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Welcome to the latest addition to Random Film Stuff. Got a comment not related to a specific review? Seen a film you want to recommend (or anti-recommend)? Just want to say ‘hi’? This is the place for off-topic chat!

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Amityville Playhouse (2015)

“Can you explain to me why six people would be killed each year on this particular date?”   [aka The Amityville Playhouse aka Amityville Theatre aka The Amityville Theater] Director:  John R. Walker Starring:  Monèle LeStrat, John R. Walker, Linden … Continue reading

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Wizard Of Oz (1925)

“You must prevent them from entering Oz. They have the papers, and the girl is Queen Dorothy!”   Director:  Larry Semon Starring:  Larry Semon, Dorothy Dwan, Oliver Hardy, G.Howe Black (Spencer Bell), Charles Murray, Josef Swickard, Otto Lederer, Frank Alexander, … Continue reading

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The Unknown (1927)

“Hands! Men’s hands! How I hate them!”   Director:  Tod Browning Starring:  Lon Chaney, Joan Crawford, Norman Kerry, John George, Nick De Ruiz, John St. Polis, Paul Desmuke (uncredited) Screenplay:  Waldemar Young and Joe Farnham, based upon a story by … Continue reading

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His Majesty, The Scarecrow Of Oz (1914)

“Can you kill her love for the gardener’s boy?” “Yes, your majesty: I can freeze her heart!”   Director:  J. Farrell MacDonald Starring:  Violet MacMillan, Frank Moore, Pierre Couderc, Fred Woodward, Mai Wells, Raymond Russell, Vivian Reed, J. Charles Haydon, … Continue reading

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Hausu (1977)

“It’s unscientific, unexplainable, unnatural, unreasonable. It doesn’t make sense!”   Director:  Ōbayashi Nobuhiko Starring:  Ikegami Kimiko, Oba Kumiko, Jinbo Miki, Matsubara Ai, Tanaka Eriko, Miyako Masayo, Satô Mieko, Minamida Yōko, Wanibuchi Haruko, Sasazawa Saho, Ozaki Kiyohiko, Kobayashi Asei Screenplay:  Katsura … Continue reading

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Et Al. Aug17

Dance, Fools, Dance (1931) When businessman Stanley Jordan (William Holden) loses everything and then drops dead in the face of the Wall Street Crash, his children, Bonnie (Joan Crawford) and Rodney (William Bakewell), are left penniless. Spurning a proposal of … Continue reading

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The Magic Cloak Of Oz (1914)

“Here is a gift from the Fairies. It will grant you one wish—but no more…”   Director:  J. Farrell MacDonald Starring:  Violet MacMillan, Mildred Harris, Fred Woodward, Juanita Hansen, Mai Wells, Jessie May Welsh, Raymond Russell, Vivian Reed, Pierre Couderc … Continue reading

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The Patchwork Girl Of Oz (1914)

“That bunch of Scraps has caused all our trouble!”   Director:  J. Farrell MacDonald Starring:  Violet MacMillan, Pierre Couderc, Raymond Russell, Bobbie Gould, Frank Moore, Leontine Dranet, Marie Wayne, Richard Rosson, Fred Woodward Screenplay:  L. Frank Baum, based upon his … Continue reading

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The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz (1910)

“Dorothy reaches the Emerald City to claim the crown…”   Director:  Otis Turner Starring:  Bebe Daniels, Hobart Bosworth, Robert Z. Leonard, Alvin Wyckoff, Winifred Greenwood, Olive Cox, Eugenie Besserer, Lilian Leighton Screenplay:  Otis Turner, based upon the novel and stage-play … Continue reading

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