13
  • Five Million Years to Earth--13.1
  • Flesh and Blood--10.2
  • The Flight of the Phoenix--9.4
  • The Fly--14.15
  • The Fog--14.15
  • The Fool Killer--5.13
  • Fools' Highway--10.1
  • Force of Evil--9.6
  • 48 Hrs.--8.5, 8.7
  • Four Flies on Grey Velvet--5.13
  • Frankenstein--5.13
  • Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell--12.6
  • Frankenstein Created Woman--12.6
  • Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed--12.6
  • Frankenstein Unbound--14.14
  • Freaks--5.13
  • French Connection II--9.6
  • Frenzy--10.5-6
  • Freud--11.6, 12.3
  • Friday the 13th--14.14
  • Friday the 13th Part III (3-D)--14.13
  • Fright--5.13
  • The Funhouse--5.13
  • The Fury--5.13
  • Fury--9.5
  • The Gang Who Couldn't Shoot Straight--9.6
  • Gangster--10.1
  • Gangster Story--10.4
  • Getaway--10.3
  • The Ghost Ship--5.13
  • The Glass Key--10.1, 10.3
  • Gloria--10.3
  • G-Men--9.6, 10.3
  • The Godfather--10.1-3
  • The Godfather Part II--10.1-2
  • Godspell: A Musical Based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew--9.3
  • The Great Escape--9.4
  • Gun Crazy--10.1
  • Guns Don't Argue--10.1
  • Halloween--6.1, 14.13
  • Halloween III: Season of the Witch--14.15
  • Hands of the Ripper--13.1
  • Hangover Square--6.1
  • Happy Birthday to Me--14.14
  • The Harder They Fall--9.6, 10.2
  • The Haunted House--6.1
  • Haunted Strangler--6.1
  • Haxan--6.1
  • Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison--12.2
  • Heavenly Creatures--8.5
  • Herbie Goes Bananas--8.5
  • High and Low (Tengoku to jigoku)--9.5
  • High Sierra--11.6
  • Highlander: The Final Dimension--8.5
  • The Hills Have Eyes--6.1
  • Hit Man--9.6
  • The Hitchhiker--6.1
  • Homicidal--6.1
  • Horror of Dracula--12.5
  • Horror of the Blood Monsters--6.1
  • The Hound of the Baskervilles--12.5
  • A House Divided--11.7
  • House of Frankenstein--6.1
  • House of Haunted Hill--6.1
  • The House of Horror--6.1
  • House of Usher--6.1
  • House of Wax--6.1
  • Humanoids from the Deep--6.1
  • Hush, Hush Sweet Charlotte--6.1
  • I Died a Thousand Times--10.1
  • I Saw What You Did--6.2
  • I Walked With a Zombie--6.2
  • In This Our Life--11.7
  • Incredible Melting Man--6.2
  • The Incredible Shrinking Man--6.2
  • The Innocents--6.2
  • Invaders from Mars--6.2
  • Invasion of the Blood Farmers--6.2
  • The Invisible Man--6.2
  • Island of Lost Souls--6.2
  • It Came from Hollywood--8.5
  • It Came from Outer Space--6.2
  • Jack the Ripper--6.2
  • Jaguar Lives!--11.6
  • Jason and the Argonauts--6.2
  • Jaws--6.2
  • Jezebel--11.7
  • John Carpenter Presents Body Bags--6.2
  • Johnny Allegro--10.1
  • Johnny Apollo--10.1
  • Johnny Cool--10.1
  • Johnny Firecloud--6.2
  • Johnny O'Clock--10.1
  • Johnny Stool Pigeon--10.3
  • Jonathan--6.2
  • Juggernaut--9.4
  • Junior Bonner--11.3
  • Key Largo--11.7
  • The Killers--9.6, 10.2
  • The Killing--9.6
  • King Kong--6.3
  • King of New York--10.3
  • King of the Roaring 20's--10.1
  • A Kiss Before Dying--6.3
  • Kiss Me Deadly--10.2
  • Kiss of Death--10.1
  • A Knife for the Ladies--6.3
  • Knife in the Water--8.1
  • Knightriders--14.15
  • The Krays--10.2
  • The Kremlin Letter--12.3
  • La Verité--6.3
  • Lady in White--6.3
  • Lady Scarface--10.1
  • The Last Flight of Noah's Ark--8.5
  • The Last Gangster--9.6
  • Last House on the Left--6.3
  • The Last Man on Earth--6.3
  • The Last Picture Show--8.6
  • The Last Voyage--9.5
  • Leadbelly--8.6
  • The Legacy--8.5
  • Lenny--9.3
  • Leopard Man--6.4
  • Les Yeux Sans Visage--6.4
  • Let There Be Light--11.7
  • The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean--12.3
  • Lifeboat--11.1
  • Lifeforce--6.4
  • Lights of New York--10.3
  • The Lincoln Conspiracy--8.6
  • The Lindbergh Kidnapping Case--6.4
  • The List of Adrian Messenger--12.3
  • Little Big Man--8.7
  • Little Caesar--9.6, 10.3
  • The Little Giant--10.3
  • Little Miss Marker--8.5
  • Little Shop of Horrors--6.4
  • Lizzie--6.4
  • The Lodger--10.5-6
  • London after Midnight--6.4
  • The Long Good Friday--10.2
  • The Long Goodbye--9.6
  • Love and Death--9.2
  • Love from a Stranger--6.4
  • Love Me or Leave Me--9.6
  • Lovesick--11.6
  • M (1931)--6.4
  • M (1951)--6.4
  • Ma Barker's Killer Brood--10.1
  • Macabre--6.4
  • Macbeth--8.1
  • Machine-Gun Kelly--10.1
  • The Mackintosh Man--12.3
  • The Mad Room--6.4
  • Magic--6.4
  • The Maltese Falcon--11.6-7, 12.4
  • Man Hunt--9.5
  • Man in the Attic--6.4
  • The Man Who Could Cheat Death--12.6
  • The Man Who Turned to Stone--6.4
  • The Man Who Would Be King--11.6, 12.3
  • The Manchurian Candidate--6.4, 9.4
  • Manhattan Melodrama--10.1
  • Maniac--6.4, 14.14
  • Mark of the Vampire--6.4
  • Marnie--11.1
  • Martin--6.4
  • The Mask of Fu Manchu--6.4
  • Me Gangster--10.2
  • Miller's Crossing--10.2-3
  • Miracles for Sale--6.5
  • The Misfits--12.3
  • Mr. Sardonicus--6.5
  • Moby Dick--11.6, 12.2
  • Mockery--6.5
  • Monkey Shines--14.15
  • Monster on the Campus--6.5
  • The Most Dangerous Game--6.5
  • Moulin Rouge--11.6, 12.2
  • Mouthpiece--10.3
  • The Mummy--6.5, 12.6
  • Murder by Contract--9.6
  • Murder by Decree--6.5
  • Murder, Inc. --9.6
  • Murders in the Zoo--6.5
  • The Musketeers of Pig Alley--10.1
  • My Bloody Valentine--14.14
  • The Mysterious Island--6.5
  • The Naked Jungle--6.5
  • Naked Lunch--14.15
  • The Nanny--13.1
  • The Narrow Margin--9.6, 10.3
  • Never Take Sweets from a Stranger--12.6
  • The Next Step Beyond--8.7
  • Nicholas and Alexandra--8.6, 9.2
  • Night Must Fall--6.5
  • The Night My Number Came Up--6.5
  • Night of the Blood Monster--6.5
  • Night of the Generals--6.5
  • Night of the Hunter--6.5
  • The Night of the Iguana--12.3
  • Night of the Living Dead--6.5
  • Night School--14.14
  • The Night Walker--6.5
  • Nightmare--6.5
  • A Nightmare on Elm Street--14.15
  • No Way to Treat a Lady--6.6
  • Nosferatu--6.6
  • Not of this Earth--6.6
  • Obsession--6.6
  • Ocean's Eleven--10.1
  • Odds Against Tomorrow--10.2
  • Odyssey of the Pacific--8.5
  • Oh God! Book II--8.5
  • Old Dark House--6.6
  • On the Waterfront--9.6
  • Once Upon a Time in America--10.1
  • Opera--14.15
  • Operation Crossbow--9.4
  • Orders to Kill--9.4
  • Ordinary People--8.5
  • Out of the Past--10.2
  • Outside the Law--10.2-3
  • Paranoiac--6.6
  • Party Girl--9.6
  • Pay or Die--9.6, 10.1
  • Peeping Tom--6.6
  • The Penalty--10.2
  • The People under the Stairs--14.15
  • Persons in Hiding--9.6
  • Pete Kelley's Blues--9.6
  • The Petrified Forest--9.6, 10.3
  • The Phantom of the Opera--12.6
  • Phantom of the Paradise--6.6, 14.12
  • Phantom of the Rue Morgue--6.6
  • Pink Flamingos--6.6
  • Piranha--6.6
  • Pit and the Pendulum--6.6
  • The Plague of the Zombies--13.1
  • Plan 9 from Outer Space--6.6
  • Poltergeist--6.6
  • Popeye--8.5
  • Portrait of a Mobster--10.1
  • The Premature Burial--7.1
  • Pretty Poison--7.1
  • Prince of Darkness--14.16
  • Prizzi's Honor--12.4
  • Project X--7.1
  • Prom Night--14.14
  • Psycho--11.1
  • Psycho II--14.14
  • The Psychopath--7.1
  • Public Enemy--9.6, 10.3
  • Q--7.1
  • Quai des Orfèvres--7.1
  • Queen of the Mob--9.6
  • Rabid--7.1
  • The Racket--9.6, 10.2
  • Raiders of the Lost Ark--8.5
  • Raising Cain--14.14
  • The Raven--7.1
  • Raw Deal--9.6
  • Raw Meat--7.1
  • Rawhide--9.4
  • Re-Animator--14.14
  • Rear Window--10.5-6, 11.1
  • The Red Badge of Courage--11.6, 12.2
  • Reflections in a Golden Eye--11.6, 12.3
  • Regeneration--10.2
  • Report from the Aleutians--11.7
  • The Reptile--13.1
  • Repulsion--8.1
  • The Revenge of Frankenstein--12.5-6
  • Revenge of the Creature--7.1
  • Rififi--10.2-3
  • The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond--10.1
  • Road to Mandalay--7.1
  • The Roaring Twenties--9.6
  • Roger Touhy, Gangster--10.3
  • Romance of Underworld--10.2
  • Room to Let--7.1
  • The Roots of Heaven--12.2
  • Rope--10.5
  • Rosemary's Baby--8.1
  • The Ruling Class--7.1
  • St. Valentine's Day Massacre--9.6
  • San Pietro--11.7
  • Satan's Sadists--7.1
  • Scanners--14.15
  • Scarface--10.2-3
  • Scarface Mob--9.6
  • Scream of Fear--13.1
  • The Sea Wolf--7.1
  • Secret Beyond the Door--7.1
  • The Secret Passion--13.4
  • See No Evil--7.1
  • The Serpent and the Rainbow--14.15
  • Seven Footprints to Satan--7.1
  • Shadow of a Doubt--10.5
  • She--13.2
  • She Devils on Wheels--7.1
  • She Freak--7.1
  • Sherlock Holmes in New York--11.6
  • The Shining--7.1
  • Shock--10.2
  • Shock Waves--7.2
  • Shocker--14.15
  • Show--7.2
  • Silent Night, Bloody Night--7.2
  • Sinful Davey--12.3
  • Sisters--14.12-13
  • Six Bridges to Cross--10.1
  • The Skull--7.2
  • A Slight Case of Murder--9.6
  • Smart Money--10.3
  • The Snake Pit--7.2
  • Sniper--7.2
  • Some Like it Hot--9.6, 10.1
  • The Son of Dr. Jekyll--7.2
  • Sorry Wrong Number--9.4
  • The Space Children--7.2
  • Sparrows--7.2
  • Sphinx--8.5
  • The Spiral Staircase--7.2
  • Stage Fright--11.1
  • Star Trek: Wrath of Kahn--7.2
  • State's Attorney--10.3
  • Stereo--7.2
  • The Sting--9.6
  • Strait-Jacket--7.2
  • Strangers on a Train--10.5-6, 11.1
  • The Strangler--7.2
  • The Stranglers of Bombay--12.6
  • Straw Dogs--11.3
  • A Study in Terror--7.2
  • Submarine--9.5
  • Suddenly--9.4, 10.6
  • Sullivan's Pavilion--8.5
  • Sunset Boulevard--7.2
  • Svengali--7.2
  • Swamp Thing--14.14
  • T-Men--10.3
  • Tales from the Crypt--7.2
  • Tales of Terror--7.2
  • Tales that Witness Madness--7.2
  • The Tall Target--9.4
  • Tarantula--7.2
  • Taxi Driver--7.2
  • 10 Rillington Place--7.3
  • The Tenant--8.2
  • The Terminal Man--7.3
  • Terror Aboard--7.3, 10.3
  • The Terror of the Tongs--12.6
  • Terror Train--14.14
  • Tess--8.2
  • The Texas Chainsaw Massacre--7.3
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2--14.15
  • Theatre du Grand Guignol--7.3
  • Them--7.3
  • They Came from Within--7.3
  • They Live--14.15
  • They Live by Night--10.1
  • The Thing--7.3, 14.16
  • Thieves Like Us--9.6
  • The 13th Letter--7.3
  • The 39 Steps--10.5-6
  • This Gun for Hire--9.6
  • This Island Earth--7.3
  • Thunderbolt--10.3
  • Thunderbolt and Lightfoot--9.2
  • Time After Time--7.4
  • The Tingler--7.4
  • To Catch a Thief--11.1
  • Tomb of Ligeia--7.4
  • Topaz--11.1
  • The Treasure of the Sierra Madre--11.6-7
  • Twilight People--7.4
  • Twilight's Last Gleaming--9.2, 9.4
  • Twinkle, Twinkle, "Killer" Kane (also known as The Ninth Configuration)--14.14
  • Twisted Nerve--7.4
  • Two Evil Eyes--14.15
  • The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll--12.6
  • Two Thousand Maniacs--7.4
  • Under the Volcano--12.4
  • The Undercover Man--9.6
  • Underworld--10.1, 10.3
  • The Unforgiven--12.2
  • The Unholy Three--10.2
  • The Untouchables (1959)--10.2
  • The Untouchables (1987)--9.6
  • Up the River--10.2
  • The Valachi Papers--9.6, 10.1
  • Venom--7.4
  • Vertigo--10.5
  • Victory--11.6, 12.4
  • Videodrome--7.4, 14.15
  • Voodoo Man--7.4
  • Wait Until Dark--7.4, 9.5
  • A Walk with Love and Death--12.3
  • The War Between Men and Women--9.2
  • War Gods of the Deep--7.4
  • The War of the Worlds--7.4
  • Warning Shot--9.2
  • We Were Strangers--12.2
  • Werewolf--7.4
  • West of Zanzibar--7.4
  • What?--8.1-2
  • What's the Matter with Helen--7.5
  • When A Stranger Calls--7.5
  • When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth--13.2
  • When Worlds Collide--7.5
  • While the City Sleeps--7.5, 10.2
  • The Whistler--7.5
  • White Heat--10.1, 10.3
  • The Whole Town's Talking--10.3
  • The Wild Bunch--11.3-5
  • The Wind and the Lion--11.6
  • The Window--7.5
  • Wise Blood--12.4
  • Wolfen--7.5
  • The Woman in the Window--9.5
  • A Woman Under the Influence--9.2
  • X: The Man with X-Ray Eyes--7.5
  • X: The Unknown--13.2
  • Xtro--7.5
  • Yesterday's Enemy--12.6
  • You Only Live Once--10.1
  • Young Dillinger--9.6
  • Zombie--7.5
  • Zombies of Mora Tau--7.5
  • Unidentified--7.6, 9.3-4, 10.1-2, 11.6-7, 14.14