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Movies Till Dawn: The World is a Monster (Halloween 2020, Part 5)

First: “The Dead Ones” (2020, Artsploitation Films) opens on a harrowing note – a quartet of high schoolers are hunted down by gunmen dressed as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse – and from there, manages to head into even … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The World is a Monster (Halloween 2020, Part 4)

“The Cold Light of Day”  (1989, Arrow Video) Grisly, low-budget dramatization of real-life crimes conducted by Scottish serial killer Dennis Nilsen, who gruesomely murdered at least 12 men and boys in London during the late ’70s and early ’80s. The … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: New Kind of Kick (in the Head) Edition

“Dragged Across Concrete” (2018, Lionsgate Home Entertainment) A trifecta of hardluck types – disgraced cops Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn and ex-con Tory Kittles – decide that the solution to their downward-spiraling fortunes is to rob violent criminal Thomas Kretschmann. … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Bride of (Mostly) New Movies

“On the Basis of Sex” (2018, Universal Home Video/Focus Features) Tracing the arc of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Felicity Jones) from Harvard Law School to the groundbreaking discrimination case that would pave her way to the Supreme Court. Directed and penned … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Old Fears for a New Year Part 2

“What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice?” (1969, Kino Lorber) Having found an expedient solution to her financial woes by bilking and then murdering a succession of housekeepers, widow Geraldine Page appears to meet her match in new hire Ruth Gordon. … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: High Tension for the Holidays 2018

“Await Further Instructions” (2018, Dark Sky Films) Fractious British family discovers that their tense holiday celebration has become more unpleasant due to an unseen force that issues increasingly violent demands through their television set. An appropriately nasty parable for nasty, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Mad Monster Party 2 (Ronald, Molly, Mara and Mario Edition)

“Bad Ronald” (1974, Warner Archives Collection) Taunted for the umpteenth time, awkward, fantasy-minded teenager Ronald Wilby (Scott Jacoby) lashes out at his tormentor – a little girl, to add insult to injury – and accidentally kills her. Fearing that the … Continue reading

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