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Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Mayhem, Week 1

12 a.m. – “Fantômas” – Action-Adventure/Thriller (1913-14, Kino Lorber) Delirious quintet of silent French cliffhanger serials featuring the title character, an urbane but psychotic master criminal with a penchant for elaborate disguise and gruesome murder. Based on a popular series … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Monsters, Week 1

12 a.m. – “Blood and Lace” – Horror/Thriller (1971, Shout Factory) Pity poor Melody Patterson (“F Troop”): an orphaned emotional wreck after the brutal murder of her prostitute mother, she’s shipped off to a group home, where her situation turns … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: In Glorious Black and White (and Orange and Blue), Part 2

12 a.m. – “Sherlock Holmes” – Adventure/Mystery (1916, Flicker Alley) Before Basil Rathbone, Jeremy Brett, and more recently, Benedict Cumberbatch, William Gillette was the actor most associated in the public’s mind with portraying Sherlock Holmes, and this silent film, considered … Continue reading

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