Scream And Scream Again

1970 American International Pictures Directed by Gordon Hessler Produced by Max Rosenberg/Milton Subotsky/Louis M. Heyward Written by Christopher Wicking Based on the novel “The Disoriented Man” by Peter Saxon As the opening credits of SCREAM AND SCREAM AGAIN play out, we’re watching a fit young man jogging through what presumably is a park in London. […]

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Duel

1971 Universal Studios Directed by Steven Spielberg Produced by George Eckstein Written by Richard Matheson Music by Billy Goldenberg  Cinematography by Jack A. Marta Edited by Frank Morriss Before we get into the actual review a brief history lesson: The Made-For-TV Movie is a phrase you don’t hear much these days but it was used […]

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The Legend Of Hell House

1973 Academy Pictures Corporation/20th Century Fox Directed by John Hough Produced by Albert Fennell Written by Richard Matheson based on his novel “Hell House” Cinematography by Alan Hume Edited by Geoffrey Foot Music by Delia Derbyshire/Brian Hodgson Plain and simple, there are the two things upon which the success and effectiveness of a haunted house […]

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Ganja & Hess

1973 Kelly/Jordan Enterprises Directed and Written by Bill Gunn Produced by Chiz Schultz Music by Sam Waymon Cinematography by James E. Hinton  Edited by Victor Kanefsky If you’ve been reading my reviews here at The Ferguson Theater then you know full well that one of my particular bugaboos is how African-Americans are so poorly represented in […]

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Jaws

1975 Universal Studios Directed by Steven Spielberg Produced by David Brown and Richard D. Zanuck Screenplay by Peter Benchley and Carl Gottlieb Music by John Williams Cinematography by Bill Butler Edited by Verna Fields I headed into the den with a 3 liter of Coca-Cola, a bag of potato chips the size of a Dickensian […]

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The Other

1972 20th Century Fox Directed by Robert Mulligan Produced By Tom Tryon and Robert Mulligan Screenplay by Tom Tryon based on his novel Music by Jerry Goldsmith Cinematagraphy by Robert L. Surtees Edited by Folmar Blangsted/O. Nicholas Brown Kids have it pretty rough in horror movies. Really they do. Either they’re the victims, being terrorized […]

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Phantom of The Paradise

1974 20th Century Fox Written and Directed by Brian DePalma Produced by Edward R. Pressman Introduction by Rod Serling Music by Paul Williams Cinematography by Larry Pizer Mention the name Brian DePalma and most people will probably cite him as the director of Hitchcockian style thrillers such as ‘Dressed To Kill’, ‘Blow Out’ or ‘Sisters’. […]

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