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  • Dracula

    Dracula 1958

    ★★★★ Watched 13 Oct, 2016

    With a copy of Peveril Publishing's wondrous, Hammer Dracula Scrapbook by Wayne Kinsey in my possession, the time seemed right to watch this much loved movie after a gap of many years. Having been encouraged to watch the early classic horrors by my father I subsequently spent the classic Hammer years watching European cinema and only returned to the genre with giallo. Watching this beautifully shot movie today is a strange experience. No, of course it is not as violent…

  • Golden Night

    Golden Night 1976

    ★★★½ Watched 04 Oct, 2016

    The impact of this film is probably due more to the presence of Klaus Kinski than to the efforts of director Serge Moati, although I see the latter is still working albeit in TV and documentaries. This seems to have been one of his rare cinematic opportunities and he certainly gave it a good stab. Basically this is a very simple story of murder and revenge dressed up with some surrealism and Mr Kinski. I was not at all sure…

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  • The Duke of Burgundy

    The Duke of Burgundy 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 18 Mar, 2015 1

    This is a profound and engrossing film. Peter Strickland is clearly less a fan of cinema than a fanatic for film and there is a difference. He believes that film does not depict reality but is a reproduction of reality and therein lies his fascination. He is excited by this process and through his films similarly excites us. In this film, ostensibly about a couple of ladies living out a BDSM relationship in a rambling old mansion, his filmic inspiration…

  • Strip Nude for Your Killer

    Strip Nude for Your Killer 1975

    ★★★★ Watched 27 Feb, 2013 1

    I didn’t think much of this when I first saw it and don’t think much of it now. It’s terrible really because the girls are great and it looks good most of the time with plenty of sexy kills. The title, salacious though it is, is pretty accurate, but the predictable tale plods along and in the end produces a killer we have not only not seen but did not know existed! Distortion on the soundtrack doesn’t help this one.…