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3 things about Jim Cummings’ THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW

The Wolf of Snow Hollow [2020] 1. “Anger management.” 2. Falling asleep at the library. 3. Shattered oven door.

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3 things about Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, and Robert Hamer’s DEAD OF NIGHT

Dead of Night [1945] 1. Savagely tearing apart the mirror on the wall. 2. “What shall we do tonight? Dress up, spend lots of money?” 3. Smashed face on the floor.

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3 things about Carl Boese and Paul Wegener’s THE GOLEM

The Golem [1920] 1. Ecstatic figures on a platform flanked by glowing candelabra. 2. An epic manifestation displayed for the amusement of the royal company. They all laugh. 3. Aryan children sitting on top of the deactivated Golem.

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3 things about Robert Wise’s THE HAUNTING

The Haunting [1963] 1. No right angles. 2. The door bends. 3. Camera ascending the spiral staircase.

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3 things about George A. Romero’s THE CRAZIES

The Crazies [1973] 1. She pulls back the sheet. “Mommy?” 2. Rectangle of ultraviolet lights illuminating the ground. 3. She calmly resumes her knitting.

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3 things about Karl Freund’s THE MUMMY

The Mummy [1932] 1. Glowing pinspot lights on the eyes. 2. Trailing bandages, unhinged laughter. 3. Female deity Isis to the rescue.

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3 things about Stephanie Rothman’s THE VELVET VAMPIRE

The Velvet Vampire [1971] 1. She’s still waiting for that drink. 2. “She’s a desert freak. I’m a Susie freak!” 3. Helpful mob armed with crucifixes.

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3 things about John Hancock’s LET’S SCARE JESSICA TO DEATH

Let’s Scare Jessica to Death [1971] 1. Getting back to the land includes spraying your apple orchard with poisonous pesticide. 2. Evil flowers lamp. 3. Rowing, motionless.

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3 things about Jack Arnold’s TARANTULA

Tarantula [1955] 1. “The bones just stripped clean like peeling a banana!” 2. Pools of goo. 3. Leo G. Carroll’s monstrous brow.

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3 things about William Castle’s HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL

House on Haunted Hill [1959] 1. “Don’t you see a little touch of greed around the mouth and eyes?” 2. Blood on the ceiling. 3. Marionette contraption.

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