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The Dunwich HorrorĀ (1970)

7 Oct

 

There is a lot of this business with the rings in "The Dunwich Horror." Also a lot of Sandra Dee's outer thighs.

 

I’ll admit it: I’ve got a soft spot for any bit of visual media involving those Lovecraftian Old Ones. It’s almost like since I know these movies, video games and what-have-you are sort of doomed to failure from the beginning, I don’t sweat the small stuff and just enjoy the ride. Roger Corman was one of the producers behind this particular adaptation of “The Dunwich Horror,” and it’s full of the same type of charm (or “charm” depending on how you feel about Corman) as his other features. Continue reading

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The Searchers (1956)

7 Oct

This one scene encapsulates the entire movie in such a bold way that it's breathtaking.

How often does the final scene in a movie really have impact anymore? Sure you’ll get some powerful endings from time to time, but more often than not modern films feel like they settle for winding down rather than going for it and making a true statement with an iconic, meaningful image. “The Searchers” goes for broke in its final scene and succeeds so well it’s breathtaking. Continue reading