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  • The Black Doll

    ★★★

  • Behind Green Lights

    ★★★½

  • The Phantom in the House

    ★★

  • The Panther's Claw

    ★★★

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  • The Black Doll

    The Black Doll

    ★★★

    This short 67 minute Universal Crime Club crime/noir thriller has a private detective(Donald Woods[TRUE GRIT{1969},THE BEAST FROM 20,000 FATHOMS]) who is hired by his fiancee(Nan Grey[]THE HOUSE OF THE SEVEN GABLES,DRACULA'S DAUGHTER[1936]) to investigate the death of her father(C. Henry Gordon[MATA HARI{1931},ADVENTURE IN SAHARA]) as they find themselves trapped with a group of people inside of a mansion during a heavy rainstorm as a killer works his way through the place as he leaves the title cloth doll near his…

  • Behind Green Lights

    Behind Green Lights

    ★★★½

    This mightily short 61 minute noir thriller from director Otto Brower(STANLEY AND LIVINGSTON,PARAMOUNT ON PARADE) has a police lieutenant(William Gargan[YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE,THE BELLS OF ST. MARY'S]),his faithful police detective ally([a very young] John Ireland[SATAN'S CHEERLEADERS,SALON KITTY{a.k.a.:MADAME KITTY}]),and a newspaper reporter(Richard Crane[THE ALLIGATOR PEOPLE,IN THE NAVY]) all coming to the aid of a campaigning politician's adult daughter(Carole Landis[THE ADVENTURES OR ROBIN HOOD,A DAY AT THE RACES]) who is accused of the murder of a local blackmailer as the trio work…

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  • It Follows

    It Follows

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    The Weinstein Brothers score their first nationwide release of a horror film since 2009's Rob Zombie's HALLOWEEN 2,and the first nationwide release of a film under their Radius/TWB label,for this film by first time writer/director David Robert Mitchell is yet another overhyped,overrated horror slop(ala HOUSE OF 1000 CORPSES,DAWN OF THE DEAD[2004],MARTYRS,HEREDITARY,THE VOID(2016),RAW,SHAUN OF THE DEAD,MAY,REVENGE[2018)],and THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT[amongst so many]) that I'm so sick and tired of hearing about,reading about,and visually enduring. This film plays like a John Carpenter…

  • The Cat

    The Cat

    ★★★½

    Japanese genre cinema was an obvious major influence on this wild Chinese science fiction/horror outing that has Waise Lee(A BETTER TOMORROW[1986],BULLET IN THE HEAD) as a successful writer who gets caught up in the antics of a young lady(Gloria Yip[FLYING DAGGER,SAVIOR OF THE SOUL]) and her pet cat that are actually aliens that are out to stop an evil alien entity that has invasion on its mind. A popular title in the 90s video bootleg market that is largely overshadowed(and…