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I have transferred over:

(And there’s a bit more on The Walking Dead in Spinning Newspaper Injures Printer.)

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I have also posted a very belated update to Et Al.

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Ventriloquism 101

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A personalised banner!? I feel so spoilt

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DEAD SILENCE (2007)

…in which small-town America must be taught once again that vigilante justice is generally not a good idea…

A lesser entry in the ventriloquist’s dummy sub-genre, Dead Silence at least makes up in quantity what it lacks in quality.

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[NB: Probably NSFW—some grue.]

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We also take another look at the roots of this particular sub-genre, with The Great Gabbo (1929).

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The Rev is SUCH a know-it-all…

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You know, I used to wish for a man who could understand me; but now that I have one, it’s actually a little creepy…

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PUPPET MASTER III: TOULON’S REVENGE (1991)

A prequel which contradicts pretty much everything we’ve been told so far about Andre Toulon and his puppets.

But hey! – Nazis vs Killer Puppets!

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I have also revised and added screenshots to Puppet Master (1989), and transferred over Puppet Master II (1991).

And because I roundly criticised the latter with reference to The Mummy (1932), I’ve transferred that over, too.

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[NB: The Puppet Master films are probably NSFW: there’s quite a lot of blood and a bit of almost-nudity.]

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Close, but no cigar

Well! I really hoped to have a new review done by now, but circumstances (and technology) intervened.

But I do have a Resurrected Review for you! And of a really old review, so that’s kind of like a new review, right??

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SWORD OF VENGEANCE (1972)
…in which combining parenthood with a career is even trickier than usual…

 

[Warning: NSFW – a little nudity, quite a lot of bloodshed]

 

 

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In fact, I’ve been feeling very Japanese lately: I have also transferred over—

What else? Oh, yeah, a couple more silent films—

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Master of penny-pinching…

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Well! We can hardly have a low-budget Roundtable without a visit from Uncle Roger, so I have transferred over two reviews: Monster From The Ocean Floor ($12,000 – $18,000, depending on who you ask), and The Beast With A Million Eyes ($23,000).

 

 

 

 

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Meanwhile, I have also transferred a handful of silent films:
A Trip To The Moon (1902)
Frankenstein (1910)
She (1911)
Conquest Of The Pole (1912)
Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (1912)
Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (1913)

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Et al. has been updated—again mostly midday and midnight movies, but I also continue my quest to catch up with the year 2007:
– recommended from this batch: Pink Strings And Sealing Wax (1945), The Overlanders (1946)
– anti-recommended from this batch: Premonition (2007)

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And finally, our very own The Rev has contributed a book review, taking a look at Les Simon’s rampaging-giant-lizard novel, Gila!

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<Kent Brockman> “That oughta hold the little SOBs!” </Kent Brockman>

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Substantially science

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Recently, I’ve been concentrating on rolling my Science In The Reel World section over to the blog:

The Silver Cord (1933)
His Brother’s Wife (1936)
The Story Of Louis Pasteur (1936)
Green Light (1937)
Yellow Jack (1938)
Dr Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet (1940)
Dive Bomber (1941)
Kid Glove Killer (1942)
Powder Town (1942)
Without Love (1945)
Dishonored Lady (1947)
Mystery Street (1950)
No Highway In The Sky (1951)
The Dam Busters (1954)
A New Leaf (1971)

 

In addition, the Roundtable prompted me to roll over Halloween and Halloween II, as well as Orca.

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Feeling a bit disastrous

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It’s mostly disaster movies this time around, folks, where pilot in meltdown + gun-toting idiot + food poisoning = FUN!FUN!!FUN!!!

We also have a Lost Civilisation, and a Turkish film that will make your head spin. Oh, and the world ends. Again.

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Deluge (1933)
The Phantom Empire (1935) (Part 1)
The Phantom Empire (1935) (Part 2)

The High And The Mighty (1954)
Julie (1956)
Zero Hour! (1957)

Terror In The Sky (1971)
Seytan (1974)

 

 

 

 

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Mutations, monstrosities, and death!

Ah, good times!

Mostly mad science this update, folks, with some aliens, a giant killer snake, and a little gaslighting thrown in for good measure…

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Doctor X (1932)

The Devil Bat (1940)

Devil Bat’s Daughter (1946)

The Creeper (1948)

Contamination (1980) (NB: NSFW)

Zombi Holocaust (1980) (NB: really NSFW)

Anaconda (1997)

 

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Association of ideas

Well…I was hoping to have some Resurrected Reviews to post about by now, but Real Life is being…uncooperative…so in the interests of getting something done, I have continued to transfer existing reviews over to the blog.

Of course, the choice of what to move is almost paralysing, so I have fallen back on a system of word association, as is probably evident from the latest selections.

At the very least, I will get a couple of reviews moved over each week, hopefully more; when I have a reasonable crop, I will pop in here and give you all an update.

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Most recently I have transferred and tweaked:

The Haunting (1999)
King Of The Zombies (1941)
Captive Wild Woman (1943)
Revenge Of The Zombies (1943)
Murders In The Zoo (1933)
Night Of The Bloody Apes (1972)  
(NB: NSFW)
Hell Of The Living Dead (1980) (NB: NSFW)

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Enjoy!

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…and last and least…

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Is there anything more annoying than being quite sure you own a film, then finding out at the critical moment that you don’t?

Mind you, it speaks volumes that this was the one I didn’t buy…

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THE AMITYVILLE HORROR (2005)

 

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And with that done, I think I’ll go and have a quiet psychotic break…

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