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Film Review: Girly (1970)

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SYNOPSIS: A wealthy, fatherless British clan kidnaps bums and hippies and forces them to participate in an elaborate role-playing game in which they are the perfect family; those who refuse or attempt escape are ritualistically murdered. REVIEW: Girly is a bloodless, fully dressed, sober good time (yes it is possible) A group of adults play house like children, taking the ...

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Podcast: Decades of Horror 1970′s Eps 008 – Tales from the Crypt (1972)

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“You were cruel and mean right from the start, now you can truly say you have no heart.” Peter Cushing as Arthur Grimsdyke leaves a horrifying Valentines card for his murderers in Poetic Justice, one of the fantastic stories in the classic Amicus Anthology film Tales from the Crypt (1972). Inspired by the EC Comics in the fifties, Milton Subotsky ...

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Film Review: The Doctor and the Devils (1985)

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SYNOPSIS: Grave robbers supply a doctor with bodies to test on. REVIEW: Considering that it was directed by Freddie Francis, certainly one of the greatest minds of my lifetime, I can’t believe I’ve missed this movie until now! Whenever you hate (or love) a film, writing a review for it is always easy. You can blather on incessantly about how great ...

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Film Review: They Came From Beyond Space (1967)

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SYNOPSIS: “Astronomers investigate a mysterious meteorite shower in a rural English farm field – exceptional because the space rocks all fell in a ‘V’ formation. Doctor Richard Arden, preeminent in the field of extraterrestrial study, is not permitted to accompany his colleagues, including his girlfriend Lee Mason, because he is still recovering from the effects of a recent motor accident. ...

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Film Review: The Vampire Happening (1971)

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SYNOPSIS: “An American actress inherits a castle in Transylvania. What she doesn’t know is that her ancestor, the Baroness Catali, was in actuality a vampire countess, and emerges from her tomb to ravage the nearby village and Catholic seminary.” (courtesy IMDB) REVIEW: If you’re looking for a serious movie, you may find yourself wanting to bitch-slap me for subjecting you ...

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