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3 things about Robin Hardy’s THE WICKER MAN

The Wicker Man [1973] 1. Thumping on the walls. 2. Maypole dance. 3. Hand candelabra.

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3 things about Alan Gibson’s DRACULA A.D. 1972

Dracula A.D. 1972 [1972] 1. “Com’on Jess, it’s only for a giggle.” 2. A truly great edit: tilt up from a gravestone in 1872 to the sky, in which a jet plane suddenly appears. 3. Bubbling blood and ashes in … Continue reading

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3 things about Rusty Cundieff & Darin Scott’s TALES FROM THE HOOD 2

Tales from the Hood 2 [2018] 1. His name is Portifoy Simms … a nod to Ossie Davis in the pilot episode of Night Gallery? 2. Cards Against Humanity does not translate well to film. 3. A fleet of Klan … Continue reading

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3 things about John “Bud” Cardos’ THE DARK

The Dark [1979] 1. That robe. 2. Jelly donut splatter. 3. He sends her on her way and strokes his mustache. Prime example of a movie that utterly terrified me as a kid. Those laser eyes!

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3 things about Roger Corman’s HOUSE OF USHER

House of Usher [1960] 1. Blonde Vincent Price. 2. “Still here? I suggest you leave, Mr. Winthrop. No? Then perish with us.” 3. Those paintings!

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3 things about Terence Fisher’s THE MUMMY

The Mummy [1959] 1. Christopher Lee’s gold nail polish. 2. It’s all about the matching hairstyle. 3. Why does he take her to the swamp?

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Happy Halloween! Cocktail: Zombie

The long, mysterious saga of the famous Zombie (b. 1934) has been recounted elsewhere with a thoroughness that still amazes me. Therefore I shall make no attempt to summarize here. (Besides, I already did that at Chicagoist years ago.) Instead … Continue reading

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