Our Modern Maidens (1929)

JACK CONWAY Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5. USA, 1929. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Story and continuity by Josephine Lovett, titles by Marian Ainslee, Ruth Cummings. Cinematography by Oliver T. Marsh. Produced by Jack Conway, Hunt Stromberg. Music by Arthur Lange. Production Design by Cedric Gibbons. Costume Design by Adrian. Film Editing by Sam Zimbalist. The success of…

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The Unknown (1927)

TOD BROWNING Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1927.  Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by Tod Browning, scenario by Waldemar Young, titles by Joseph Farnham, based on the novel by Mary Roberts Rinehart.   Cinematography by Merritt B. Gerstad.  Music by Jack Feinberg, Sam Feinberg. Production Design by Richard Day, Cedric Gibbons.  Costume Design by Lucia Coulter.  Film…

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Death Line (1972)

GARY SHERMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB Alternate Title: Raw Meat United Kingdom, 1972.  Harbor Ventures, K-L Productions.   Story by Gary Sherman, Screenplay by Ceri Jones.   Cinematography by Alex Thomson.   Produced by Paul Maslansky.   Music by Wil Malone, Jeremy Rose.   Production Design by Denis Gordon-Orr.   Film Editing by Geoffrey Foot.  Two students getting off…

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The Driller Killer (1979)

ABEL FERRARA Bil’s rating (out of 5): B. USA, 1979. Navaron Films. Screenplay by Nicholas St. John. Cinematography by Ken Kelsch. Produced by Arthur Weisberg. Music by Joe Delia. Film Editing by Bonnie Constant, Michael Constant, Abel Ferrara, Orlando Gallini. Abel Ferrara made his way into feature filmmaking with this dull and uninspired horror feature…

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Rabid (1977)

DAVID CRONENBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB. Canada, 1977. Canadian Film Development Corporation, Cinema Entertainment Enterprises, Cinépix Film Properties, Dunning/Link/Reitman Productions, Famous Players. Screenplay by David Cronenberg. Cinematography by René Verzier. Produced by John Dunning. Music by Ivan Reitman. Production Design by Claude Marchand. Costume Design by Erla Gliserman. Film Editing by Jean LaFleur….

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The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

WES CRAVEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    USA, 1977.  Blood Relations Company.  Screenplay by Wes Craven.  Cinematography by Eric Saarinen.  Produced by Peter Locke.  Music by Don Peake.  Production Design by Robert A. Burns.  Costume Design by Joanne Jaffe.  Film Editing by Wes Craven. A family of six (plus infant daughter) are travelling…

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The Crazies (1973)

GEORGE A. ROMERO Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB. Alternate Title: Code Name: Trixie USA, 1973. Pittsburgh Films. Screenplay by George A. Romero, based on a script by Paul McCullough. Cinematography by S. William Hinzman. Produced by Al Croft. Music by Bruce Roberts. Film Editing by George A. Romero. George Romero reimagines Night of the…

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It’s Alive (1974)

LARRY COHEN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.5.  USA, 1974.  Warner Bros., Larco Productions.  Screenplay by Larry Cohen.  Cinematography by Fenton Hamilton.  Produced by Larry Cohen.  Music by Bernard Herrmann.  Production Design by Bob Biggart, Pat Somerset.  Film Editing by Peter Honess.  A well to do couple are excited about the birth of their second…

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Ganja & Hess (1973)

BILL GUNN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5. USA, 1973. Kelly/Jordan Enterprises. Screenplay by Bill Gunn. Cinematography by James E. Hinton. Produced by Chiz Schultz. Music by Sam L. Waymon. Production Design by Tom H. John. Costume Design by Scott Barrie. Film Editing by Victor Kanefsky. The late Bill Gunn directed this still beloved cult…

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Images (1972)

ROBERT ALTMAN Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1972.  Lions Gate Films.  Screenplay by Robert Altman, storybook narration by Susannah York.  Cinematography by Vilmos Zsigmond.   Produced by Tommy Thompson.   Music by John Williams.   Production Design by Leon Ericksen.  Costume Design by Jack Gallagher.  Film Editing by Graeme Clifford.  Academy Awards 1972.  Cannes Film…

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Dracula A.D. 1972 (1972)

ALAN GIBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1972.  Hammer Films.  Screenplay by Don Houghton, based on characters created by Bram Stoker.   Cinematography by Dick Bush.  Produced by Josephine Douglas.  Music by Michael Vickers.  Production Design by Don Mingaye.  Costume Design by Rosemary Burrows.  Film Editing by James Needs. Hammer horror silliness should…

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Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)

DOMINIQUE OTHENIN-GIRARD Bil’s rating (out of 5): BB.  USA, 1989.  Magnum Pictures Inc., Magnum Pictures, Return of Myers, The Return of Myers, Trancas International Films.   Screenplay by Michael Jacobs, Dominique Othenin-Girard, Shem Bitterman, based on characters created by John Carpenter, Debra Hill.   Cinematography by Robert Draper.  Produced by Ramsey Thomas.  Music by Alan Howarth.   Production…

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