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3 things about Terence Fisher’s THE MUMMY

The Mummy [1959] 1. Christopher Lee’s gold nail polish. 2. It’s all about the matching hairstyle. 3. Why does he take her to the swamp?

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Happy Halloween! Cocktail: Zombie

The long, mysterious saga of the famous Zombie (b. 1934) has been recounted elsewhere with a thoroughness that still amazes me. Therefore I shall make no attempt to summarize here. (Besides, I already did that at Chicagoist years ago.) Instead … Continue reading

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3 things about Nobuo Nakagawa’s JIGOKU

Jigoku [1960] 1. Low angle long take: burlesque cocktail waitress plies her trade. 2. An endless vista of stones. 3. Needle hell. This movie is bats. And it’s from 1960! I’ve never seen anything like it.

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3 things about Mark Robson’s THE GHOST SHIP

The Ghost Ship [1943] 1. Was the bar fight completely staged? 2. Swinging hook, rattling chains. 3. Does he administer the injection or not?

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3 things about Jacques Tourneur’s THE LEOPARD MAN

The Leopard Man [1943] 1. A pair of glowing eyes. 2. He asks, “Want to dance, Helen?” She replies, bored, “I suppose so.” 3. They never do make it to Chicago.

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3 things about Terence Fisher’s HORROR OF DRACULA

Horror of Dracula [1958] 1. Librarian/vampire hunter. 2. An old woman with a stake through her heart. 3. Crumbled foot, hand, face.

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3 things about Terence Fisher’s THE DEVIL’S BRIDE (aka THE DEVIL RIDES OUT)

The Devil’s Bride [1968] 1. “Don’t look at its eyes!” 2. Spider and girl. 3. Time travel!

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