3 things about Freddie Francis’ TALES FROM THE CRYPT

Tales from the Crypt [1972]

1. The wisdom of murdering one’s husband on Christmas Eve while one’s child is upstairs in bed waiting for Santa.
2. Every part of him will be alive forever.
3. As he makes his way through the gauntlet of razor blades, the camera’s POV is at his eye level. Very effective.

3 other things.

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3 things about David Fincher’s SEVEN

Se7en [1995]

1. “It’s always impressive to see a man feeding off his emotions.”
2. Still alive. Even after a year.
3. The climax takes place amidst high-tension wires.

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3 things about David Lean’s OLIVER TWIST

Oliver Twist [1948]

1. He impulsively hugs her.
2. Chimney pot splashing into the canal.
3. “If the law supposes that, the law is a ass! A idiot!”

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3 things about Jim Henson & Frank Oz’s THE DARK CRYSTAL

The Dark Crystal [1982]

1. “Rotten!”
2. Red blood, black blood.
3. Baby Podling.

3 other things.

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3 things about Alexandre O. Philippe’s 78/52: HITCHCOCK’S SHOWER SCENE

78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene [2017]

1. A mixture of cassava and sirloin.
2. Syrup spatters.
3. Mrs. Bates’ blackface.

A shade above a DVD special feature, but irresistible …

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3 things about Joel Schumacher’s THE LOST BOYS

The Lost Boys [1987]

1. Subtext alert: a video store owner who’s actually a vampire in disguise.
2. Garlic-infused holy water.
3. “If you read the TV Guide, you don’t need a TV.”

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3 things about Jeremy Saulnier’s HOLD THE DARK

Hold the Dark [2018]

1. Quiet popping of the space heater.
2. Under the car: “What are you doing, what are you doing, what are you doing.”
3. First, he unscrews the arrowhead.

Not likely to be endorsed by the Alaskan Tourism Board.

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