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  • The Lady from Shanghai
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
  • Suspiria
  • Flamingo Road

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  • She Killed in Ecstasy

    ★★★★

  • A Bay of Blood

    ★★★★★

  • Chinatown

    ★★★★★

  • Too Scared to Scream

    ★★★½

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  • She Killed in Ecstasy

    She Killed in Ecstasy

    A council of supposedly respectable doctors and scientists rejects a young doctor's controversial research into human embryos, the jars of which are in the the opening credits and look pretty sick. The young doctor becomes increasingly depressed and eventually kills himself driving his young wife to get revenge on the members of the council. Revenge for what you might ask because Jess Franco's scenes of the embryos look pretty sick, but the other side isn't much better. Enter into this…

  • A Bay of Blood

    A Bay of Blood

    ★★★★★

    Set on a bay with a swanky house full of great rooms for Mario Bava to bring you into so you can see perhaps some of the coldest kills ever put on screen. The bay setting is up for inheritance and there are several characters interested. Wardrobes are awesome throughout plus Bava captures the rooms and the colors really well. He also does great long buildups to an eventual bloody murder. Great doesn't really describe how good they are. The…

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  • The Thing

    The Thing

    ★★★★★

    A crew of scientists and assorted oddballs at a US research station in Antarctica confront an alien monster from space introduced into their midst by a cute Husky being chased from above by a couple of crazed Norwegians in a helicopter trying to shoot and kill it. It's such a deceiving setup. That opening segment is what introduces both the monster and the paranoia the monster's going to provoke as the Americans eventually get a handle on why the Hell…

  • Chinatown

    Chinatown

    ★★★★★

    There aren't any moral or legal limits to wealth and power. The ties the hitmen who kill anyone who exposes corruption and sleaze have to the wealthy and powerful are easily hidden and impossible to prove beyond a reasonable doubt. The system wasn't necessarily set up to serve their interests originally but the way it's evolved has made them impenetrable. Before Batman battled it there was Jake Gittes, PI, investigating malfeasance concerning discharges of water in LA during the 30s…