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Movies Till Dawn: Otherworldly Encounters

“The UFO Incident” (1975, Kino Lorber) Unnerving TV-movie take on Betty and Barney Hill’s alleged abduction by aliens, which is revealed through hypnosis by psychiatrist Barnard Hughes. Though directed with considerable atmosphere by TV vet Richard Colla (whose judicious use … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange Goes Straight to Hell

“Surf Nazis Must Die” (1987, Troma Films) A future California falls into lawlessness following a cataclysmic earthquake, and from the rubble rises a new Nazi regime (which includes LA Beat alumnus Michael Sonye) which aims to rule the beaches (and … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The World is a Monster (Halloween 2020, Part 2)

“Spree” (2020, RLJE Films) No one is more surprised than desperate rideshare driver Joe Keery (“Stranger Things”) to discover that livestreaming the murders of his passengers can do wonders for his sagging social media account. Vicious and dark horror-satire takes … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: All Kinds of Icons 2 – Kid Heroes Edition

“Gamera: The Complete Collection” (1965-2006, Arrow Video) Arrow’s eight-disc Blu-ray set compiles all 12 films featuring the giant, firebreathing turtle Gamera, who vied with Godzilla for global adoration from the kaiju faithful for more than a half-century, and bundles them … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: All Kinds of Icons, Part 1

  “The Best of Cher” (2020, Time Life) This nine-DVD, 15-hour Time Life set, which covers the post-Sonny/pre-movie stardom and post-Oscar periods of her career, provides not only an abundance of footage of El Centro’s Cheryl Sarkisian, but also examples … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Thrills and Chills for a Long, Hot Weekend

“Promare” (2019, Shout! Factory/GKids) In the future, a section of humanity will be branded as terrorists for their ability to produce spontaneous and destructive combustion, but a young and brash member of a firefighting rescue team discovers that their intentions … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Sunday Screenings (The Normal New 2)

“Desolation Center” (2018) Everything you need to know about this documentary, which recalls a series of ’80s-era punk festivals in the Mojave Desert and downtown LA, is covered by Elise in this post. It’s currently available through streaming platforms, and … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Out of the Past

“Jaws” (1975, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment) The unlikely trio of police chief Roy Scheider, shaggy oceanographer Richard Dreyfuss and grizzled shark hunter Robert Shaw are tasked with dispatching the 25-foot Great White preying on summer crowds on an East Coast … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Normal New

“Slay the Dragon” (2019, Magnolia Home Entertainment) The current national/global climate may have exhausted your personal bandwith for social and political anxiety, but if able, you should consider this documentary on the insidous practice and impact of gerrymandering, or reshaping … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: More Spookshows for Shut-Ins

“Tigers are Not Afraid” (2017, RLJE Films) For young Estrella (Paola Lara), orphaned in her unnamed Mexican hometown after her mother’s disappearance, death is not only a constant but tangible presence that takes many forms, from gun-toting cartel members to … Continue reading

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