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Old 05-29-2019, 01:18 AM
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CALLING DR DEATH (1943). While the openings of the INNER SANCTUM's creeped me out at 10-11 (the guy in the Crystal Ball), even then I felt the films weren't all that impressive and as a Geeezer getting close to 60, it's even more difficult to watch them.
Love Lon Chaney JR and know He was put in the IS series for Marquee Value, but he is just not convincing as an Intellectual/ Babe Magnet. The endless voice overs and self flaggelation just add to the overall mediocrity.
Decent cast helps a little with harrassing J Carroll Naish (HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE MAD MONSTER), Fay Helm (THE WOLF MAN, CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN, NIGHT MONSTER), Ramsay Ames (THE MUMMY'S GHOST), David Bruce (THE MAD GHOUL) and lovely Patricia Morison (DRESSED TO KILL, HITLER'S MADMAN and much Broadway) who is the only reason You might want to watch this. *1/2
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Old 05-29-2019, 07:19 PM
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Thanks very much FryeDwight, I have been searching for years looking for the info you gave me, don't know how I ever got "past" switched with "ashes", I have another movie I've been looking for also with no luck because I probably
did it again with the name, hope you don't mind me asking you about it, this
movie started with a bunch of people being invited to a party, later some of
the guests wind up with their throats ripped out and the group decides it's a werewolf amongst them, they pass out silver bullets to everyone and one by one they put the bullet in their mouths to prove they are not the werewolf, it turns out to be a woman at the table, for some reason I thought this was
"Night of the Blood Beast" but I was mistaken, any ideas ?
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Old 05-30-2019, 04:19 AM
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Thanks very much FryeDwight, I have been searching for years looking for the info you gave me, don't know how I ever got "past" switched with "ashes", I have another movie I've been looking for also with no luck because I probably
did it again with the name, hope you don't mind me asking you about it, this
movie started with a bunch of people being invited to a party, later some of
the guests wind up with their throats ripped out and the group decides it's a werewolf amongst them, they pass out silver bullets to everyone and one by one they put the bullet in their mouths to prove they are not the werewolf, it turns out to be a woman at the table, for some reason I thought this was
"Night of the Blood Beast" but I was mistaken, any ideas ?
Glad to have helped Avian 7

Very sure the other film is THE BEAST MUST DIE! (1974) with Calvin Lockheart and Peter Cushing. Reading your descriptions reminded me of when my wife and I saw it on an October vaca some years back. Probably on YOUTUBE also.
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Old 06-04-2019, 04:09 AM
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THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE (1946). Great sets and genuinely atmospheric camerawork-particularly shadows-still can't save this listless melodrama of a recently mute servant girl being targeted by a Serial killer dispatching "Less than Perfect" women. Lots of annoying characters-particularly Kent Smith and Ethel Barrymore- don't help either and surprised the poor servant girl didn't collapse of exaustion due to all the piddling errands she is sent on. As usual, Elsa Lanchester gets the best lines. She is the best part of this and an early performance by Rhonda Fleming who was incredibly babealicious even back then. **
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Old 06-17-2019, 01:57 AM
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SEVEN MEN FROM NOW (1956). Decent Bud Botteler western with Randolph Scott searching for his wife's murders, encountering a couple of homesteaders and a seriously evil Lee Marvin. One of Gail Russell's (THE UNINVITED) last films before her early and sad demise. ***
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Dracula Has Risen From The Grave
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Old 07-15-2019, 12:44 AM
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THE VALLEY OF GWANGI (1969). A dinosaur Western that takes a little while to get going, but stick with it and You'll probably enjoy. Ray Harryhausen's effects work are probably the best he ever did, with the title character appropriately meanacing, although You certainly will feel for him towards the end. Most frightening part is HOW MUCH Richard Carlson (THE CREATURE VROM THEBLACK LAGOON, IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE) looks like Mitch Peleggi (THE X FILES, SUPERNATURAL)! ***1/2
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Old 07-19-2019, 01:40 AM
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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946). And It's a Wonderful Film. Hard to believe this was sort of a box office dud in its day and really didn't pick up steam until its copyright expired and TV stations began showing it around Xmas. While it's been derided as "Corny", think it's anything but. There is a Happy ending, but the hell our protagonist goes through makes it a welcome one. I really like Jimmy Stewart and don't think he was ever better than as George Bailey, the decent guy who seems to catch more unlucky breaks than anything else; the anguished desperation as he clutches his youngest son gives me goosebumps.
Excellent cast as well, with Lionel Barrymore (despicible), Samuel S Hinds (THE RAVEN, MAN MADE MONSTER), Gloria Grahame (THE BIG HEAT, BLOOD AND LACE), Ward Bond and (especially) Donna Reed shining. *****
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IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946). And It's a Wonderful Film. Hard to believe this was sort of a box office dud in its day and really didn't pick up steam until its copyright expired and TV stations began showing it around Xmas. While it's been derided as "Corny", think it's anything but. There is a Happy ending, but the hell our protagonist goes through makes it a welcome one. I really like Jimmy Stewart and don't think he was ever better than as George Bailey, the decent guy who seems to catch more unlucky breaks than anything else; the anguished desperation as he clutches his youngest son gives me goosebumps.
Excellent cast as well, with Lionel Barrymore (despicible), Samuel S Hinds (THE RAVEN, MAN MADE MONSTER), Gloria Grahame (THE BIG HEAT, BLOOD AND LACE), Ward Bond and (especially) Donna Reed shining. *****
In my top 5 favorite Christmas movies!
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