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MOVIE MINI-REVIEW: “Neither the Sea nor the Sand” (aka “The Exorcism of Hugh”, 1972)

This flick was made from the book of the same name written by Gordon Honeycombe, proving once again that everyone has a novel lurking in them (be it good or bad — The Twilight series is proof of this).  Anna … Continue reading

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DISASTROUS DOUBLE FEATURE: “Dr. X” (1932) / “Return of Dr. X” (1939)

In 1932, movies weren’t exactly, shall we say, under as many censorship rules as they are today.  There wasn’t a rating system, the Hayes Code wasn’t in effect yet, and so long as the flick didn’t show anything that you … Continue reading

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TUES 12: What I Learned from Watching “Macabre” (aka “Frozen Terror”, 1980)

1. Saying “This Movie is Based on Real Events” when your movie takes place in New Orleans means you can get away with just about any damn thing you please. 2.   Any self-respecting wife and mother will rent a well-appointed apartment in … Continue reading

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MINI MOVIE REVIEW: “Maniac” (1963)

Back before Hammer films discovered Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing to become various vampires, mad doctors, and Rasputin, they churned out a number of “thriller” movies in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.  These movies tended to have a decent … Continue reading

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MINI MOVIE REVIEW: “Rabid” (1977)

This flick was written and directed by David Cronenberg, and was his first film with an actual budget.  It stars Marilyn Chambers –yes, that Marilyn Chambers — in her first mainstream movie, and she is actually quite good.  The fact … Continue reading

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TUES 12: What I Learned from Watching “Kulay dugo ang gabi” (aka The Blood Drinkers, aka Blood is the Color of Night – 1964)

1.      All vampire flicks of a certain age must contain at least one unconvincing rubber bat bouncing on a string. 2.     If you can’t get your hands on enough color stock to shoot your film, use B&W stock but tint … Continue reading

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TUES 12: What I Learned from Watching “Une Vierge chez les Morts Vivants” (a.k.a A Virgin Among the Living Dead; Christina, Princesse de l’Erotisme (Christina, Princess of Eroticism); La nuit des étoiles filantes (The Night of Shooting Stars)), 1972

1.  Une Vierge chez les Morts Vivants does in fact Google translate directly to A Virgin Among the Living Dead.  However, it’s fun to click the back-and-forth button a few times: a virgin among the living dead :: une vierge … Continue reading

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