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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: “Mind Snatchers” (aka “The Happiness Cage”, 1972)

This movie is based on Dennis Reardon’s play The Happiness Cage, which had the distinction of being the inaugural production of the Joseph Papp Public Theater.  I think I would have rather seen this story as a play, despite Christopher … 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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MINI MOVIE REVIEW: “The Testament of Dr Mabuse” (1933)

The Testament of Dr. Mabuse was directed by Fritz Lang and co-written by Thea von Harbou, and was based on the character created by Norbert Jacques in the novel Dr. Mabuse, der Spieler.  This movie is a sequel of sorts to Fritz … Continue reading

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Kids Who Kill, part 2: The Second One

Some time ago I wrote a lengthy entry about Kids Who Kill in the movies.  I have a love-hate relationship with children.  I don’t have any of my own besides the Hubster and the furchildren. I like other people’s kids … Continue reading

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