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Tag Archives: the brood
The New Bava Beverly
Image courtesy of Robjtak Los Angeles is a fine town. I lived in its tepid embrace for over seven years, and I have to say it was probably seven of the best film years of my life. I think I … Continue reading
Posted in film, films, fun, movies Tagged Alien, animation, BAM, beneath the planet of the apes, Black Sabbath, black sunday, Bud Spencer, cinerama dome, Evil Under the Sun, film, films, Five Dolls of an August Moon, Four Times That Night, Friday the 13th, Hercules in the Haunted World, horror, Jason and the Argonauts, mario bava, movie theaters, movies, new beverly, nuart theater, planet of the apes, planet of the vampires, Rabid Dogs, Rashomon, Ray Harryhausen, rosemary's baby, Roy Colt and Jack Winchester, sam peckinpah, Spaghetti Western, Straw Dogs, sword and sandal, Terence Hill, The Bride of Frankenstein, the brood, The Girl Who Knew Too Much, The Man Who Knew Too Much, the texas chainsaw massacre, They Call Me Trinity, thriller, trilogy of terror, twitch of the death nerve, western 7 Comments
A Monstrous Education
On a recent post about Clash of the Titans, Andy Best made a comment I’ve been coming back to over and over again since. The comment was the following: And by the way, Jim, keep on plugging D&D, that game … Continue reading
Posted in books, films, fun, movies Tagged AD&D, Anne Hutchinson, Aristotle, david cronenberg, dungeons & dragons, film, films, horror, john carpenter, John Winthrop, Lizard Men, Mind Flayer, Monster Manual, Paridise Lost, roman polanski, rosemary's baby, the brood, The Thing 15 Comments
The Brood (1979)
When I was at UCLA in the mid-90s I saw a double-feature at Melnitz Theater (the Film School’s theater) that really freaked me out. The theme of the double-feature was “Maternal Nightmares,” and the films were Roman Polanski’s Rosemary’s Baby … Continue reading
Posted in film, films, movies, YouTube Tagged david cronenberg, film, films, movies, roman polanski, rosemary's baby, the brood, YouTube 3 Comments