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3 things about Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO

Psycho [1960] 1. Dusty hotel binds. 2. Towel under the mop in the bucket. 3. “It isn’t gelling.” 3 other things.

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3 things about Colm McCarthy’s THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS

The Girl with All the Gifts [2016] 1. Glug-glug-glug of the canteens being filled. 2. Eating a cat. Eating a bird. 3. Teacher in a cage.

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3 things about Xavier Burgin’s HORROR NOIRE: A HISTORY OF BLACK HORROR

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror [2019] 1. The Birth of a Nation as the first black horror film.2. Interracial dancing in Blackula.3. Picking cotton in Get Out.

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3 things about Joe Cornish’s ATTACK THE BLOCK

Attack the Block [2011] 1. Ron’s weed room. 2. “Rest in Peace, doggie.” 3. Hanging off the balcony from a Union Jack.

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3 things about Kiyoshi Kurosawa’s CURE

Cure [1997] 1. The sound of an empty washing machine. 2. An abrupt darkening of the room. On the ceiling above his head, a black spot appears. 3. Silently, the waitress picks up a knife and walks across the room.

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3 things about Jordan Peele’s US

Us [2019] 1. Two important coffee tables. 2. Putting on lip gloss. 3. Neck crunch.

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3 things about Brian De Palma’s SISTERS

Sisters [1972] 1. The African Club. A black waiter wearing a tuxedo jacket but no shirt. 2. Smashed cake. 3. A sofa in Quebec.

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3 things about George A. Romero’s CREEPSHOW

Creepshow [1982] 1. “I can hold my breath for a long, long time!” Leslie Nielsen freeze frame. 2. She takes along her spiked milk for the drive. 3. Violin gesture.

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3 things about Guillermo del Toro’s THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE

The Devil’s Backbone [2001] 1. For no discernible purpose, a long rack of knives. 2. Rum and spices. 3. Sharpened sticks.

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3 things about Larry Cohen’s GOLD TOLD ME TO

God Told Me To [1976] 1. Jailhouse hallway prostitute interview. 2. Cronenbergesque vaginal orifice. 3. End credit dedication to Bernard Herrmann! Often crude and confusing but exciting.

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