Film Review: Psycho II (1983)

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SYNOPSIS: After twenty-two years of psychiatric care, Norman Bates attempts to return to a life of solitude… but the specters of his crimes — and his mother — continue to haunt him. REVIEW: “Goodnight, Mary.” The original film (directed by Alfred Hitchcock in 1960) was essentially the first slasher film and, in turn, initiated a new avenue of horror that has, by now, become passĂ© (though, nonetheless, commercially successful). The manipulative nature of Hitchcock’s first … 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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Film Review: Dressed To Kill (1980)

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SYNOPSIS: “While taking a shower, Kate Miller, a middle-aged, sexually frustrated New York housewife, has a rape fantasy while her husband stands at the sink shaving. Later that day, after complaining to her psychiatrist Doctor Robert Elliott about her husband’s pathetic performance in bed, she meets a strange man at a museum and returns to his apartment where they continue an adulterous encounter that began in the taxicab. Before she leaves his apartment, she finds … Continue reading

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