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  • The Man Without a Body
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  • Born of Fire
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  • A Scream in the Night

    ★★½

  • The Body Beneath

    ★★★½

  • Police Story

    ★★★★

  • The Big Chase

    ★★★

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  • A Scream in the Night

    A Scream in the Night

    ★★½

    Rakish police inspector Lon Chaney, Jr. goes undercover as brutish wharfside barkeeper Lon Chaney, Jr. to bust a crime boss involved in a jewel theft and murder racket in an unnamed Middle Eastern (?) seaport.

    This is some cheap, shoddily produced business, but if you're inclined to watch a 1935 Lon Chaney, Jr. thriller in the first place, it's probably going to satisfy your needs. Lon is pretty hammy* in his dual role, but enjoyably so, and there are solid…

  • The Body Beneath

    The Body Beneath

    ★★★½

    Vampiric British reverend Gavin Reed and his green-skinned zombie brides hunt down members of his extended family and harvest their blood to keep themselves alive for a planned move to America, while boring young turtleneck enthusiast Richmond Ross strives to free ladyfriend Jackie Skarvellis from Reed's grasp.

    Last time I watched Andy Milligan's slow-going stab at a Dracula movie, it was a shoddy print with terrible sound syncing issues. I have to say, watching it in a nicely restored version…

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  • Horror Express

    Horror Express

    ★★★★

    Look, obviously when a movie starts out with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing on a Trans-Siberian train battling an otherworldly shapeshifter that eats brains with its eyes, eventually you're going to get around to Telly Savalas in a deep red smoking jacket beating the hell out of a Rasputinesque monk in a crowded dining car. Fortunately, the stylish execution makes up for the same-old same-old plot.

  • Magic

    Magic

    Anthony Hopkins is a massively successful ventriloquist named Corky and Ann-Margaret is occasionally naked. If you need more than that, we're very different people.