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Podcast: The Haunting/The Innocents

On The Gen X and The Millennial Podcast, where a generation X and a millennial each pick a film and make the other watch it... we talked about two great 1960's era horror films. Both The Innocents and The Haunting are based on classic horror books and both take on women going a bit nuts… Continue reading Podcast: The Haunting/The Innocents

Hallowe'en and Horror

Danse Macabre Hallowe’en: The Day Of The Triffids (1963)

In Stephen King's book Danse Macabre, he talks about horror in books and movies and why we are so drawn to these themes and stories. It's a great book by a master of the genre. He talks about many movies in the course of the book and there's a big appendix at the back with… Continue reading Danse Macabre Hallowe’en: The Day Of The Triffids (1963)

Hallowe'en and Horror

Danse Macabre Hallowe’en: Repulsion (1965)

In Stephen King's book Danse Macabre, he talks about horror in books and movies and why we are so drawn to these themes and stories. It's a great book by a master of the genre. He talks about many movies in the course of the book and there's a big appendix at the back with… Continue reading Danse Macabre Hallowe’en: Repulsion (1965)

Classic Movie 2020

Classic Movie Of The Week: The Servant (1963)

Starring: Dirk Bogarde, Sarah Miles, James Fox, Wendy Craig Director: Joseph Losey A man hires a servant. The servant has plans of his own. A creepy, fascinating plot with homoerotic overtones, this is a UK cinematic classic. Watch below to find out more about this film. https://youtu.be/T7NANEbb-2A

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Shock Corridor (1963)

Starring: Peter Breck, Constance Towers, Gene Evans, James Best, Hari Rhodes Director: Samuel Fuller A 60's era exploitation B movie that's full of hysteria and excellent camera work, this film purports to lift the lid on the insane asylums of America with the story of a journalist undercover in a mental institution to solve a… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Shock Corridor (1963)

Film Reviews

Hallowe’en Flicks: Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Starring: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon Director: Roman Polanski When Rosemary (Farrow) moves into a new apartment with her ambitious actor husband Guy (Cassavetes) things are a bit strange, including their odd neighbours, but Guy brushes aside her concerns. But when Rosemary finds herself mysteriously pregnant, she starts to get very concerned about the… Continue reading Hallowe’en Flicks: Rosemary’s Baby (1968)

Film Reviews

Hallowe’en Flicks: Burn Witch Burn!/Night Of The Eagle (1962)

Starring: Janet Blair, Peter Wyngarde, Margaret Johnston Director: Sidney Hayers Norman Taylor (Wyngarde) is a Professor who lectures about superstitions but is a man of science and reason. He's shocked when he finds out that his wife has been using voodoo and spells to protect him and advance his career, so he destroys her charms… Continue reading Hallowe’en Flicks: Burn Witch Burn!/Night Of The Eagle (1962)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Doctor Zhivago (1965)

Starring: Julie Christie, Omar Sharif, Geraldine Chaplin, Tom Courtenay, Alec Guinness Director: David Lean Dr Zhivago (Sharif) is a Russian physician with a poets soul. Against the background of World War 1 and the October Revolution, he initially falls for and marries the daughter of his foster parents, Tonya (Chaplin), but as events play out,… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Doctor Zhivago (1965)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: The Producers (1967)

Starring: Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Estelle Winwood Director: Mel Brooks Theatre producer Max Bialystock (Mostel) is a failure who makes his money by carrying on relationships with rich old women. It's a hard life, and when his accountant Leo Bloom (Wilder) mentions that he could make a lot of money by deliberately making a crappy… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: The Producers (1967)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Hombre (1967)

Starring: Paul Newman, Fredric March, Richard Boone, Diane Cilento Director: Martin Ritt John Russell (Newman) inherits some property and heads out to claim it. He's a quiet man, rough and direct, and he's disliked and distrusted because he was raised by Native Americans. But when the stage coach he's travelling back on comes under threat… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Hombre (1967)