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  • The Mummy's Curse

    The Mummy's Curse


    Written by Bernard Schubert. Directed by Leslie Goodwins.
    Through a weird quirk of geography, Kharis walks into a New England swamp in the last film and comes up in a Louisiana bayou in this one. And also it's 25 years later, but still looks like 1944. Oh, for the days you didn't have to worry about continuity! A good Mummy film, but not the best.

  • Bloody Birthday

    Bloody Birthday


    Written by Ed Hunt & Barry Pearson. Directed by Ed Hunt.
    A particularly creepy item in the "Killer Children" category. Creepy mainly because the kids seem really, really scary. A number of children are born during a total eclipse and are, of course, therefore insane murderers. Did I mention it was creepy.

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  • Thor: Ragnarok

    Thor: Ragnarok


    Written by Eric Pearson and Craig Kyle and Christopher Yost, from the comic book by Stan Lee & Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby.
    Directed by Taika Waititi.

    Deliriously wonderful comedy, directed by New Zealand wunderkind Taika Waititi, of WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS and HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE. It's amazing that Marvel films allowed Waititi's sensibility to survive the group-think of modern blockbuster movie-making. See it. Enjoy it. Laugh.

  • The Old Dark House

    The Old Dark House


    Written by Benn W. Levy, from the novel BENIGHTED by J.P. Priestly. Directed by James Whale.

    A marvelous, hilarious masterpiece. James Whale's follow-up to FRANKENSTEIN, and a step on the way to black comic genius he displayed in BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN. A brilliant cast of Gloria Stuart, Melvin Douglas, Raymond Massey, Charles Laughton and the magnificent Ernest Thesiger. Has anyone been able to match the menace and grandeur with which Thesiger imbues the line "Have a potato?"
    It's a wild precursor to camp and deconstructionist cinema. One of a kind.