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3 things about George A. Romero’s NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD

Night of the Living Dead [1968] 1. A photograph of a minister sits atop the mantel. 2. Beetman’s Diner. 3. Three cigars in his hatband. 3 other things.

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3 things about Mario Bava’s THE WHIP AND THE BODY

The Whip and the Body [1963] 1. Red-hooded pallbearers. 2. “You’re a fool, Georgia!” (A housekeeper named Georgia?!) 3. Fiery coffin, curling boots.

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3 things about David Lean’s BLITHE SPIRIT

Blithe Spirit [1945] 1. A wind blows against the drapes even though the french doors are closed. 2. “If you’re trying to compile an inventory of my sex life, I feel it only fair to warn you that you’ve omitted … Continue reading

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3 things about Henry Selick’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

The Nightmare Before Christmas [1993] 1. Cat-alarm. 2. Bathtub creature. 3. The evil clown jack-in-the-box uses the same sound effect as Dirty Gertie in Robert Altman’s 3 Women (!)

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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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