There is a secret heaven genre geeks know about, an antique theme park of candlelit castle corridors, webby crypt cellars, velvet-curtained dining halls, old-growth estate hills dripping with fake fog, leafy country roads traveled by horse-drawn carriages, and moldy graveyards of alarming architecture, to be found only in the European gothic horror B-movies of the '60s and '70s. Look to the Italians, the British, and the Spanish — this was the era in which low-budget cinema discovered the mossy ruins and remnants of Europe's medieval centuries of profligacy, war, and holy fanaticism, and turned them into the... More >>>