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3 things about Gordon Douglas’s THEM!

Them! [1954] 1. Ribcage in its mandibles. 2. Egg chamber: echoes of Alien. 3. “He’s got a sweet tooth.”

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3 things about David Cronenberg’s SCANNERS

Scanners [1981] 1. A neatly folded brown blanket on the bed. 2. Melting telephone. 3. An ad in LIFE. 3 other things.

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3 things about David Lynch’s INLAND EMPIRE

Inland Empire [2006] 1. The expression on Grace Zabriskie’s face when we first see her. 2. “Somebody’s got to do it. Gable’s dead.” 3. The mottled handle of the screwdriver. 3 other things.

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3 things about George A. Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

Night of the Living Dead [1968] 1. A photograph of a minister sits atop the mantel. 2. Beetman’s Diner. 3. Three cigars in his hatband. 3 other things.

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3 things about Mario Bava’s THE WHIP AND THE BODY

The Whip and the Body [1963] 1. Red-hooded pallbearers. 2. “You’re a fool, Georgia!” (A housekeeper named Georgia?!) 3. Fiery coffin, curling boots.

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3 things about David Lean’s BLITHE SPIRIT

Blithe Spirit [1945] 1. A wind blows against the drapes even though the french doors are closed. 2. “If you’re trying to compile an inventory of my sex life, I feel it only fair to warn you that you’ve omitted … Continue reading

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3 things about Henry Selick’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

The Nightmare Before Christmas [1993] 1. Cat-alarm. 2. Bathtub creature. 3. The evil clown jack-in-the-box uses the same sound effect as Dirty Gertie in Robert Altman’s 3 Women (!)

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