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3 things about Henry Selick’s WENDELL & WILD

Wendell & Wild [2022] 1. He raises his right arm—by picking it up the floor with his left. 2. Mannequins sculpted from boogers. 3. Pop-up mockup.

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3 things about Peter Medak’s THE CHANGELING

The Changeling [1980] 1. Necklace emerging from the soil. 2. Autoscribbling. 3. Every door in the house slams shut.

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3 things about Edgar G. Ulmer’s THE BLACK CAT

The Black Cat [1934] 1. Abstract radio dial. 2. Narcotic sleepwalking. 3. Intact chartroom. 3 other things.

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3 things about Curtis Harrington’s WHAT’S THE MATTER WITH HELEN?

What’s the Matter with Helen? [1971] 1. Congenitally unable to close the front door. 2. Nauseating kiddie Mae West. 3. She ends up in the spotlight.

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3 things about Richard Franklin’s ROADGAMES

Roadgames [1981] 1. Bounty for dingoes. 2. “You go to Disneyland for a little adventure. What I’m looking for is a little excitement.” 3. 360-degree pan of the roadhouse interior.

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3 things about Karl Freund’s THE MUMMY

The Mummy [1932] 1. An elegant nightclub in Cairo. 2. “Excuse me, I dislike being touched. An Eastern prejudice.” 3. Offscreen disintegration. 3 other things.

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3 things about George Waggner’s THE WOLF MAN

The Wolf Man [1941] 1. Telescope voyeur. 2. Bouquet of wolfbane. 3. “Now others of us find that good, bad, right, wrong, are many-sided, complex things. We try to see every side but the more we see, the less sure … Continue reading

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3 things about Alex Thompson’s ROUNDING

Rounding [2022] 1. A reference to poisoned Bisquick. 2. Shoehorn. 3. A grid of fireworks.

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3 things about James Whale’s THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN

The Bride of Frankenstein [1935] 1. “Do you like gin? It is my only weakness.” And then later: “Have a cigar. They are my only weakness.” 2. Sleeping archbishop. 3. Scream, hiss. 3 other things.

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3 things about James Whale’s FRANKENSTEIN

Frankenstein [1931] 1. Larger and larger doses of sedative are necessary. 2. Lonely burning windmill. 3. Pointless final scene involving a bottle of very old wine. 3 other things.

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