The Black Cat (1934)

EDGAR G. ULMER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.5 USA, 1934. Universal Pictures. Story by Edgar G. Ulmer, Peter Ruric, Screenplay by Peter Ruric, suggested by a story by Edgar Allan Poe. Cinematography by John J. Mescall. Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr.. Music by Heinz Roemheld. Production Design by Charles D. Hall. Costume Design by…

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Lured (1947)

DOUGLAS SIRK Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1947.  Hunt Stromberg Productions.   Screenplay by Leo Rosten, based on a story by Jacques Companeez, Ernst Neubach, Simon Gantillon.  Cinematography by William H. Daniels.   Produced by James Nasser.   Music by Michel Michelet.  Production Design by Nicolai Remisoff.   Costume Design by Elois Jenssen.  Film Editing by John…

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Targets (1968)

PETER BOGDANOVICH Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.    USA, 1968.  Saticoy Productions.  Story by Polly Platt, Peter Bogdanovich, Screenplay by Peter Bogdanovich.   Cinematography by Laszlo Kovacs.  Produced by Peter Bogdanovich.  Production Design by Polly Platt.  Costume Design by Polly Platt.  Film Editing by Peter Bogdanovich. Boris Karloff plays a fictional version of himself, a…

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The Body Snatcher (1945)

ROBERT WISE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1945.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Philip MacDonald, Val Lewton, based on the short story by Robert Louis Stevenson.  Cinematography by Robert De Grasse.  Produced by Val Lewton.  Music by Roy Webb.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, Walter E. Keller.  Costume Design by Renie. …

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The House of Rothschild (1934)

ALFRED L. WERKER Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.    USA, 1934.  20th Century Pictures.   Screenplay by Nunnally Johnson, based on a play by George Hembert Westley. Cinematography by J. Peverell Marley. Produced by Darryl F. Zanuck. Music by Alfred Newman. Production Design by Richard Day. Costume Design by Gwen Wakeling. Film Editing by Barbara McLean,…

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Isle of the Dead (1945)

MARK ROBSON Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1945.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Ardel Wray.  Cinematography by Jack MacKenzie.  Produced by Val Lewton.  Music by Leigh Harline.  Production Design by Albert S. D’Agostino, Walter E. Keller.  Costume Design by Edward Stevenson.  Film Editing by Lyle Boyer. Worn down by the Balkan wars, a…

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The Old Dark House (1932)

JAMES WHALE Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5.  USA, 1932.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Benn W. Levy, from the novel by J.B. Priestley.  Cinematography by Arthur Edeson.  Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr..  Music by David Broekman.  Production Design by Russell A. Gausman.  Film Editing by Clarence Kolster. James Whale could rarely make a movie without…

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The Sorcerers (1967)

MICHAEL REEVES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  B.  United Kingdom, 1967.  Curtwel Productions, Global.  Screenplay by Michael Reeves, Tom Baker, from an idea by John Burke.  Cinematography by Stanley A. Long.  Produced by Patrick Curtis, Tony Tenser.  Music by Paul Ferris.  Production Design by Tony Curtis.  Film Editing by Susan Michie, David Woodward.   Lifeless fantasy starring Boris Karloff as an experimental researcher whose past…

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Black Sabbath (1963)

MARIO BAVA Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  Italy/France/USA, 1963.  Original title:  I Tre Volti Della Paura Emmepi Cinematografica, Galatea Film, Alta Vista Film Production, Alta Vista Productions, Societé Cinématographique Lyre.  Screenplay by Mario Bava, Alberto Bevilacqua, Marcello Fondato, based on the stories by Ivan Chekhov, F.G. Snyder, and the novel by Aleksei Tolstoy.  Cinematography by Ubaldo Terzano.  Produced by…

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The Haunted Strangler (1958)

ROBERT DAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom, 1958.  Amalgamated Productions.  Screenplay by Jan Read, John Croydon, from the story Stranglehold by Jan Read.  Cinematography by Lionel Banes.  Produced by John Croydon.  Music by Buxton Orr.  Production Design by John Elphick.  Costume Design by Anna Duse.  Film Editing by Peter Mayhew. Boris Karloff is once again the well-meaning man who cannot help but…

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Corridors Of Blood (1958)

ROBERT DAY Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1958.  Amalgamated Productions, Producers Associates.  Screenplay by Jean Scott Rogers.  Cinematography by Geoffrey Faithfull.  Produced by John Croydon, Charles F. Vetter.  Music by Buxton Orr.  Production Design by Anthony Masters.  Costume Design by Emma Selby-Walker.  Film Editing by Peter Mayhew. The presence of Boris Karloff and a title with so little subtlety will make you…

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Frankenstein (1931)

JAMES WHALE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.   USA, 1931.  Universal Pictures.  Screenplay by Garrett Fort, Francis Edward Faragoh, Scenario edited by Richard Schayer, based on the composition by John L. Balderston, the play by Peggy Webling and the novel by Mary Shelley.  Cinematography by Arthur Edeson.  Produced by Carl Laemmle Jr..  Music by Bernhard Kaun.  Production Design by Charles D. Hall.  Costume Design by Mae…

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