Film Review: Eyes Without A Face (1960)

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SYNOPSIS: “A brilliant surgeon, Doctor Génessier, helped by his assistant Louise, kidnaps nice young women. He removes their faces and tries to graft them onto the head on his beloved daughter Christiane, whose face has been entirely spoiled in a car crash. All the experiments fail and the victims die, but Génessier keeps trying.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: In most films dealing with the horrible things that can happen to the human body (almost invariably because … Continue reading

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13 Greatest Horror Movies of the ‘40’s and ‘50’s

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13. I Walked with a Zombie (1943) This movie is basically Jane Eyre in the West Indies with a touch of voodoo thrown in and it relies mostly on merging the dichotomies it spent so long building up: voodoo/Christian, black/white, dead/alive, magic/science. This sense of ambiguity is the only unsettling force in a too-literal plot and otherwise tame film. 12. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) Yes, the remake is better (two words, one amazing … Continue reading

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