Film Review: Phantom of Paradise (1974)

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SYNOPSIS: Composer Winslow Leach (William Finley) is determined to seek revenge on Swan (Williams), an evil record tycoon who steals his pop cantana of the Faust legend to launch his enemy’s palace as the mysterious Phantom of the Paradise and continues to plan his gruesome retaliation. REVIEW: With this review I think I will be straying a bit from my usual format since the film I will be reviewing is one of my all time … Continue reading

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Film Review: Sisters (1973)

SYNOPSIS: “Grace Collier is a columnist with the Staten Island Panorama. She generally works on fluff pieces, but on occasion is allowed to do hard hitting stories which she prefers. From her apartment window one morning, she sees what she is certain is the stabbing murder of a black man by a white woman in an apartment across the way, the black man, seeing her, who tried to scrawl the word ‘help’ in his own … Continue reading

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Film Review: Body Double (1984)

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SYNOPSIS: A young actor’s obsession with spying on a beautiful woman who lives nearby leads to a baffling series of events with drastic consequences. REVIEW: Jake Scully (Craig Wasson) is having a bad day. A struggling actor who has bouts of claustrophobia comes home to find his wife Carol (played by horror hottie Barbara Crampton) making love to another man. Jake just trying to get the next audition ends up meeting a colleague who recognizes … Continue reading

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Toyer: Brian De Palma’s latest looks to be terrifying

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Toyer is a total psychological thriller based on the book of the same name by Gardner McKay. Amazon states: Toyer is a “serial-lunatic” in Los Angeles who doesn’t kill or rape his beautiful female victims. Instead, he “toys” with them psychologically and uses a surgical instrument to place them in a coma. Neurologist Maude Garance is Toyer’s opposite. She has treated his victims and considers herself in a personal battle against his sadism. Because Toyer … Continue reading

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