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3 things about Mario Bava’s LISA AND THE DEVIL

Lisa and the Devil [1973] 1. Squashing the ankles so the body fits in the casket. 2. He plates a slice of cake and says, “It’s with chocolate sprinkles.” 3. Luxurious, empty airplane.

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3 things about John Boorman’s EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC

Exorcist II: The Heretic [1977] 1. The clinic: a beautiful set that makes no sense. A series of glass-walled rooms arranged in a honeycomb pattern. 2. From shaman to locust entomologist. 3. She turns, and all at once the street … Continue reading

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3 things about Richard Donner’s THE OMEN

The Omen [1976] 1. For no good reason, she puts the goldfish bowl on the banister. 2. “And the woman?” “She is an apostate of hell.” 3. Painfully fake head. Junk. On the other hand, there aren’t too many movies … Continue reading

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3 things about Val Guest’s THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT

The Quatermass Xperiment [1955] 1. The answers to the mystery hinge on expert film processing. 2. Cactus hand. Very Cronenberg. 3. It seems to look down at the policeman with its single eye.

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3 things about David Lynch’s TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me [1992] 1. His nametag reads SAY GOODBYE TO JACK. 2. Screaming into a bowl of corn flakes. 3. “I always thought you knew it was me.” 3 other things.

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3 things about John Landis’s AN AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON

An American Werewolf in London [1981] 1. Step, step, step, squish. He stops and looks down. 2. Frank Oz has a dual role. 3. Piccadilly smashup.

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3 things about AKIRA KUROSAWA’S DREAMS

Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams [1990] 1. The rippling of the flag in the wind sounds like a crackling fire. 2. Bright red wagon wheels leaning against a barn. 3. He drops the mutant rose to the ground and indifferently crushes it … Continue reading

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