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3 things about Eddy Matalon’s BLACKOUT

Blackout [1978] 1. Nice twist: he doesn’t catch the mugger. 2. The sour look on his face after he’s given out the combination to the safe. Vintage Ray Milland. 3. He lowers his gun and just watches him burn. Not … Continue reading

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3 things about John Hough’s ESCAPE TO WITCH MOUNTAIN

Escape to With Mountain [1975] 1. There’s something touching about the fact that despite being hotly pursued by an evil millionaire and his minions, Mr. O’Day takes the time on multiple occasions to make sure the children get a hot … Continue reading

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Watched In 2015: My Ten Favorites

When I’d finished looking back at the films I watched in 2015 and chose my ten favorites, I noticed something very interesting. For the first time since I started drawing up this list, fully half of my choices were directed by … Continue reading

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3 things about Lewis Allen’s THE UNINVITED

The Uninvited [1944] 1. Wilting bouquet. 2. Miss Holloway’s tall, throne-like office chair. 3. While it’s still lit, he throws the candelabra up the stairs and at the ghost.

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3 things about Roger Corman’s “X” THE MAN WITH THE X-RAY EYES

“X” The Man with the X-Ray Eyes [1963] 1. Detached eyeball bobbing in a bubbling beaker. 2. She tells him, “I like urgent men.” Then he does the twist. 3. Two black orbs. A bloody gash running down the left … Continue reading

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3 things about George McCowan’s FROGS

Frogs [1972] 1. “We are the ugly rich.” 2. Hopping across the birthday cake, which is decorated like an American flag. 3. Stuck in the muck and massacred by snapping turtles.

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3 things about Fritz Lang’s MINISTRY OF FEAR

Ministry of Fear [1943] 1. Cake crumbs on the seat, on the leg of his pants, on the floor of the train. 2. Seance: a circle. Astrological symbols on the floor like the numbers on a clockface. Dan Duryea’s fallen … Continue reading

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