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    POSSESSION '81

    A young Australian actor, Sam Neil, who now gets tons of roles, and Adjani - both outrageously over-acting.

    First half of movie is dead-boring couple-with-problems fodder. Then it becomes a horror movie. You are reminded of Polanski's "Repulsion" only "Repulsion" is classic and this is just mediocre.

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    Possession has a pretty strong reputation in some circles, and I'm dumbfounded as to why. It's probably the weakest film Zuławski made (outside of his Boris Godunov film). Repulsion is much better.

    And since this is a Classical forum, his film on Chopin, La Note bleue, is worth a watch.
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    EYE OF THE DEVIL (1966)

    Atmospheric Pagan sacrifice film
    David Niven, Deborah Kerr, David Hemmings, & Donald Pleasence get down onnit.
    Crops failing...need blood. Holy Wickerman!!

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    THE GORGON

    You all know the mythology: over 2000 years ago there were three sister-monstrosities, The Gorgons whose gaze could turn men to stone..
    The second sister, Medusa , is slain by Perseus, who beheads her , avoiding her gaze by looking at the reflection in his shield.

    Well, this here Hammer film, proposes that the spirit of the third sister, Magrathea (or sumfink loike that) , goes to Austro-Hungarian pre WW2 times, possessing a woman's body and habituating a castle that has been empty the last 50 years.

    This is a lesser known Hammer and one of the best ones. Good sets, solid acting (Lee, Cushing, and David Troughton (Dr Who). Also that actor wot was in the series, "Sorrell And Son" does a great job here. Director Terrence Fisher is associated with the better Hammers.

    Totally shoite special effects at the end - where Lee beheads the Gorgon - but wot do you expect , its made in 1964.

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    THE GHOUL

    Peter Cushng, John Hurt

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    DOMINIQUE

    Jean Simmons, Simon Ward


    rubbish

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tulse View Post
    ROBIN HARDY: The Wicker Man



    The film that launched 1,000 psychedelic folk albums.
    I like this one. The music too. The songwriter Paul Giovanni had no musical training.
    "Forgive me, Majesty. I'm a vulgar man. But I assure you, my music is not.“ Mozart

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    DARK WATERS


    poo.
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    INCENSE FOR THE DAMNED aka THE BLOODSUCKERS aka DOCTORS WEAR SCARLET (of course, there are no doctors in this crap film) 1970

    Speaking of Wickerman, this has Edward Woodward in it. Cushing,Patrick McNee (Steed of The Avengers).

    An Oxford don - he is no more than 25, yet a don! Jesus! It took me 40 years to become a Prog Masterman! - specializing in Greek mythology, falls in with a bad "happening" crowd of decadent youth on the islands of Greece.
    You don't find out till most ways through this "film" that - of course - they are vampires of an old Greek Minoan cult.
    They have put him under some sorta trance spell. Word gewts round of murdered teens in the countryside traced to this famous Oxford "don".
    McNee and three others rush to Greece to find their friend and clear his name.
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    I like horror films without CGI effects. The more CGI effects there are, generally, the less scary the film is. This adaptation of Henry James' short story, The Turn of the Screw, has amazing B & W cinematography, and an excellent cast, led by Deborah Kerr, and some genuinely creepy moments:

    https://www.amazon.com/Innocents-Deb...s+deborah+kerr

    I don't know if the film, "Seance on a Wet Afternoon", exactly fits into the "horror" genre, but it's an eerie story, and very well done:

    https://www.amazon.com/Seance-Wet-Af...+afternoon+dvd

    Otherwise, I thought Danny Boyle's "28 Days Later" & its sequel "28 Weeks Later" were imaginative takes on the "zombie" film genre. And let's not forget "Shaun of the Dead", now that was a brilliant zombie movie.

    https://www.amazon.com/Days-Later-We...ds=28+days+dvd

    https://www.amazon.com/Shaun-Dead-Fu...un+of+the+dead

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    The earth dies screaming (1964)

    Our old friend, Dennis Price.
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    is the Hellraiser series Brittish? I think it is
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hellraiser

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    Eden Lake
    Kill List
    Dog Soldiers

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    Are they any good??

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