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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange Shouldn’t Play with Dead Things

“Smile” (2022, Paramount Home Video) Burnt-out therapist Sosie (daughter of Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin) Bacon discovers that she is the latest target of a monstrous entity with a diabolical M.O.: it plagues its victims with terrifying hallucinations that drive them … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Superstition Mountain (Halloween 2022, Part 4)

Upgrade Dept.: Universal Home Video has released the second volume of its “Classic Monsters Icons of Horror Collection,” featuring several of its legendary creature features in new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray editions. Compiled on the set: James Whale’s “The Bride … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Deeper Shade of Black and White

“The Killing” (1956, Kino Lorber) Stanley Kubrick documents the rise and fall of a crew of hardluck thieves who watch their carefully planned robbery of a race track (Bay Meadows in San Mateo) fall to pieces thanks to greed, lust, … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: People Who Hit People

“King Boxer” (1972, Arrow Video) Possessed of a steely gaze but only limited fighting skills, a martial arts student (Indonesian actor Lo Lieh) sets out on a journey of self-improvement and becomes embroiled in a battle royale between warring dojos. … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Chocolate Vampire Kisses (Halloween 2021 Edition)

“Kolchak: The Night Stalker  (The Complete Series)” (1974-75, Kino Lorber) Having survived a vampire in Las Vegas and an undead strangler beneath the city of Seattle, reporter Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin, still decades away from playing the Old Man from … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Almost Weirder Than Now

“VFW” (2019, Image Entertainment) A gaggle of soused, AARP-age vets hold the line at the titular watering hole when a druglord and his zombified army lay siege to the joint in an attempt to retrieve stolen stash. Joe Begos‘ ultra-violent … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: The Saturday Morning Strange Strikes Again

“Zachariah” (1971, Kino Lorber) Cowboy naifs John Rubenstein and Don Johnson vie to be the most fearsome gunfighter in an Old West where rock groups and gurus share space with sagebrush and six-guns. Enthusiastically freaky “electric” Western, based loosely on … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: Watch It! This Weekend (Kung Fu Finger Book Edition)

“Super Fly” (1972, Warner Archive Collection) Youngblood Priest (Ron O’Neal) sees only a dead end in the Harlem cocaine trade, and conceives a retirement plan involving the sale of 30 kilos for a cool million; however, the cops, fellow dealers … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Salvo of Saturday Morning Strange

“Schlock” (1973, Turbine Media Group) A murder spree in a Southern California suburb is revealed to be the work of the Schlockthropus, a mostly befuddled ape man whose unrequited affection for blind Eliza Garrett/Roberts – she thinks he’s a dog … Continue reading

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Movies Till Dawn: A Superfluity of Saturday Morning Strange

“The Maze 3D” (1953, Kino Lorber) What is the terrible secret of an ancient Scottish castle and its forbidding hedge maze that has vexed its ex-pat heir (sci-fi stalwart Richard Carlson, who would have celebrated his 106th birthday tomorrow)? The … Continue reading

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