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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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Ibid.

Guess how I spent Valentine’s Day?

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The Amityville Curse (1990)
Amityville 1992: It’s About Time (1992)
Amityville: A New Generation (1993)
Amityville Dollhouse (1996)

 

 

(By the way, no-one should feel obliged to actually read these. In fact, I would strongly recommend against it!)

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Further to that point…

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I have transferred and tweaked:

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Hydeing in plain sight

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Un examen ressuscité:

LE TESTAMENT DU DOCTEUR CORDELIER (1959)

While the Parisian suburbs are being terrorised by a maniac inflicting random attacks upon the vulnerable, the solicitor M. Joly learns a terrible secret about his lifelong friend, the respected and highly ethical psychiatrist, Dr Cordelier…

Jean Renoir’s 1959 made-for-television adaptation of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde manages to seem revisionist via the simple expedient of going back to the book, with the actor and mime artist Jean-Louis Barrault having a field day in his dual roles.

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Return of Return Of The Vampire

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Another resurrected review (and again about a resurrection…hmm…)

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RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE (1944)

In which a Romanian vampire in London is accidentally brought back to life during the Blitz, and initiates a campaign of revenge against the people who staked him in the first place.

Along the way he shows an astonishing disregard for the usual weapons against vampirism – mostly – and learns a valuable lesson about not hurting a werewolf’s feelings.

 

(So now you guys know what I was working on in December, before it all went ‘orribly wrong. And I can get back to working on what I thought I would be starting the year with.

Not that I’m altogether sorry for an excuse to put that off a bit…)

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You can’t go home again…

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…or at least, you probably shouldn’t.

Not if “home” is a small town.

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This Roundtable has been a good excuse to give a couple of older reviews a makeover:

[NB: No nudity, but possibly NSFW anyway. {You heard me: two slasher films with no nudity. What is the world coming to..?}]

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MY BLOODY VALENTINE (1981)

Twenty-one years after a mining disaster, and twenty years after the sole survivor of that disaster went on a murderous rampage, the small town of Valentine Bluffs decides to revive its annual Valentine’s Day Dance, not held since the time of the tragedy.

Big mistake…

 

 

 

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I KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST SUMMER (1997)

A year after their attempt to cover up hitting someone with their car turns into murder, four friends reunite in the small town of Southport, North Carolina.

Big mistake…

 

 

 

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A little bit catty

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A resurrected review:

THE CREEPER (1948)

A scientist attempting to improve surgical techniques by introducing phosphorescence into human tissues accidentally transforms himself into a half-human cat-monster.

As you do.

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I have also restored access to my review of SEYTAN (1974), which apparently has been MIA due to some weird permissions issue.

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How much do I hate doing housework?

So much, I would rather watch an Arthur Askey movie.

So much, I would rather watch nose-wrestling.

So much, I would rather re-watch Murders In The Zoo without fast-forwarding through the Charlie Ruggles scenes.

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So—a couple of resurrected reviews for you (because if I have to suffer through them, so do you):

THE GHOST TRAIN (1941)

TWO LOST WORLDS (1951)

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And having at last gotten my hands on a replacement copy of MURDERS IN THE ZOO (1933), I have fixed up the screenshots. (Oh, don’t worry—I didn’t take the snakes away!)

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Silently tidying up

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Hey, gang – some housekeeping to be going on with.

I have:

– slightly revised, re-formatted and tried to fix the screenshots for She (1911)

– slightly revised and fixed the screenshots* for À La Conquête Du Pôle (1912)

– re-formatted Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (1912)

– re-formatted Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde (1913)

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(*You can see the monster much better now!)

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