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Movies Till Dawn: Mad Monster Party I

“The Evil Dead” (1981, Lionsgate) A quintet of Michigan college students makes the unfortunate decision to read from a book of incantations, which unleashes demonic forces determined to turn them, as the great drive-in critic Joe Bob Briggs rightly put … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: All Night All-American ‘70s Crime Wave

12 a.m. – “Dillinger” – Action (1973, Arrow Video) Writer-direction John Milius’ penchant for storytelling on a semi-mythical level makes him the ideal choice to helm this revisionist take on Depression Era gangster John Dillinger for American International Pictures. As … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Science Fiction Double Feature (+5)

12 a.m. – “Gog” – Science Fiction (1953, Kino Lorber) Who – or what – is killing scientists at a desert government laboratory? Square-jawed government agent Richard Egan and well-coiffured partner Constance Dowling discover that enemy sabotage has turned NOVAC, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Mayhem, Week 3 – Wilder, Wilder, Faster, Faster!

Midnight – “Comin’ At Ya!” – Action/Adventure (1981, MVD) Everything you need to know about this low-budget Western is spelled out in its title: it features a barrage of objects, photographed in 3-D and hurled directly at the viewer at … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Mayhem, Week 2 – Vintage Rogues’ Gallery

Midnight – “An Evening of Edgar Allan Poe” – Television/Horror (1970, Scream Factory) Distributed to television by American International Pictures, this 53-minute special features Vincent Price in performances of four short stories by Edgar Allan Poe. Though the videotaped production … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Monsters – Week 4

Midnight – “Nightmares” – Horror (1983, Scream Factory) Universal developed this anthology feature as a pilot for NBC, but instead released it to theaters in the fall of 1983. The stories, penned by TV vets Jeffrey Bloom and co-producer Christopher … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Month of Monsters, Week 3

Midnight – “Yongary, Monster from the Deep” – Science Fiction (1967, Kino Lorber) Bomb tests in an unnamed Middle Eastern country sets off a chain  of quakes, including one that upon reaching South Korea, unleashes a huge, saurian creature with … Continue reading

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Movies ‘Till Dawn: Reagan-Era Nightmares

12 a.m. – “Scarecrows” – Horror (1988, Scream Factory) This supernatural thriller opens on an energetic note, with a gang of soldiers turned thieves, fresh from a big payroll heist, forced to land a stolen getaway plane (and its kidnapped … Continue reading

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