Watch the Original film noir D.O.A. starring Edmond O’Brien and Pamela Britton

As a long-time fan of the 1988 remake, which starred Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan, I checked out the original a while ago and it still really holds up (well, other than the score, which is more than a little jarring in places), so I thought it would make for a great Saturday Matinee on…

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Watch Bela Lugosi in “White Zombie” (1932)

It’s the return of the Saturday matinee! This week, we’re featuring Bela Lugosi in Victor Halperin’s “White Zombie”… From Wikipedia: White Zombie is a 1932 American Pre-Code horror film directed and independently produced by Victor and Edward Halperin. The screenplay by Garnett Weston, based on The Magic Island by William Seabrook, tells the story of…

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Spooky Halloween Feature Presentation: The Omen (1976)

It feels a little dated, and to be fair I think the second Omen is my favorite, but I was a massive fan of all 3 original Omen movies, and I wanted to end this Halloween with the oncoming doom of the spawn of Satan, which is nice.

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Spooky Halloween All-Dayer: David Cronenberg’s Shivers

I love the word “spooky”, it’s so silly. I think i first saw this (as I did lots of proper horror movies) on a Sunday morning, hungover at a friend’s house after a party. Awake long before anyone else was and digging through the collection of old tapes I found this gem. It’s cheap, clever…

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Spooky Halloween All-Dayer: Julie Christie in The Demon Seed

Ah, what the heck. Let’s just keep going! Here’s a classic from the late 70s, which begins pretty light, but takes a few sharp left turns into a really dark place.

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Spooky Second Bill: George A. Romero’s Day of the Dead

When I was growing up everyone said that Romero’s Dawn of the Dead was the masterpiece. They were WRONG! While it’s fun to watch zombies wander around a shopping mall, as if that’s what we’re pre-programmed to do, I really like the third movie’s take on how zombies are fulfilling basic human needs from the…

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Spooky Matinee: Dawn of the Dead

This is not for the squeamish. We started this month with Night of the Living Dead, which is a great movie on a cult level, but for most people, it’s pretty easy to watch. Now it’s Saturday – actual Halloween, and this is George A. Romero’s classic, although I still prefer Day of the Dead,…

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Spooky Matinee: Dog Soldiers (2002)

I know what you’re about to say, “This isn’t exactly retro, Ridley”. I don’t care. I just love this film. That is all. Directed by Neil Marshall Produced by Brian Patrick O’Toole, Christopher Figg, Tom Reeve, David E. Allen Written by Neil Marshall Starring Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd, Emma Cleasby, Liam Cunningham Music by Mark…

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John Agar and Carol Gilley in “Night Fright” (1967)

This is truly the most 1967 film I’ve ever seen. Not even Valley of the Dolls is as 1967 as this film. A Texas community is beset by a rash of mysterious killings involving some of the students from the local college. The sheriff investigating the deaths discovers the startling identity of the killer responsible…

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