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  • Suspiria
  • Tenebre
  • Double Indemnity
  • L.A. Confidential

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  • Vampyros Lesbos

    ★★★★

  • Daughter of Dracula

    ★★½

  • The Beast

    ★★★★

  • The Demoniacs

    ★★★½

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  • Wild at Heart

    Wild at Heart

    ★★★★

    David Lynch's road trip fairytale, enthused with heavy metal and tributes to the Wizard of Oz. Wild at Heart is rarely lauded as Lynch's best work - the patchwork plot never quite hangs together as the satisfying whole that describes the likes of Mulholland Dr and Blue Velvet - but still there is a lot to like here. The film is a story of undying love, peppered with symbolism both overt and cerebral. Lynch portrays a surreal dreamlike world with…

  • The Beyond

    The Beyond

    ★★★★½

    Horror beyond time and space! Surreal nightmarish vision meets rancid gnarly gore as Fulci's delivers his tale of evil from the netherworld. The plot forsakes logic at every turn. We focus on a young woman that has inherited a hotel in Louisiana. Unbeknown to her, this building witnessed the brutal death of a painter some sixty years earlier and it stands atop of a gateway to Hell! The film doesn't really work on a narrative level; it's all about dream…

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  • Vampyros Lesbos

    Vampyros Lesbos

    ★★★★

    Jess Franco's masterpiece? An erotic lesbian psychosexual odyssey. Shades of Dracula build into a plot involving a seductive vixen vampire who bewitches a female lawyer that is sent to her island to resolve an inheritance. It's not the plot that is important here - it's all about the visuals and atmosphere. Franco made so many films that I have to wonder how much thought he actually put into each one - but whether on purpose or by accident, there's so…

  • Daughter of Dracula

    Daughter of Dracula

    ★★½

    Jess Franco vampire film. It gets off to an interesting start - a dying woman uses her last breath to tell her granddaughter about her vampire heritage and family links to a big castle on a hill. I was kind of looking forward to how this would turn out, but then the film takes a few left turns and the base plot is left somewhere in the background as we get treated to a lesbian love story and a bizarre…

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  • Inferno

    Inferno

    ★★★★★

    Every viewing of Inferno is a pleasure! There aren't many films that make perfect sense in their own right and no sense whatsoever simultaneously. Argento's story is carried not through logic but by feeling and sound. A curious girl looks for a key; drops her keys, then finds a key in a secret flooded room under a basement. A letter is carried from New York to Rome by notes of classic music. Time forsakes logic, spanning different periods in different…

  • The Beast

    The Beast

    ★★★★

    The Beast begins with close up shots of horse genitals, and then proceeds to depict them mating. This gives some sign of things to come, but does not prepare one for everything! Walerian Borowczyk's bold and outrageous fairytale cannot be accused of holding back. The film depicts a mythical Beast that is rumoured to roam the grounds of a French chateau in search of females. Borowczyk uses this as a jumping off point to explore the central themes of bestiality…