Key Genre Films 1980s

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How things have changed. In the forties, for instance, one would find it difficult to name twenty good genre films of the decade but, since the late seventies, Hollywood has learned that their baby-booming audiences could not only handle strong horror and science fiction concepts, they craved them. Filmmakers everywhere went into overdrive. Like television today, there wasn’t a production house around that didn’t have at least one genre project in the making. The first … Continue reading

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Film Review: Blue Velvet (1986)

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SYNOPSIS: Jeffrey Beaumont is an honest young all American man. On an afternoon stroll he finds a human ear in a field near his home. His curiosities lead him to a twisted and wildly freakish syndicate of characters existing in his quiet picturesque little town, forever changing the way he views reality. REVIEW: Director: David Lynch Cast: Kyle Maclachlan-Jeffrey Beaumont Isabella Rossellini-Dorothy Vallens Dennis Hopper-Frank Boothe Dean Stockwell-Ben Laura Dern-Sandy Williams David Lynch is a … Continue reading

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Twin Peaks (TV series)

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While it’s feasible that there’s the odd person over thirty years of age out there that didn’t see the Twin Peaks series when it was first televised in 1990, it’s unlikely that they are unaware of the cultural run-off from the groundbreaking show. Catchphrases like “She’s dead – wrapped in plastic” and “Who killed Laura Palmer?” adorned T-shirts, fans held coffee-and-doughnut parties, and large sections of the world went quiet for an hour every week. … Continue reading

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Film Review: Wild At Heart (1990)

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SYNOPSIS: “Lula’s psychopathic mother goes crazy at the thought of Lula being with Sailor, who just got free from jail. Ignoring Sailor’s probation, they set out for California. However their mother hires a killer to hunt down Sailor. Unaware of this, the two enjoy their journey and themselves being together, until they witness a young woman dying after a car accident – a bad omen.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: David Lynch‘s cunningly disguised unofficial remake of … Continue reading

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David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet” Makes Blu-ray Debut November 8

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David Lynch’s Modern Day Masterpiece Debuts On Blu-ray November 8 With Over 50 Minutes Of Never-Before-Seen Lost Footage  From the mind of David Lynch (Mulholland Drive, “Twin Peaks”) comes a visionary story so startling, so provocative, so mysterious that it will open your eyes to a world you have never seen before. Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment celebrates the anniversary of a groundbreaking American cinema classic when the BLUE VELVET: 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION makes its … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Impossible David Lynch – Author Todd McGowan

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THE IMPOSSIBLE DAVID LYNCH Author Todd McGowan Published by Columbia University Press Publication Date: 2007 Format: B/W – 280 pages Price: $26.50 Author Todd McGowan takes a bold move. For anyone, deconstructing David Lynch’s films into analysis, reason and philosophy is quite an undertaking. Though as we quickly find it’d todd’s love for his work that fuels his deep analysis. Lynch is well known for his complex thinking and visual charisma of nothingness that he … Continue reading

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Cult Movie Favourites

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When I asked Horror News readers and Facebook friends to tell me their favourite cult films, I got a terrific response. The suggestions poured in, and all kinds of weird, wonderful and outlandish films fronted up for selection. So while I can’t deny the quality or appeal of films like Reefer Madness (1938), Citizen Kane (1941), Glen Or Glenda (1953), Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes (1978), or The Toxic Avenger (1984), I can only count … Continue reading

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Book Review: David Lynch – Authors Colin Odell and Michelle Le Blanc

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Written by Colin Odell and Michelle Le Blanc Published by KameraBooks Publication Date: 2007 Format: Color & Black /White – 192 pages Price: $16.95 Much is the wonder of the works of enigmatic director/ artist David Lynch. So much that even for hard pressed fans, it sometimes takes news ideas, and opinions to get the essence of his movies into consumable form. Colin Odell & Michelle Le Blanc take on that challenge with a book … Continue reading

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Film Review: Inland Empire (2006)

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SYNOPSIS: An actress’s perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed REVIEW: It almost goes without saying that what David Lynch creates rolls off the directors slate as instant cult style films. Whether the film itself becomes a “cult hit” is a different matter. Though taking on a film like “Inland Empire” as a reviewer is not … Continue reading

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