‘THE MUSIC MUST CHANGE’ AN IDEA WHO’S TIME HAS COME FOR “THE FINAL GIRL’

https://i.imgur.com/DBZdPEe.jpg Months back I published a writing on my companion Horror media site SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET regarding how I feel the 'final Girl' syndrome is long over due to be replaced. I submit it is a marketing ploy that has become the lazy way for some film makers to tell their stories. With the... Continue Reading →

UNION DEPOT (1932) aka Gentleman for a Day

https://i.imgur.com/0AFqB32.jpg  When I see the Warner Brothers/ Vitaphone title card at the beginning of a picture I foresee a delightful excursion into early sound film making, often with delightful evil or good characters.  Camera movement will either be minimal or have some new process in miniatures along with a tracking shot through a window.  UNION... Continue Reading →

LA PARISIENNE (1957)

The name Brigitte Bardot conjurors up contrasting images of blonde hair for some and animal activism for others.  Bardot was ahead of her time in the sixties:  a time filled with blondes, including Marilyn Munroe.  Unlike Munroe, Bardot was not at the mercy of a system that did not know what to do with her.... Continue Reading →

HELEN CHANDLER- LITTLE GIRL LOST

The eternal California sun high in the sky. The beaches, the surf. All offering variations of the lifestyle made famous in the Sixties. The climate of Hollywood has not changed much from when film was younger.  The idealism of the dream may have changed for some, but the allure remains strong.  Actors, technicians and writers... Continue Reading →

DIE BRUCKE (The Bridge) (1959)

  These days do seem like a war, or the closest we may ever get to a similar condition.  One gives up things, can’t do things we normally do as we all know. To some, it seems futile or they don’t understand why we need to do certain things for the greater good. I am... Continue Reading →

THE TOP TEN SCARES OF PETER CUSHING

Lists like this - no matter the subject - always seem to leave something out. How do you pick the “best” of someone who has a body of work like Peter Cushing and be fair to him?  Viewing the works from North America, I was only accessing versions of films whose titles may be different;... Continue Reading →

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