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3 things about Joe Dante’s GREMLINS

Gremlins [1984] 1. Melting fireplace Gremlin. 2. Gambler’s moll Gremlin. 3. Flasher Gremlin. 3 other things.

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3 things about Roger Corman’s THE PREMATURE BURIAL

The Premature Burial [1962] 1. Bloody fingernail prints on the inside lid of the coffin. 2. Precision whistling. 3. The look on his face when he throws the switch; on the right side of the frame, Dr. Gault’s juttering shadow.

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3 things about Robert Aldrich’s WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO BABY JANE?

What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? [1962] 1. She blows the drifting feather away from her face. 2. Her face as seen through a shelf of empty bottles. 3. Cramming the chocolates into her mouth. Continuing to munch as she … Continue reading

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3 things about Irvin S. Yeaworth Jr.’s THE BLOB

The Blob [1958] 1. Hunting for staples. 2. The audience all laughing together at the horror movie. The Blob oozes its way through the windows of the projection booth. 3. Who knew that the last two lines of the movie … Continue reading

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3 things about Stuart Gordon’s RE-ANIMATOR

Re-Animator [1985] 1. “He’s not insane. He’s dead.” 2. Dr. Hill is a cross between Fritz Weaver and John Kerry. 3. Intestine-tentacle.

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

The Shape of Water [2017] 1. Portable record player. 2. He looks over at the cat and says, “You’re lucky.” 3. The slashes on her throat become gills. Exquisite and lovely and haunting and pretty much perfect.

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3 things about John Carpenter’s THE FOG

The Fog [1980] 1. At the gas station, the sounds the florescent lights makes as they flicker to life. 2. Looking down a very tall, steep staircase, at the bottom of which is the lighthouse, surrounded by the ocean. 3. … Continue reading

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