Frankenstein Island (1981)

Frankenstein Island (1981)

 

 When a hot air balloon crashes on a remote and uncharted island, the four balloonists and their dog Melvin are captured by a pair of drunken old pirates who take them to the hilltop laboratory home of Dr. Frankenstein’s modern-day descendant Sheila Frankenstein (Katherine Victor) who is carrying on the family tradition by turning shipwrecked …

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Cousin Ben Troop Screening (2012)

 

 The year 2012 marked director Wes Anderson’s grand return to live-action filmmaking in the form of MOONRISE KINGDOM.  As part of the film’s promotion, Anderson enlisted the services of his frequent collaborator Jason Schwartzman for a Funny or Die sketch called COUSIN BEN TROOP SCREENING.

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Hotel Chevalier (2007)

Hotel Chevalier (2007)

 

 Hotel Chevalier is an American-French short film written and directed by Wes Anderson and released in 2007. Starring Jason Schwartzman and Natalie Portman as former lovers who reunite in a Paris hotel room, the 13-minute film acts as a prologue to Anderson’s 2007 feature The Darjeeling Limited. It was shot on location in a Parisian …

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Castello Cavalcanti (2013) Short Film

Castello Cavalcanti (2013)

 

 Castello Cavalcanti is a short film written and directed by Wes Anderson and released in 2013. Starring Jason Schwartzman as an unsuccessful race car driver who crashes his car in an Italian village, the 8-minute film was filmed at Cinecittà in Rome, Italy and financed by Prada. It debuted at the Rome Film Festival and …

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La casa delle donne (2003)

La casa delle donne (2003)

 

  It all begins in 1919 in the countryside surrounding Bari, Apulia. From a rich farmer and his three concubines(two of them the sisters of his handyman and the third his maid) a complicated family is formed, in which paternity and maternity is occasionally uncertain. Twenty years later, the eldest of the group weds and …

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A Man Called Blade (1977)

A Man Called Blade (1977)

 

  Italian 1977 Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Martino. The main role, Blade, is played by Maurizio Merli. Other central roles are played by John Steiner, Sonja Jeannine, Donald O’Brien, Philippe Leroy and Martine Brochard. A Man Called Blade is an unusual spaghetti western, in that it contains some symbolism and emotional scenes that …

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Willard (1971)

Willard (1971)

 

 Willard is a 1971 American horror film directed by Daniel Mann and starring Bruce Davison and Ernest Borgnine. Based on the novel Ratman’s Notebooks by Stephen Gilbert, the film was nominated for an Edgar Award for best picture. The supporting cast included Elsa Lanchester in one of her last performances, and Sondra Locke in one …

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Overboard (1978)

Overboard (1978)

 

  Attractive, affluent married couple Mitch and Lindy Garrison sail their yacht to Tahiti to recharge their relationship and add spice to their upper-middle-class lives. Things are going great until Lindy, played by the beautiful Angie Dickinson, spends two hours floating around in the sea after having fallen overboard. She and her husband, played by …

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Killdozer (1974)

Killdozer (1974)

 

 A meteorite crashes into the Earth’s surface on an island off the coast of Africa. Countless years later, after natural forces have buried it and restored the local environment, six construction workers are boated to the island to begin work building an airstrip for an oil drilling company at the crash site, the uninhabited island.

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King Lear (1987) – Jean-Luc Godard

King Lear (1987) – Jean-Luc Godard

 

  King Lear is a 1987 film directed by Jean-Luc Godard, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play in the style of experimental French New Wave cinema. The script was primarily by Peter Sellars and Tom Luddy, and was originally assigned to Norman Mailer. It is not a typical cinematic adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy King Lear, although …

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The Mummy (1932)

THE MUMMY (1932)

 

  The Mummy is a 1932 American pre-Code horror film directed by Karl Freund. The screenplay by John L. Balderston was from a story by Nina Wilcox Putnam and Richard Schayer. Released by Universal Studios, the film stars Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Edward Van Sloan and Arthur Byron. The film is about an …

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Don’t Deliver Us from Evil (1971)

Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971)

 

 Anne de Boissy and Lore Fournier are two adolescent Angevin girls who stay at a Catholic boarding school. Both have affluent and conservative families living in the countryside and on becoming friends and later lovers, the two decide to join forces in their malicious rebellion. When Anne’s parents take a long trip and leave Anne …

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Glen or Glenda (1953)

Glen or Glenda (1953)

 

  Glen or Glenda is a 1953 American drama film written, directed by and starring Ed Wood (credited in his starring role as “Daniel Davis”), and featuring Bela Lugosi and Wood’s then-girlfriend Dolores Fuller. The film is a docudrama about cross-dressing and transsexuality, and is semi-autobiographical in nature. Wood himself was a cross-dresser, and the …

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Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)

 

  Creature from the Black Lagoon is a 1954 American black-and-white 3D monster horror film from Universal-International, produced by William Alland, directed by Jack Arnold, that stars Richard Carlson, Julia Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno, and Whit Bissell. The Creature was played by Ben Chapman on land and by Ricou Browning underwater. The film premiered …

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The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

The Comedy of Terrors (1963)

 

  The Comedy of Terrors is an American International Pictures horror comedy film directed by Jacques Tourneur and starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, and (in a cameo) Joe E. Brown in his final film appearance. The film also features Orangey the cat, billed as “Rhubarb the Cat”. It is a blend …

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The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)

 

  The Abominable Dr. Phibes is a 1971 British comedy horror film directed by Robert Fuest, written by William Goldstein and James Whiton, and starring Vincent Price and Joseph Cotten. Its art deco sets, dark humour and performance by Price have made the film and its sequel Dr. Phibes Rises Again cult classics. The film …

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Voodoo Woman (1957)

Voodoo Woman (1957)

 

  Voodoo Woman is widely regarded as one of the worst films in cinema – yet in 1966, just nine years later, it was remade by Larry Buchanan into a TV film that is considered even worse, Curse of the Swamp Creature. On a more personal level, in his The Pit and the Pen column …

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