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Soundtrack Sundays #3: Tangerine Dream - Sorcerer

While promoting The Exorcist in West Germany, director William Friedkin was introduced to Edgar Froese after being recommended to take in a Tangerine Dream show performed in an abandoned church in the Black Forest. 891 more words


Classic Horror Reviews by Annabelle Davis: The Shining vs The Exorcist

I have always been the sort of person that tries to stay away from horror movies as I get scared easily, but there is something about the classic horror movies of the 1970s and 1980s that deliver a level of terror and suspense that makes you want to sneak a peek through your covered eyes or over the shoulder of your date, to see what the outcome will be. 839 more words

Bug (Summer Film Log)

I’ve been meaning to watch William Friedkin’s 2006 film Bug for years but always found an excuse not to until earlier today, when the sky outside was grey and rainy enough for some psychological horror. 772 more words


Peter Bart: Fifty Years In, Three Directors Continue To Build Their Legacies

As several excellent books and articles are reminding us, 1968 was a year of tumult. Regimes were collapsing on this date 50 years ago, protesters jammed the streets, and the worlds of music and film were being re-imagined. 721 more words

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Revisit: The Good, The Bad and The Baddest: "The French Connection" (1971)

“The French Connection”  (1971)

(Originally posted on April 9, 2012)

    Being a narc is assuming the role of a soldier in a never-ending war with the urban streets as the battleground; the debris littered alleys and dark, smoky dive bars being the… 2,841 more words


TCM Film Festival Day Two

Normally, I am pretty good about posting on the day of an event or maybe a day later. The Festival kicked my ass a little since I also went to see the Avenger’s movie on opening night and have suffered from exhaustion as a result for four days. 1,553 more words

The Exorcist (1973)

Where to begin with this film? For decades The Exorcist has been called the scariest film of all time. It’s not hard to see why it has earned that title. 2,367 more words

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