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MINI MOVIE REVIEW: “Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht” (1979)

Look, I’m just going to say it.  I don’t get Werner Herzog.  I don’t get Herzog like I don’t get Fellini, like I don’t get Warhol, like I don’t get Eraserhead.  God knows I’ve tried.  I’ve seen Fellini’s 8 1/2 one … 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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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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MINI MOVIE REVIEW: “Daughters of Darkness” (1970)

Daughters of Darkness is a multi-country co-production — like most European films of the early 1970’s — and was directed by Harry Kumel, who went on to direct only one more film.  In France and Belgium the movie was titled … Continue reading

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TH13: What I learned from watching “The Body Beneath” (1970)

1. Americans trying to do British accents is so grating on the ears.  Especially when the vicar is failing to channel Oscar Wilde. 2. Oh wait, these people are British?  Well, the Oscar Wilde thing has got to go. 3. … Continue reading

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