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Shaun Barry
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Last 3 Halloween-time viewings:

PARANORMAL ACTIVITY (2009)
Slight, and perhaps not as inventive as its "found-footage" forefunner THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT, but for no-budget DIY filmmaking, it's an admirable little entry.

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993)
A fun kids' classic... I barely even pay attention to the story & songs, I just love looking at it!

THE OTHERS (2001)
Probably a Top 5 supernatural favorite for me... excellent acting, solid story, and real old-fashioned chills throughout.  And it gets my vote for Nicole Kidman's all-time best performance.





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It's Hammer-time!

THE CURSE of FRANKENSTEIN (1957)
Lee's unforgettable gnarly creature. Cushing's superb performance, what a pro!

Followed by;

HORROR of DRACULA (1958)
For the umpteenth time!
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THE LIST OF ADRIAN MESSENGER (1963)

A favorite since my teens when, I admit, I was not so fussy about fidelity to source.

This version presents a clever whodunnit, with fine performances making possible repeat viewings. Sadly, I have needed to be more and more forgiving as the years have gone by, as the makeup appliances central to the story are not really up to the job.

Also, I was recently disappointed to learn that the stars who appear in heavily made up cameos are really there only for the unmaskings at the end. In the movie proper the parts are played by other actors. (I’d always assumed the makeup looked different in the final shots because it WAS different, made so to facilitate easy removal.)

The film’s title was parodied in an episode of GET SMART as “The Mess of Adrian Listenger”.

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Vincent Price in HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL (1959)

The plot is completely implausible, but it's still so much fun... easily one of the best films from schlock-meister William Castle.  Featuring one of the earliest (and best) examples of an honest-to-goodness jump scare, which still holds up today, for a black & white horror film from the '50s!



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AIRPLANE! (1980)

Thirty-nine years.............!!!!

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Oh my. AIRPLANE's been on my "soon-to-revist" list. I remember seeing it in the theater with my mom at 7 years old. I'm sure she regretted taking me once the pair of boobs appeared on screen front and center - and it was rated PG!!
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I notice the IMDb incorrectly identifies the actress behind those boobs.
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Who was the right actress, JB?
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Don’t know. I can only tell—as anyone could—it was not the one they list.
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CREED (2015) and CREED II (2018)

I hadn't seen a Rocky film since ROCKY IV, and it was basically the return of Dolph Lundgren in part II that made me watch these. Glad I did. I enjoyed them both, but mostly for the performances from Michael B. Jordan, Stallone and Lundgren. The plots follow a well-worn formula. 
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IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE (1953)

Properly it should be THEY came, but why quibble. Discount version of INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS mostly of interest for a young and luminous Barbara Rush. A young Russel Johnson appears about ten years before getting shipwrecked on GILLIGAN’S ISLAND.

Originally in 3D. IMDb points out that the alien POV shots are in 3D even tho the alien is a cyclops.

One of several such movies produced by William Alland, otherwise known as the alway-in-shadow reporter in CITIZEN KANE.

Of its time.

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AIRPLANE! (1980)

Thirty-nine years.............!!!!


Surely, you can't be serious!

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