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3 things about Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s PULSE

Pulse [2001] 1. She instructs him on how to bookmark a webpage and how to “print screen.” 2. Glitch loop: man crossing a threshold. 3. Following the rollaway gas cap.

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3 things about David Lynch’s INLAND EMPIRE

Inland Empire [2006] 1. Blue bedroom, red bedroom. 2. “She’s still here.” 3. Blonde star wig. 3 other things.

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3 things about A. Edward Sutherland’s MURDERS IN THE ZOO

Murders in the Zoo [1933] 1. Bloody stitches. 2. Everything from soup to nuts. 3. Boa constrictor. It’s astonishing how much Kathleen Burke resembles Marion Cotillard in this movie.

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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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