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  • The Gravedancers

    The Gravedancers

    ★★★

    During the first 20-30 minutes of THE GRAVEDANCERS, you will probably be thinking to yourself: "Well, this isn't terribly good, is it?" However, slowly but surely this film goes from being a fairly ordinary 'ghostly' to totally bonkers over-the-top goodness. The characters who have had the terribly bad taste (drunk or not) to dance on graves even foreshadow that this movie might go this way; for the entire month after the gravedancing occurs, the angry spirits will slowly ramp up…

  • Venom

    Venom

    ★★★½

    This movie has NO business being as good as it is! One would be forgiven thinking this is just one more "deadly snake on the loose" movie -- until, that is, you get a look at that cast! Sterling Hayden, Klaus Kinski and Oliver Reed: three of the biggest hellraisers in movie history all together in one film. Mix together the superb Nicol Williamson, Susan George, Sarah Miles and a genuinely vicious-looking black mamba snake and this is my kind…

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  • Bus Stop

    Bus Stop

    ½

    I have to agree with the other negative reviews of this film; it is possibly one of the most unpleasant movie watching experiences I've ever had. Others have commented that it was like a horror film where a brutish bully torments a woman until he finally breaks her. For me, it was like watching a rape in slow motion; but with the added unpleasantness of the filmmakers' attitude that we were apparently supposed to find a lot of the proceedings…

  • The Spiral Staircase

    The Spiral Staircase

    ★★★★

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    Film # 10 of the "Scavenger Hunt #4" Challenge!
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    After making the classic film noir PHANTOM LADY, director Robert Siodmak helmed THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE for RKO and what a little gem of a film it is! A master of film noir, Siodmak tackles gothic horror in a film project originally spearheaded by David O. Selznick before he sold the property to RKO. From the very first moment of the…