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Clay Hornik
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The Amityville Horror
Tonight's movie was the "true story" The Amityville Horror (1979).  I picked up this copy of the book in a thrift store a while back because 1) it's a hoot to read and 2) there's a Scholastic Books logo on it, meaning it was packaged for school kids to buy ...

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Night Tide
I'm sure there's no such thing as "Southern California Beach Gothic," but if there were, Curtis Harrington's theatrical motion picture Night Tide (61) would be an excellent example of it. A very, very young Dennis Hopper plays a sailor who falls in love wit...

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The Cat Creature
The Cat Creature (12.11.73) is another Curtis Harrington and Robert Bloch made for television collaboration.  In the collection of a dead man, an appraiser finds a sarcophagus with a mummy wearing a gold amulet.  The amulet is stolen and the mummy disappear...

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The Dead Don't Die (1.14.75) is another Curtis Harrington treat- a tribute to film noir with a script written by Robert Bloch based on his short story. Set in 1934, George Hamilton plays Don Drake, a man trying to clear the name of his brother, executed aft...

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Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell!!
Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell!!! (10.31.78)  Ok, the title doesn't really have exclamation points, but it should. This is another made for television piece from Curtis Harrington, for CBS this time- for Halloween, even. Quite the treat, actually. First, the ...

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How Awful About Allan!
My obsession with Curtis Harrington continues! How Awful About Allan (9.22.70) was an Aaron Spelling television movie based on a Henry (What Ever Happened To Baby Jane?) Farrell novel of the same title. Allan is played by Anthony Perkins, this time with dad...

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Who Slew Auntie Roo?
Another Curtis Harrington movie, the follow-up to "What's the Matter With Helen?", Who Slew Auntie Roo? (1971).       At Christmas time, Auntie Roo, Rose Forrest, played by Shelley Winters, has ten orphans from the local orphange over for the holidays.  Thi...

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Ruby
  
Back to blogging.  February wasn't a stellar month for me, but now it's March, and I'm starting with a series of movies by the director Curtis Harrington.      I watched his "What's the Matter With Helen?" back in December and was impressed with the mad ...

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Flood!
I've not left the apartment the last few days because of the snow, I've gotten so stir crazy that tonight's movie didn't seem bad. Flood, or as imdb and wikipedia put it, Flood! (1976), yes,  including the exclamation point. Irwin Allen for television produ...

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The 1971 Tonys
I'm needing something... light, distracting.  We've been running around for work and it's getting a little exhausting, so I type 1971 into the youtube search bar. What from 1971?  There's ball games (baseball and football) and races and variety shows and......
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