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Archive for the '#FridayHorror' Category

I was so disappointed by this film that I am afraid this review will be full of spoilers. Relating the plot may help me to come to terms with my annoyance.
Charlotte¬†is driving across France, apparently with no destination in mind. She is merely driving until she has worked her way through her massive Euro-rock CD collection. […]

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Dinoshark (2010) #FridayHorror

Sunday, July 10th, 2011

I’ve got a bit behind on blogging my #FridayHorror efforts. I’ve watched some great movies along the way. I even managed to persuade my good lady wife to watch a Hammer film, Blood From the Mummy’s Tomb (1971). I’m not going to attempt to try and catch up, so I’ll just dive straight in with […]

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Psycho (1960) #FridayHorror

Wednesday, April 20th, 2011

Friday Nights used to feature classic horror films on TV, whether it was Hammer on BBC1 or Boris Karloff double-bills on Channel 4. There is an online campaign trying to bring these back. In the meantime I’m watching horror films (or occasional TV shows) on Fridays and tweeting about them as well as blogging them […]

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What is there to say about this film that hasn’t been said? It’s both hilarious and scary. It’s probably the kind of film you would watch if you wanted to become an actor. Bette Davis is so completely incredible as Baby Jane that it is impossible to imagine that she was ever the painfully shy […]

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Brian Clemens is one prolific guy. Although he only ever directed one movie (Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter for Hammer in 1974) he wrote and produced tons of television. He’s best known for writing and producing The Avengers, one of the best and most influential British TV series of all time. This year is the fiftieth […]

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Diagnosis: Death (2010) #FridayHorror

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Stare at that picture. Try to stare at it for as long as you can without blinking. Did you blink? That’s longer than you’ll actually see Jemaine in the real movie.
I can understand Revolver picking up Diagnosis: Death. It probably came quite cheap, and had the great selling point of featuring both Conchords and their […]

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Magic (1978) #FridayHorror

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

When I saw the trailer for The Rite (2011), I let out a deep sigh. It was a sigh of sorrow, mournful for a time when Anthony Hopkins was a serious, exciting and unpredicatable actor with charisma and presence. Just when exactly did the change occur? When did Hopkins stop taking the challenging roles in […]

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If you are an actor, it seems that the best way to get all the juicy lines is to play the bad guy. This certainly worked for Sam Neil, who takes on the mantle of the Son of Satan in this, the third and “final” Omen movie. He had appeared in a couple of movies […]

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I have totally neglected my blog over the last several months. In an attempt to get it back on track I shall be blogging my new venture, tagged #FridayHorror. You can follow me doing this on twitter as well should you wish @retroramblings. Going back to the good old days of horror films on Friday […]

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