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Today in Movie History: October 31

For obvious reasons, few films of note have actually opened on Halloween. Competition from trick-or-treaters, parties and similar celebrations means that theaters are usually empty, with the occasional exception of some quickie horror movie hoping to cash in on the zeitgeist. The two exceptions both fall into the realm of the very, very weird. The first, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, united …

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Today in Movie History: September 16

I’ll be honest with you: sometimes the bad ones are much more fun to talk about than the good ones. Case in point: Mommie Dearest, the Joan Crawford “biopic” based on the tell-all book from her abused daughter who dished about what a horrible monster the woman was behind the scenes. The movie endures as a camp classic, notable mainly …

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I Saw What You Did Blu-ray Review

Review by: Robert Trate Starring: Joan Crawford, John Ireland, Leif Erickson Directed by: William Castle Written by: William P. McGivern (screenplay) (as William McGivern), Ursula Curtiss (novel) Original Year of Release: 1965 Run Time: 82 minutes Rated: NR   With House on Haunted Hill, The Tingler, and 13 Ghosts, William Castle made a name for himself in the horror and thriller genre. …