Film Review: Dead Of Night (1945)

SYNOPSIS: “Walter Craig, an architect, is summoned down to a house called Pilgrim’s Farm by a prospective client whom he does not know. On arrival he experiences strongly the feeling that he has been to the place before. He is taken into the house and introduced by his host to a group of people. These also are familiar, though none of them appear to know him. After somewhat constrained greetings he tells them that he … Continue reading

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Key Genre Films 1940s

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The forties got off to a cracking start with Paramount’s Technicolor production of Doctor Cyclops (1940) starring Albert Dekker as a crazed scientist who discovers the secret of miniaturisation deep in the South American jungles. The film contains superb special effects sequences which required the construction of gigantic sets and props of everyday articles, including books, chairs, pot-plants and scientific instruments. Universal Studios, while reluctant to invest their horror films with big budgets, also turned … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead of Night – Devil Slayer – Issue 1-4

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DEAD OF NIGHT: DEVIL-SLAYER #1-4 (TPB) Author Briane Keen Published by Marvel Comics Publication Date: 2009 Format: Color – 96 pages Price: $14.00 In the interest of full disclosure, I should start this off by admitting that I have never read any of the original Devil-Slayer books or any of the ones in which the character was featured. Truth be told, I had no idea whatsoever that he had existed. While this makes me completely … Continue reading

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Book Review: Dead of Night (featuring Manthing) – Issues 1-4

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DEAD OF NIGHT #1-4 (Comics) Writer: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa Artist: ‘Kano’ #1, Brian Denham #2, Javier Saltares #3 From Max Comics (Marvel Comics adult line) Publication Date: 2008 Format: Full Color, 22 pages Price: $3.99 Ted Sallis lives in Citrusville Florida. Or at least he lived there when he was human. Ted is a renown Biologist/Chemist working to create something called ‘Operation Rebirth’ formula for Uncle Sam. It sadly goes all wrong as Ted finds out … Continue reading

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