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Short Night of Long Haunts

Short Night of Long Haunts

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 2nd 2018

Among debut films by writer/directors who observed and absorbed the works of other filmmakers and wanted to exercise their own unique voice, Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971) aka La Corta Notte delle

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From Bela to Yorga

From Bela to Yorga

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 20th 2016

To honor the happily haunted 134th birthday of Bela Lugosi (1882-1956), who definitively incarnated one of the screen’s most immortal vampires, Bram Stoker’s Transylvanian Count Dracula, and spawne

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Date with a Strangler

Date with a Strangler

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Oct 14th 2016

Forty-eight years ago this Sunday, a daring and intense chiller opened to considerable controversy and vigorous box-office. Critical reaction was mixed, best summed up by The Motion Picture Guide a

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Singing Neame's Praises

Singing Neame's Praises

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Apr 22nd 2016

Tomorrow marks what would have been the 105th birthday of a witty British gentleman who wore many cinematic hats – cameraman, cinematographer, producer, screenwriter, director – and who would go on

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Twilight's New Hue: Giallo

Twilight's New Hue: Giallo

Posted by Mike Finnegan on Jan 19th 2016

Italian cinema has given us master filmmakers like Fellini, Bertolucci, Antonioni, Visconti, De Sica and Leone but that list can also expand to include Mario Bava, Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci. The

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