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3 things about Jennifer Kent’s THE BABADOOK

The Babadook [2014] 1. Paper blood flowing down her paper neck. 2. “You can bring me the boy.” 3. To me, the most touching moment is when Mrs. Roach alludes to her Parkinson’s disease.

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3 things about David Cronenberg’s RABID

Rabid [1977] 1. “I don’t want to be the Colonel Sanders of plastic surgery.” 2. A movie poster for Carrie in the background. 3. Machine-gunned Santa. Above all, what attracts me the most about this film is its wintry mid-70s … Continue reading

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3 things about Ken Russell’s THE LAIR OF THE WHITE WORM

The Lair of the White Worm [1988] 1. Pickled earthworms in aspic. 2. She submerges his head beneath the suds with the sole of her boot. 3. Citizen Kane reference.

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3 things about Mario Bava’s LISA AND THE DEVIL

Lisa and the Devil [1973] 1. Squashing the ankles so the body fits in the casket. 2. He plates a slice of cake and says, “It’s with chocolate sprinkles.” 3. Luxurious, empty airplane.

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3 things about John Boorman’s EXORCIST II: THE HERETIC

Exorcist II: The Heretic [1977] 1. The clinic: a beautiful set that makes no sense. A series of glass-walled rooms arranged in a honeycomb pattern. 2. From shaman to locust entomologist. 3. She turns, and all at once the street … Continue reading

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3 things about Richard Donner’s THE OMEN

The Omen [1976] 1. For no good reason, she puts the goldfish bowl on the banister. 2. “And the woman?” “She is an apostate of hell.” 3. Painfully fake head. Junk. On the other hand, there aren’t too many movies … Continue reading

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3 things about Val Guest’s THE QUATERMASS XPERIMENT

The Quatermass Xperiment [1955] 1. The answers to the mystery hinge on expert film processing. 2. Cactus hand. Very Cronenberg. 3. It seems to look down at the policeman with its single eye.

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