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3 things about Wendy Toye & David Eady & George More O’Ferrall’s THREE CASES OF MURDER

Three Cases of Murder [1955] 1. Moving into the painting. Closer to the house. The door swings open. 2. Without asking, he plucks a carnation from the bouquet for his buttonhole. 3. “Brilliant, but insufferable.”

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3 things about Guillermo del Toro’s THE SHAPE OF WATER

The Shape of Water [2017] 1. He wants to add an extra S to GRAS. 2. “I think it’s some of my best work.” 3. Fingers bouncing across the carpet. 3 other things.

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3 things about James Wan’s THE CONJURING

The Conjuring [2013] 1. On the piano, the same three notes. 2. The intake interview is conducted on November 1, All Hallows’ Day. 3. “She’s already gone. And now you’re all going to die.” The look on her face.

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3 things about Bryan Forbes’s SEANCE ON A WET AFTERNOON

Séance on a Wet Afternoon [1964] 1. The group gradually disbands, each member leaving the house without speaking to one another. 2. A crock labelled RAISINS in the kitchen. 3. “Did I do it well?” Echoes of how Sunset Blvd. … Continue reading

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3 things about George A. Romero’s THE AMUSEMENT PARK

The Amusement Park [1973] 1. “There’s nothing out there.” 2. Kind words while pickpocketing. 3. Chicken in the foreground.

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3 things about Stuart Rosenberg’s THE AMITYVILLE HORROR

The Amityville Horror [1979] 1. What’s with the blueprint he retrieves from the Town Hall? 2. The house sits atop a massive oil deposit? 3. Why doesn’t he simply use his library card?

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3 things about Lew Landers’ THE RAVEN

The Raven [1935] 1. Poe interpretive dance. 2. “You are saying something profound.” 3. The whole bedroom is an elevator.

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3 things about Erle C. Kenton’s ISLAND OF LOST SOULS

Island of Lost Souls [1932] 1. Vegetarian because of the natives. 2. All coming right at you. 3. The mob smashes into a case of surgical instruments and begins the vivisection.

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3 things about Edgar G. Ulmer’s THE BLACK CAT

The Black Cat [1934] 1. A selection of knives laid out neatly across his desk. 2. Supernatural baloney. 3. Vitrines of dead women.

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3 things about Jordan Peele’s GET OUT

Get Out [2017] 1.  Pervasive Microsoft product placement. 2. They had to seal off the basement. Black mould. 3. She has a snack: a small portion of Froot Loops and a glass of milk. 3 other things.

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