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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange Stays Home

“RoboCop” (1987, Arrow Video) In a future that bears alarming similarities to our present (though pandemic-free, it should be noted), a mega-corporation enlists a criminal gang to take over Detroit for re-development while also manufacturing a robotic super-cop – created … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Quarantine Queens

“The Bad and the Beautiful” (1952, Warner Archives Collection) When producer Kirk Douglas calls on star Lana Turner, Pulitzer-winning screenwriter Dick Powell and director Barry Sullivan to join his comeback picture, each recalls to studio chief Walter Pidgeon how his … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Spookshows for Shut-Ins

“Come to Daddy” (2019, Lionsgate Home Entertainment) Neurotic LA hipster Elijah Wood travels to Oregon at the behest of his long-absent father (the great Canadian character actor Stephen McHattie), but the visit quickly turns from awkward to terrifying when various … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Case of the Creeps

“Let’s Scare Jessica to Death” (1974, Shout! Factory) It’s true that Jessica (Zohra Lampert) has just left an asylum, but surely, her fragile mental state can’t account for all the strange things that have happened after she, her husband (Barton … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: What’s New for 2020? (Part 2)

“Parasite” (2019, Universal Home Entertainment) Impoverished and terminally downtrodden, the Kim family appears to strike upon a foolproof (if ruthless) plan to alleviate their financial woes: they charm, beguile and lie their way into jobs as domestics for a wealthier … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Hell Comes to the Saturday Morning Strange

“House By the Cemetery” (Blue Underground, 1981) Despite constant admonitions from a young girl that only he can see, towheaded Bob (Giovanni Frezza) and his parents (Catriona MacColl and Paolo Malco) not only remain in the Creepy Old New England … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Big Trouble

“Big Trouble in Little China” (1988, Shout! Factory) Trucker Kurt Russell discovers that his big-mouth-and-big-gun approach might not help pal Dennis Dun reclaim his fiancée (Suzee Pai) from an ancient Chinese sorcerer (James Hong) living under the streets of San … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Holiday House of Hairy Horrors

“Murders in the Rue Morgue” (1932, Shout! Factory) Barking mad scientist Bela Lugosi attempts to put the crackpot evolutionary theory behind his sideshow act – which features Erik (career Hollywood apesuit actor Charles Gemora), a gorilla that can “talk” after … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Persons of Interest, Part 2

“Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll” (1987, Shout! Select) Keith Richards attempts to corral a mercurial Chuck Berry into celebrating his own 60th birthday at an all-star concert featuring Eric Clapton, Robert Cray and Etta James, backed by Chuck’s … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Persons of Interest

“Rock ‘N’ Roll High School: 40th Anniversary Edition” (1979, Shout! Factory) There’s a nominal plot at the center of “Rock ‘N’ Roll High School” – diehard Ramones fan Riff Randall (P.J. Soles) wants to get her song to the band, … Continue reading

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