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Review: Cat o' Nine Tails (1971)

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As a side-note to the reader I should let you know that I initially decided to give this film an unfavorable review. I purchased a DVD of this title a few months ago, watched it once and didn't like it. So before writing the review I dusted off the disc, fired it up and watched it a second time and started to notice that there was merit in this film even if it is not among director Dario Argento's better works. Cat o' Nine Tails establishes Argento's departure from Spagetti Westerns to Horror and Intrigue movies. There are a number of scenes that display the bud of his visual style which would be developing to his higher potential.
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Review: Bluebeard (1944)

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Here is a fictionalized retelling of the serial murderer known as Bluebeard. John Carradine play Gaston Morrell, whose string of ghastly murders of women terrorized Paris in the early 1900s. Carradine gives possibly the most subtle performance ever in the horror genre.(read more...)

William Castle

The Masters: William Castle

After a 1927 performance of the Broadway stage production of Dracula, gangly William Schloss boldly bluffed his way backstage with little more than swagger and an insistence that the star of the show, Bela Lugosi, was expecting him. Lugosi was not, but he invited to watch future performances from backstage. This ploy to meet a star may have been the first major step the young entrepreneur later known as William Castle took as a showman, but it would be no means be his last.

Tod Browning

The Masters: Tod Browning

Tod Browning (born Charles Browning, Jr. on July 12, 1880, in Louisville, Kentucky) began developing his skills of showmanship at an early age. At five and blessed with a beautiful singing voice, he sang solos in the church choir, on Sundays, to the pleasure of the congregation. On Saturday he performed in his own backyard neighborhood show charging a penny for admission and taking most of the business from the other kid's backyard penny shows. 

Review: J'Accuse (1938)

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This masterpiece of cinema sets its theme on the subject of war, the ultimate of human horrors. Victor Francen (The Beast with Five Fingers) does a magnificent portrayal of Jean Diaz, a French soldier of World War I, who volunteers to take the place of a comrade (who is the father of four children) in a suicide mission of twelve men. It is the day of Armistice, and ten return dead, one missing, and one wounded. While giving Last Rites to the fallen soldiers, a groan is heard from under a covering. It is of Jean Diaz who is now strangely alive and is placed on a hospital cat beside the other injured survivor who reaches to him taking his hand and dies as if to give his life for Jean.(read more...)

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