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  • The King and the Mockingbird
  • Chinese Roulette
  • Ghostbusters
  • Evil Dead II

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  • The Pit and the Pendulum

    ★★★½

  • House of Usher

    ★★★★

  • Muppets Haunted Mansion

    ★★★

  • Bride of Boogedy

    ★★½

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  • The Pit and the Pendulum

    The Pit and the Pendulum

    ★★★½

    The similarities with House of Usher are striking, mainly the setup.

    This is Corman at work: why change a formula that works well?

    And it does work well!
    I felt in familiar territory.

    I just found Price was a little too much overacting and could have turned it down a notch, but he's always fun to watch nonetheless.

  • House of Usher

    House of Usher

    ★★★★

    Shame on me!
    I had never seen any Corman/Price/Poe movies before this one!

    Simply: WOW!

    Corman and Richard Matheson deliver a tense, tight and pacey metaphysical thriller filled with suspense and a fantastic atmosphere of dread. There is also a cool camera virtuosity here, uncommon to American movies of that era I find.

    The sets are luscious (like a good Hammer movie) but the clever production design really brings them to life and makes the house become a monster that…

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  • From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love

    ★★★★

    Tatiana: "I think my mouth is too big"
    Bond: "No it's the right size... for me, that is"

  • The Innocents

    The Innocents

    ★★★★

    I was not expecting this at all! And pleasantly surprised I was. The movie is beautifully shot and the production design is something to behold. Everything has a sense and a purpose to move the story forward and envelop the viewer within it's psychological tension. This deserves more than one watch. Something I will plunge in again for sure.