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3 things about Robert Young’s VAMPIRE CIRCUS

Vampire Circus [1972] 1. Bat emerging from an eye socket. 2. Puppet panther carnage. 3. Vanquished with a crossbow. (Get it?) This film has a cult reputation and now having seen it I’m very disappointed.

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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO

Psycho [1960] 1. Photo on the wall in Marion’s bedroom: her parents? 2. Among the junk piled up behind the motel is a mop. 3. Shower curtain hooks. 3 other things.

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3 things about Larry Cohen’s THE STUFF

The Stuff [1985] 1. “The man is not in proper operating order.” 2. Pillow full of stuff. 3. Garrett’s face on the floor.

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3 things about Robin Hardy’s THE WICKER MAN

The Wicker Man [1973] 1. Thumping on the walls. 2. Maypole dance. 3. Hand candelabra.

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3 things about Alan Gibson’s DRACULA A.D. 1972

Dracula A.D. 1972 [1972] 1. “Com’on Jess, it’s only for a giggle.” 2. A truly great edit: tilt up from a gravestone in 1872 to the sky, in which a jet plane suddenly appears. 3. Bubbling blood and ashes in … Continue reading

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3 things about Rusty Cundieff & Darin Scott’s TALES FROM THE HOOD 2

Tales from the Hood 2 [2018] 1. His name is Portifoy Simms … a nod to Ossie Davis in the pilot episode of Night Gallery? 2. Cards Against Humanity does not translate well to film. 3. A fleet of Klan … Continue reading

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3 things about John “Bud” Cardos’ THE DARK

The Dark [1979] 1. That robe. 2. Jelly donut splatter. 3. He sends her on her way and strokes his mustache. Prime example of a movie that utterly terrified me as a kid. Those laser eyes!

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