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Flash Gordon (1936) (Part 1)

“I will conquer the sea – the air – the earth – the universe!”   Director:  Frederick Stephani and Ray Taylor (uncredited) Starring:  Larry “Buster” Crabbe, Jean Peters, Priscilla Lawson, Charles Middleton, Frank Shannon, Richard Alexander, Jack “Tiny” Lipson, James … Continue reading

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Crocodile (1981)

“There is an old legend which says that one day, a monster will arise from the sea, to encounter the wings of an eagle. It is the wings of an eagle I proudly wear on my chest. I believe the … Continue reading

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Night Of Fear (1973)

    Director:  Terry Bourke Starring:  Norman Yemm, Carla Hoogeveen, Briony Behets, Peter Armstrong, Mike Dorsey Screenplay:  Terry Bourke         Synopsis:  A young woman (Briony Behets) out riding alone in the country ties up her horse and moves … Continue reading

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Snowbeast (1977)

“I saw—something. It was monstrous. It wasn’t human. It wasn’t an animal, either…”   Director:  Herb Wallerstein Starring:  Bo Svenson, Robert Logan, Yvette Mimieux, Sylvia Sidney, Clint Walker, Thomas Babson, Jacquie Botts, Annie McEnroe, Kathy Christopher, Michael J. London Screenplay:  … Continue reading

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Et Al. Aug20

The End Of The World (1931) So: long story short. Abel Gance’s first sound film was an adaptation of the novel, La Fin du Monde, by the French astronomer and author, Camille Flammarion (which was translated in English in 1894 as Omega: … Continue reading

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Tintorera (1977)

“Which is the most dangerous?” “Tintorera. Americans like you call it ‘tiger shark’…” [Original title: ¡Tintorera!] [aka Tintorera: Tiger Shark, Tintorera: Killer Shark, Tintorera: Bloody Waters]   Director:  René Cardona Jr Starring:  Hugo Stiglitz, Andrés Garcia, Susan George, Fiona Lewis, Eleazar Garcia, … Continue reading

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Et Al. June20

The Madness Of Dr Tube (1915) Original title: La Folie du Docteur Tube. The most interesting thing about this short, experimental film directed by Abel Gance is the evidence it provides for how quickly certain scientist tropes got nailed down—the … Continue reading

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Claws (1977)

“If he hunt Devil Bear, he don’t come back. That bear is Kushtaka—the devil!”   Director:  Richard Bansbach and R.E. Pierson Starring:  Jason Evers, Leon Ames, Anthony Caruso, Carla Layton, Glenn Sipes, Buck Young, Myron Healey, Wayne Lonacre, Bill Ratcliffe, … Continue reading

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Seven Footprints To Satan (1929)

“The soul of your betrothed will depend upon your success on the Seven Stairs!”   Director:  Benjamin Christensen Starring:  Creighton Hale, Thelma Todd, DeWitt Jennings, Sheldon Lewis, William V. Mong, Laska Winters, Angelo Rossitto, Kamiyama Sōjin, Ivan Christy, Kalla Pasha, … Continue reading

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No Time At All (1958)

“The plane is flying. They seem to think he’s coming into Idlewild, where he was supposed to all along. They’ve spotted him visually – he’s back on radar – but he’s got no radio, no lights…” Director:  David Swift Starring:  … Continue reading

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