Horror films: Media Resources Center UCB

Horror Films












Monsters, Gouls, and Miscellaneous Horrors

Frankenstein

Vampires

Werewolves

Zombies and Other Undead

Cannibals and other Non-Zombie Flesh Eaters

Evil Puppets and Satanic Toys

Mummies and other Tightly Wrapped Creatures

The Invisible

The Monstrous Body / The Body Defiled / Monstrous Disease

Monstrous Children/Children and the Supernatural/Monstrous Care-givers

Ghosts, Spirits, and Other Paranomal Goings-on

The Devil, You Say

Witches

It Came from the 1950s! (50s Horror Films)

It Came from the 1960s/1970s!: The Films of William Castle, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Roger Corman, and Others

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

H.P. Lovecraft

Edgar Allan Poe

Animals and the Environment Gone Wild

Blaxploitation Horror

Slashers, Serials Killers, Psychos, Maniacs

Horror Comedy / Horror Parody

Japanese Horror Films

Korean Horror Films

Italian Horror Films

Mexican/Latin American Horror Films

British Horror Films

Science Fiction

Science Fiction books/articles in UCB Library
Horror film books/articles in UCB Library

Monsters, Gouls, and Miscellaneous Horrors

All Night Long Collection
Written and directed by Katsuya Matsumura. DVD 6845

All Night Long (Ooru naito rongu) (Japan, 1994)
Cast: Eisuke Tsunoda, Yoji Ietomi, Ryosuke Suzuki, Hiromasa Taguchi. The first of three sequential psychological horror films from Japanese director Katsuya Matsumura. A dark and twisted film following three Japanese school mates. One day one of their girl friends is brutally tortured and raped by a gang. The three friends can't take it any more and embracing the shocking underworld of savagery, the three teenagers make a pact to find the perpetrators and exact revenge.
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All Night Long, Atrocity (Ooru naito rongu 2: Sanj) (Japan, 1995)
Cast: Masashi Endo, Kanori Kadomatsu, Masahito Takahashi. The second of three sequential psychological horror films from Japanese director Katsuya Matsumura. In downtown Japan, a lonely computer nerd tries to maintain a peaceful existance while being stalked by a gang of deviant homosexuals who want to use him for their brutal S&M activities. 76 min.
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All Night Long, the Final Chapter (Ooru naito rongu 3: Saishuu-sh?) (Japan, 1996)
Cast: Yujin Kitagawa, Kanori Kadomatsu, Tomoro Taguchi. The third of three sequential psychological horror films from Japanese director Katsuya Matsumura. A bellboy stalks a woman who frequents the hotel where he works. The boundaries he will cross are limitless, and the distance he will go to satiate his needs are beyond redemption. The conclusion to the series reiterates that human existence is meaningless and "human beings are garbage." 76 min.
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American Scary
A look at the nation's tradition of horror hosting, from Zacherley to A. Ghastlee Ghoul. Hosts of all kinds were once a staple of television, and especially local television productions. But as production demands and the availability of cheaper syndicated material changed the local TV business model, local hosts were also one of the first things to go, no matter how popular they were with the viewing public. With interviews and footage from major hosts from the 1950s to the present day, such as Zacherley, Vampira, Ghoulardi and others, along with memories from celebrities and fans who were influenced by these hosts, you'll follow this American folk art form from its glamorous beginnings, through repeated waves of popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, to its scrappy resurgence and survival in the current age of cable access and the Internet. 2008. 92 min. DVD X1482

At Midnight I'll take Your Soul Away (À Meia-Noite Levarei Sua Alma) (Brazil, 1965)
Directed by José Mojica Marins. This is a classic of South American horror. The evil hero, a grave-digger, haunts a small town in search of the woman who will give him the perfect son to continue his legacy of horror. 100 min. DVD X3114; vhs 999:1416
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Huber, Christoph. "The Man, The Myth, Mojica." Cinema Scope, Winter2009, Issue 37, p38-41, 4p UC users only
Jennings, Jay. "The Strange World of Coffin Joe." Cinefantastique, Oct96, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p46-49, 4p UC users only
Maddin, Guy. "The Beardo: José Mojica Marins." Exile cinema : filmmakers at work beyond Hollywood / Michael Atkinson, editor. Albany : State University of New York Press, c2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.D44 E97 2008)
The Strange World of José Mojica Marins DVD X3110
Tierney, Dolores. "José Mojica Marins and the cultural politics of marginality in third world film criticism." Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies: Travesia, Volume 13, Issue 1, 2004, Pages 63 - 78 UC users only

At the End of the Spectra (Al final del espectro) (Colombia, 2006)
Directed by Juan Felipe Orozco. After a traumatic situation that turns Vega into an agoraphobe, she decides to live like a hermit in an apartment at her father's suggestion. Her life changes radically as she begins to see the inexplicable and hear the unignorable. As her horrific visions intensify, Vega begins to piece together a dark jigsaw puzzle illuminating evil's malign power. A series of explosive situations occur, such as a sinister presence in the apartment, her neighbor's bizarre obsession, and a dark forgotten past, bring the story to a chilling, claustrophobic and tense conclusion. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 92 min. DVD X3637
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The Awakening of the Beast: Ritual of the Maniacs (O Despertar da Besta: Ritual dos Sadicos) (Brazil, 1968)
Directed by José Mojica Marins. Cast: José Mojica Marins, Sérgio Hingst, Ozualdo Candeias, Andréa Bryan. A psychiatrist conducts experiments on volunteer drug addicts with LSD, to prove that illegal drug use leads to sexual perversion and other immoral behaviors. A surreal exploitation flick, which seems to start out as a documentary but quickly turns farcical. Banned for more than 20 years by the Brazilian government. 92 min. DVD X3113; 999:1417
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Huber, Christoph. "The Man, The Myth, Mojica." Cinema Scope, Winter2009, Issue 37, p38-41, 4p UC users only
Jennings, Jay. "The Strange World of Coffin Joe." Cinefantastique, Oct96, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p46-49, 4p UC users only
Maddin, Guy. "The Beardo: José Mojica Marins." Exile cinema : filmmakers at work beyond Hollywood / Michael Atkinson, editor. Albany : State University of New York Press, c2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.D44 E97 2008)
The Strange World of José Mojica Marins DVD X3110
Tierney, Dolores. "José Mojica Marins and the cultural politics of marginality in third world film criticism." Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies: Travesia, Volume 13, Issue 1, 2004, Pages 63 - 78 UC users only

Barron Blood (Gli orrori del castello di Norimberga) (Italy, 1972)
Directed by Mario Bava. Cast: Joseph Cotten, Elke Sommer, Massimo Girotti, Antonio Cantafora, Alan Collins, Humi Raho, Rada Rassimov. A young man, Peter, returns to Austria in search of his heritage. There he visits the castle of an ancestor, a sadistic Baron who was cursed to a violent death by a witch whom the Baron had burned at the stake. Peter reads aloud the incantation that causes Baron Blood to return and continue his murderous tortures. 98 min. DVD X1441
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Iaccino, James. "The Shadow Trickster in Italian horror cinema." Kinoeye, Vol 2 Issue 18 18 Nov 2002

Mario Bava bibliography

Bay of Blood (Reazione a catena) (Italy, 1971)
Directed by Mario Bava. Cast: Claudine Auger, Luigi Pistilli, Claudio Volonte, Anna M. Rosati, Chris Avram, Leopoldo Trieste, Laura Betti, Brigitte Skay, Isa Miranda. When a group of teenagers stumble upon an apparently deserted resort they find much more than they bargained for. Hailed by many as the film that inspired high-body-count slasher pics such as "Friday the 13th," Mario Bava's gory, early 1970s mystery has nice atmosphere and plenty of gore. In fact, this is probably the most explicit film Bava ever made. From a story by Dardano Sacchetti and Franco Barberi. 84 min. DVD X1439
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Mario Bava bibliography

Bedlam (1946)
Directed by Mark Robson. Produced by Val Lewton. Cast: Boris Karloff, Anna Lee, Billy House, Richard Fraser. Karloff plays the doomed overseer of an insane asylum, St. Mary's of Bethlehem Asylum in 1761 London. 79 min. DVD 4474
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Mank, Gregory W. "Bedlam." In: Hollywood cauldron : thirteen horror films from the genre's golden age / by Gregory William Mank. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, c1994 (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 M315 1994)

Val Lewton bibliography

The Black Castle (1952)
Directed by Nathan Juran. Cast: Richard Greene, Boris Karloff, Stephen McNally, Paula Corday, Lon Chaney, John Hoyt, Michael Pate, Nancy Valentine. Karkoff is mesmerizing as an 18th century knight who avenges the deaths of two friends who have attended a hunting party at the castle of a sadistic Viennese count. 82 min. DVD 6216
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Black Sabbath (I tre volti della paura) (Italy / France / USA, 1963)
Directed by Mario Bava. Cast: Boris Karloff, Mark Damon, Michèle Mercier, Jacqueline Pierreux. Presents Brava's classic triptych (three tales of terror) hosted by Boris Karloff: The telephone: A prostitute is threatened by the pimp she helped send to prison. The wurdalak: A returning patriarch to an Eastern European family may be a Wurdalak--a vampire who thirsts for the blood of his loved ones. A drop of water: A nurse steals a diamond ring from the finger of a dead clairvoyant, and is haunted that night by the woman's ghost. Bonus features: Audio commentary with author Tim Lucas ; A life in film: an interview with Mark Damon ; international and U.S. theatrical trailers ; TV and radio spots ; poster and still gallery ; Mario Bava and Boris Karloff biographies. Il telefono = The telephone -- I wurdulak = The wurdulak -- La goccia d'acqua = The drop of water. 92 min. DVD 7575
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Mario Bava bibliography

Black Swan (2010)
Directed by Darren Aronofsky. Cast: Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey, Winona Ryder. Nina is a ballerina in a New York City ballet company. Her life, like most in her profession, is completely consumed with dance. She lives with her mother Erica, a former ballerina who exerts a suffocating control over her. When artistic director Thomas Leroy decides to replace prima ballerina Beth MacIntyre for the opening production of their new season, Swan Lake, Nina is his first choice. But Nina has competition: new dancer Lily, who impresses Leroy as well. Nina fits the White Swan role perfectly but Lily is the personification of the Black Swan. As the two young dancers expand their rivalry into a twisted friendship, Nina begins to get more in touch with her dark side - a recklessness that threatens to destroy her. 108 min. DVD X5693
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Clover, Joshua. "The Looking Class." Film Quarterly, Spring2011, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p7-9, 3p. UC users only
Devis, Kathryn Z.; Kolhoss, Brianna L.; Papaj, Aubree K. "Black Swan." Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, Apr-Jun2012, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p159-163, 5p UC users only
Fisher, Mark; Jacobs, Amber "Debating Black Swan: Gender and Horror" Film Quarterly , Vol. 65, No. 1 (Fall 2011), pp. 58-62 UC users only
James, Nick. "Dancer in the Dark." Sight & Sound, Feb2011, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p32-36, 5p UC users only
Koehler, Robert. "Black Swan" Cinema Scope, Winter2011, Issue 45, p76-77, 2p UC users only
Mullen, Lisa. "Black Swan." Sight & Sound, Feb2011, Vol. 21 Issue 2, p49-50, 2p UC users only
Oatley, Keith Niemiec, Ryan M. "A View from the Interior." PsycCRITIQUES, Vol 56(17), 2011. UC users only
Plate, S. Brent. "Black Swan." Journal of Religion & Film, Oct2010, Vol. 14 Issue 2, p1-4, 4p UC users only

The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Directed by Daniel Myrick and Eduardo Sanchez. Cast:Heather Donahue, Michael Williams, Joshua Leonard. Three student filmmakers set out into the forest to film a documentary on a legend known as The Blair Witch. As they become lost in the woods, an unseen evil begins to stalk and harass them. They soon realize that what they are filming is not a legend, but their own descent into a horrifying encounter with the supernatural. 87 min. DVD 172
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Blood and Black Lace (Sei donne per l'assassino) (Italy | France | Monaco, 1964)
Directed by Mario Bava. Cast: Cameron Mitchell, Eva Bartok, Thomas Reiner, Mary Arden. The beautiful bodies of the models at Contessa Christina's fashion salon are usually covered with elegant, exclusive designs. Isabella's body is covered with blood. As inspector Silvester tries to uncloak the killer, he finds the design of the murder to be complex and stitched with mystery. Special features: Commentary by Tim Lucas; bonus music sound track, trailers: English, French; bonus Bavas; interviews with Cameron Mitchell and Mary Dawne Arden; photo gallery. 90 min. DVD X3829
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Mario Bava bibliography

Brainiac (Germany, 2004)
Directed by Terry Michael King. Cast: Greg Bayan, Lisa Nistri, Joe Hansard, Elizabeth Shevock, Sara East. Brain chemistry research has produced a drug - Nirvana - that can wipe out addiction and mental illness by stimulating pleasure centers in the brain and flooding the brain with endorphins. PsyMax Labs is about to release Nirvana, but suddenly something goes badly wrong. Nirvana causes drastic genetic changes, switching on dormant genes to produce BRAINIAC, a creature whose need for the brain's pleasure chemicals causes it to begin eating human brains. Victims are found with their heads drilled and their brains literally sucked out. As the mysterious deaths pile up, Doctor Sunday Morgan, Assistant Laboratory Director at PsyMax, finds clues to a cover-up at PsyMax. 98 min. DVD X1767
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (2005)
Directed by David Lee Fisher. Cast: Judson Pearce Morgan, Daamen Krall, Doug Jones, Richard Herd. When the annual fair comes to town, murder, madness and mayhem creep in its shadows. Dr. Caligari, a mysterious hypnotist, appears to control every move of his bizarre, clairvoyant sleepwalker, but does he? Soon after their arrival, townspeople start disappearing and turning up dead, which launches a desperate murder investigation to uncover the secret. Remake of the 1919 silent German Expressionist film. DVD X3586
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The Card Player (Il cartaio) (Italy, 2004)
Directed by Dario Argento. Cast: Stefania Rocca, Liam Cunningham, Silvio Muccino, Adalberto Maria Merli, Fiore Argento, Mia Benedetta. Summary An Italian policewoman is forced to play a sick game with a serial killer. She teams up with a British cop to try to find the identity of the killer but for every round they lose, a kidnapped young girl is mutilated alive via webcam. Special features: interactive menus; scene selection; "Playing with death" (documentary); "Maestro of fear" (documentary); commentary track; trailer; behind-the-scenes; Dario Argento bio; previews. 104 min. DVD X1650
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Dario Argento bibliography

Carrie (1976)
Directed by Brian De Palma. Cast: Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, Piper Laurie. Carrie White is a shy young girl who doesn't make friends easily. After her class mates taunt her about her horrified reaction to her totally unexpected first period one of them takes pity on her and gets Tommy Ross, her boyfriend and class hunk to invite Carrie to the senior prom. Meanwhile another girl who has been banned from the prom for her continued aggressive behaviour is not as forgiving and plans a trick to embarrass Carrie in front of the whole school. What she doesn't realise is that Carrie is-- gifted, and you really don't want to get her angry. Special features: 45-minute "Acting Carrie" documentary; 45-minute "Visualizing Carrie" documentary; "Carrie: the musical" featurette with Betty Buckley and L.D. Cohen; Stephen King and the writing of Carrie; animated photo gallery; original theatrical trailer and more. 100 min. DVD 4091; vhs 999:1004
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The Cat and the Canary (1927)
Directed by Paul Leni. Cast: Laura La Plante, Creighton Hale, Tully Marshall, Flora Finch. Greedy relatives assemble in an old mansion to hear the will of an eccentric recluse. The beautiful heroine, heiress to a possible fortune, is menaced by a mysterious killer disguised as a hideous monster. A forerunner to many horror-comedies that reveal seemingly supernatural events as the doings of a human villain, the story features secret passages, vanishing actors and claw-like hands reaching out from the darkness. 85 min. DVD 4953
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Bird, Christopher. ""Europe Ain't Gonna See This Scene!" Working with Variant Versions in Photoplay Productions' Restoration of The Cat and the Canary." The Moving Image Volume 9, Number 2, Fall 2009 UC users only
Spadoni, Robert. "Dracula as Uncanny Theater." In: Uncanny bodies : the coming of sound film and the origins of the horror genre / Robert Spadoni. Berkeley : University of California Press, c2007. pp: 87+ (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 S66 2007)

Cat People (1942)
Directed by Jacques Tourneur; produced by Val Lewton. Cast: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Tom Conway, Jane Randolph, Jack Holt. Irena Dubrovna, a beautiful and mysterious Serbian-born fashion artist living in New York City, falls in love with and marries average-Joe American Oliver Reed. Their marriage suffers though, as Irena believes that she is the victim of an ancient curse- whenever emotionally aroused, she will turn into a panther and kill. 72 min. DVD 4472; vhs 999:76
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

Fujiwara, Chris. Jacques Tourneur : the cinema of nightfall Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000. (PFA : PN1998.3.T68 F84 2000; MAIN: PN1998.3.T6 F85 2000)
Newman, Kim. Cat People London: British Film Institute, 1999. BFI film classics. (Main Stack PN1997.C365.N49 1999)

Cheezy Horror.
Tale of terror, Blackula, Friday the 13th, Velvet vampire, Rabid. An anthology of theatrical trailers from the worst of the worst horror films ... "some of the best, worst and cheeziest horror films ever made" ... together they present an overview of the genre. Trailers (Vol. 1): Frankenstein and the monster fom hell, Curse of the undead, Doctor Jekyll and Sister Hyde, Inn of the damned, Humanoids from the deep, Abby, Horrors of the black museum, Seizure, The sinful dead, Eaten alive, Fearless vampire hunters, House on Haunted Hill, Dr Phibes, The children, Count Dracula and his vampire brides, The old dark house, The chosen, Tales from the crypt, Terror in the wax museum, house of fright. Trailers (Vol. 2): Return of Dracula, Curse of the demon, Indestructible man, Black zoo, The tingler, Axe, Something is out there, Raw meat, The exorcist, Circus of horrors, Horror of Dracula, Legend of Hell House, Texas chainsaw massacre, Sugar Hill, My bloody valentine, Tale of terror, Blackula, Friday the 13th, Velvet vampire, Rabid. 120 min. DVD 8090

Chronos (Mexico, 1993)
Directed by Guillermo del Toro. Cast: Federico Luppi, Ron Perlman, Claudio Brook. "In 1535, an alchemist builds an extraordinary mechanism encapsulated into a small golden device. The invention, designed to convey eternal life to its owner, survives its maker until 1997, when it shows up with an antiques dealer. Fascinated with the strange device, Gris (Luppi) doesn't note that there's more than one person looking for it. The promise of eternal life has become an obsession for old and sick Mr. De la Guardia (Brook). He and his nephew (Perlman) will do anything to get the Chronos Invention." [IMDB] Special features: Optional original Spanish voice over introduction; two audio commentaries; Geometria, a short horror film by del Torro; Welcome to Bleak House, a video tour of del Torro's home office; new video interviews with del Toro, Navarro and actor Ron Perlman; video interview with actor Federico Luppi; still gallery captioned by del Torro; trailer. Accompanying booklet features essay by film critic Maitland McDonagh and excerpts from Del Toros' notes for the film. 92 min. DVD X5024
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The Cry (2007)
Director: Bernadine Santistevan. Cast: Christian Camargo, Adriana Dominguez, Carlos Leon, Miriam Colon. This chiller tells the tale of an ancient evil spirit called La Llorona, who takes possession of a New York woman. Two detectives are assigned to investigate the disappearance of several children. When they visit the Mexican witch Gloria, the woman advises that a powerful evil force is chasing the reincarnation of her son and drowning other children to bring pain to their mothers. 74 min. DVD DVD X7353
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Cube(Canada, 1997)
Directed by Vincenzo Natali. Cast: Nicole DeBoer, Nicky Guadagni, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller, Julian Richings, Wayne Robson, Maurice Dean Wint. Six ordinary strangers awaken to find themselves in a seemingly endless maze of interlocking cubical chambers armed with lethal booby traps. Without food or water, they have only a few days to live. None of them knows how or why they've been imprisoned, but soon discover that each possesses a skill that could contribute to their escape. As they work together to extricate themselves from their claustrophobic cell, one thing becomes painfully clear- unless they learn to cooperate to solve the secrets of this deadly trap, none of them has very long to live. 90 min. DVD X6787
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Badiou, Alain; Toscano, Alberto (translator). "Dialectics of the Fable." Science Fiction Film and Television 1. 1 (2008 Apr): 15-23. UC users only
Kunkle, Sheila. "Lacan's Life, the Universe, and Vincenzo Natali's 'Cube'." American Imago, 2000 Fall, Vol. 57 Issue 3, p281-297, 17p UC users only
Mateos-Aparicio, Angel. "The Symbolism of Synthetic Space in Cube (1997): Postmodern SF Film as Consensual Hallucination" BELLS: Barcelona English Language and Literature Studies 17 (2008): UC users only

Curse of the Cat People (1944)
Directed by Robert Wise & Gunther von Fritsch. Produced by Val Lewton. Cast: Simone Simon, Kent Smith, Jane Randolph, Ann Carter. Amy is a very imaginative child who has trouble differentiating fantasy from reality, and has no friends her own age as a result. She makes an imaginary friend though, her father's dead first wife Irena. 70 min. DVD 4472
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Val Lewton bibliography

The Devil's Backbone (El Espinazo del Diablo) (Spain / Mexico, 2001)
Directed by Guillermo del Toro. Cast: Marisa Parades, Eduardo Noriega, Federico Luppi, Fernando Tielve, Iñigo Garces, Irene Visedo. Thanks to the Civil War in Spain, Carlos his arrived at the desolate Santa Lucia School, now a makeshift shelter for war orphans, where an unexploded bomb rests in the courtyard. More frightening are the odd things keep happening to Carlos - he sees strange shadows, hears voices, and at night he is being visited by the "One Who Sighs." Special features: Guillermo del Toro commentary ; Director's thumbnail track ; Making of documentary, "?Que es un Fantasma? The Making of the Devil's Backbone" (28 min.) ; Deleted scenes ; Thumbnail/storyboard comparisons ; Galleries ; Previews. 108 min. DVD 8225
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Brinks, Ellen. ""Nobody's Children": Gothic Representation and Traumatic History in The Devil's Backbone." JAC: A Journal of Composition Theory, 2004, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p291-312, 22p
Chun, Kimberly. "What is a Ghost?: An Interview with Guillermo del Toro." Cineaste, Spring, 2002, Vol. 27 Issue 2, p 28-31UC users only
Davies, Ann. "he Beautiful and the Monstrous Masculine: The Male Body and Horror in El espinazo del diablo (Guillermo del Toro 2001)." Studies in Hispanic Cinema; 2007, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p135-147, 13pUC users only
Lázaro-Reboll, Antonio. "The Transnational Reception of El espinazo del diablo (Guillermo del Toro 2001)." Hispanic Research Journal, Feb2007, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p39-51, 13p UC users only
Savage, Julian "The Object(s) of Interpretation: Guillermo Del Toro's El Espinazo Del Diablo (The Devil's Backbone)" Senses of Cinema: An Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious and Eclectic Discussion of Cinema, vol. 21, pp. (no pagination), July 2002

Dead of Night (UK, 1945)
Directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer. Ealing Studios. An architect is caught up in an endless series of recurring dreams, during which he is told other people's supernatural experiences and finally murders the psychiatrist who is trying to help him. Includes Alberto Cavalcanti's ghost story about a mysterious young girl during a Christmas party. Dead of night is based on short stories: The Linking story, and The Hearse / by E.F. Benson, and The Golfing story / by H.G. Wells, and by one story each by the writers of the screenplay. 104 min. DVD 4092; vhs 999:1124
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The Dead Zone (1983)
Directed by David Cronenberg. Cast: Christopher Walken, Brooke Adams, Tom Skerritt, Herbert Lom, Anthony Zerbe, Colleen Dewhurst, Nicholas Campbell, Martin Sheen. One fateful night, Johnny Smith smashes head-on into an enormous truck. For five long years, Johnny is plunged into a deep coma. When he awakens, he discovers that his youth, his career and his fiancee, Sara, have all been lost. But Johnny has gained something--extraordinary psychic powers allowing him to see visions of the past, present and future. In episode after episode, Johnny is propelled into horror-filled, supernatural experiences. 103 min. DVD 4622
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Awards
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Horror Film

Death Train (Kyôfu ressha) (Japan, 2004)
Directed by Kazuyuki Sakamoto. Cast: Cast: Aja, Narumi Konno, Saya Tuki. Three high school friends on a weekend trip experience a strange flash of light and loud sound while on a train to an amusement park. Everything seems normal at first, but then strange things start happening including being chased by strange men in black. Plagued by nightmarish sensations they flee only to find themselves at the amusement park. They are stuck between nightmare and reality, between the walls of two worlds that are closing in on them. But which world is real? Based on the horror comic strips of Hideshi Hino. 61 min. DVD 6801
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Deep Red (Profondo Rosso) (Italy, 1975)
Directed by Dario Argento. Cast: David Hemmings, Daria Nicolodi, Gabriele Lavia, Clara Calamai, Macha Meril. A psychic who can read minds picks up the thoughts of a murderer in the audience and soon becomes a victim. An English pianist gets involved in solving the murders, but finds many of his avenues of inquiry cut off by new murders, and he begins to wonder how the murderer can track his movements so closely. 126 min. DVD 5262
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Dario Argento bibliography

Dementia 13 (1963)
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: Patrick Magee, William Campbell, Luana Anders. An old Irish family is haunted by dark secrets around the death of a little girl seven years earlier. Two women, one married into the family and one soon to be, start unraveling the secrets at a price that couldn't have been imagined. 75 min. DVD X3964
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Disturbing Behavior(1998)
Director, David Nutter. Cast: James Marsden, Katie Holmes, Nick Stahl, Bruce Greenwood, William Sadler. Achieve, be excellent ... and be afraid. For when the esteemed Blue Ribbon Club of Cradle Bay High take their slogans too far, things in the small coastal town begin to go wrong, Dead wrong. And when a "dark sinister force" begins turning the school's curricularly challenged into the soulless, academic elite, three "outsiders" join in a desperate race to avoid becoming insiders ... and losing their individuality forever! Special features: 11 scenes not shown in theaters ; an alternate ending ; feature-length commentary by the director, David Nutter ; The Flys' music video, where I want you ; and the original theatrical trailer. 84 min. DVD X6365
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Do You Like Hitchcock? (Ti piace Hitchcock?) (Italy, 2005)
Directed by Dario Argento. Cast: Elio Germano, Chiara Conti, Elisabetta Rocchetti, Cristina Brondo. Italian master of horror Dario Argento returns to the thriller genre with this sly and sexy tribute to Hitchcock. Giulio, a nerdy film student and lifelong voyeur, begins to believe that two lovely young strangers may have conspired to commit a brutal murder. But when reel obsession leads to real danger, one question alone holds the key to terror: Do you like Hitchcock? 93 min. DVD X1650
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Dario Argento bibliography

Doppelgänger (Dopperugengâ) (Japan, 2003)
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Cast: Yakusho Ko-ji, Nagasaku Hiromi, Santamaria Yusuke. A meek scientist meets and eventually learns to deal with his double, who, though physically identical to him, is frighteningly opposite in nature. 107 min. DVD X1429
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Equinox (1967 and 1970 versions)
Directed by Jack Woods, Mark Thomas McGee and Dennis Muren. Cast: Edward Connell, Barbara Hewitt, Frank Boers Jr. [i.e. Bonner], Robin Christopher, Jack Woods, Jim Phillips, Fritz Leiber, Patrick Burke, Jim Duron, Sharon Gray, Louis Clayton, Norvelle Brooks, Irving L. Lichtenstein (1970 version). Skip Shimer, Barbara Hewitt, Frank Boers Jr., Robin Snider, Fritz Leiber, Louis Clayton, Jim Phillips, Patrick Burke, Sharon Gray, Jim Duron (1967 version). Deep within the woods and canyons of California, four teenagers happen upon an ancient book containing the secrets of a strange, malevolent world that coexists with that of mankind. "Equinox" is noteworthy as a missing link of sorts between the fantastic cinema of "Jason and the Argonauts" and "Star Wars," marking the transition from artisans like Harryhausen to a new breed of special effects artist. Made by in 1967 (Equinox: a journey into the supermatural) for a mere $6,500 by future Industrial Light and Magic supervisor Dennis Muren and friends, it was distributed by Jack H. Harris (The Blob), after Harris had writer/director Jack Woods do some reshooting to give it a professional sheen. Released theatrically in 1970 (Equinox), the film gained a passionate cult following, inspiring succeeding generations of horror/fantasy filmmakers. Special features: Disc 1. Two audio commentaries ; video introduction by Forrest J. Ackerman -- Disc 2. Interviews with Muren and actors Frank Bonner, Barbara Hewitt, and James Duron ; deleted scenes and outtakes from the 1970 version ; archival stop-motion test footage ; "The magic treasure," rare animated fairy tale by Equinox effects animator David Allen ; acclaimed Kong Volkswagen commercial by Allen, including test footage ; "Zorgon: the H-bomb beast from Hell" (1972, 9 min.), a short film featuring Equinox crew ; extensive gallery featuring rare stills, promotional material, and more ; trailer and radio spots for the 1970 theatrical release. 82 min. DVD X1483
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Eraserhead (1977)
Directed by David Lynch. Cast: John Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph, Jeanne Bates, Judith Anna Roberts, Laurel Near. A nightmarish collage of images which blends the grotesque and the absurd, the deeply disturbing and the darkly humorous. Henry is the nerdish central character who lives in a squalid apartment with a strange girl and their monstrous baby. The extraordinary special effects create an eerie, dream-like world with a logic all its own. 85 min. DVD 5568; vhs 999:2999
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National Film Registry Selection

The Evil Eye (La Ragazza Che Sapeva Troppo; The Girl Who Knew Too Much) (Italy, 1963)
Directed by Mario Bava. Cast: Leticia Roman, John Saxon, Valentina Cortese, Dante Di Paolo. Nora Davis jets away to Rome to vacation with Edith, an old friend of her family. Unfortunately, her trip is anything but relaxing. On the first night, Edith dies, and as Nora runs into the night for help, she becomes an eyewitness to murder as she sees a woman stabbed to death on the Piazza di Spagna! 86 min. DVD 1830
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Balmain, Colette "Mario Bava's "The Evil Eye": Realism and the Italian Horror Film." Post Script - Essays in Film and the Humanities 21:3 (Summer 2002) p. 20-31 UC users only

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Fear dot com (UK | Germany | Luxembourg | USA, 2002)
Directed by William Malone. Cast: JStephen Dorff, Natascha McElhone, Stephen Rea, Udo Kier, Amelia Curtis, Jeffrey Combs. A mad genius has created a live-cam website that determines a person's deepest fear and then 48 hours later that fear becomes a brutal reality. An investigating detective and a city health inspector know the danger of logging into the site, but both are determined to solve the mystery. Special features: Feature-length commentary by director William Malone and director of photography, Christian Sebaldt ; "Visions of Fear: The effects of FeardotCom" ; additional scene: Mushroom Factory ; Fear Gallery stills gallery ; star/director/writer film highlights ; theatrical trailer. 101 min. DVD 3015
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Humphries, Reynold. "A (Post)Modern House of Pain: FearDotCom and the Prehistory of the Post-9/11 Torture Film." In: American horror film : the genre at the turn of the millennium / edited by Steffen Hantke. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2010. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Moffitt; PFA PN1995.9.H6 A385 2010)

Fear in the Night (UK, 1972)
Directed by Jimmy Sangster. Cast: Judy Geeson, Joan Collins, Ralph Bates, Peter Cushing, James Cossins, Gillian Lind. A young woman recovering from a nervous breakdown moves with her new teacher-husband to a remote country boarding school, and finds herself being terrorized by a mysterious one-armed man - and nobody believes her. 94 min. DVD 2170
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Final Destination(2000)
Directed by James Wong. Cast: Devon Sawa, Ali Larter, Kerr Smith. After being kicked off the plane because of his disruptive premonition, Alex and some of his classmates watch as the premonition comes true. Now having dodged death once, the terror begins in full as fate hunts them down one-by-one. Special features: Filmmaker commentary by James Wong, Glen Morgan, James Coblentz and Jeffrey Reddick ; actor commentary by Devon Sawa, Kerr Smith, Kristin Cloke and Chad E. Donella ; 5.1 isolated score and commentary with composer Shirley Walker ; deleted scenes and alternate ending ; two original documentaries "Test screenings" and "Premonitions", theatrical trailer ; games. 98 min. DVD X5088
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Scott, D Travers "The Postfeminist User: Feminism and Media Theory in Two Interactive Media Properties." Feminist Media Studies 10. 4 (2010 Dec): 457-475. UC users only

The Fog(1979)
Directed by John Carpenter. Cast: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Houseman, Janet Leigh, Hal Holbrook. Fog is nothing new to the quaint seaside village of Antonio Bay. But on the night of its 100th anniversary, a fogbank rolls in like no other. Eerie lights, dark figures, and the masts of an ancient schooner appear in the swirling mists, and soon the specters of long-murdered sailors descent upon the town. Using knife, hook and sword, they exact revenge for sins committed by the town's founding fathers, leaving horrified survivors struggling to solve a hundred-year old crime. 90 min. DVD X4138
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The Fog(USA | France, 2005)
Directed by Rupert Wainwright. Cast: Tom Welling, Maggie Grace, Selma Blair, DeRay Davis, Kenneth Welsh, Adrian Hough, Sara Botsford, Cole Heppell, Mary Black, Yonathon Young. A charter boat captain and his first mate uncover a buried treasure off the rocky shores of an isolated Northern California town from a ship that sank 100 years ago. They are not aware of the ship's horrible history and awaken the spirits of the dead. Exactly one hundred years ago, a ship of lepers seeking refuge was betrayed by the town's founding fathers and burned. On this night, the ghosts of the long-dead mariners have returned from their watery graves to seek their revenge. Shrouded within a supernatural fog, the ghosts trap the residents of the remote community, intent on seeking out the descendants of those who founded the town. The ghosts will kill anyone who stands in their murderous way. Based on the film written by John Carpenter and Debra Hill. 90 min. DVD X4139
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The Ghost Ship (1943)
Directed by Mark Robson. Produced by Val Lewton. Cast: Richard Dix, Russell Wade, Edith Barrett, Ben Bard, Edmund Glover. The Altair was known as a death ship. Although two sailors have died under mysterious circumstances, the new third officer chooses to ignore the warnings he has heard. But he finally comes to believe that the captain is insane, and during a shore leave he decides not to return to the ship. When he is brought back to the ship after being knocked unconscious in a brawl, he is confronted by the captain, and he has no doubt what his fate will be unless he can manage to escape. 69 min. DVD 4482
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The Golem: How He Came Into the World (Der Golem, wie er in die Welt kam) (Germany, 1920)
Directed by Carl Boese and Paul Wegener. Set in medieval Prague, the rabbi gives life to the Golem who falls in love with the rabbi's daughter and brings fear to the emperor's court. He is destroyed by an innocent child. Based on the legend of the Golem, a popular figure in Jewish tradition.
Restored authorized edition, 86 min.: DVD 1384
90 min. version: DVD 1385
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The Gorgon (UK, 1964)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Richard Pasco, Michael Goodliffe, Barbara Shelley. In middle-Europe, villagers are literally becoming petrified. The authorities try to hush the matter up, but it becomes apparent that at the full moon, Medusa leaves her castle lair and anyone looking on her face is turned to stone. When this fate befalls a visitor, experts from the University of Leipzig arrive to get to the bottom of it all. 59 min. DVD X4855
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Gothic (UK, 1986)
Directed by Ken Russell. Cast: Gabriel Byrne, Julian Sands, Natasha Richardson, Myriam Cyr, Timothy Spall. In 1816, a sprawling villa in Switzerland is the setting for a stormy night of horror and madness. Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, Shelley's fiancée Mary Godwin, her stepsister Claire Clairemont and Byron's friend John Polidori spend a hallucinogenic evening confronting their fears and share the terrifying fantasies that chase them through the castle that night. 87 min. DVD X3893
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Hallucinations of a Deranged Mind (Delirios de un Anormal) (Brazil, 1977)
Directed by José Mojica Marins. Cast: José Mojica Marins, Jorge Peres, Magna Miller, Jaime Cortez, Lírio Bertelli, Anadir Goi, João Da Cruz, Alexa Brandwira, Walter Setembro, Natalina Barbosa. A psychiatrist is being driven insane with hellish nightmares in which the sinister bogeyman Coffin Joe (José Mojica Marins) tries to steal his wife for the purpose of creating the perfect woman. His colleagues are so concerned they contact Marins, the creator of the Coffin Joe character, asking for his help, and he readily agrees. The movie mainly consists of outtakes and recycled footage from the earlier Coffin Joe movies. 85 min. DVD X3111; vhs 999:1417
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Huber, Christoph. "The Man, The Myth, Mojica." Cinema Scope, Winter2009, Issue 37, p38-41, 4p UC users only
Jennings, Jay. "The Strange World of Coffin Joe." Cinefantastique, Oct96, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p46-49, 4p UC users only
Maddin, Guy. "The Beardo: José Mojica Marins." Exile cinema : filmmakers at work beyond Hollywood / Michael Atkinson, editor. Albany : State University of New York Press, c2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.D44 E97 2008)
The Strange World of José Mojica Marins DVD X3110
Tierney, Dolores. "José Mojica Marins and the cultural politics of marginality in third world film criticism." Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies: Travesia, Volume 13, Issue 1, 2004, Pages 63 - 78 UC users only

Hanging Shadows: Perspectives on Italian Horror Cinema
With its roots in the pulpy crime novels of the 1920s and 30s, Giallo cinema or Italian horror cinema, as it's more commonly known, first emerged in the late 1960s. Following the neo-realists, the giallo films represented a radical break with Italy's cinematic past. This documentary presents an informative historical overview of the giallo genre, exploring its genesis and chronicling the films, directors, and personalities that made up its golden age. Includes interviews with a fascinating group of filmmakers who redefined the horror genre and forever changed the way we think of horror films. Written, produced and directed by Paolo Fazzini. Dist.: Cinema Guild. c2006. 60 min. DVD 8604

The Haunted Strangler (UK, 1958)
Directed by Robert Day. Cast: Boris Karloff, Jean Kent, Elizabeth Allan, Anthony Dawson, Vera Day, Tim Turner, Diane Aubrey, Max Brimmel, Leslie Perrins, Jessica Cairns, Dorothy Gordon, Desmond Roberts, Roy Russell, Derek Birch, Peggy Ann Clifford, John Fabian, Joan Elvin. Nineteenth-century English author James Rankin believes that the wrong man has hanged twenty years earlier for a series of murders, but his investigations lead him to a horrible and, for him, gruesomely inescapable secret. 79 min. DVD 9117
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Hellish Flesh (Inferno Carnal) (Brazil, 1977)
Directed by José Mojica Marins. Cast: José Mojica Marins, Luely Figueiró, Oswaldo De Souza, Helena Ramos. Brazilian horror film features director Marins playing the lead role as a doctor who has acid poured on his face by his cheating younger wife. The wife eventually takes his money and runs off with her playboy lover but the doctor has his own ideas for revenge. 82 min. DVD X3111
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Huber, Christoph. "The Man, The Myth, Mojica." Cinema Scope, Winter2009, Issue 37, p38-41, 4p UC users only
Jennings, Jay. "The Strange World of Coffin Joe." Cinefantastique, Oct96, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p46-49, 4p UC users only
Maddin, Guy. "The Beardo: José Mojica Marins." Exile cinema : filmmakers at work beyond Hollywood / Michael Atkinson, editor. Albany : State University of New York Press, c2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.D44 E97 2008)
The Strange World of José Mojica Marins DVD X3110
Tierney, Dolores. "José Mojica Marins and the cultural politics of marginality in third world film criticism." Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies: Travesia, Volume 13, Issue 1, 2004, Pages 63 - 78 UC users only

Hellraiser (UK, 1987)
Directed by Clive Barker. Cast: Andrew Robinson, Clare Higgins, Ashley Laurence, Kenneth Nelson. An old family home holds untold horrors for Larry Cotton and his wife, Julia. Horrors are fueled by the fugitive spirit of Larry's brother, Frank. Slowly, the old family home begins to swallow the Cottons. Special features: Audio commentary with writer/director Clive Barker and star Ashley Laurence, moderated by writer Pete Atkins; featurette: Resurrection; theatrical trailer; still gallery. 93 min. DVD 7499
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Cherry, Brigid. "Broken Homes, Tortured Flesh: Hellraiser and the Feminine Aesthetic of Horror Cinema." Film International, vol. 5, no. 17, pp. 10-16, 2005 UC users only
Kane, Paul. The Hellraiser films and their legacy / Paul Kane ; foreword by Doug Bradley. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2006. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H42 K36 2006)
Maccormack, Patricia. "Baroque Becomings." In: Cinesexuality / Patricia MacCormack. MacCormack, Patricia. Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, c2008. pp: 89+ (Full text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S45 M24 2008)
Rose, James. "An American Werewolf in London." In: Beyond Hammer : British horror cinema since 1970 / by James Rose. Leighton Buzzard : Auteur, 2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1995.9.H6 R67 2009)
Wells, Paul. "Hellraiser." In: The horror genre : from Beezlebub to Blair Witch London : Wallflower, 2000. (MAIN: PN1995.9.H6 W455 2000)

Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte (1964)
Directed by Robert Aldrich. Cast Bette Davis, Olivia de Havilland, Joseph Cotten, Agnes Moorehead, Cecil Kellaway, William Campbell, Victor Buono, Mary Astor, Bruce Dern. Charlotte was a Southern belle preparing to elope with her married lover-- until he was murdered. Now, 37 years later, she lives alone in her mansion, slowly going mad as she is haunted by the memory of the unsolved crime and tormented by the local townspeople who believe she killed him. But when her cousin comes to visit, the skeletons begin to tumble out of the closet-- and that's when the terror really begins. Special features: "Hush...hush, sweet Joan: the making of Charlotte" featurette; "Bruce Dern remembers" featurette; "Wizard work": vintage promotional short narrated by Joseph Cotten; isolated score track; theatrical teasers; original theatrical trailer; TV spots; interactive pressbook gallery; poster gallery; lobby card gallery; still gallery. 133 min. DVD X2419
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I Drink your Blood (1971)
Directed by David Durston. Cast: Bhaskar, Jadine Wong, Ronda Fultz. In this gore-drenched drive-in classic a band of satanist hippies rolls into a town and begins terrorizing the local folk. They rape a local girl and her grandpa goes after them. He fails and is given LSD. His grandson gets back at the hippies by feeding them meat pies infected with blood from a rabid dog. They turn into crazed lunatics and begin killing and/or infecting everything in their path. The feature can be seen in both the original X-rated version or the unrated director's cut. When the director's version is selected, the disc plays the X-rated version and then "jumps" to the deleted scenes at specific time cues. The original version runs 83 min. Special features: optional commentary by David Durston and Bhaskar; deleted scenes (6 min.); I drink your blood show (interviews by Durston with cast members (29 min.)); theatrical trailer (3 min.); still gallery (8 min.); radio spot (1 min.); filmographies of Durston, Bhaskar (including a video clip of the evil king cobra dance (7 min.) and Lynn Lowry; coming attractions of 9 films (25 min.); a clip from the beginning of I Eat Your Skin (6 min.); end credits include a video of Durston singing a song paying tribute to the exploitation film industry (3 min.). 89 min. DVD X6057
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Directed by Don Siegel. Cast: Kevin McCarthy, Dana Wynter, Larry Gates, King Donovan, Caolyn Jones, Ralph Dumke, Jean Willes. Plant-like extraterrestrials have invaded Santa Mira, a small town in California, replicating the villagers in giant seed "pods" and taking possession of their souls while they sleep. In a terrifying race for his life, Dr. Bennell escapes to warn the world of the deadly invasion of the pod people. Based on the novel "The Body Snatchers" by Jack Finney. 80 min. DVD 466; vhs 999:150
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National Film Registry Selection

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Directed by Philip Kaufman. Cast: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Leonard Nimoy, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright. Filmy spores fall from space over San Francisco, and the city blossoms with beautiful new flora. People take the flowers home and as they sleep, the plants creep over them, devouring their bodies and stealing their identities--everything except their emotions, their uniqueness, their souls. Special DVD features: Disc 1: Commentary by director Philip Kaufman ; Disc 2: "Re-visitors from outer space or How I learned to stop worrying and love the pod" featurette; inside the pods: examining the Invasion: "Practical magic," "The man behind the scream" and "The invasion will be televised." 117 min. DVD 8104; vhs 999:2322
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The Invisible Ray (1936)
Directed by Lambert Hillyer. Cast: Boris Karloff; Bela Lugosi; Frances Drake; Frank Lawton. Dr. Janos Rukh returns from Africa with a deadly discovery. Exposed to an unknown element, he accidentally kills everyone he touches. His friend and colleague, Dr. Benet, develops an antidote that helps but with terrible side effects. 79 min. DVD 5468
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The Iron Rose (La rose de fer) (France, 1973)
Director, Jean Rollin. Cast: Françoise Pascal, Hugues Quester, Natalie Perrey, Mireille Dargent, Michel Delessalle. A pair of lovers have a tryst in a vacant tomb, but then find themselves unable to escape from the graves and crypts of the massive cemetery. One of cult director Jean Rollin's most unconventional films, The Iron Rose vividly depicts the young couple's steady descent into madness. 81 min. DVD X6906
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Black, Andy "Clocks, seagulls, Romeo and Juliet Jean Rollin interviewed ." Kinoeye, vol. 2, no. 7, 2002 Apr 15
Kalat, David. "Exoticism and eroticism in French horror cinema: A brief introduction to the world of Jean Rollin." Kinoeye, Vol 2 Issue 7 15 April 2002
McCann, Ben. "Pierced Borders, Punctured Bodies: the Contemporary French Horror Film." Australian Journal of French Studies Volume 45, Number 3 / September - December 2008 UC users only
Tohill, Cathal. "Back to the Beach: The Films of Jean Rollin." In: Immoral tales : European sex & horror movies 1956-1984 / Cathal Tohill & Pete Tombs. New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 1995. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 T64 1995)

Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Directed by Adrian Lyne. Cast: Tim Robbins, Elizabeth Peña, Danny Aiello. Jacob is a man living in a nightmare. Having survived Vietnam, he's back home in New York City. But memories of both his wartime demons and the accidental death of his son haunt and terrorize him. Jacob's grip on reality begins to slip and only his friend can save him. 116 min. DVD 44
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Rubin, Bruce Joel. Jacob's ladder / by Bruce Joel Rubin. New York, N.Y. : Applause Theatre Book Publishers, 1990. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997 .J27 1990)

KM 31 (Kilómetro 31: un lugar entre la vida y la muerte) (Mexico / Spain, 2006)
Directed by Rigoberto Castañeda. Cast: Iliana Fox, Adria Collado, Raúl Méndez, Julín Alvarez, Carlos Aragon, Luisa Huertas. The film is inspired by the Crying Woman legend (la Llorona) and legends about highways ghosts (very popular in Mexico). While driving one night through the forests near Mexico City, Agata Hameran has a terrible accident on kilometer 31 in which she loses her legs and falls into a coma. After that horrible night, her twin sister Catalina begins to feel a strong psychic connection with her sister, as Agata seems to be screaming desperately for help. Haunted by horrible nightmares and ghastly visions, Catalina decides to investigate what exactly happened that night on kilometer 31, hoping to end the pain her sister is suffering. 95 min. DVD X1764
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Killer Condom (Kondom des Grauens) (Germany | Switzerland, 1996 )
Directed by Martin Walz. Cast: Udo Samel, Peter Lohmeyer, Marc Richter, Leonard Lansink, Iris Berben. Killer condoms are on the loose and after a close call Luigi Mackeroni is on the case. Will he be able to rid New York City of this evil menace? Based on the comics by Ralf König. 107 min. DVD X3975
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Killervator (2002)
Directed by Patrick Lim. "Killervator" (2002, 10 min.) is a tribute to B-grade horror movies. See what happens to two film students in the final hours before their disappearance. Second feature "Choice" (2002?, 23 min.)is an expletive-driven account of three young people pouring out their screwed up lives to each other during a steamy night of pot and alcohol. Non-US format DVD (PAL). DVD 5140
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The Langoliers (TV, 1995)
Directed by Tom Holland. Cast: Patricia Wettig, Dean Stockwell, David Morse, Mark Lindsay Chapman, Bronson Pinchot. The passengers on a red-eye flight awaken mid-journey to discover that they have slipped through a hole in the universe. Unless they can find a way back, unspeakable evil awaits them. Based on the novella The Langoliers from Four past midnight by Stephen King. 179 min. DVD X6606
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Lisa and the Devil (Lisa e il diavolo) (Italy, 1974)
Directed by Mario Bava and Alfredo Leone. Cast: Telly Savalas, Elke Sommer, Sylva Koscina, Alessio Orano, Gabriele Tinti, Kathy Leone, Eduardo Fajardo, Alida Valli. Lisa is a tourist in an ancient city. When she gets lost, she finds an old mansion in which to shelter. Soon, she is sucked into a vortex of deception, debauchery and evil presided over by housekeeper Leandre. Videodisc release of a 1973 motion picture: Lisa and the devil (95 min.) and its 1975 re-edited version, titled: The house of exorcism (96 min.). 191 min. DVD X1442
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Heffernan, Kevin. "The changing distribution and reception contexts of Mario Bava's Lisa and the devil." In: Sleaze artists : cinema at the margins of taste, style, and politics / Jeffrey Sconce, ed. Durham : Duke University Press, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S284 S64 2007)
Iaccino, James. "The Shadow Trickster in Italian horror cinema." Kinoeye, Vol 2 Issue 18 18 Nov 2002

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Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
Directed by Roger Corman. Cast: Jackie Joseph, Jonathan Haze, Mel Welles, Jack Nicholson. In a flower shop's basement a timid employee discovers a ferocious, talking, rapidly-growing plant, which forces him to lure victims to satisfy its taste for human flesh. 70 min. DVD 4063; vhs 999:1680
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Jensen, Marc. ""Feed Me!": Power Struggles and the Portrayal of Race in Little Shop of Horrors." Cinema Journal, Fall2008, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p51-67, 17p UC users only
Noonan, Julie A. "'Little Shop of Horrors': Re-visioning the Future Through Pastiche and Science Fiction." Theatre Annual; 2003, Vol. 56, p113-129, 17p UC users only
Pharr, Mary. "Different Shops of Horrors: From Roger Corman's Cult Classic to Frank Oz's Mainstream Musical." In: Modes of the fantastic : selected essays from the twelfth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995. (MAIN: PN56.F34 I58 1991)

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Madhouse (UK, 1974)
Director, Jim Clark. Cast: Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Robert Quarry, Adrienne Corri, Natasha Pyne, Boris Karloff, Basil Rathbone. A television actor, famous for his role as Dr. Death, forced into retirement by a nervous breakdown after the brutal murder of his fiancee, is invited to return to the role twelve years later. The comeback is sabotaged by a series of grisly murders. 91 min. DVD 9846
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The Maid (Singapore, 2005)
Director, Kelvin Tong. Cast: Alessandra De Rossi, Chen Shu Cheng, Hong Hui Fang, Benny Soh, Nur Awal, "Liyah Ja" Afar, Guan Zhen Wei, Mohd Haizad, Bin Imram. Rosa Dimaano arrives in the cosmopolitan city state of Singapore to work as a maid. Unknown to Rosa, she arrives on the eve of the Seventh Month when Hell's gates open and the dead walk the earth. Her hell is about to begin. 89 min. DVD X3974
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Man Who Made Kong: Willis O'Brien (1920)
Directed by Willis O'Brien. Includes: Dinosaur and missing link; Morpheus Mike; RFD 10,000 BC; Prehistoric poultry; Ghost of slumber mountain; Creation. Willis O'Brien's 1920's stop-frame animation with figures which illustrate animation techniques leading up to the creation of King Kong.40 min. 999:596 - U-matic format (3/4" tape.)

Misery (1990)
Director, Rob Reiner. Cast: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Frances Sternhagen, Richard Farnsworth. Suffering injuries from a car accident, novelist Paul Sheldon is taken in by his biggest fan, Annie Wilkes, whose care turns to torture when she dislikes his new book. Based on the novel by Stephen King. Special features: audio commentary by director Rob Reiner, audio commentary by screenwriter William Goldman, Misery loves company featurette, Marc Shaiman's musical Misery tour featurette, Diagnosing Annie Wilkes featurette, Advice for the stalked featurette, Profile of a stalker featurette, Celebrity stalkers featurette, Anti-stalking laws featurette. 107 min. DVD X2664
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Browning, Mark. Stephen King on the big screen / Mark Browning. Bristol, UK ; Chicago, USA : Intellect, 2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3561.I483 Z56 2009)
Findley, Mary. "The Prisoner, the Pen, and the Number One Fan: Misery as a Prison Film." In: The films of Stephen King : from Carrie to Secret window Edited by Tony Magistrale. New York ; Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, c2008. (MAIN and PFA: PS3561.I483 Z6555 2008)
Keesey, Douglas. "'Your Legs Must Be Singing Grand Opera': Masculinity, Masochism, and Stephen King's Misery." American Imago: Studies in Psychoanalysis and Culture, vol. 59, no. 1, pp. 53-71, Spring 2002 UC users only
Magistrale, Tony. Hollywood's Stephen King New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003. (Full-text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3561.I483 Z758 2003)
Williams, Tony. "The King Adaptations." In: Hearths of darkness: the family in the American horror film / Tony Williams. Madison [New Jersey]: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, c1996. (UCB Main and Moffitt PN1995.9.H6 W46 1996)

Goldman, William. "Misery." In: William Goldman : four screenplays with essays. New York : Applause Books, c1995. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3557.O384 A6 1995)

My Bloody Valentine (1981)
Directed by George Mihalka. Cast: Paul Kelman, Lori Hallier, Neil Affleck, Don Francks. A tragic accident in a mine on St. Valentine's day took the lives of 5 miners. The only survivor, Harry Warden, was confined to a mental institution after the ordeal. Twenty years later, young lovers T.J. and Sarah and friend Axel are among the townspeople attending a Valentine's party. A box of Valentine candy arrives, containing an ominous message and a blood-soaked heart. Special features: Bloodlust: My Bloody Valentine and the rise of the slasher film ; Bloodlines: an interactive horror film history ; deleted footage with director, cast and special effects designer introductions. 90 min. DVD X5090
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Necromancer (Chom khamang wet; Jom kha mung wej) (Thailand, 2005)
Directed by Piyapan Choopetch. Cast: Chatchai Plengphanit, Phutthichai Amattayakun, Phanthiwa Phumiprathet. Three police officers use supernatural powers to protect themselves and catch criminals. When one of them is caught trying to steal money, he is locked away in a special cell that blocks his magic powers, but how long will it be able to hold him as his evil magic begins to take over? 105 min. DVD (PAL, Region 3) DVD 7332
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Night Creatures (aka Captain Clegg) (UK, 1962)
Directed by Peter Graham Scott. Cast: Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain, Patrick Allen, Oliver Reed, Michael Ripper. The Royal Crown suspects a bit of smuggling is going on in a small 18th century seaside town, so they send Captain Collier and his crew to check it out. As the Captain gets into his investigation, mysterious swamp phantoms cloud up the issue. The Captan suspects that the odd village vicar might be hiding something, and what better way to do that than by fortuitous ghosts to scare away the curious. 82 min. DVD 4450
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Nightmare (UK, 1953)
Directed by Freddie Francis. Cast: David Knight, Moira Redmond, Jennie Linden, Brenda Bruce. As a child Janet saw her insane mother murder her father, and now as a young woman, Janet's convinced she'll also go insane. She and her teacher go to the home of her guardian for help, but at his home her fears come to life. Are her problems in her head, or is there a sinister force at work? 83 min. DVD 4450
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One Missed Call (Chakushin ari)(Japan, 2003)
Directed by Takashi Miike. Cast: Kou Shibasaki, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Kazue Fukiishi, Renji Ishibashi, Yutaka Matsushige, Goro Kishitani. Teens mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths. Special features: Trailers; making-of documentary; cast & crew interviews; alternate ending; TV spots; exclusive interview with the director, screenings, A day with the Mizunuma family; TV show special. 113 min. DVD X606
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One Missed Call (Japan / USA / Germany, 2008)
Directed by Eric Valette. Cast: Shannyn Sossamon, Edward Burns, Ana Claudia Talancon, Ray Wise, Azura Skye, Johnny Lewis, Jason Beghe, Margaret Cho, Meagan Good, Rhoda Griffis. Beth Raymond is a college student who begins losing all her friends after one of her classmates is found dead. She doesn't understand why. All she knows is that each of her friends received a voicemail on their cell phones, one that told them when they would die and what they would say at the moment of their death. Beth eventually gets the call. With the help of Officer Jack Andrews, Beth hopes to solve this mystery before her time runs out. 87 min. DVD X615
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One Missed Call 2 (Chakushin ari 2) (Japan, 2005)
Directed by Renpei Tsukamoto. Cast: Mimura, Yu Yoshizawa, Renji Ishibashi, Haruko Wanibuchi, Peter Ho, Asaka Seto. An urban legend comes to life as people are hearing their own deaths on their cell phones, only to have it come true moments later. Only a couple of friends and a journalist can stop this ... or can they? Based on the book by Yasushi Akimoto. Special features: Disc 1: Original theatrical trailer & teaser; Tokyo shock trailers ; Disc 2: bonus short film "Gomu"; making of documentary. 106 min. DVD X3404
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One Missed Call 3 (Chakushin ari final) (Japan, 2006)
Directed by Manabu Asou. Cast: Maki Horikita, Meisa Kuroki, Itsuji Itao, Jang Gun Suk. On a field trip to Korea, Asuka gets revenge on the classmates that have bullied her by sending a disturbing photo with a message that instructs her classmates to forward the message to save their own lives. Little do they know the truth is quite the opposite. Based on the book by Yaushi Akimoto. Bonus features: Documentaries 1 & 2, "One missed call final : love story", making of, mini program. 87 min. DVD X615
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Onibaba (Demon Woman) (Japan, 1964)
Director: Kaneto Shindô. Cast: Nobuko Otowa, Jitsuko Yoshimura, Kei Sato, Jukichi Uno, Taiji Tonoyama, Sensho Matsumoto, Kentaro Kaji, Hosui Araya. An impoverished mother and her daughter-in-law eke out a lonely, desperate existence. In order to survive in feudal Japan, they are forced to murder worn-out samurai and sell their belongings for grain, then dump their corpses down a deep, dark hole. Special features: New video interview with writer/director Kaneto Shindo ; rare footage provided by actor Kei Sato, shot on location during the filing of Onibaba ; original trailer ; stills gallery Cast:production sketches and promotional art ; essay by Chuck Stephens ; filmmakers statement from Kaneto Shindo ; rare English translation of the original Buddhist fable that inspired the film. 103 min. DVD 6943
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Kapur, Jyotsna. "The Return of History as Horror: Onibaba and the Atomic Bomb." In: Horror international Edited by Steven Jay Schneider and Tony Williams. Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2005. (Main Stack PN1995.9.H6.H73 2005)
Lowenstein,Adam. "Unmasking Hiroshima: Demons, Human Beings, and Shindo Kateo's Onibaba." In: Shocking representation : historical trauma, national cinema, and the modern horror film / Adam Lowenstein. New York : Columbia University Press, c2005. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 L69 2005)
Serper, Zvika. "Shindo Kaneto's Films Kuroneko and Onibaba: Traditional and Innovative Manifestations of Demonic Embodiments." Japan Forum, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 231-56, Summer 2005 UC users only

The Orphanage (El orfanato) (Mexico / Spain, 2007)
Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. Cast: Belen Rueda, Fernando Cayo, Roger Princep, Mabel Rivera, Montserrat Carulla, Andres Gertrudix, Edgar Vivar. A mother of a young boy decides to purchase the orphanage she spent her own childhood in, hoping to restore and reopen the long abandoned facility as both a home for them and a school for disabled children. However, her son's imagination seems to run wild in their new home, as he becomes increasingly involved with a group of seemingly imaginary friends. Special features: "When Laura grew up: constructing The orphanage" featurette (18 min.); "Tomas' secret room" production featurette (11 min.); "Horror in the unknown: make-up effects" featurette (10 min.); "Rehearsal studio" featurette (4 min.); still gallery; "Marketing Campaign" teasers and trailers (6 min.); poster gallery; 105min. DVD X542
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Alter, Ethan. "Ghostly Orphanage." Film Journal International, Jan2008, Vol. 111 Issue 1, p12-17, 3p UC users only
Kroenert, Tim. "Spanish chiller evokes ghosts of grief." Eureka Street, 6/6/2008, Vol. 18 Issue 11, p28-29, 2p UC users only
Lally, Kevin. "The Orphanage." Film Journal International, Jan2008, Vol. 111 Issue 1, p38-39, 2p UC users only
Lane, Anthony. "Gone Missing." New Yorker, 1/14/2008, Vol. 83 Issue 43, p86-87, 2p UC users only

Paranoic (UK, 1963)
Directed by Freddie Francis. Cast: Janette Scott, Oliver Reed, Sheila Burrell, Alexander Davion. Simon Ashby is a wealthy psychotic who is is coddled by his mother in their palatial mansion outside of London. One day, Ashby's long lost brother mysteriously arrives at the house, but events prove that he is an impostor, sent by Keith Kossett, son of the attorney for the family estate, who has been dipping into the family trust fund. 80 min. DVD 4450
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Phenomenon (Italy, 1985)
Directed by Dario Argento. Cast: Jennifer Connelly, Daria Nicolodi, Dalila Di Lazzaro, Patrick Bauchau, Donald Pleasance. Jennifer, a young woman at a Swiss boarding school tries to find a serial killer attacking her fellow students. Special features: Audio commentary; 2 behind-the-scenes segments; theatrical trailer; Claudio Simonetti music video; Bill Wyman music video; Dario Argento interviewed by Joe Franklin; Dario Argento Bio. 110 min. DVD X1650
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Phone (South Korea, 2002)
Directed by Byeong-ki Ahn. Cast: Ha Chi-won, Kim Yu-mi, Choe U-je. A young journalist starts receiving troubling messages on her cell phone after she writes a series of articles about pedophilia. Then when a the young daughter of her friend answers the phone by accident, the girl seems to become possessed by a malicious spirit. 100 min. DVD X5404
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Conrich, Ian. "Gothic Bodies and the Return of the Repressed: The Korean Horror Films of Ahn Byeong-ki." Gothic Studies, May2010, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p106-115, 10p UC users only

Purana Mandir (India, 1984)
Directed by Tulsi Ramsay, Shyam Ramsay. Cast: Aarti Gupta, Mohnish Bahl, Puneet Issar, Ajay Agarwal. Tells of the ancient curse visited on an Indian king 200 years ago - all female members of his family will turn into hideous monsters and die in childbirth. The daughter of one of his descendents tries to put an end to the curse and travels to the ancient temple where it all began 200 years ago. What awaits her and her friends there is terror beyond their wildest nightmares. Special features (Disc 2): Documentary South Asian horror; interview - Freddie, Jason & Saamri; extensive text notes and essays; Mondo Macabro previews. "Mondo macabro, the wild side of world cinema." 145 min. DVD 9464
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Rabid (Canada, 1977)
Directed by David Cronenberg. Cast: Marilyn Chambers, Joe Silver, Howard Ryshpan, Patricia Gage, Susan Roman, Frank Moore. After a motorcycle accident and experimental surgery, Rose develops an unexplained lesion and a insatiable desire for human blood. 91 min. DVD 4571
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Repulsion (UK, 1965)
Directed by Roman Polanski. Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Patrick Wymark, Yvonne Furneaux. A psychological drama about a young manicurist in London who's bland, unresponsive exterior hides her raging inner torment over the thought of sex. Left all alone for a weekend, she decends into madness, leading to murder. 105 min. DVD 3782; vhs 999:67
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Ringu (Ring) (Japan, 1998)
Directed by Hideo Nakata. A mysterious video has been linked to a number of deaths, and when inquisitive journalist Reiko finds the tape and views it herself, she sets in motion a chain of events that puts her own life in danger. 96 min. DVD 2852
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Ringu 2(Ring 2) (Japan, 1999)
Directed by Hideo Nakata. In this sequel to 'Ringu', journalist Reiko decides to conduct her own investigation into the powers of the lethal videotape. Along the way she witnesses the gruesome effects wrought upon those who have been exposed to it, until eventually her investigation leads her deeper into the dark world of Sadako. 95 min. DVD 2851
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The Ring (USA / Japan, 2002)
Directed by Gore Verbinski. Cast: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, David Dorfman, Richard Lineback, Daveigh Chase, Lindsay Frost, Pauley Perrette, Jane Alexander, Brian Cox. A strange videotape full of bizarre and haunting images is watched by a handful of teenagers. After viewing the tape, they receive phone calls in which they are warned they will die in seven days. Rachel, the aunt of one of the ill-fated teens, is a journalist who has decided to investigate the matter. She manages to find the cabin in the woods and watches the video herself; afterward, she receives the same phone call, and realizes she must solve the puzzle of the video and who is behind it. Based on the novel by Koji Suzuki and the movie "The ring" . 115 min. DVD 8764
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Awards
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Horror Film

The Ring Virus (South Korea, 1999)
Directed by Kim Dong-bin. Cast: Shin Eun-gyeong, Jeong Jin-yeong, Bae Du-na. This eerie Korean homage to the Japanese hit, The Ring, has journalist Sun-joo investigating the sudden death of her cousin. She finds a videotape filled with strange images and an ominous warning that whomever watches it has only 7 days to live. 95 min. DVD X1969
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Scanners (Canada, 1980)
Directed by David Cronenberg. Cast: Jennifer O'Neill, Stephen Lack, Patrick McGoohan, Lawrence Dane, Michael Ironside, Robert Silverman. Supernaturals with the power to destroy human beings through telepathy are bent on taking over the world while a young artist races against time to stop them. 103 min. DVD 4624
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Scream of Fear (UK, 1961)
Directed by Seth Holt. Cast: Susan Strasberg, Ronald Lewis, Ann Todd, Christopher Lee. After narrowly surviving an accident in which she nearly drowned, Penny is left wheelchair bound. She returns home to live with her widowed step-mother Jane on the French Riviera. She begins to question her sanity after several times seeing her father's corpse around the house and its grounds. She enlists the help of the friendly chauffeur. 81 min. DVD X4855
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Sisters (1972)
Directed by Brian De Palma. Cast: Margot Kidder, Jennifer Salt, Charles Durning, Bill Finley, Lisle Wilson. Two sisters, joined at birth as Siamese twins, are separated in late adolescence. One is lovely, gentle, kind-- the other is quite mad. Special features: Director Brian De Palma's 1973 Village Voice essay Murder by Moog : scoring the chill, on working with composer Bernard Herrmann ; a 1973 print interview with De Palma on the making of Sisters ; Rare study of siamese twins in Soviet, the 1966 Life magazine article that inspired De Palma ; excerpts from the original press book ; production, publicity, and behind-the-scenes stills. 92 min. DVD 9131
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Six Films to Keep You Awake (Películas para no dormir)

Spectre (Regreso a Moira) (Spain, 2006)
Directed by Mateo Gil. Cast: Juan Jose Ballesta, Natalia Millan, Jordi Dauder, Victoria Mora, David Arnaiz, Adrian Marin, Jose Angel Egido. An elderly man returns to his home town, having left the country in his youth. During the course of his homecoming, we see flashbacks to his past and learn of his love affair with a woman branded a witch by the deeply religious locals. However, all is not as it seems and his jealousy and infatuation set into action a course of events that come back to haunt him years later... 75 min. DVD X477
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A Real Friend (Adivina quién soy) (Spain, 2006)
Directed by Enrique Urbizu. Cast: Goya Toledo, Nerea Inchausti, Eduard Farelo, Josep Maria Pou, Aitor Mazo. The lonely Estrella is an intelligent teenager and good student but is outcast in school. She spends most of her time alone, reading horror books or watching horror movies, while her widowed mother Angela works as a nurse in a hospital. Her favorite author is Stephen King and her only friends are Leatherface and Vampire. 73 min. DVD X477
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A Christmas Tale (Cuento de navidad) (Spain, 2006)
Directed by Paco Plaza. Cast: Maru Valdivielso, Cristian Casas, Roger Babia, Pau Poch. A group of children spending Christmas in a summer resort village discover a woman disguised as Santa Claus in a well in the woods. When they go to the police for help, they discover that she is in fact a dangerous thief who is on the run with a substantial haul. They make a decision. They will help her out of the well in exchange for the money that she still has on her. 71 min. DVD X477
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The Baby's Room (Adivina quién soy) (Spain, 2006)
Directed by Alex de la Iglesia. Cast: Javier Gutierrez, Leonor Watling, Sancho Gracia, Maria Asquerino, Antonio Dechent, Terele Pavez, Ramon Barea, Eulalia Ramon, Asuncion Balaguer, Manuel Tallafe. A couple with a recently born child arrive at their new home. Before going to bed, the couple go and check the child monitor that has been installed in the baby's bedroom. It is the very latest model. Not only does it allow you to listen in while the baby is sleeping, it lets you watch the baby as well... they soon discover that there is someone else living in this house, someone whose presence can be felt every night, right beside their baby's cradle. 77 min. DVD X477
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To Let(Para entrar a vivir) (Spain, 2006)
Directed by Jaume Balaguero. Cast: Marcarena Gomez, Nuria Gonzalez, Adria Collado, Ruth Diaz. A couple expecting a child are looking for an apartment. They have seen dozens already. Like all of the properties in the area, this flat seems to have been abandoned. They go up to the third floor and enter which is something they should never have done... Their flat, the whole building in fact, is a trap watched over by a diabolical landlady. 68 min. DVD X477
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Blame (La culpa) (Spain, 2006)
Directed by Narciso Ibáñez Serrador. Cast: Nieve De Medina, Montse Mostaza, Asuncion Diaz, Alejandra Lorenzo, Mariana Cordero. When single mother nurse Gloria has financial difficulties, her colleague and friend Dr. Ana Torres invites her to move with her six year-old daughter into her big house where she runs a gynecologic clinic. In return, Gloria would assist Ana in her clinic in the afternoons. Gloria soon discovers that Ana runs an abortion clinic, and also that she is lesbian and has a crush on her. When Ana gets pregnant by her lover Javier, Ana proposes an abortion. After more than three months, the reluctant Gloria accepts her offer with tragic consequences. 68 min. DVD X477
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The Signal (2007)
Directed by Wolfgang Petersen. Cast: A.J. Bowen, Anessa Ramsey, Justin Welborn, Scott Poythress, Sahr Cheri Christian, Chad McKnight. New Year's Eve in the city of Terminus. Chaos is this year's resolution. Imagine every cell phone, radio, and television suddenly broadcasting the same mysterious signal over and over. Now imagine these transmissions evoking violent, uncontrollable, psychotic chaos from everyone who comes in contact with them. The signal begins to invade the minds of everyday citizens. Suddenly struck by the power of the insidious transmissions, they are compelled to kill or be killed. Special features: Deleted scenes; "Inside Terminus: the making of The signal" featurette; "Signal breakdown" featurette; transmission intro; "Transmission 14: technical difficulties" featurette; "Transmission 23: the return" featurette; "Transmission 37: crosstown traffic" featurette; "The Hap Hapgood story" (short film); "The signal;" directors commentary. 103 min. DVD X6413
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Slither (2006)
Directed by James Gunn. Cast: Nathan Fillion, Elizabeth Banks, Gregg Henry, Michael Rooker, Tania Saulnier, Don Thompson. Grant Grant, the wealthiest and most powerful citizen is a small rural town, is taking a walk through the woods when he comes across a strange and unfamiliar life form. Grant makes the mistake of getting too close and soon an alien creature invades his body. It is not long before Grant isn't the only one who has been attacked by the strange and slimy things. His wife, Starla, begins to notice that something is very wrong with her husband. At the same time, Sheriff Bill Pardy becomes aware that there is a pattern of missing people and animals. Together, Starla and Bill set out to put a stop to the alien invaders intent upon taking over. Special features: Deleted scenes with optional commentary by director James Gunn; Gag reel; Visual effects: "Step by step"; "Who is Bill Pardy?"; The sick minds and slimy days of 'Slither'; Bringing 'Slither's' creatures to life; Slithery set tour with Nathan Fillion; "Gorehound grill: brewin' the blood"; The king of cult: Lloyd Kaufman's video diary; Feature commentary with director James Gunn and actor Nathan Fillion; Extended scenes. 96 min. DVD X40
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Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)
Director, Jack Clayton. Cast: Jason Robards, Jonathan Pryce, Diane Ladd, Pam Grier. On a gusty October day in Green Town, Illinois, two young boys encounter a distressed man who foretells of danger blowing their way. Soon after, the town is visited by a seductive stranger named Mr. Dark and his Pandemonium Carnival. Terrifying things begin to happen when the adverturous boys stumble onto the carnival's deadly and destructive secret. Based on the novel by Ray Bradbury. 96 min. DVD 6094
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Awards
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Fantasy Film

Tuchman, M. "Bradbury shooting haiku in a barrel [Something Wicked this way comes]." Film Comment, November/December 1982, Vol. 18, p39-41, 3p

The Stepford Wives (1975)
Directed by Bryan Forbes. Cast: Katharine Ross, Paula Prentiss, Peter Masterson, Nanette Newman, Tina Louise, Carol Rossen, Patrick O'Neal, Mary Stuart Masterson. Joanna reluctantly moves with her husband and children from New York City to the suburban community of Stepford, Connecticut. But when life in Stepford begins to seem too perfect, Joanna and her new friend Bobby investigate a mysterious conspiracy among the town's husbands. Based upon the book by Ira Levin. 115 min. DVD 4051
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The Stepford Wives (2004)
Directed by Frank Oz. Cast: Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Christopher Walken, Roger Bart, Faith Hill, Jon Lovitz, Glenn Close. After moving with her husband and children to the well-manicured community of Stepford, Connecticut, former New York television executive Joanna Eberhart is beginning to realize that Stepford is more than just the "perfect" place to live ... it's a little to perfect. All the wives in town are models who cater to their husband's every desire. What is going on behind the closed doors of the Stepford Men's Association and the Stepford Day Spa? Can Joanna figure out the problem before it's too late? Based upon the book by Ira Levin. Special features: Commentary by director Frank Oz; Stepford: a definition; Stepford: the architects; Stepford: the builders; Stepford wives and Stepford husbands; Stepford: deleted scenes introduced by director Frank Oz; Stepford: gag reel; theatrical trailers. 92 min. DVD X2231
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The Strange Door (1951)
Directed by Joseph Pevney. Cast: Charles Laughton, Boris Karloff, Sally Forrest, Richard Stapley, Alan Napier, Paul Cavanagh. The sire de Maletroit is an evil French nobleman so obsessed with hatred for his own brother that he imprisons him in the castle dungeon. The Sire tries to destroy the life of Cavanaugh's daughter by forcing her to marry a rogue but plans are upset when they fall in love. Aided by Voltan, an abused servant, the lovers attempt to escape but the Sire imprisons them in a cell, whose closing walls may mean violent death for these innocent victims. 81 min. DVD 6216
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Strange Hostel of Naked Pleasures (A Estranha hospedaria dos prazeres) (Brazil, 1967)
Directed by José Mojica Marins. Cast: José Mojica Marins, Rosalvo Cacador, Marizeth Baumgartem. Mojica plays the owner of a haunted hostel where guests can make their most abnormal dreams come true. Next day they awake to discover the true identity of their host -- death! 79 min. DVD X3112
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Huber, Christoph. "The Man, The Myth, Mojica." Cinema Scope, Winter2009, Issue 37, p38-41, 4p UC users only
Jennings, Jay. "The Strange World of Coffin Joe." Cinefantastique, Oct96, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p46-49, 4p UC users only
Maddin, Guy. "The Beardo: José Mojica Marins." Exile cinema : filmmakers at work beyond Hollywood / Michael Atkinson, editor. Albany : State University of New York Press, c2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.D44 E97 2008)
The Strange World of José Mojica Marins DVD X3110
Tierney, Dolores. "José Mojica Marins and the cultural politics of marginality in third world film criticism." Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies: Travesia, Volume 13, Issue 1, 2004, Pages 63 - 78 UC users only

The Strange World of Coffin Joe (O Estranho Mundo de Zé do Caixão) (Brazil, 1968)
Directed by José Mojica Marins. A trio of terrifying tales from the demonic Coffin Joe about a strange dollmaker whose creations look almost real, the world of necrophilia, and a doctor (Coffin Joe himself) out to prove his theory that love is dead by capturing and torturing a couple of non-believers. 83 min. DVD X3113; vhs 999:1417
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Huber, Christoph. "The Man, The Myth, Mojica." Cinema Scope, Winter2009, Issue 37, p38-41, 4p UC users only
Jennings, Jay. "The Strange World of Coffin Joe." Cinefantastique, Oct96, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p46-49, 4p UC users only
Maddin, Guy. "The Beardo: José Mojica Marins." Exile cinema : filmmakers at work beyond Hollywood / Michael Atkinson, editor. Albany : State University of New York Press, c2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.D44 E97 2008)
The Strange World of José Mojica Marins DVD X3110
Tierney, Dolores. "José Mojica Marins and the cultural politics of marginality in third world film criticism." Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies: Travesia, Volume 13, Issue 1, 2004, Pages 63 - 78 UC users only

The Strange World of José Mojica Marins
The first documentary on the life and work of the Brazilian cult horror director José Mojica Marins (the legendary Zé do Caixão or Coffin Joe). The film tells Mojica's history, from his poor childhood in Vila Anastácio, São Paulo (Brazil), until his success abroad in the '90s. Combines footage from his films and extensive interviews with the director, his associates and family. Directed by André Barcinski and Ivan Finottis. 2001. 65 min. DVD X3110

Huber, Christoph. "The Man, The Myth, Mojica." Cinema Scope, Winter2009, Issue 37, p38-41, 4p UC users only
Jennings, Jay. "The Strange World of Coffin Joe." Cinefantastique, Oct96, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p46-49, 4p UC users only
Maddin, Guy. "The Beardo: José Mojica Marins." Exile cinema : filmmakers at work beyond Hollywood / Michael Atkinson, editor. Albany : State University of New York Press, c2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.D44 E97 2008)
Tierney, Dolores. "José Mojica Marins and the cultural politics of marginality in third world film criticism." Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies: Travesia, Volume 13, Issue 1, 2004, Pages 63 - 78 UC users only

Suspiria (Italy, 1977)
Directed by Dario Argento. Cast: Jessica Harper, Stefania Casini, Flavio Bucci, Miguel Bose, Luciano Tovoli, Joan Bennett. Suzy Banyon, a young American ballet dancer arrives at a prestigious European dance adademy, but murder and the academy's unspeakable secret of supernatural evil turn her expectations into a nightmare. 98 min. DVD 6451
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Swamp Thing (1981)
Directed by Wes Craven. Cast: Louis Jourdan, Adrienne Barbeau. Deep in the Florida Everglades, a brilliant scientist, Dr. Alec Holland and a sexy government agent, Alice Cable, have developed a secret formula to end world hunger. Little do they know, however, that their arch nemesis, Arcane, is plotting to steal the serum for his own selfish schemes. Looting the lab and kidnapping Cable, Arcane douses Holland with the chemicals and leaves him for dead. Mutated by his own formula, Holland becomes Swamp Thing, a half-human half-plant superhero who will stop at nothing to rescue Cable and defeat Arcane. 91 min. DVD X3862
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The Return of Swamp Thing (1989)
Directed by Jim Wynorski. Cast: Louis Jourdan, Heather Locklear, Sarah Douglas, Dick Durock. Evil genius, Dr. Arcane, is back working on his genetic experiments to discover the secret of long life. With the help of two unscrupulous scientists he has made monsters in his failed attempts. The Swamp Thing returns to battle agains these evil scientists as they loose their monsters on an unsuspecting world. Special features: Audio commentary by director Jim Wynorski; theatrical trailer; TV spots; public service announcement. 88 min. DVD X3881
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A Tale of Two Sisters (Janghwa, Hongryeon) (South Korea, 2003)
Directed by Ji-woon Kim. Cast: Yeom Jeong-A, Im Soo-Jung, Moon Geun-Young, Kim Kab-Su. Something strange is happening when Su-mi and her younger sister, Su-yeon, come home to their father's large but dark and somewhat foreboding house after a stay in the hospital. Their dad is taciturn and burdened, and their stepmother, Eun-joo, greets them with forced enthusiasm and more than a little sense of irritation. But that's nothing compared to what happens when bedtime rolls around. Special features: Commentary with director, cinematographer and lighting director ; Commentary with director and stars ; Original promotional footage ; Hidden feature: a letter from Su-yeon. 115 min. DVD X1966
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Choi, Jinhee. "A Cinema of Girlhood: Sonyeo Sensibility and the Decorative Impulse in the Korean Horror Cinema." In: Horror to the extreme : changing boundaries in Asian cinema / edited by Jinhee Choi and Mitsuyo Wada Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], c2009. (Moffitt Reserves PN1995.9.H6 H757 2009)
Hoskin, Dave. "Roses and Lotuses: A Tale of Two Sisters." Metro Quarterly. Winter2005, Issue 145, p88-92, 5p UC users only
Seet, K. K. "Mothers and Daughters: Abjection and the Monstrous-Feminine in Japan's Dark Water and South Korea's A Tale of Two Sisters." Camera Obscura, vol. 24, no. 71 [2], pp. 139-159, 2009 UCB users only

Tales of Terror from Tokyo and All Over Japan. Volume One
A collection of 5-minute short films of the supernatural. Contents: Elevator / directed by Takashi Shimizu -- Enlightenment / directed by Takashi Shimizu -- Waiting time / directed by Takashi Shimizu -- Visitor / directed by Keisuke Toyoshima -- Covering the 100 tales / directed by Ichiro Nakayama -- Examination room #3 (part 1) / directed by Akio Yoshida -- Examination room #3 (part 2) / directed by Akio Yoshida -- Cassette tape / directed by Shiro Sano -- Drop of blood / directed by Eiji Arakawa -- Backward suit / directed by Ryuta Miyake -- Kengo Nishioka / directed by Morio Tsuruta -- School excursion / directed by Ryuta Miyake -- Spilt water / Norio Tsuruta -- Forgotten item / directed by Ryo Nanba -- Video / directed by Hirokatsu Kihara. DVD X3470

Tales of Terror from Tokyo and All Over Japan. Volume Two
A collection of 5-minute short films of the supernatural. Contents: Stones / directed by Keisuke Toyoshima -- The lover / directed by Norio Tsuruta -- Off the shelf / directed by Akio Yoshida -- The train / directed by Ryuta Miyake -- My sister's room / directed by Keisuke Toyoshima -- Please, don't / directed by Yudai Yamagudhi -- No more, please / directed by Yudai Yamagudhi -- Come, if you dare! / directed by Yudai Yamagudhi -- Take a good care of him / directed by Kei Horie -- Fox and a bath / directed by Hirohisa Sasaki -- An interrogation / directed by Kei Horie -- Family crest / directed by Hirohisa Sasaki -- Getting closer / directed by Hirohisa Sasaki -- Don't ever open it / directed by Kei Horie -- The garden / directed by Yo Takahashi -- A motel / directed by Takafumi Ota -- Let's play / directed by Toru Moriyama -- Handprints / directed by Takafumi Ota. DVD X3471

Tales of Terror from Tokyo and All Over Japan. Volume Three, Part 1
A collection of 5-minute short films of the supernatural. Contents: The red eyes / director, Kosuke Suzuki -- Tell me / director, Keisuke Toyoshima -- Another one / director, Keisuke Toyoshima -- The men in black / director, Keisuke Toyoshima -- My wife's coming / director, Noboru Iguchi -- The bloodied armor / director, Hirohisa Sasaki -- Overtime / director, Toshikazu Hirano -- Overtime 2 / director, Toshikazu Hirano -- Red tricycle / director, Ryuta Miyake -- Shadows stirring by their feet / director, Noburu Iguchi -- Ghost house / director, Hirohisa Sasaki -- The breath of Mononoko / director, Ryuta Miyake -- The bride / director, Hirohisa Sasaki. DVD X3472

Tales of Terror from Tokyo and All Over Japan. Volume Three, Part 2
A collection of 5-minute short films of the supernatural. Contents: Only two of us / director, Mari Yasusato -- A woman next door / director, Kenji Murakami -- Three people are coming / director, Akio Yoshida -- A snapshot / director, Kenji Murakami -- Blue raincoat / director, Akio Yoshida -- Unbroadcast footage / director, Yusuke Inoue -- He's home / director, Kenji Murakami -- Visitor / director, Keisuke Toyoshima -- Sleepy head / director, Akio Yoshida -- Second round / director, Wataru Furuta -- Copy machine / director, Masaya Kakehi -- Greetings / director, Masaya Kakehi -- Animal odour / director, Mari Yasusato -- The last train / director, Wataru Furuta -- Noose snap / director, Keisuke Toyoshima -- Mai's voice / director, Hirono Yamada -- The ghost of Ohatsutenjin / director, Akio Yoshida -- The promise / director, Keisuke Toyoshima -- Hair pins / director, Akio Yoshida -- The music box / director, Keisuke Toyoshima. DVD X3473

Tenebrae (Italy, 1982)
Directed by Dario Argento. Cast: Elio Germano, Chiara Conti, Elisabetta Rocchetti, Cristina Brondo. Italian master of horror Dario Argento returns to the thriller genre with this sly and sexy tribute to Hitchcock. Giulio, a nerdy film student and lifelong voyeur, begins to believe that two lovely young strangers may have conspired to commit a brutal murder. But when reel obsession leads to real danger, one question alone holds the key to terror: Do you like Hitchcock? 93 min. DVD X1650
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Tesis (Thesis) (Spain, 1996)
Directed by Alejandro Amenábar. Angela is preparing a thesis on violence and the media. Figueroa, her project director, accidentally discovers a film and on the following day he turns up dead. Angela follows her curiosity and gets in up to her neck. 126 min. DVD X6162; vhs 999:1803 (vhs has no English subtitles) (PAL)
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Tetsuo, The Iron Man (Japan, 1988)
Written,edited and directed by Shinya Tsukamoto. Fueled by cyberpunk sensuality and wrought iron perversion, the film begins with a bizarre merging of flesh and metal and accelerates into a hyper-hallucinatory state where springs, wires, and solder erupt fountain-like from a man's body. As the "Iron man" mutates uncontrollably into a walking, clanking man-machine, terrorized by his new body parts, sex becomes dehumanized and mechanical. 67 min. DVD 821
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Grossman, Andrew. "Tetsuo/The Iron Man/Tetsuo 2/Tetsuo 2: Body Hammer: Shinya Tsukamoto, Japan, 1988 & 1992." In: The cinema of Japan and Korea / edited by Justin Bowyer. London : Wallflower, 2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.J3 C56 2004)
Tatsumi, Takayuki. "Full Metal Apache Shiny a Tsukamoto's Tetsuo Diptych: The Impact of American Narratives upon the Japanese Representation of Cyborgian Identity." Japanese Journal of American Studies, no. 7, 1996

Theater of Blood (UK, 1973)
Director, Douglas Hickox. Cast: Vincent Price, Diana Rigg, Ian Hendry, Milo O'Shea, Eric Sykes. A demented actor and his daughter set about murdering each of London's nine prominent drama critics according to murders in Shakespeare's plays. 104 min. DVD 4101; also DVD 9845
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Benshoff, Harry M. "Vincent Price and Me: Imagining the Queer Male Diva." Camera Obscura; Jan2008, Vol. 22 Issue 67, p146-150, 5p
Gearhart, Stephanie S. ""Only he would have the temerity to rewrite Shakespeare": Douglas Hickox's Theatre of Blood as Adaptation." Literature Film Quarterly, 2011, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p116-127, 12p UC users only
Hutchings, Peter. "Theatres of Blood: Shakespeare and the Horror Film." In: Gothic Shakespeares / edited by John Drakakis and Dale Townshend. Milton Park, Abingdon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR2976 .G68 2008)

This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse (Esta Noite Encarnarei no Teu Cadáver) (Brazil, 1967)
Director, José Mojica Marins. Cast: José Mojica Marins, Tina Wohlers, Nadia Freitas, Antonio Fracari, Jose Lobo. Coffin Joe returns to continue his quest for the perfect bride. Aided by his hunchback assistant, he embarks on an even more brutal campaign of terror. For his sins, Joe is dragged headfirst into the underworld. 109 min. DVD X3114
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Huber, Christoph. "The Man, The Myth, Mojica." Cinema Scope, Winter2009, Issue 37, p38-41, 4p UC users only
Jennings, Jay. "The Strange World of Coffin Joe." Cinefantastique, Oct96, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p46-49, 4p UC users only
Maddin, Guy. "The Beardo: José Mojica Marins." Exile cinema : filmmakers at work beyond Hollywood / Michael Atkinson, editor. Albany : State University of New York Press, c2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.D44 E97 2008)
The Strange World of José Mojica Marins DVD X3110
Tierney, Dolores. "José Mojica Marins and the cultural politics of marginality in third world film criticism." Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies: Travesia, Volume 13, Issue 1, 2004, Pages 63 - 78 UC users only

Three Extremes (Hong Kong / Japan / South Korea, 2004)
Cast: Box: Kyoko Hasegawa, Atsuro Watabe. Dumplings: Miriam Yeung, Bai Ling, Tony Ka-Fai Leung. Cut: Lee Byung-Hun, Lim Won-Hee, Gang Hye-Jung, Yum Jung-Ah. Presents a cross-cultural trilogy of odd and horrific film shorts by Asian directors. In Box, beautiful successful novelist Kyoko lives a solitary life. In Dumplings a woman experiments with anti-ageing dumplings containing a sinister secret ingredient. In Cut, a happy and successful film director encounters a stranger in his living room. Contents: Box: Kyoko Hasegawa, Atsuro Watabe. Dumplings: Miriam Yeung, Bai Ling, Tony Ka-Fai Leung. Cut: Lee Byung-Hun, Lim Won-Hee, Gang Hye-Jung, Yum Jung-Ah. 126 min. DVD X792
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Trilogy of Terror (TV, 1975)
Directed by Dan Curtis. Cast: Karen Black, Robert Burton, John Karlen, George Gaynes, Jim Storm. A made-for-television anthology of three short horror films based on stories by Richard Matheson. Julie: An aggressive college student seduces and ultimately blackmails his seemingly shy English professor. Millicent and Therese: Two sisters end up tangled in a spell of witchcraft with deadly consequences. Amelia: A woman is trapped in her own apartment by a Zuni hunter doll that has only one intention--to kill. Special features: Commentary with Karen black and writer William F. Nolan; "Richard Matheson: Terror scribe" featurette; "Three colors black" featurette. 79 min. DVD X2230
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Bradley, Matthew R. Richard Matheson on screen : a history of the filmed works / Matthew R. Bradley ; foreword by Richard Matheson. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3563.A8355 Z57 2010)

Tower of London (1939)
Directed by Rowland V. Lee. Cast: Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Barbara O'Neil, Ian Hunter, Vincent Price, Nan Grey, John Sutton, Leo G. Caroll, Miles Mander. A chilling 15th Century melodrama based on the life of Richard III. Sixth in line to the throne, Richard is an ambitious man who, with the aid of Mord his executioner friend, treacherously disposes of the five who stand between him and the crown. Mercilessly this cold-hearted pair torture and kill the heirs in the infamous Tower of London. 73 min. DVD 6216
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Trauma (Italy, 1993)
Directed by Dario Argento. Cast: Christopher Rydell, Asia Argento, James Russo, Laura Johnson, Frederic Forrest, Piper Laurie. A young man tries to help a teenage European girl who escaped from a clinic hospital after witnessing the murder of her parents by a serial killer. They try to find the killer before the killer finds them. Based on an original story by Franco Ferrini, Gianni Romoli and Dario Argento. 106 min. DVD X1650
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Twice Told Tales (1963)
Directed by Sidney Salkow. Cast: Vincent Price, Sebastian Cabot, Brett Halsey, Beverly Garland, Richard Denning, Joyce Taylor. It's spine-tingling terror ... in triplicate! Vincent Price dials up the depravity in this spellbinding trilogy of Nathaniel Hawthorne's "all-chiller" classics! Featuring "a demented genius! Poisonous plants! Oozing blood! (And) a corpse in a wedding gown." Twice told tales spins three diabolical nightmares of madness, mayhem and murder most foul! Based on the book by Nathaniel Hawthorne. 120 min. DVD X4372
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Two Thousand Maniacs (1964)
Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. Cast: Connie Mason, Thomas Wood, Jeffrey Allen, Shelby Livingston, Ben Moore. Six "Yankee" tourists are the horrified "guests of honor" for the centenniel celebration of the Civil War in a small southern town in this terrifying drive-in cult classic. 83 min. DVD 1380
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The Unholy Three (1925)
Directed by Tod Browing. Cast: Lon Chaney, Mae Busch, Matt Moore. In an hypnotic mix of creepiness and crime, a ventriloquist dons a granny disguise to team with a strongman and a little person in a bizarre robbery scheme that ends in murder. 86 min. DVD X6025
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The Unholy Three (1930)
Directed by Jack Conway. Cast: Lon Chaney, Lila Lee, Elliott Nugent, Harry Earles. In his last film -- and only talkie... Lon Chaney re-creates one of his famed silent film roles as the scheming ventriloquist Prof. Echo. Disguised as Grandma O'Grady, Echo heads a robbery ring that includes a feeble-minded strongman and a cigar-chomping little person, the latter masquerading as Grandma's grandbaby. 71 min. DVD X6120
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Uzumaki (Spiral) (Japan, 2000)
Director: Higuchinsky. Cast: Eriko Hatsune, Fan Fhi, Hinako Saeki, Eun-Kyung Shin, Keiko Takahashi. In a small town in Japan, Kirie comes upon her boyfriend's father silently videotaping a snail. He seems unaware of her presence and she thinks no more of it. Later, the mans obsession with spirals becomes more and more bizarre, ending in his suicide in a washing machine which turn his body into a spiral. Soon other inhabitants become possesed with different forms of spirals, one student seems to be mutating into a snail, another's hair becomes strangely medusa-like. The entire town becomes possesed. Based on the graphic novel, Uzumaki, by Ito Junji. 90 min. DVD X6056
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Videodrome (Canada / USA, 1982)
Directed by David Cronenberg. Max Renn, a cable TV producer of soft-core pornography and hard-core violence, keeps searching for ever more sensational programming. He stumbles onto an underground program called Videodrome whose speciality is murder. Its transmissions have the powerto induce a mind-altering brain tumor in viewers causing them to hallucinate. 87 min. DVD 3042; vhs 999:829
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Waxworks (Das Wachsfigurenkabinett) (Germany, 1923)
Directed by Paul Leni. A poet imagines scenarios in a wax museum fairground that involve Jack the Ripper, Ivan the Terrible, and Haroun al-Raschid. 61 min. DVD 1381; vhs 999:288
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Eisner, Lotte H. "'Decorative' Expressionism." In: The haunted screen : expressionism in the German cinema and the influence of Max Reinhardt / by Lotte H. Eisner ; [translated from the French by Roger Greaves]. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1973, c1969. (Main Stack PN1993.5.G3.E512 1973; Media Center PN1993.5.G3.E513 1969; Grad Svcs PN1993.5.G3.E513 1969)
Kasten, Jürgen. "Episodic Patchwork: The Bric-à-Brac Principle in Paul Leni's Waxworks" In: Expressionist film--new perspectives / edited by Dietrich Scheunemann. Rochester, NY : Camden House, 2003. (Main Stack PN1993.5.G3.E94 2003)

Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
Directed by Robert Aldrich. Cast: Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Victor Buono, Marjorie Bennett, Anna Lee. An aging ex-vaudeville child star initiates a psychotic reign of terror over her crippled sister, a former movie-queen of the 1930's. 132 min. DVD 4072
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When a Stranger Calls (1979)
Directed by Fred Walton. Cast: Charles Durning, Carole Kane, Colleen Dewhurst, Tony Beckley, Rachel Roberts, Ron O'Neal. High school student Jill Johnson is traumatized over an evening of babysitting by a caller who repeatedly asks, "Have you checked the children lately?" After notifying the police, Jill is told that the calls are coming from inside the house... 97 min. DVD X3945
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When a Stranger Calls (2006)
Directed by Simon West. Cast: Camilla Belle, Brian Geraghty, Katie Cassidy, Clark Gregg. To Jill Johnson, it was the perfect babysitting job. The parents were away. The fridge was stocked. The children were tucked into bed. But then the phone rings and an ominous voice asks, "Have you checked the children?" Locked in with the lights out and curtains drawn, a panicky Jill phones the police, who trace the calls--only to inform her they're coming from inside the house. And as the frightened teenager goes upstairs to check on the children, Jill's quiet night of babysitting is about to turn into a nerve-shattering nightmare of suspense, horror and dread. Special features: deleted scenes; director and cast commentary; "the making of When a Stranger Calls" featurette; writer's commentary. 87 min. DVD X3949
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The Wicker Man (UK, 1973)
Directed by Robin Hardy. Cast: Edward Woodward, Britt Ekland, Diane Cilento, Ingrid Pitt, Christopher Lee. When a young girl mysteriously disappears, Police Sergeant Howie travels to a remote Scottish island to investigate. But this pastoral community, led by the strange Lord Summerisle, is not what it seems. Disc 1. Theatrical version, widescreen presentation -- Disc 2. Extended version. 88 min.; 99 min. (extended version) Special features: "'The Wicker Man' enigma": featuring interviews with stars Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee and Ingrid Pitt, director Robin Hardy, producer Peter Snell, writer Anthony Shaffer, editor Eric Boyd-Perkins, art director Seamus Flannery, assistant director Jake Wright, U.S. distributor John Simon and filmmaker Roger Corman; Theatrical trailer; TV spot; Radio spots; Talent bios. 2 videodiscs (88 min.; 99 min.) DVD 7464
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Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Horror Film

The Wicker Man (USA | Germany | Canada, 2006)
Directed by Neil LaBute. Cast: Nicolas Cage, Ellen Burstyn, Kate Beahan, Frances Conroy, Molly Parker, Leelee Sobieski, Diane Delano, Michael Wiseman. A sheriff investigating the disappearance of a young girl from a small island in Puget Sound discovers there's a larger mystery to solve among the island's secretive, neo-pagan community. Refusing to give up, Edward delves deeper into this strange community shrouded in mystery, secrecy, and deception Special features: Behind the story: commentary by director Neil LaBute, actors Leelee Sobieski and Kate Beahan, editor Joel Plotch and costume designer Lynette Meyer (the deceptions and evolution of Summersisle revealed); 'Wicker man' theatrial trailer; Trailers. 102 min. DVD X4070
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Willis O'Brien: The Man Who Made Kong (197?)
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The Wizard of Gore (1970)
Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. Cast: Ray Sager, Judy Cler, Wayne Ratay, Phil Laurenson, Jim Rau. Montag the Magnificent, a small-time magician, performs a shocking stage show that becomes all too real a few hours later, as his female volunteers, show up somewhere else, dead of the same injuries they sustained in the magic show. Special features: Audio commentary by Gordon, original theatrical trailer, art gallery, preceeded by previews from other Something Weird Video releases. 95 min. DVD X4241
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The Wrestling Women vs. The Doctor of Doom (Las luchadoras contra el médico asesino) (Mexico, 1963)
Director: René Cardona. Cast: Lorena Velázquez, Armand Silvestre, Elizabeth Campbell. A mad scientist terrorizes a city by kidnapping young women with his ape-man Gomar and then using them as subjects in sadistic brain transplant experiments. A female wrestler whose sister was one of the victims swears vengeance against the mad doctor. 77 min. DVD X4095
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Monstrous Children/Children and the Supernatural/Monstrous Care-givers

Balmain, Colette. "The Enemy Within: The Child as Terrorist in the Contemporary American Horror Film." In: Monsters and the monstrous : myths and metaphors of enduring evil / edited by Niall Scott. Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2007. (Main Stack GR825.M676 2007)
Hantke, Steffen. "My Baby Ate the Dingo: The Visual Construction of the Monstrous Infant in Horror Film" Lit: Literature Interpretation Theory Volume 22, Issue 2, 2011 Special Issue: Evil Children in Film and Literature, Part 1
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Petley, Julian. "The Monstrous Child" In: The body's perilous pleasures : dangerous desires and contemporary culture / editor, Michelle Aaron. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, c1999. (Main Stack PN1995.9.B62.B63 1999)

The Bad Seed (1965)
Directed by Mervyn LeRoy. Cast: Cast: Patty McCormack, Nancy Kelly, Henry Jones, Eileen Heckart, Evelyn Varden. Rhoda Penmark is an 8 year old well-mannered, sunny-faced perfect little lady. She is also a efficient, unfeeling killer. Her mother who has long been troubled by Rhoda's icy demeanor, discovers that her girl has killed and will kill again, and now must make a harrowing decision. Special DVD features: Commentary by Patty McCormack and Charles Busch; new making-of documentary Einfant Terrible: a conversation with Patty McCormack; theatrical trailer. 129 min. DVD X462
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Hendershot, Cyndy. "The Cold War Horror Film: Taboo and Transgression in The Bad Seed, The Fly, and Psycho." Journal of Popular Film and Television, vol. 29, no. 1, pp. 20-31, Spring 2001 UC users only
Jackson, Chuck. "Little, Violent, White: The Bad Seed and the Matter of Children." Journal of Popular Film and Television, vol. 28, no. 2, pp. 64-72, Summer 2000 UC users only
Simmons, Jerold. "The Production Code under New Management: Geoffrey Shurlock, The Bad Seed, and Tea and Sympathy." Journal of Popular Film and Television, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 2-10, Spring 1994
Woodward, Steven. "She's Murder: Pretty Poisons and Bad Seeds." In: Sugar, spice, and everything nice : cinemas of girlhood / edited by Frances Gateward and Murray Pome Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2002. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.G57 S84 2002)

The Boy From Hell (Jigoku kozô) (Japan, 2004)
Directed by Mari Asato. Cast: Mirai Yamamoto, Mitsuru Akaboshi, Kanji Tsuda. A mysterious old woman appears before Setsu, who has recently lost her only child in a tragic accident. She says she can bring Setsu's son, Daio back to life. After agreeing to this sinister proposal, Daio returns to his mother, but to Setsu's horror, he is half decomposed and inhuman. To make him human again, he needs fresh human organs. Setsu does everything she can to reincarnate her son, but Daio just turns into a different kind of monster. No one can stop him as he continues to feed his hunger, claiming victim after victim. Based on the horror comic strips of Hideshi Hino. 50 min. DVD 6796
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The Brood (Canada, 1979)
Directed by David Cronenberg. Cast: Oliver Reed, Samantha Eggar, Art Hindle, Nuala Fitzgerald, Henry Beckman, Susan Hogan, Cindy Hinds. Frank Carveth finds himself faced with a terrible predicament. His wife is in an institution suffering from mental illness, yet her therapy does not seem to be working. The institute's director refuses to reveal the nature of the therapy he is using to treat her. Before Frank can learn more, a series of bizarre murders rock the city-- victims of vengeful, murderous creatures that destroy anything that gets in their way. 92 min. DVD 4623
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Carrie (1976)
Directed by Brian De Palma. Cast: Sissy Spacek, John Travolta, Piper Laurie. Carrie White is a shy young girl who doesn't make friends easily. After her class mates taunt her about her horrified reaction to her totally unexpected first period one of them takes pity on her and gets Tommy Ross, her boyfriend and class hunk to invite Carrie to the senior prom. Meanwhile another girl who has been banned from the prom for her continued aggressive behaviour is not as forgiving and plans a trick to embarrass Carrie in front of the whole school. What she doesn't realise is that Carrie is-- gifted, and you really don't want to get her angry. Special features: 45-minute "Acting Carrie" documentary; 45-minute "Visualizing Carrie" documentary; "Carrie: the musical" featurette with Betty Buckley and L.D. Cohen; Stephen King and the writing of Carrie; animated photo gallery; original theatrical trailer and more. 100 min. DVD 4091; vhs 999:1004
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Children of the Damned (UK, 1963)
Directed by Anton M. Leader. Cast: Ian Hendry, Alan Badel, Barbara Ferris, Alfred Burke, Sheila Allen, Ralph Michael, Patrick Wymark. Six gifted young children are found to pose a threat to the world. They all live in England but are from different parts of the world and have no parents. When a psychologist attempts to find out more, he unlocks a horrifying mystery that could lead to the destruction of the universe. Based on the novel by John Wyndham. 89 min. DVD 2832
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Loban, Lelia. "If looks could kill: an examination of the sci-fi classics: "Village of the Damned" and "Children of the Damned."" Scarlet Street, Spring 1994, Issue 14, p64, 7p
Sawyer, Andy. "'A stiff upper lip, and a trembling lower one': John Wyndham on Screen." In: British Science Fiction Cinema London ; New York : Routledge, 1999. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S26 B65 1999)

Don't Bother To Knock (1952)
Directed by Roy Baker. Cast: Richard Widmark, Marilyn Monroe, Anne Bancroft, Jeanne Cagney, Elisha Cook Jr., Jim Backus. Marilyn Monroe stars in her first dramatic performance as a psychotic baby-sitter who begins an affair with one of the guests in the hotel where she works. When the child she is caring for interrupts their lovemaking, Monroe becomes a dangerous madwoman. 76 min. DVD 3177
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Fischer, Lucy. "The thriller: the hand that shocks the cradle: the maternal thriller." In: Cinematernity : film, motherhood, genre / Lucy Fischer. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1996. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.W6 F565 1996)
Forman-Brunnell, Miriam. "Maternity Murder, and Monsters: Legends of Babysitter Horror." In: Sugar, spice, and everything nice : cinemas of girlhood / edited by Frances Gateward and Murray Pome Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2002. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.G57 S84 2002)
Jermyn, Deborah. "Rereading the bitches from hell: a feminist appropriation of the female psychopath." Screen, 1996, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p251-267, 17p UC users only

The Exorcist
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Godsend (USA / Canada, 2004)
Directed by Nick Hamm. Cast: Cast: Greg Kinnear, Rebecca Romijn-Stamos, Robert De Niro, Cameron Bright. Paul and Jessie are devastated when their 8-year-old son dies. When a fertility expert offers them an opportunity to resurrect their boy through a secret and illegal cloning procedure, they don't know that the doctor's hidden agenda will have horrifying repercussions when their "new" son passes his eighth birthday. Adam begins having "night terrors" and marked changes in his behavior, beginning to display a palpable sense of menace. Paul and Jessie cannot escape the fact that this Adam is different. 102 min. DVD 3677
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The Good Son (1993)
Directed by Joseph Ruben. Cast: Elijah Wood, Macaulay Culkin, Wendy Crewson, David Morse, Jacqueline Brookes. Eight-year-old Mark is sent to live with his cousin Henry and his family for a few weeks. Mark soon begins to suspect that all is not right with the seemingly innocent-looking Henry. 86 min. DVD X438
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The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992)
Directed by Curtis Hanson. Cast: Annabella Sciorra, Rebecca De Mornay, Matt McCoy, and Ernie Hudson. When a gynecologist commits suicide after being accused of sexually molesting a patient, his wife deceptively becomes the live-in housekeeper for the woman and, as a bizarre form of revenge, proceeds to make the woman's family her own. 110 min. DVD X4174
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Fischer, Lucy. "The thriller: the hand that shocks the cradle: the maternal thriller." In: Cinematernity : film, motherhood, genre / Lucy Fischer. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1996. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.W6 F565 1996)
Forman-Brunnell, Miriam. "Maternity Murder, and Monsters: Legends of Babysitter Horror." In: Sugar, spice, and everything nice : cinemas of girlhood / edited by Frances Gateward and Murray Pome Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2002. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.G57 S84 2002)
Jermyn, Deborah. "Rereading the bitches from hell: a feminist appropriation of the female psychopath." Screen, 1996, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p251-267, 17p UC users only
Rapping, Elayne. "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" Cineaste, 1992, Vol. 19 Issue 2-3, p65-66, 2p UC users only
Rapping, Elayne. "Yuppie Horror Films." Progressive, Jun92, Vol. 56 Issue 6, p34, 3p UC users only
Willis, Sharon. "Insides out: public and private exchanges from Fatal attraction to Basic instinct." In: High contrast : race and gender in contemporary Hollywood film / Sharon Willis. Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, 1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S47 W56 1997)

The Innocents (UK, 1961)
Directed by Jack Clayton. Cast: Deborah Kerr, Peter Wyngarge, Megs Jenkins, Michael Redgrave, Pamela Franklin, Martin Stephens. In this adaptation of Henry James' novel Turn of the screw, a governess suspects her young charges are demonically possessed. 100 min. DVD 4753
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It's a Good Life (Twilight Zone) (TV, 1963)
Directed by James Sheldon. Cast: John Larch, Cloris Leachman, Don Keefer. On an isolated family farm, a young boy with vast mental powers, but lacking emotional development, holds his terrified family in thrall to his every juvenile wish. DVD 2605
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Joshua (2007)
Directed by George Ratliff. Cast: Sam Rockwell, Vera Farmiga, Jacob Kogan, Celia Weston, Dallas Roberts After the birth of a baby girl, a posh New York couple are undone by their jealous and brilliant nine-year-old son who fills the household with utter despair and unspeakable horror. 106 min. DVD X437
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Lizard Baby (Watashi no akachan) (Japan, 2004)
Director, Yoshihiro Nakamura. Cast: Kurume Arisaka, Mansaku Ikeuchi, Matomu Onda. Horror screenwriter, Umeki, has writer's block. He goes with his pregnant wife, Akiko, to a check-up and is struck with an incredible idea - a horror story about a woman who gives birth to a reptile! Despite his wife's disgust, Umeki goes ahead with the screenplay, which the critics love. But the horrible prophecy fulfills itself, as his wife gives birth to a freak of nature. His baby is born half human, half lizard! The reptilian baby slithers on the floor, leaving a wet trail of slime behind it. To his horror, his wife, Akiko, holds it lovingly in her arms. His movie has become a mirror image of his own life as Umeki slips slowly into madness... Based on the horror comic strips of Hideshi Hino. 50 min. DVD 6795
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Magdalena, vom Teufel besessen (Magdalena, Possessed by the Devil; aka Beyond the Darkness)(West Germany, 1974)
Directed by Walter Boos. Cast: Dagmar Hedrich, Werner Bruhns, Michael Hinz, Peter Martin Urtel. Magdalena is an orphan at a girls' school who gets possessed by a demonic supernatural force. She goes into convulsions and makes furniture fly around the room before she gets some help from an exorcist. 82 min. DVD X2237
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The Nanny(1965)
Directed by Seth Holt. Cast: Bette Davis, Wendy Craig, Jill Bennett, James Villiers, William Dix, Pamela Franklin. Blamed for the drowning death of his little sister, ten-year-old Joey Fane has finally returned home after being institutionalized for two years. Placed once again under the care of his devoted nanny, Joey is soon accused of trying to poison his own mother. But when he swears it was the nanny who committed the crimes, his tormented pleas lead some to wonder: is Joey the disturbed killer everyone thinks he is, or is this dear old nanny hiding some murderous secrets? 93 min. DVD X2420
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The Omen
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Orphan(USA | Spain | France | Italy, 2009)
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Cast: CCH Pounder, Peter Sarsgaard, Vera Farmiga. After the loss of their unborn baby, Kate and John Coleman decide to adopt a child as a way to bring some joy and normalcy into their lives. The couple is drawn to Esther, a 9-year-old orphan and they welcome her into their home. As soon as Esther moves in, a series of events begins to unfold, leading Kate to believe that there's something wrong with Esther - this seemingly angelic little girl is not what she appears to be. 123 min. DVD X2276
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Poltergeist (1982)
Directed by Tobe Hooper. Screenplay by Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais & Mark Victor Cast: JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne, Oliver Robins, Heather O'Rourke, Zelda Rubinstein. Life is very pleasant for a California family until a host of other-worldly forces invade their peaceful suburban home. Their house is turned into a supernatural sideshow, and if the family doesn't clear out, they will be swept off into nightmarish chaos. Special features: "They are here: the real world of poltergeists revealed" documentary in 2 parts: "Science of the spirits" and "Communing with the dead." 114 min. DVD 8731
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Awards
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Horror Film
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Special Effects

Beebe, John. "Poltergeist." The San Francisco Jung Institute Library Journal , Vol. 4, No. 2 (Winter 1983), pp. 54-62 UC users only
Buckland, Warren. "Poltergeist." In: American cinema of the 1980s : themes and variations / edited by Stephen Prince. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007. Full text available online (UCB users only); Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1993.5.U6 A8578 2007)
Kellner, Douglas. "Poltergeists, Gender, and Class in the Age of Reagan and Bush." In: The Hidden foundation : cinema and the question of class / David E. James and Rick Berg, editors. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c1996. Full text available online (UCB users only); Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.P6 H5 1996)

The Ring
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The Sitter (1982)
Directed by Russell Mulcahy. Screenplay by Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais & Mark Victor Cast: JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne, Oliver Robins, Heather O'Rourke, Zelda Rubinstein. Life is very pleasant for a California family until a host of other-worldly forces invade their peaceful suburban home. Their house is turned into a supernatural sideshow, and if the family doesn't clear out, they will be swept off into nightmarish chaos. Special features: "They are here: the real world of poltergeists revealed" documentary in 2 parts: "Science of the spirits" and "Communing with the dead." 88 min. DVD X3957
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Fischer, Lucy. "The thriller: the hand that shocks the cradle: the maternal thriller." In: Cinematernity : film, motherhood, genre / Lucy Fischer. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1996. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.W6 F565 1996)
Forman-Brunnell, Miriam. "Maternity Murder, and Monsters: Legends of Babysitter Horror." In: Sugar, spice, and everything nice : cinemas of girlhood / edited by Frances Gateward and Murray Pome Detroit : Wayne State University Press, c2002. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.G57 S84 2002)
Jermyn, Deborah. "Rereading the bitches from hell: a feminist appropriation of the female psychopath." Screen, 1996, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p251-267, 17p UC users only

The Sixth Sense (1999)
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Cast: Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams, Haley Joel Osment. A noted child psychologist attempts to help Cole, a frightened 8-year-old boy who is experiencing terrifying visions of the dead. The journey of discovery through Cole's incredible sixth sense leads them both to mysterious and unforseeable consequences in this supernatural thriller. 107 min. DVD 1670
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Awards
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Horror Film

Spider Baby (1968)
Directed by Jack Hill. See 1960s Horror

The Stepfather (1987)
Directed by Joseph Ruben. Cast: Jill Schoelen, Terry O'Quinn, Shelley Hack. A man searching for the perfect family marries a widow with children, only to kill them all when they act more normal than his dream family should. When his new stepdaughter sees through his fake persona, he must drop his Ward Cleaver attitude and show her how a real daughter should act. Loosely based on a true news story of New Jersey mass-murderer John List. This release of the original 1987 movie corresponds to the theatrical release of a new version (c2009) of the Stepfather updating the story in light of List's 1989 capture. Special features: Audio commentary with director Joseph Ruben; The stepfather chronicles: an all-new retrospective of the original featuring interviews with director Joseph Ruben, producer Jay Benson, actress Jill Schoelen, author Brian Garfield and others on the making of the film and its enduring legacy. 89 min. DVD X4254
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The Stepfather (2009)
Directed by Nelson McCormick. Cast: Dylan Walsh, Sela Ward, Penn Badgley, Amber Heard, Sherry Stringfield, Paige Turco, Jon Tenney, Nancy Linehan Charles. When Michael returns home from military school, he discovers that his mother has a new live-in boyfriend, David. Though he appears to fit in well with the family, Michael has a bad feeling about him. As the two men get to know each other, Michael's suspicions rise to the surface and he starts to delve into David's past. Along with his girlfriend Kelly, his biological father Jay, and his mother's friends, they slowly start to piece together the mystery of the man who is set to become his stepfather, but they may be too late in getting to the truth. Based on the original 1987 screenplay by Donald E. Westlake. Loosely based on a true news story of New Jersey mass-murderer John List. 106 min. DVD X4256
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The Turn of the Screw (1973)
Directed by Dan Curtis. Lynn Redgrave, Megs Jenkins, Jasper Jacobs, Eva Griffith. Jane Cubberly, hired by the mysterious Mr. Cooper as a governess for his wards Miles and Flora at his remote estate, is forced to wage a desperate battle to save the children's souls. 118 min. DVD 9138; vhs 999:2240
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The Turn of the Screw (TV, 1999)
Directed by Ben Bolt. Cast: Jodhi May, Pam Ferris, Colin Firth, Joe Sowerbutts, Grace Robinson, Jason Salkey, Caroline Pegg and Jenny Howe. Adaptation of Henry James' classic 19th-century tale of dark desires and supernatural Gothic horror in which a governess on a remote estate is forced to wage a desperate battle to save the soul's of the children in her charge. 118 min. DVD X3161
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Village of the Damned (UK / USA, 1960)
Director, Wolf Rilla. Cast: George Sanders, Barbara Shelley, Michael Gwynn, Martin Stephens, Laurence Naismith. The monsters of this film are a band of innocent-faced, platinum-blond children, all of whom are born in a small, peaceful village on the same day. Their rapid physical development is matched by their fast-growing mental powers. With calm, blood-curdling efficiency, they are soon terrorizing the tiny hamlet. Based on the novel by John Wyndham. 77 min. DVD 2832
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Hendershot, Cyndy. "Domesticity and horror in House of Usher and Village of the damned." Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 2000, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p221-227, 7p UC users only
Loban, Lelia. "If looks could kill: an examination of the sci-fi classics: "Village of the Damned" and "Children of the Damned."" Scarlet Street, Spring 1994, Issue 14, p64, 7p
Sawyer, Andy. "'A stiff upper lip, and a trembling lower one': John Wyndham on Screen." In: British Science Fiction Cinema London ; New York : Routledge, 1999. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S26 B65 1999)

Ghosts, Spirits, and Other Paranomal Goings-on

BeDevil(Australia, 1993)
Directed by Tracey Moffat. Three short films from Australia concerning spirits, ghosts and unexplained happenings. Mr. Chuck concerns an island community that still feels the malevolent presence of an American GI who died in the swamps nearby. Choo choo choo choo tells the story of a family who is haunted by invisible trains which run on the tracks next to their home. The final story "Lovin' the spin I'm in" tells of a woman's sense of loss when her son and his lover leave their community to escape opposition to their marriage. The couple dies, but as a young boy discovers, their spirits will never find peace. Video/C 999:3752
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Baron, Cynthia. "Films by Tracy Moffatt: Reclaiming First Australians' rights, celebrating women's rites." Women's Studies Quarterly. Spring 2002. Vol. 30, Iss. 1/2; p. 151 (27 pages)
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Mimura, Glen Masato. "Black memories: Allegorizing the colonial encounter in Tracey Moffatt's beDevil (1993)." Quarterly Review of Film and Video. Apr-Jun 2003. Vol. 20, Iss. 2; p. 111
Senzani, Alessadra. "Dreaming Back: Tracey Moffatt's Bedeviling Films." Post Script, Fall2007, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p50-71, 22p, UC users only
Summerhayes, Catherine. "Haunting Secrets: Tracey Moffatt's "beDevil"." Film Quarterly, No. 4, Summer, 2004, pp. 1-72 UC users only
Turcotte, Gerry. "Spectrality in Indigenous Women's Cinema: Tracey Moffatt and Beck Cole." Journal of Commonwealth Literature. St. Giles: 2008. Vol. 43, Iss. 1; pg. 7

Beetlejuice (1988)
Directed by Tim Burton. Cast: Michael Keaton, Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, Jeffrey Jones, Catherine O'Hara, Winona Ryder. A couple of likable ghosts contact the afterlife's bio-exorcist to rid their home of a trendy New York family that moves in. 92 min. DVD 3998
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Awards
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Horror Film
National Society of Film Critics Awards, USA - Best Actor (Michael Keaton)

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Carnival of Souls (1962)
Directed by Herk Harvey. Cast: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger, Art Ellison, Stan Levitt, Herk Harvey. A church organist inexplicably survives a car wreck, and finds herself haunted by visions of ghouls who seem to be following her. Contents: Disc 1. Original theatrical version (78 min.) -- Disc 2. Extended director's cut (83 min.). DVD 1744
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Brown, Julie. "Carnival of Souls and the Organs of Horror." In: Music in the horror film : listening to fear / edited by Neil Lerner. New York : Routledge, 2010. (Music ML2075 .M879 2010)
Crouse, Richard. "Carnival of Souls." In: The 100 best movies you've never seen Toronto [Ont.] : ECW Press, 2003. (Full text available online [UCB users only])

A Chinese Ghost Story (Sinnui Yauman) (Hong Kong, 1987)
Directed by Siu-Tung Ching. Featuring Leslie Cheung, Joey Wang, Wu Ma. The story of Ning Tsai-chen, a Chinese scholar who befriends and falls in love with Nieh Hsiao-chien, a she-ghost captured and tyrannized by the Tree Ogre. 97 min. DVD 842; vhs 999:2418
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Cahill, Suzanne. "What to Fear and How to Protect Yourself Daoism and Hong Kong Horror Movies." Journal of Daoist Studies; 2011, Vol. 4, p202-218, 17p UC users only
Zou, John. A "Chinese Ghost Story: Ghostly Counsel and Innocent Man." In: Chinese films in focus : 25 new takes / edited by Chris Berry. London : BFI Publishing, 2003. (Chinese Stdy PN1993.5.C4.C463 2003; Main Stack PN1993.5.C4.C463 2003)

A Chinese Ghost Story II (Qian nu you hun II; Tao tao tao; Sinnui yauwan II; Qian nu you hun II) (Hong Kong, 1990)
Director, Siu-Tung Ching (Ching Siu-Tung); Hark Tsui. Cast: Zhang Guorong, Wang Zuxian, Zhang Xueyou, Li Jiaxin. Lin meets a young and witty Taoist, Chi Chau, and they become good friends. They run into some people who pretend to be ghosts. These people are actually trying to save the innocent Fu from imprisonment. Fu has two daughters Ching Fung and Yet Chi who both fall in love with Lin. Fu tries to ask the emperor's right-hand man, Liu Suen, for help but Liu turns out to be a goblin. Lin, Chi Chau and the two sisters all team up to fight against the evil force in order to help Fu. 103 min. DVD 8757
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Cahill, Suzanne. "What to Fear and How to Protect Yourself Daoism and Hong Kong Horror Movies." Journal of Daoist Studies; 2011, Vol. 4, p202-218, 17p UC users only
Zou, John. A "Chinese Ghost Story: Ghostly Counsel and Innocent Man." In: Chinese films in focus : 25 new takes / edited by Chris Berry. London : BFI Publishing, 2003. (Chinese Stdy PN1993.5.C4.C463 2003; Main Stack PN1993.5.C4.C463 2003)

A Chinese Ghost Story III (Qian nu you hun III; Tao tao tao; Sinnui yauwan III; Qian nu you hun III) (Hong Kong, 1991)
Director, Siu-Tung Ching (Ching Siu-Tung); Hark Tsui. Cast: Tony Leung, Joey Wang, Jacky Cheung, Nina Li.In the heart of a weird wood stands Orchid Temple, a haunted place that is the doom of men. Beautiful spirits lure travelers to their doom. When the lowly monk Fong ventures to the temple, intent on driving the ghosts away, he instead falls in love with the beautiful Lotus. This forbidden passion places the couple in danger from both the local ghostbusters, and the forest's hideous supernational beings. 106 min. DVD 4884
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Cahill, Suzanne. "What to Fear and How to Protect Yourself Daoism and Hong Kong Horror Movies." Journal of Daoist Studies; 2011, Vol. 4, p202-218, 17p UC users only
Zou, John. A "Chinese Ghost Story: Ghostly Counsel and Innocent Man." In: Chinese films in focus : 25 new takes / edited by Chris Berry. London : BFI Publishing, 2003. (Chinese Stdy PN1993.5.C4.C463 2003; Main Stack PN1993.5.C4.C463 2003)

Dark Water (Honokurai mizu no soko kara)(Japan, 2001)
Directed by Hideo Nakata. Cast: Kuroki Hitomi, Kanno Rio, Oguchi Mirei, Mizukawa Asami. Yoshimi Matsubara fights to gain legal custody of her five year-old daughter Ikuko while the two live together in a dark, sullen and musty apartment building. Already insecure and uncertain about her future with her daughter, Yoshimi is haunted by murky water dripping through the ceiling and walls, and by the almost taunting appearances of a small red bag that once belonged to a girl who had mysteriously disappeared two years prior. Though she desperately struggles to find the strength within herself for Ikuko's sake, her horror intensifies as she comes closer to discovering the connection between these events, and is completely unprepared for the truth that lies ahead. 100 min. DVD 6832
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Dark Water (2005)
Directed by Walter Salles. Cast: Jennifer Connelly, John C. Reilly, Tim Roth, Dougray Scott, Pete Postlethwaite, Camryn Manheim, Ariel Gade, Perla Haney-Jardine. Dahlia has started a new life. She is recently separated from her husband, has a new job and a new apartment, she's determined to put her estranged relationship behind her and devote herself to raising her daughter, Ceci. Then when her strained separation turns into a bitter custody battle, her situation takes a turn for the worse. Her new apartment seems to have a life of its own. Mysterious noises, persistent leaks of dark water, and strange happenings cause her imagination to run wild. This all leads Dahlia on a puzzling and mystifying pursuit to find out who is behind the endless mind games. Special features: Deleted scenes; "The sound of terror: the subliminal soundscapes of 'Dark water'" featurette on the movie's sound design; analyzing 'Dark water' sequences: explore the creation of specific scenes with viewing options; "Beneath the surface:" The making of 'Dark water'" featurette; "An extraordinary ensemble" featurette. Based on the novel "Honoguri mizu no soko kara" by Koji Suzuki and the film adaptation "Honogurai mizu no soko kara" by Hideo Nakata and Taka Ichise. 103 min. DVD X613
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Dead of Night (UK, 1945)
Directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer. Ealing Studios. An architect is caught up in an endless series of recurring dreams, during which he is told other people's supernatural experiences and finally murders the psychiatrist who is trying to help him. Dead of night is based on short stories: The Linking story, and The Hearse / by E.F. Benson, and The Golfing story / by H.G. Wells, and by one story each by the writers of the screenplay. 104 min. DVD 4092; vhs 999:1124
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Don't Look Now (Italy / UK, 1973)
Directed by Nicolas Roeg. Cast: Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland, Hilary Mason, Clelia Matania, Massimo Serato. Psychic terror in a Gothic setting provides the chilling backdrop in this tale of a couple's search for the ghost of their dead daughter. 110 min. DVD 4135
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Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Directed by Sam Rami. Cast: Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Dileep Rao, David Paymer, Adriana Barraza. Christine Brown, an ambitious L.A. loan officer is on a desperate quest to break an evil curse. Life is good until the mysterious Mrs. Ganush arrives at the bank to beg for an extension on her home loan. Christine denies the extension to impress her boss and get a leg-up on a promotion, shaming Mrs. Ganush and dispossessing her of her home. Christine finds herself the recipient of a supernatural curse, which turns her life into a living hell. Special features: Production video diaries: the bloody nose; inside the psychic world; makeup effects; "Alison in mud" featurette; "Wirework and nightmare" featurette; Justin Long profile; "The parking lot fight" featurette; "The goat" featurette; "Set tour: the great room" featurette; "Puzzle car" featurette; "Dragging her to Hell" featurette; "Sound design" featurette. 99 min. DVD X2179
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Awards
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Horror Film

"Drag Me to Hell." Cinema Scope, Summer2009, Issue 39, p76-77, 2p UC users only
Prochuk, Alana. "Drag Me to Hell." Bitch Magazine: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, Spring2010, Issue 46, p67-67 UC users only
Rechtshaffen, Michael. "Drag Me to Hell." Film Journal International, Jul2009, Vol. 112 Issue 7, p41-41 UC users only
Sharp, Jasper. "Drag Me to Hell." Sight & Sound, Jul2009, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p62-62, 1p UC users only

The Dybuk (Di Dibuk; Der Dibuk) (Poland, 1937)
Directed by Michal Waszynski. Years after their parents had made a pledge that they would marry, a young couple meet and fall in love. The father of the young man had long before perished and the young woman's father, forgetting his vow, keeps the two apart. The film concerns unfullfilled love, broken promises, and the supernatural, as the persona of the youth enters his beloved's body and possesses her. 120 min. DVD 3578; vhs 999:843
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Konigsberg, Ira. "'The Only 'I' in the World': Religion, Psychoanalysis, and The Dybbuk." Cinema Journal, vol. 36 no. 4. 1997 Summer. pp: 22-42.UC users only

The Eye (Jian Gui) (Hong Kong | Singapore, 2002)
Directed by Oxide and Danny Pang. In this Chinese horror film, a blind girl gets a cornea transplant after 18 years of blindness but the face she sees in the mirror is not her own and she begins to realize she is seeing ghosts. So she sets out of find the origins of her cornea and the history of the previous dead owner. 95 min. DVD 1777
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Knee, Adam. "The Pan-Asian Outlook of The Eye ." In: Horror to the extreme : changing boundaries in Asian cinema
Edited by Jinhee Choi and Mitsuyo Wada-Marciano. Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H757 2009)

Ghost (1990)
Directed by Jerry Zucker. Cast: Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, Phil Leeds, Vincent Schiavelli. A ghost teams up with a psychic to uncover the truth behind his murder --and to rescue his sweetheart from a similar fate. 126 min. DVD 8732
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Ghostbusters (1984)
Directed by Ivan Reitman. Cast: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis. SEE Horror Comedy / Horror Parody

Ghostbusters 2 (1989)
Directed by Ivan Reitman. Cast: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, William Atherton, Ernie Hudson. SEE Horror Comedy / Horror Parody

The Grudge (Ju-On) (Japan, 2000)
Directed by Takashi Shimizu. Cast: Megumi Okina, Misaki Ito, Misa Uehara, Yui Ichikawa, Kunji Tsuda, Takako Fuji. Presents an eerie tale of a family who is brutally killed in their own home, leaving behind an evil spirit lurking in the shadows. When an unknowing homecare worker enters the spirit is awakened and a terrifying chain of events begin. 92 min. DVD 3159
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The Grudge 2 (USA, 2006)
Directed by Takashi Shimizu. Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Amber Tamblyn, Edison Chen, Arielle Kebbel, Jennifer Beals, Teresa Palmer, Misako Uno, Sarah Roemer, Matthew Knight, Takako Fuji, Ohga Tanaka, Joanna Cassidy. Karen's sister, Audrey has been affected by the supernatural curse. Audrey is trying to find the origin of the hate infected curse and find a way to free herself. The quest involves families who are living in Chicago, a photojournalist from Hong Kong, and three schoolgirls from Tokyo's International High School. This group of unrelated strangers try to find and stop the curse before it is too late. Based on the movie "Ju-on: the grudge" by Takashi Shimizu. 108 min. DVD 8092
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The Grudge 3 (USA, 2009)
Directed by Toby Wilkins. Cast: Johanna Braddy, Gil McKinney, Emi Ikehata, Jadie Hobson, Beau Mirchoff, Marina Sirtis, Matthew Knight, Shawnee Smith. Kayako and Toshio's curse continues to haunt survivor, Jake. He is now confined to a psychiatric hospital after his family's alleged suicide. When the curse of the Grudge finally kills him too, news reaches a mysterious young woman in Japan. Dr. Sullivan who was Jake's case worker, goes to investigate his Chicago home. In the meantime, the curse continues to claim more victims. As the rage spreads, it becomes clear that Jake's horrifying stories are true, and the Japanese woman is the only hope of finally burying the Grudge once and for all - unless she becomes another victim. Special features: Deleted scenes; "Tokyogaoria" featurette; "The curse continues" featurette. 90 min. DVD X1647
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The Grudge (USA | Japan | Germany, 2004)
Directed by Takashi Shimizu. Cast: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jason Behr, William Mapother, Clea DuVall, KaDee Strickland, Grace Zabriskie, Bill Pullman, Rosa Blasi, Ted Raimi. Karen is an American nurse living and working in Tokyo who agrees to cover the shift of another nurse. When she enters the assigned home, she discovers an elderly woman who is lost in a catatonic state. As she tends the woman, Karen hears scratching sounds upstairs and goes to investigate. Within this house is a chain of terror more terrifying than she could ever imagine, resulting from an evil that was born years before. As more people die, Karen is pulled into the cycle of horror and learns the secret of the vengeful curse. Now she must stop it before it's too late. Based on the film "Ju-on: the grudge" by Takashi Shimizu. Special features: "A powerful rage: behind 'The grudge'": a five part making-of documentary; cast and crew commentary including Sam Raimi, Ted Raimi, Sarah Michelle Gellar and others; "Under the skin" featurette: explores the medical explanation of the fear response in film; previews. 91 min. DVD X5020
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The Haunting (1963)
Directed by Robert Wise. Julie Harris, Claire Bloom, Richard Johnson, Russ Tamblyn, Lois Maxwell, Rosalie Crutchley, Fay Compton, Valentine Dyall, Diane Clare, Ronald Adam. Dr. Markway, a trained anthropologist with a special interest in psychic research, wants to try what he hopes will be a true exercise in terror. He's heard about the reputation of Hill House, which claimed the lives of several of its young inhabitants, and wishes to explore the horrors of the unseen and the unexplained. Based on the novel: The haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. 113 min. DVD 8384; vhs 999:984
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Inner Senses (Yi du kong jian)
Directed by Chi-Leung Law. Cast: Leslie Cheung, Lin Jiaxin, Zhou Jialing. Leung is a psychiatrist who believes his latest patient is hallucinating, when she claims that she sees dead people. Their search for a solution eventually leads to a confrontation with the forgotten past. 100 min. DVD X1968
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The Innocents (UK, 1961)
Directed by Jack Clayton. Cast: Elijah Wood, Macaulay Culkin, Wendy Crewson, David Morse, Jacqueline Brookes. Eight-year-old Mark is sent to live with his cousin Henry and his family for a few weeks. Mark soon begins to suspect that all is not right with the seemingly innocent-looking Henry. 100 min. DVD 4753; vhs 999:2332
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Isle of the Dead (1945)
Directed by Mark Robson. Produced by Val Lewton. Cast: Boris Karloff, Ellen Drew, Marc Cramer. In this eerie thriller Boris Karloff shares a quarantined house with other strangers on a plague-infested (and perhaps spirit-haunted) island. 72 min. DVD 4474
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Telotte, J.P. "The horror mythos and Val Lewton's Isle of the dead." Journal of Popular Film and Television Vol X nr 3 (Fall 1982); p.119-129 UC users only

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Kill, Baby, Kill (Operazione paura) (Italy, 1966)
Directed by Mario Bava. Cast: Giacomo Rossi-Stuart, Erika Blanc, Fabienne Dali, Max Lawrence, Giana Vivaldi, Piero Lulli. A child who bled to death during a festival when villagers were too drunk to save her returns to haunt them. 80 min. DVD 7573
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The Kingdom (Riget)(Denmark | France | Germany | Sweden, 1994)
Directed by Lars von Trier. Cast: Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Kirsten Rolffes, Ghita Nørby, Udo Kier. The Kingdom Hospital is ailing, this venerable institution has become a carnival of horrors as a restless ghost haunts the halls crying for redemption. The patients try to contact the uneasy spirit with seances. The doctors, feeling their own inadequacy, turn to exorcism, and voodoo in desperate attempts to salvage their power as healers. But a terrible secret, buried in the past has the hospital in its grasp. But it may be too late to save The Kingdom. Television mini-series Riget originally broadcast in 1994. 265 min. DVD X666; 999:2112
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The Kingdom (Riget) Series 2(Denmark | France | Germany | Sweden, 1997)
Directed by Lars von Trier. Cast: Ernst-Hugo Järegård, Kirsten Rolffes, Holger Juul Hansen, Ghita Nørby, Udo Kier. A television mini-series produced in Denmark originally titled "Riget." Delve deeper into the realm of the supernatural at The Kingdom, Denmark's most technologically advanced hospital. Starting with the birth of 'Little Brother', the son of a diabolical murderer, and continuing with Doctor Helmer's plan to turn the staff into zombies, the forces of evil are once again alive and well. DVD X666
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Kwaidan (Japan, 1964)
Director: Masaki Kobayashi. Four terrifying tales (The black hair; The woman of the snow; Hoichi, the earless; In a cup of tea) of the supernatural filmed with exquisite visual sensitivity. The film is filled with graceful camera movements, dream-like settings, elaborately stylized action, unusual colors, and haunting sound effects and music. 164 min. DVD 357; vhs 999:835:1&2 (2 tapes)
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Awards
Cannes Film Festival - Special Jury Prize

Price, J. "Kwaidan" Sight & Sound v. 36 no. 4 (Autumn 1967) p. 202-3

Martyrs (France | Canada, 2008)
Directed by Pascal Laugier. Cast: A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity. 96 min. DVD X6641
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The Medium(TV, 1948)
Directed by Paul Nickell. Cast: Marie Powers, Lois Hunt, Leo Coleman, Beverly DAme, Joseph Bell, Catherine Mastice. An opera in two acts about Madame Flora, a medium who becomes terrified when she perceives a supernatural presence during one of her fraudulent seances. Originally broadcast on the television series Studio One on December 12, 1948. 60 min. DVD X596
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Night Creatures (UK, 1962)
Directed by Peter Graham Scott. Cast: Peter Cushing, Yvonne Romain, Patrick Allen, Oliver Reed, Michael Ripper. The Royal Crown suspects a bit of smuggling is going on in a small 18th century seaside town, so they send Captain Collier and his crew to check it out. As the Captain gets into his investigation, mysterious swamp phantoms cloud up the issue. The Captan suspects that the odd village vicar might be hiding something, and what better way to do that than by fortuitous ghosts to scare away the curious. 82 min. DVD 4450
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The Others(USA / Canada / Germany / France, 2001)
Directed by Alejondro Amenábar. Cast: Nicole Kidman, Fionnula Flanagan, Christopher Eccleston, Alakina Mann, James Bentley, Eric Sykes, Elaine Cassidy. Grace, a devoutly religious mother, has moved with her family to a mansion on the English coast, awaiting her husband's return from the war. Her two children both suffer from a rare photosensitivity disease that renders them extremely vulnerable to sunlight, prompting the rule of having only one door open in the house at a time. When one of the children claims to see ghosts, Grace at first believes her newly-arrived family of eccentric servants to be responsible, but as events become stranger, she begins to wonder if something supernatural is indeed going on. Special features (Disc 2): "A look inside 'The others'" making-of documentary with cast and crew interviews (30 min.); Visual effects piece (5 min); "Xeroderma pigmentosum" documentary of one family's struggle with the disease (9 min.); "An intimate look at director Alejandro Amenábar" footage of the director's work and discussions during the production (9 min.); Stills gallery; theatrical trailer (3 min.). 123 min. DVD X2276
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Poltergeist (1982)
Directed by Tobe Hooper. Screenplay by Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais & Mark Victor Cast: JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne, Oliver Robins, Heather O'Rourke, Zelda Rubinstein. Life is very pleasant for a California family until a host of other-worldly forces invade their peaceful suburban home. Their house is turned into a supernatural sideshow, and if the family doesn't clear out, they will be swept off into nightmarish chaos. Special features: "They are here: the real world of poltergeists revealed" documentary in 2 parts: "Science of the spirits" and "Communing with the dead." 114 min. DVD 8731
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Pulse (Kairo)(Japan, 2001)
Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Cast: Kato Haruhiko, Aso Kumiko, Koyuki, Arisaka Kurume, Matsuo Masatoshi. A group of young friends is rocked by the sudden suicide of one of their own. When his ghostly image appears on their computer screens, something far more horrifying is unleashed. The terror mounts as more deaths and disappearances occur. 119 min. DVD X921
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Jones, Steve. "The Technologies of Isolation: Apocalypse and Self in Kurosawa Kiyoshi's Kairo." Japanese Studies, Sep2010, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p185-198, 14p UC users only
McRoy, Jay. "Spiraling into Apocalypse: Sono Shion's Suicide Circle, Higuchinsky's Uzumaki, and Kurosawa Kiyoshi's Pulse." In: Nightmare Japan : contemporary Japanese horror cinema / Jay McRoy. Amsterdam ; New York, NY : Rodopi, 2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 M376 2008)
Wetmore Jr., Kevin J. "Technoghosts and Culture Shocks: Sociocultural Shifts in American Remakes of J-Horror." Post Script, WinterSpring2009, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p72-81, 10p UC users only

Pulse (2006)
Directed by Jim Sonzero. Cast: Kristen Bell, Ian Somerhalder, Christina Milian, Rick Gonzalez, Jonathan Tucker, Samm Levine, Octavia L. Spencer, Jeremy Guskin, Ron Rifkin, Joseph Gatt. When a computer hacker accidentally channels a mysterious wireless signal which allows the dead to contact the living through electronic devices, cell phones and computers become open gateways to monstrosities and destruction. A group of co-eds rally to stop this terrifying evil from taking over the world. Based on the screenplay "Kairo" by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. 90 min. DVD X3356
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Wetmore Jr., Kevin J. "Technoghosts and Culture Shocks: Sociocultural Shifts in American Remakes of J-Horror." Post Script, WinterSpring2009, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p72-81, 10p UC users only

Séance (Kôrei) (Japan, 2000)
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa. Cast: Koji Yakusho, Jun Fubuki, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi, Kitarou, Ittoku Kishibe. A young girl escapes her kidnappers and hides in Koji's, a sound effects engineer, equipment case while he is recording sounds in the woods with his psychic wife. The stage is set to promote her psychic abilities, but the hoax goes terrifyingly wrong. 97 min. DVD X1489
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The Shining (USA / UK, 1980)
Directed by Stanley Kubrick. Cast: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers, Danny Lloyd. In this horror movie a young boy and his parents spend the winter in a resort hotel which is possessed by ghosts of its evil past. 143 min. DVD 198
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Shutter (2008)
Director, Masayuki Ochiai. Cast: Joshua Jackson, Rachael Taylor, Megumi Okina, David Denman, John Hensley. Newlywed couple Ben and Jane move to Japan for a promising job opportunity - a fashion shoot in Tokyo. During their trip on a dark forest road they are involved in a tragic car accident, leaving a young local girl dead. When they regain consciousness, they find no trace of the girl's body. A bit distraught, the couple arrives in Tokyo to begin their new life. Meanwhile Ben begins noticing strange white blurs in many of his photographs. Jane believes that the blurs are actually spirit photography of the dead girl who they hit on the road, and that she may be seeking vengeance. Special features: "A ghost in the lense" featurette ; "A history of spirit photography" featurette. 85 min. DVD X1967
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The Sixth Sense (1999)
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan. Cast: Bruce Willis, Toni Collette, Olivia Williams, Haley Joel Osment. A noted child psychologist attempts to help Cole, a frightened 8-year-old boy who is experiencing terrifying visions of the dead. The journey of discovery through Cole's incredible sixth sense leads them both to mysterious and unforseeable consequences in this supernatural thriller. 107 min. DVD 1670
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Sorum (South Korea, 2001)
Directed by Yoon Jong-chan. Cast: Kim Myong-min, Chang Chin-yong, Ki Chu-bong, Cho An, Kim Ki-hyon. Looking for a fresh start, a young taxi driver moves into apartment #504 of a crumbling tenement. He soon discovers the previous tenant died mysteriously, and everyone on the floor is somehow connected to the dead man. After befriending the troubled neighbor living a few doors down, he stumbles into an affair that sends them both down a dark path. But there's something else odd about the atmosphere in the run-down building. Does a ghost haunt those living here, or does true evil exist in those left alive? 112 min. DVD X6071
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Spiritism (Espiritismo) (Mexico, 1962)
Directed by Benito Alazraki. Cast: José Luís Jiménez, Nora Veryán, Beatriz Aguirre, René Cardona Jr. In this Mexican supernatural drama, a bereaved mother is granted three wishes after she makes a pact with the devil. Her first wish is to bring her son back from the dead. Unfortunately things don't turn out as well as she'd hoped they would. Based on the story The Monkey's Paw. 85 min. DVD X4095
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Suspense (1994)
Directed by Brian Grant. Cast: Eric Roberts, Kari Wuhrer, Ron Perlman, Ed Begley, Jr., Paul Le May. Eager to harness her psychic abilities a college co-ed enters into the paranormal experiments conducted by a university professor. But when her extrasensory powers link the professor to the unsolved sex-slaying of a former student, she finds herself drawn into a web of passion and sexual compulsion. 102 min. DVD X6250
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The Vampire Bat (1933)
Directed by Frank Strayer. Cast: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas, Maude Eburne. When bloodless corpses begin appearing in a sleepy German village, superstitious townspeople believe the local fool has human vampires doing evil bidding for him. The real culprit is a diabolical scientist who needs human blood for his fiendish experiments. 63 min. DVD X5657; vhs 999:939
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The Ward (2010)
Director, John Carpenter. Cast: Amber Heard, Mamie Gummer, Danielle Panabaker, Laura-Leigh, Lyndsy Fonseca, Mika Boorem, Jared Harris. Kristen, a troubled young woman in a 1960s mental institution, finds herself bruised, cut, and drugged. The other patients in the ward offer no answers, and Kristen quickly realizes things are not as they seem. The air is heavy with secrets, and at night, when the hospital is dark and foreboding, she hears strange and frightening sounds. It appears they are not alone. One-by-one, the other girls begin to disappear and Kristen must find a way out before she, too, becomes a victim. 88 min. DVD X6674
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The Woman in White (UK, 1997)
Directed by Tim Fywell. Cast: Tara Fitzgerald, James Wilby, Simon Callow, Justine Waddell, Andrew Lincoln. A young drawing master hired to teach two young women is startled by an encounter with a ghostly woman dressed in white who resembles one of his new students. Their determination to learn about the mysterious woman in white draws them into a world of secrets, crime and treacherous involvement with the fascinating, but sinister, Count Fosco. 120 min. 999:3648
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Whispering Corridors (Yeogo goedam) (South Korea, 1998)
Director, Ki-hyeong Park. Cast: Lee Mi-Yeon, Kim Kyu-Ree, Choi Se-Yeon. When a former alumni of an all girls school returns as a teacher but is soon found dead, ghosts of past murders at the school haunt the student body. 105 min. DVD 8758
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Choi, Jinhee. "A Cinema of Girlhood: Sonyeo Sensibility and the Decorative Impulse in the Korean Horror Cinema." In: Horror to the extreme : changing boundaries in Asian cinema / edited by Jinhee Choi and Mitsuyo Wada Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], c2009. (Moffitt Reserves PN1995.9.H6 H757 2009)
So-Young, Kim; Kim So-Young; Berry, Chris. "'Suri suri masuri': the magic of the Korean horror film: a conversation." Postcolonial Studies; Apr2000, Vol. 3 Issue 1 UCB users only

Whispering Corridors 2: Memento Mori (Yogo koedam: tubo(ntchae iyagi) (South Korea, 1998)
Directors, Tae-Yong Kim and Kyu-Dong Min. Cast: Kim Min-so(n, Pak Ye-jin, Yi Yo(ng-jin, Paek Chong-hak, Kong hyo-jin. A high school student, Min-ah, finds a diary belonging to two of her fellow students that can cause hallucinations. After one of them commits suicide, Min-ah feels as if she is possessed by the dead girl. 99 min. DVD 1499
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Choi, Jinhee. "A Cinema of Girlhood: Sonyeo Sensibility and the Decorative Impulse in the Korean Horror Cinema." In: Horror to the extreme : changing boundaries in Asian cinema / edited by Jinhee Choi and Mitsuyo Wada Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], c2009. (Moffitt Reserves PN1995.9.H6 H757 2009)
So-Young, Kim; Kim So-Young; Berry, Chris. "'Suri suri masuri': the magic of the Korean horror film: a conversation." Postcolonial Studies; Apr2000, Vol. 3 Issue 1 UCB users only

Whispering Corridors 3: Wishing Stairs (Yeogo goedam 3: Yeowoo gyedan) (South Korea, 2003)
Director, Yoon Jae-Yeon.. Cast: Song Ji-Hyo, Park Han-Byeol, Jo An. A staircase leading to the dormitory of a boarding school usually has 28 stairs, but if you count each step aloud a 29th will appear. When someone steps on the mysterious extra stair, the horror begins. Special features: "Making of" featurette; director's sketchbook and notes; original theatrical promotional materials; photo gallery; Tartan Asia Extreme new releases. 97 min. DVD X1965
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Choi, Jinhee. "A Cinema of Girlhood: Sonyeo Sensibility and the Decorative Impulse in the Korean Horror Cinema." In: Horror to the extreme : changing boundaries in Asian cinema / edited by Jinhee Choi and Mitsuyo Wada Hong Kong : Hong Kong University Press ; London : Eurospan [distributor], c2009. (Moffitt Reserves PN1995.9.H6 H757 2009)
So-Young, Kim; Kim So-Young; Berry, Chris. "'Suri suri masuri': the magic of the Korean horror film: a conversation." Postcolonial Studies; Apr2000, Vol. 3 Issue 1 UCB users only

The Devil, You Say

Mitchell, Charles P. The devil on screen : feature films worldwide, 1913 through 2000 Jefferson, N.C. : London : McFarland, 2002. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S8 M58 2002)
Schreck, Nikolas. The satanic screen London : Creation, 2001. (MAIN: PN1995.9.H6 S342 2001)
Winstead, Antoinette F. "The devil made me do it! the devil in 1960s-1970s horror film." In: Vader, Voldemort and other villains : essays on evil in popular media / edited by Jamey Heit. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2011. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.E93 V33 2011)

Angel Heart (1987)
Directed by Alan Parker. Cast: Mickey Rourke, Robert DeNiro, Lisa Bonet, Charlotte Rampling. A journey of violence and murder that canvasses the streets of Harlem, the jazz clubs of New Orleans, and voodoo rituals in the swamps of Louisiana. From the novel "Falling angel" by William Hjortsberg. 98 min. DVD 3819
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The Book of Life (1998)
Directed by Hal Hartley. Cast: Martin Donovan, P.J. Harvey, Thomas Jay Ryan, Dave Simonds, Miho Nikaido, D.J. Mendel, James Urbaniak. In this dark comedy about the Apocalypse, Jesus arrives at JFK Airport with his assistant, Magdalena. He transfers the "Book of Life" to computer disk and battles the Devil for human souls, with second thoughts about whether these lives are worth saving. 63 min. DVD 3783
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The Devil and Daniel Webster (All That Money Can Buy) (1941)
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The Devil (2010)
Directed by John Erick Dowdle. Cast: Chris Messina, Logan Marshall-Green, Geoffrey Arend, Bojana Novakovic, Jenny O'Hara, Bokeem Woodbine, Matt Craven, Jacob Vargas. Trapped in an elevator high above Philadelphia, five people discover that the Devil is among them, and no one can escape their fate. 81 min. DVD X6099
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The Devil in a Convent (Diable au couvent) (France, 1899)
Director, Georges Méliès. "In a convent, a priest adjusts the position of some chairs before departing. As soon as he's gone, the devil emerges from the font, and looks around. Spotting a rope dangling from the ceiling, he tugs on it, and a bell rings. He wraps his cloak around himself and turns into a priest. Seven white-clad nuns enter and kneel on the chairs as the priest/devil mounts the pulpit. He begins preaching, and the nuns cross themselves. He turns back into the devil, and they react with horror, fleeing the room as he laughs menacingly. He descends from the pulpit and makes the font and then the chairs disappear. He summons up demonic gargoyles to decorate the walls. He opens a trapdoor in the floor and two small children emerge. He conjures up a large pan, from which four other devils appear. A giant demonic cat-like head appears, from which three women emerge. The head turns into a gigantic toad, which the devil mounts while the others dance around him. A nun enters the room and holds up a crucifix. The devil reacts as though scalded, and the others vanish. He gets off the toad, which also vanishes. He confronts the nun, but cannot get past the crucifix. Three more nuns appear, each holding crucifixes, and they surround the devil. They then vanish, leaving the devil on the ground. He gets up, and is confronted by a guardsman. They fight, and the devil sends his opponent packing. Another man enters and chases the devil up to the pulpit. The devil jumps to the ground and vanishes. Bemused, the man descends from the pulpit, only to find the devil emerging from another trapdoor. The man tries to assail him, but the devil disappears down yet another trapdoor, immediately reappearing in the pulpit. A group of men and boys clad in white surplices enter. A statue of Saint Michel appears, and when the devil attempts to climb onto its plinth, the statue comes to life and throws him off. The devil disappears in a puff of smoke, while the men and boys file out." [Film Journal] 3 min. DVD 9625

Devil's Advocate (1997)
Directed by Taylor Hackford. Cast: Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron, Jeffrey Jones, Judith Ivey, Craig T. Nelson. Hotshot attorney Kevin Lomax's 64-0 case record has brought him a tempting offer from an elite New York firm. But the job Lomax accepts isn't what it seems. The Devil is in the details. 144 min. DVD 4705
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Awards
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Horror Film

The Devil's Envoys (Les Visiteurs du soir) (Frace, 1942)
Directed by Marcel Carné. Cast: Arletty, Jules Berry, Marie Dea, Fernand Ledoux, Alain Cuny, Marcel Herrand, Gabriel Gabrio. In the Middle Ages, the Devil sends two envoys, Giles and Dominique, who were selfish lovers on earth, to a chateau to intervene in the betrothal between the count and Lady Anne. Since the count and Lady Anne were not truly in love their betrothal is destroyed, but Giles finds true love in his seduction of Anne. The Devil himself arrives and sets everyone at odds. 120 min. vhs 999:3380
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Devil's three Golden Hairs (Wer reißt vor'm Teufelt denn gleich vor'm Teufel aus) (East Germany, 1977)
Director, Egon Schlegel. Cast: Hans-Joachim Frank, Dieter Franke, Rolf Ludwig, Katrin Martin, Wolfgang Greese, Hannjo Hasse. The poor lad Jacob is dogged by misfortune and now even the king is out to get him. The king sends Jacob to the devil to get the latter's three golden hairs, hoping to get rid of Jacob. On his way Jacob promises the king's exploited subjects to ask the devil how they can escape their misery. Once he arrives in hell, he takes advantage of the she-devil's absence by disguising himself in her clothes. He then snatches the three golden hairs from the devil, finds out the solution for the farmers and returns home a hero. PAL format tape; in German without subtitles. 88 min. Video/C 7259

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The Exorcist (1973)
Directed by William Friedkin. Cast: Ellen Burstyn, Max von Sydow, Lee J. Cobb, Kitty Winn, Jack MacGowran, Jason Miller, Linda Blair. A young girl becomes possessed by the devil and causes several violent deaths before she can be cured. 122 min. DVD 4024
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Awards & Honors
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Horror Film
Golden Globes - Best Motion Picture - Drama; Best Director; Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture (Linda Blair)
National Film Registry Selection

God, Man and Devil (Got, Mensh un Teyvel)(USA, 1949)
Directed by Joseph Seiden. Cast: Michal Michalesko, Berta Gersten, Lucy Gehrman, Gustav Berger. Poor, pious Torah scribe Hershalle Debrovner has a life that glorifies God until Satan, disguised as a business partner, turns him into a greedy, dishonest factory owner whose success desecrates both his religion and his community; betrayal and abandonment replace serenity and familiarity. Based on the play by Jacob Gordin. In Yiddish with English subtitles. 100 min. Video/C 999:3756
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Hell (Jigoku)(Japan, 1960)
Director: Nobuo Nakagawa. Cast: Amachi Shigeru, Mitsuya Utako, Numata Yo-ichi. A university student haunted by a dark alter ego and surrounded by a web of deaths is sent on a tour of hell in which he and innumerable other people suffer a variety of gruesome torments. Special features: "Building inferno," a new documentary on director Nobuo Nakagawa and the making of the film ; theatrical trailer ; poster galleries ; new essay by Asian-cinema critic Chuck Stephens. 101 min. DVD X1472
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The Howling Man(TV, 1960)
Episode of the series Twilight Zone. Directed by Douglas Heyes. Cast: John Carradine, H.M. Wynant, Robin Hughes. After WWII during a walking trip in central Europe, Ellington loses his way and comes upon a monastery where an insane monk claims he's captured the Devil himself. 25 min DVD 5873
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Magdalena, vom Teufel besessen (Magdalena, Possessed by the Devil; aka Beyond the Darkness)(West Germany, 1974)
Directed by Walter Boos. Cast: Dagmar Hedrich, Werner Bruhns, Michael Hinz, Peter Martin Urtel. Magdalena is an orphan at a girls' school who gets possessed by a demonic supernatural force. She goes into convulsions and makes furniture fly around the room before she gets some help from an exorcist. 82 min. DVD X2237
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The Omen(2006)
Directed by John Moore. Cast: Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Mia Farrow, Giovanni Lombardo Radice, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Amy Huck, Pedja Bjelac, Carlo Sabatini, Bohumil Svarc. Robert and Katherine Thorn are loving parents but as fate would have it, their new son Damien is far from the typical child. As the mysterious boy's growth begins to share frightening parallels with the Biblical passages detailing the rise of the Antichrist, and the lives of all who seek to reveal his true nature are cut gruesomely short, Robert and Katherine are forced to face the horrifying prospect that their child has been sent from Satan to hasten the fall of modern civilization, and that there is little they can do to curb his prophesied path of ultimate destruction. 110 min. DVD X447
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Damien Omen II(1978)
Directed by Don Taylor. Cast: William Holden, Lee Grant, Jonathan Scott-Taylor, Robert Foxworth, Nicholas Pryor. Since the sudden, suspicious death of his parents, Damien has been in the care of his wealthy aunt and uncle. Now in military school, Damien relentlessly plots to seize control of his uncles's business empire and ultimately the world. And anyone attempting to unravel the mystery of his connection to the grisly events that occur around him will meet with an equally horrific and cruel demise! 107 min. DVD X481
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Omen III: The Final Conflict (1981)
Directed by Graham Baker. Cast: Faye Grant, Michael Woods, Michael Lerner, Madison Mason, Asia Vieira. Damien Thorn is dead, but his prophecy is reborn in a mysterious girl named Delia, who is adopted by two attorneys, Gene & Karen York. When Karen realizes her baby was born under suspicious circumstances, she hires a private investigator to find Delia's real parents. A series of bizarre accidents occur, and Karen begins to suspect everyone of conspiring against her as she unravels the truth about her baby. 107 min. DVD X482
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Omen IV: The Awakening(1991)
Directed by Jorge Montesi, Dominique Othenin-Girard. Cast: Faye Grant, Michael Woods, Michael Lerner, Madison Mason, Asia Vieira. Damien Thorn is dead, but his prophecy is reborn in a mysterious girl named Delia, who is adopted by two attorneys, Gene & Karen York. When Karen realizes her baby was born under suspicious circumstances, she hires a private investigator to find Delia's real parents. A series of bizarre accidents occur, and Karen begins to suspect everyone of conspiring against her as she unravels the truth about her baby. 97 min. DVD X483
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Prince of Darkness(1987)
Directed by John Carpenter. Cast: Donald Pleasence, Jameson Parker, Victor Wong. A group of graduate students and scientists uncover and ancient canister in an abandoned church. When they open the mysterious container, they inadvertently unleash a strange liquid and an evil force on all humanity. As the liquid turns their co-workers into zombies, the remaining members realize they have released the most unspeakable of horrors, Satan himself, thus paving the way for the return of his father, the all powerful anti-God. 102 min. DVD X4128
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Witchcraft Through the Ages (Häxan) (Denmark / Sweden, 1922)
Directed by Benjamin Christiansen. Through painstaking research, this silent Swedish docu-drama attempts to reconstruct the practices of witchcraft and satanism from the 15th through the 17th centuries, concluding with cases of demoniac possession in the 1920's. 131 min. vhs 999:1199
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Kendrick, James. "A Witches' Brew of Fact, Fiction and Spectacle: Benjamin Christensen's Häxan(The Witch, 1922)." Kinoeye, vol. 3, no. 11, 2003 Oct 13
Monty, Ib. "Benjamin Christensen in Germany: The Critical Reception of His Films in the 1910s and 1920s." In: Nordic explorations : film before 1930 / edited by John Fullerton and Jan Olsson. London : J. Libbey, c1999. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1995.75 .N67 1999)
Walker, Alison Tara. "The Sound of Silents: Aurality and Medievalism in Benjamin Christensen's Häxan." In: Mass market medieval : essays on the Middle Ages in popular culture / edited by David W. Marshall. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks CB353 .M37 2007)

Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Directed by Roman Polanski. Cast: Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer, Maurice Evans, Ralph Bellamy. Possibly the best horror film ever made. In this drama about a New York City couple, the husband makes a pact with the devil that promises to send his career skyward while the unsuspecting wife is unwillingly impregnated by the devil. 134 min.DVD 333; vhs 999:473
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Queen of Spades (UK, 1948)
Directed by Thorold Dickinson. Cast: Anton Walbrook, Edith Evans, Ronald Howard, Mary Jerrold, Yvonne Mitchell. An elderly countess strikes a bargain with the devil and exchanges her soul for the ability to always win at cards. An army officer, who is also a fanatic about cards, murders her for the secret, then finds himself haunted by the woman's spirit. 95 min. DVD 4092
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The Seventh Victim (1953)
Directed by Mark Robson; produced by Val Lewton. Cast: Kim Hunter, Jean Brooks, Tom Conway. During the 1940's, producer Val Lewton created a style of horror film that remains an important influence on the genre even today. His speciality: psychological terror, relying on the powers of his viewer's imagination. And nowhere is his hand more evident than in this mystery revolving around devil worship. When Jean Brooks disappears, her innocent sister (Kim Hunter) sets out to find her in the seamier regions of Greenwich Village. What she finds instead is a satanic cult with the intent of applying the title to her. 99 min. DVD 4481; vhs 999:3101
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The Soul Guardians (Tui mo lu) (South Korea, 1998)
Directed by Kwang-chun Park. Seung-heui is a beautiful female auto mechanic who was born in the midst of a mass suicide by a cult of Satanists -- which might explain why she often has bad dreams. Further enlightenment about her sleep difficulty is provided by Father Park and Jun-hu whose research into spiritual and paranormal matters has led them to believe Satan himself wants Seung-heui to be the mother of his child. A fast-paced supernatural thriller, loaded with special effects. 97 min. DVD 1494
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Witches

Bell, Book and Candle(1958)
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Barron Blood (Gli orrori del castello di Norimberga) (Italy, 1972)
Directed by Mario Bava. Cast: Joseph Cotten, Elke Sommer, Massimo Girotti, Antonio Cantafora, Alan Collins, Humi Raho, Rada Rassimov. A young man, Peter, returns to Austria in search of his heritage. There he visits the castle of an ancestor, a sadistic Baron who was cursed to a violent death by a witch whom the Baron had burned at the stake. Peter reads aloud the incantation that causes Baron Blood to return and continue his murderous tortures. 98 min. DVD X1441
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Iaccino, James. "The Shadow Trickster in Italian horror cinema." Kinoeye, Vol 2 Issue 18 18 Nov 2002

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Black Sunday (Maschera del demonio) (Italy, 1961)
Directed by Mario Bava. Cast: Barbara Steele, John Richardson, Andrea Checchi, Ivo Garrani, Arturo Dominici. A woman executed as a witch by the Inquisition returns from the grave to seek gruesome revenge on the descendants of those who caused her death. Based on a story by Nikolai Gogol. 88 min. DVD 1833
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Hogan, David. "High Priestess of Horror: Barbara Steele." In: Dark romance : sexuality in the horror film Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 1986. (MAIN: PN1995.9.H6 H591 1986; MOFF: PN1995.9.H6 H59 1986)
Jenks, Carol. "The Other Face of Death: Barbara Steele and Maschera del demonio." In: Popular European cinema / edited by Richard Dyer and Ginette Vincendeau. London ; New York : Routledge, 1992. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.E8 P6 1992)

Blood Orgy of the She-devils(1972)
Directed by Ted V. Mikels. Cast: Lila Zaborin, Victor Izay, Tom Pace, Leslie McRae, William Bagdad. No one can escape the terrifying clutches of Mara, Queen of the Black Witches, who gruesomely sacrifices captive men within the confines of her diabolical castle. With the aid of powerful black magic, reincarnation, and a bevy of maiden disciples, Mara wreaks havoc against those who have tortured and persecuted witches throughout the centuries. The only chance to stop this supernatural siren lies with Dr. Helsford, a parapsychology professor who uses his knowledge of the dark arts to aid two potential victims in a fiery battle to the death against the forces of evil! 73 min. DVD X3387
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The Craft (1996)
Directed by Andrew Fleming. Cast: Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Rachel True. A supernatural horror story filled with special effects, about a group of unpopular high-school girls who dabble in witchcraft. Once unleashed, the power becomes too much for them to handle, leading to a battle for control between Sarah, the new girl in the group, and power-crazed Nancy. Special features: Director's commentary ; 3 deleted scenes ; making-of featurette: "Conjuring The Craft" ; talent files ; theatrical trailers. 101 min. DVD X464
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Matthew Hopkins, Witchfinder General (1968)
Directed by Michael Reeves. Cast: Fairuza Balk, Robin Tunney, Neve Campbell, Rachel True. As superstition and fear sweep the Middle Ages, an educated rogue named Hopkins wanders from town to town proclaiming to be an official witchfinder. Town leaders pay him to accuse and then execute - usually innocent - suspects. But when a brave soldier returns home to find his sweetheart on the rack, ready to burn, Hopkins realizes he may have whacked his last witch. Based on the novel "Witchfinder general" by Ronald Bassett. Special features (Disc 1): "Witchfinder general: Michael Reeves' horror classic" featurette; audio commentary with co-producer Philip Waddilove and actor Ian Ogilvy. 87 min. DVD X4373
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Practical Magic(USA / Australia, 1998)
Directed by Griffin Dunne. See Fantasy films

Something Weird (1967)
Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. See 1960s Horror Films

Spectre (Regreso a Moira) (Spain, 2006)
Directed by Mateo Gil. Cast: Juan Jose Ballesta, Natalia Millan, Jordi Dauder, Victoria Mora, David Arnaiz, Adrian Marin, Jose Angel Egido. An elderly man returns to his home town, having left the country in his youth. During the course of his homecoming, we see flashbacks to his past and learn of his love affair with a woman branded a witch by the deeply religious locals. However, all is not as it seems and his jealousy and infatuation set into action a course of events that come back to haunt him years later... 75 min. DVD X477
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Witchcraft Through the Ages (Häxan) (Denmark / Sweden, 1922)
Directed by Benjamin Christiansen. Cast: Benjamin Christensen, Astrid Holm, Karen Winter, Maren Pedersen, Wilhelmine Henriksen, Kate Fabian, Oscar Stribolt, Clara Pontoppidan, Alice O'Fredericks, Johannes Andersen, Tora Teje, Poul Reumert. Through painstaking research, this silent Swedish docu-drama attempts to reconstruct the practices of witchcraft and satanism from the 15th through the 17th centuries, concluding with cases of demoniac possession in the 1920's. Contents Häxan (104 min.) -- Witchcraft through the ages / narrated by William S. Burroughs, with a soundtrack featuring Jean-Luc Ponty (76 min.). Special features: Music from the original Danish premiere ; commentary by Danish silent film scholar Casper Tybjerg ; Benjamin Christensen's introduction to the 1941 re-release ; a short selection of outtakes ; "Bibliothèque Diabolique": a photographic exploration of Christensen's historical sources ; stills gallery. 131 min. DVD 2463; vhs 999:1199
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Witch's Revenge (Le Sorcier)(1903)
Directed by Georges Méliès. Two guards bring a sorcerer into the hall of a palace of the time of the Middle Ages. The king who follows them orders the sorcerer to be chained and to be condemned to death for his practice of witchcraft. He begs the king to permit him just one hour of liberty, assuring the king that he will create, thanks to his power, a charming woman, worthy of becoming the king's consort. 3:22 min. DVD 9625

The Witches of Eastwick(1987)
Directed by George Miller. See Fantasy films

Wizard of Oz(1939)
Directed by Victor Fleming. See Fantasy films

It Came From the 50s! (1950s Horror Films)

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Gonder, Patrick. ""Like a monstrous jigsaw puzzle: genetics and race in horror films of the 1950s." (Critical Essay) Velvet Light Trap Fall 2003 i52 p33(12) UC users only
Gonder, Patrick. "Race, Gender and Terror The Primitive in 1950s Horror Films" Genders, Issue 40 2004 UC users only
Heffernan, Kevin. Ghouls, gimmicks, and gold: horror films and the American movie business, 1953-1968 Durham: Duke University Press, 2004. (MAIN: PN1995.9.H6 H45 2004)
Jancovich, Mark. Rational fears: American horror in the 1950s / Mark Jancovich. Manchester; New York: Manchester University Press; New York, NY, USA: St. Martin's Press, 1996. (UCB Main PN1995.9.H6 J37 1996)
Richardson, Michael "Of Monsters and Cold Wars." In: Otherness in Hollywood cinema / Michael Richardson. New York : Continuum, 2010. (Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only))

The Astounding She-Monster (1958)
Directed by Ronnie Ashcroft. Cast: Robert Clarke, Kenne Duncan, Marilyn Harvey, Jeanne Tatum, Shirley Kilpatrick, Ewing Brown. Hollywood gangsters kidnap a Beverly Hills socialite in her Cadillac convertible and whisk her off to a remote mountain cabin where a curvy "starlet" in a spandex spacesuit lands in her "white light' spaceship to bring handsome leading man Robert Clarke a message and to heat up his hormones. One problem with this cosmic encounter--her touch is deadly! 62 min. DVD 5980
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Hendershot, Cynthia. "Astounding She-Monsters: Femininity in Fifties Horror Films." In: I was a Cold War monster : horror films, eroticism, and the Cold War imagination / Cyndy Hendershot. Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H46 2001)

Attack of the Crab Monster (1957)
Directed by Roger Corman. Cast: Richard Garland, Pamela Duncan, Russell Johnson. A group of scientists are trapped on a remote island inhabited by atomically mutated giant crabs. 67 min. DVD X5371
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Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)
Directed by Nathan Hertz. After encountering an alien from space, a woman grows until she is 50 ft. tall. Seeking revenge against an unfaithful husband she storms through town destroying everything in her path. 74 min. DVD 8651; vhs 999:985
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Hendershot, Cynthia. "Astounding She-Monsters: Femininity in Fifties Horror Films." In: I was a Cold War monster : horror films, eroticism, and the Cold War imagination / Cyndy Hendershot. Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H46 2001)

Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
Director, Bernard L. Kowalsky. Cast: Ken Clark, Yvette Vickers, Jan Shepard, Michael Emmet. A bar owner forces his wife and her lover into a murky Southern swamp to be eaten by giant leeches. These oversized, bloodsucking monsters soon develop an appetite for human flesh. 62 min. DVD X3447
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The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
Director, Eugene Lourie. Cast: Paul Christian, Paula Raymond, Cecil Kellaway, Kenneth Tobey. Special visual effects, Ray Harryhausen. An atom bomb test deep in the Arctic Circle disturbs the sleep of a giant rhedosaurus encased in ice for over 100 million years. The Beast swims down from the Arctic to New York City on a rampage of destruction and death. Based on a story by Ray Bradbury. 80 min. DVD X454; vhs 999:3090
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Harryhausen, Ray. Ray Harryhausen : an animated life New York : Billboard Books, 2004. (MAIN: NC1766.U52 H374 2004)
Mandell, P. "Of genies and dragons: the career of Ray Harryhausen." American Cinematographer v. 73 (December 1992) p. 77-81

Beginning of the End (1957)
Director, Bert I. Gordon. Cast: Peter Graves, Peggie Castle, Morris Ankrum. An entomologist struggles to find a way to deliver Chicago from a swarm of giant locusts before the military resorts to wiping out the city, locusts and all, by dropping an atomic bomb. 73 min. DVD X3126
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Jowett, Garth S. "Hollywood, Propaganda and the Bomb: Nuclear Images in Post World War II Films." Film & History ; May1988, Vol. 18 Issue 2, p26-38, 13p UC users only
Vieira, Mark A. "Don't Step on It! Killer Bugs, Babes, and Beasts in 1950s Drive-in Cinema"
Bright Lights Film Journal,
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The Blob (1958)
Directed by Irvin S. Yeawarth. Cast: Steven McQueen, Aneta Corseaut [i.e. Corsaut], Earl Rowe, Olin Howlin, Steven Chase, John Benson, Robert Fields. Residents of a small Pennsylvania town combat a slimy space invader. 82 min.DVD 4000; 999:749
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Doherty, Thomas. "The Horror Teenpix." In: Teenagers and Teenpics : The Juvenilization of American Movies in the 1950s Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2002. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 D53 2002)
Hendershot, Cynthia. "Monster at the Soda Shop: Teenagers and Fifties Horror Films." In: I was a Cold War monster : horror films, eroticism, and the Cold War imagination / Cyndy Hendershot. Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H46 2001)

Blood of Dracula (1957)
Directed by Herbert L. Strock. Cast: Sandra Harrison, Louise Lewis, Gail Ganley, Jerry Blaine. A teenage girl is furious with her father's decision to re-marry, so he promptly packs her off to the Sherwood School for Girls. The girl's pent-up rage makes her an ideal subject for a deranged instructor's experiment which ultimately turns the beautiful girl into a blood thirsty monster. 71 min. DVD 8110
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Bucket of Blood (1959)
Directed by Roger Corman. Cast: Dick Miller, Barboura Morris, Anthony Carbone, Julian Burton. Walter Paisley, a strange little busboy at a beatnik coffeehouse, seeks love and acceptance from the poets and artists he serves by becoming a "sculptor". When his more than life-like creations are declared masterpieces, fame and fortune follow until the horrible truth behind his work is revealed. 66 min. DVD 317
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Newman, Kim. "Kiss Me Qucikie." Sight & Sound; Jul2009, Vol. 19 Issue 7, p12-13, 2p UC users only
Paszylk, Bartlomiej. "Bucket of Blood." In: The pleasure and pain of cult horror films : an historical survey Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Inc., c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 P33 2009)

Roger Corman bibliography

Corridors of Blood (UK, 1958)
Directed by Robert Day. Cast: Boris Karloff, Betta St. John, Finlay Currie, Francis Matthews, Adrienne Corri, Francis De Wolff, Basil Dignam, Frank Pettingell, Carl Bernard, Marian Spencer, Nigel Green, John Gabriel, Howard Lang, Yvonne Warren, Christopher Lee. In 1840s London, Dr. Thomas Bolton dares to dream the unthinkable: to operate on patients without causing pain. Unfortunately, the road to general anesthesia is blocked by a ruthless killer, as well as Bolton's devastating addiction to his own medicines. 87 min. DVD 9116
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Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)
Directed by Jack Arnold. Cast: Richard Carlson, Julie Adams, Richard Denning, Antonio Moreno. In the upper reaches of the Amazon River, a scientific team discovers an amphibious creature, a living missing link. The creature is captured and falls in love with the female assistant of the leader of the research team. The lonely creature kidnaps her, and the scientist mounts an effort to reclaim his sweetheart and return the creature to his watery home. DVD special features: Back to the Black Lagoon, feature commentary with film historian Tom Weaver, production photographs, theatrical trailers, cast and filmmakers, production notes. 79 min. DVD 519
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The Deadly Mantis (1957)
Directed by Nathan Juran. Cast: Craig Stevens, Alix Talton, William Hopper, Donald Randolph, Pat Conway. A giant man-eating mantis frozen for millions of years thaws out in Alaska and makes its way to New York City. As the menacing insect kills everything in its path, scientists work feverishly to stop it in this battle between man and mantis! 79 min. 999:3135
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Bellin, Joshua David. "Us or them!: Silent Spring and the "big bug" films of the 1950s." Extrapolation - Spring 2009 v50 i1 p145(24) UC users only
Kozak, Warren. "Killer Monster Bugs from Hell! How Americans Forgot About the War and Learned to Loathe." (1950s and 1960s horror science fiction films on insects) ID Sept-Oct, 1997 Vol/Num: v. 44, n. 5, p. 76 (4 pages)
Leskosky, Richard J. "Size Matters: Big Bugs on the Big Screen." In: Insect poetics / Eric C. Brown, editor. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2006. (Main Stack PN56.I63.I57 2006)
Vieira, Mark A. "Don't Step on It! Killer Bugs, Babes, and Beasts in 1950s Drive-in Cinema." Bright Lights, August 2004 | Issue 45

Fiend Without a Face (UK, 1958)
Directed by Arthur Crabtree. Cast: Marshall Thompson, Kynaston Reeves, Kim Parker, Stanley Maxted, Terence Kilburn, James Dyrenforth, Robert MacKenzie, Peter Madden, Gil Winfield. A scientist performing renegade research on thought materialization unwittingly creates creatures of pure atomic energy that hunger for human nervous systems. These brain-like creatures begin attacking people near a secret Air Force radar station, devouring their brains. Special features: Audio commentary: A conversation with executive producer Richard Gordon and genre film writer Tom Weaver; a collection of trailers from Godon films: Fiend without a face, The haunted strangler, Corridor's of blood, First man into space, and The atomic submarine; rare still photographs and ephemera, with commentary; vintage advertisements and lobby cards. 94 min. DVD 5312
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The Fly (1958)
Directed by Kurt Neumann. Vincent Price plays a brilliant research scientist who has discovered how to transport matter through space. But during an experiment a common household fly plays an unwitting part in a bizarre tragedy which results in the man of science winding up with the head of a fly, while his own head is attached to the fly's body. 94 min. DVD 4012; vhs 999:705
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Gonder, Patrick. "Like a Monstrous Jigsaw Puzzle: Genetics and Race in Horror Films of the 1950s." The Velvet Light Trap Number 52, Fall 2003 UC users only
Knee, Adam. "The Metamorphosis of The Fly." Wide Angle: A Film Quarterly of Theory, Criticism, and Practice, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 20-34, Winter 1992.
Roth, Marty. "Twice Two: The Fly and Invasion of the Body Snatchers." In: Dead ringers : the remake in theory and practice / edited by Jennifer Forrest and Leonard R. Koos. Albany : State University of New York Press, c2002. (Main Stack PN1995.9.R45.D43 2002)

Return of the Fly (1959)
Directed by Edward L. Bernds. Cast: Vincent Price, Brett Halsey, John Sutton, David Frankham, Dan Seymour. A sequel to "The Fly," the story takes up with the scientists's son, who continues his father's experiments 15 years after his father's tragic accident that left him with the head of a fly. 87 min. DVD 4012
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Godzilla and Mothra: The Battle for Earth (Gojira vs. Mosura) (Japan, 1992, dubbed in English)
Director, Takao Okawara. In this sci-fi thriller eathquakes unearth a gigantic orb, which turns out to be the egg of Mothra. When explorers try to bring the egg back to the mainland, Godzilla attacks the party, causing the egg to hatch and forcing the newborn larvae to fend off the reptile. The larvae holds its own until Bothra and Battra arrive to battle Godzilla. 102 min. DVD X4543; vhs 999:3088
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Godzilla King of the Monsters (Gojira) (1954, dubbed in English)
Directed by Morse & Honda. (Starring: Raymond Burr.) A radioactive monster, Godzilla, attacks Tokyo and terrifies the world. 79 min.DVD 6378; DVD X189 (PAL region 2); vhs 999:809
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Godzilla vs. King Ghidora (Gojira vs. Kingu Gidorâ) (Japan, 1991, dubbed in English)
Directed by Kazuki Omori. A UFO is sighted over present day Tokyo; in reality, it is a time travel device carrying representatives from the 23rd century with an urgent message about the future of Japan: there is no future. Godzilla is about to destroy the whole nation. To stop the birth of Godzilla, the travellers return to the past, where they are confronted by an even greater threat, King Ghidra, a horrific three-headed reptile with breath of fire. 103 min. DVD X4543; vhs 999:3089
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Godzilla vs. Mothra (Mosura tai Gojira) (Japan, 1964)
Directed by Ishiro Honda. Cast: Akira Takarada, Hiroshi Koizumi, Yuriko Hoshi, Yoshibumi Tajima, Kenji Sahara, Emi & Yumi Ito, Yu Fujiki, Jun Tazaki, Kenzo Tadake, Susumu Fujita, Yoshio Kosuge, Yutaka Sada. A giant egg washes ashore in Japan and becomes an instant tourist attraction. The only problem is, it belongs to a giant butterfly-like creature from Monster Island named Mothra - and she wants it back! Dubbed in English 87 min. DVD 6379
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Godzilla's Revenge (Gojira-Minira-Gabara: Oru kaijû daishingeki) (Japan, 1969, dubbed in English)
Directed by Ishiro Honda. Cast: Tomonori Yazaki, Kenji Sahara, Eisei Amamoto, Sachio Sakai, Kazuo Suzuki. Little boy Ichiro is tired of being beat up by the local bully and imagines what Godzilla's son Minilla would do in the same situation, so he imagines traveling to Monster Island where he's befriended by Minilla in person! 70 min. DVD 6381
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[Godzilla] Terror of Mechagodzilla (Mekagojira no gyakushu) (Japan, 1975)
Directed by Ishiro Honda. Cast: Akihiko Hirata, Tomoko Ai, Katsuhiko Sasaki, Katsumasa Uchida, Goro Mutsumi. Aliens from a dying galaxy construct a robot, Mechagodzilla, armed with lasers and guided missles to conquer Earth. Godzilla's strength is no match for Titanosaurus and Mechagodzilla until Interpol agents discover a weakness that gives Godzilla a chance to save the world. Dubbed in English78 min. DVD 6380

The Haunted Strangler (UK, 1958)
Directed by Robert Day. Cast: Boris Karloff, Jean Kent, Elizabeth Allan, Anthony Dawson, Vera Day, Tim Turner, Diane Aubrey, Max Brimmel, Leslie Perrins, Jessica Cairns, Dorothy Gordon, Desmond Roberts, Roy Russell, Derek Birch, Peggy Ann Clifford, John Fabian, Joan Elvin. Nineteenth-century English author James Rankin believes that the wrong man has hanged twenty years earlier for a series of murders, but his investigations lead him to a horrible and, for him, gruesomely inescapable secret. 79 min. DVD 9117
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The Headless Ghost(UK, 1959)
Directed by Arthur Crabtree. Cast: Richard Lyon, Liliane Sottane, David Rose, Clive Revill. Three young exchange students are on holiday in Britain and the outstanding item on their itinerary is a tour of the famous Ambrose Castle. The ancient castle is reputedly haunted by a headless ghost named Malcom who lost his head leading a rebellion against King Edward. The only way for Malcom's head to be restored is by uttering a special incantation by a member of the living. 62 min. DVD X6140
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Horrors of the Black Museum(UK, 1959)
Directed by Arthur Crabtree. Cast: Michael Gough, June Cunningham, Graham Curnow. London is fear-struck and Scotland Yard is baffled by a series of strange murders. Crime journalist Edmond Bancroft is behind these horrible crimes to create material for his writing, along with his assistant who helps him run a private "Black Museum" filled with murder and torture devices. 94 min. DVD X6140
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How to Make a Monster (1958)
Directed by Herbert L. Strock. Cast: Robert H. Harris, Paul Brinegar, Gary Conway, Gary Clarke, John Ashley. A studio makeup artist goes berserk and turns his creations into zombie-like killers. 73 min. DVD 8110
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I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)
Directed by Gene Fowler, Jr. Cast: Tom Tryon, Gloria Talbott, Robert Ivers, Ty Hardin, John Eldredge, Alan Dexter. In this vintage science fiction thriller Marge is growing increasingly alarmed over the changes in her new husband Bill. And for good reason: Bill -- and most of the other men in their small town - have been taken over by sinister aliens who have arrived on planet Earth to marry human women with the hope of reviving their dying race. 77 min. DVD 2965
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I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
Directed by Gene Fowler. A rebellious teenager is treated by a psychiatrist for his aggression, but the treatment is worse than the "disease." The teen becomes a werewolf and begins a murder spree that makes his past behavior seem like a stroll in the park! 75 min. 999:982
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Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)
Directed by Jack Arnold. Cast: Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent, Paul Langton, Raymond Bailey. Scott Carey encounters a mysterious radioactive mist on a boating trip and soon finds his life taking a bizarre and frightening twist. His physical size begins to diminish as he shrinks to a mere two inches. Suddenly ordinary household situations loom over him with lethal intensity: a playful cat becomes demon and a spider a gargantuan monster. Carey finds he must rely on his wits to survive in his new oversized world. Based on the novel by Richard Matheson. 81 min. DVD 7477; 999:463
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Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956)
Directed by Don Siegel. Plant-like extraterrestrials have invaded Santa Mira, a small town in California, replicating the villagers in giant seed "pods" and taking possession of their souls while they sleep. In a terrifying race for his life, Dr. Bennell escapes to warn the world of the deadly invasion of the pod people. Based on the novel "The Body Snatchers" by Jack Finney. 80 min. DVD 466; vhs 999:150
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It Came From Beneath the Sea (1955)
Directed by Robert Gordon. Cast: Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue, Donald Curtis, Ian Keith, Dean Maddox, Jr. Special visual effects, Ray Harryhausen. An angry giant octopus, driven from the depths by an H-bomb explosion counts among its victims a fishing trawler, a family sunning at the beach, several San Francisco skyscrapers and even the Golden Gate Bridge! A daring attempt by a submarine commander and scientists to destroy the monster while saving themselves is a gripping finale to this science fiction thriller with terrific stop-motion special effects by the master, Ray Harryhausen. Based on a story by Ray Bradbury. 80 min. DVD 3292; vhs 999:2165
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Harryhausen, Ray. Ray Harryhausen : an animated life New York : Billboard Books, 2004. (MAIN: NC1766.U52 H374 2004)
Mandell, P. "Of genies and dragons: the career of Ray Harryhausen." American Cinematographer v. 73 (December 1992) p. 77-81

It Came From Outer Space (1953)
Director, Jack Arnold. Cast:Richard Carlson, Barbara Rush, Charles Drake, Russell Johnson, Kathleen Hughes. After discovering that a meteor-like object buried under a landslide is an inhabited space ship from another planet, a young scientist delays an attack by panic-stricken townspeople so that the ship can leave the earth. 80 min. DVD X494; vhs 999:3092
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Mesa of Lost Women (1953)
Directed by Herbert Tevos and Ron Ormond. Cast: Jackie Coogan, Tandra Quinn, Lyle Talbot, Allan Nixon, Richard Travis, Mary Hill, Robert Knapp. The infamous Dr. Arana is conducting bizarre experiments in the forbidden Mexican desert of Zarpa Mesa. It is rumored that he has created a race of rabid super-women by injecting them with a 'spider venom' derivative so powerful and perveted that it transforms them into deadly sexual predators! 69 min. DVD 5980
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The Mole People (1956)
Directed by Virgil Vogel. Cast: John Agar, Cynthia Patrick, Hugh Beaumont, Nestor Paiva, Alan Napier. A team of archaeologists digging in the Middle East stumble upon a race of albinos living under the earth. They are afraid of light of any kind and keep mutant humanoid mole men as their slaves. 78 min. DVD 520; vhs 999:2860
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The Monolith Monster (1957)
Directed by John Sherwood. Cast: Grant Williams, Lola Albright, Les Tremayne, Phil Harvey, Trevor Bardette. A strange black meteor crashes near the town of San Angelo and litters the countryside with fragments. When a storm exposes these fragments to water, they grow into skyscraper-sized monoliths which then topple and shatter into thousands of pieces that grow into monoliths themselves and repeat the process. Any humans in the way are crushed or turned into human statues. The citizens of San Angelo desperately try to save themselves and the world from the spreading doom. 78 min. DVD 7477 vhs 999:3074
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Monster on the Campus (1959)
Directed by Jack Arnold. Cast: Arthur Franz, Joanna Moore, Judson Pratt, Nancy Walters, Troy Donahue, Phil Harvey, Whit Bissell. A paleontology professor acquires a newly discovered specimen of a prehistoric fish. While examining the find he is accidentally exposed to it's blood, turning him into a murderous Neanderthal. 79 min. DVD 7477
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Gonder, Patrick. "Race, gender and terror: the primitive in 1950s horror films." Genders; 2004 Issue 40
Wiesenfeldt, Gerhard. "Dystopian Genesis: The Scientist's Role in Society, According to Jack Arnold." Film & History, Spring2010, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p58-74, 17p UC users only

The Monster That Challenged the World (1957)
Directed by Arnold Laven. A routine Navy experiment in California's Salton Sea produces giant, radioactive, prehistoric monsters bearing eggs -- and the terrifying possibility of thousands more. The trouble really begins when an earthquake stimulates the slimy sea monsters to life. 84 min. DVD X453; vhs 999:3136
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Plan 9 From Outer Space (1958)
Directed by Ed Wood, Jr. Cast: Tor Johnson, Vampira, Tom Keene, Gregory Walcott, Bela Lugosi, Lyle Talbot, Dudley Manlove, Mona McKinnon. Universally hailed as the worst movie ever made, this cult classic is also one of the funniest. Aliens invade the Earth in flying saucers that look suspiciously like paper plates, to rob graves in the San Fernando Valley conscripting the corpses into an army of mindless murdering zombies. 78 min. DVD 8245; vhs 999:1638
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The She-creature (1956)
Directed by Edward L. Cahn. Cast: Chester Morris, Marla English, Tom Conway, Cathy Downs, Lance Fuller, Ron Randell, Freida Inescort. Using hypnosis, Dr. Carlo Lombardi claims that he can have his patients regress and recover memories from their past lives, thereby proving that reincarnation exists. He also claims that the spirit of these past lives can be brought forth to take physical form. A series of violent murders by a creature that seems to disappear into the sea suggests that Lombardi's claim may be correct. 77 min. DVD X493
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Heffernan, Kevin. "The Hypnosis Horror Films of the 1950s: Genre Texts and Industry Context." Journal of Film and Video 54:2-3 (Summer-Fall 2002) p. 56-70 UC users only

Tarantula (1955)
Directed by Jack Arnold. Cast: John Agar, Mara Corday, Leo G. Carroll, Nestor Paiva, Ross Elliott. A biochemist has a plan to feed the world by using a growth formula on plants and animals. But instead he creates a spider of mammoth proportions with an appetite to match! 81 min. DVD 7477
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Bellin, Joshua David. "Us or them!: Silent Spring and the "big bug" films of the 1950s." Extrapolation - Spring 2009 v50 i1 p145(24) UC users only
Kozak, Warren. "Killer Monster Bugs from Hell! How Americans Forgot About the War and Learned to Loathe." (1950s and 1960s horror science fiction films on insects) ID Sept-Oct, 1997 Vol/Num: v. 44, n. 5, p. 76 (4 pages)

Teenage Monster (1958)
Directed by Jacques Marquette. Cast: Anne Gwynne, Stuart Wade, Gloria Castillo, Charles Courtney, Gilbert Perkins, Norman Leavitt, Gabe Mooradian. A rare fusion of the Old West, gothic horror and science fiction. Rays from a mysterious meteor kill one man and infect his teenage son with a mutating werewolf-like malady. The Meteor Monster goes on a murderous killing binge and terrorizes the countryside as the sheriff and townspeople watch in horror. One of the last films of legendary special effects make-up artist, Jack Pierce, who created the original Boris Karloff make-up in Frankenstein and The Mummy. 65 min. DVD X3082
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Doherty, Thomas. "The Horror Teenpix." In: Teenagers and Teenpics : The Juvenilization of American Movies in the 1950s Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2002. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 D53 2002)
Hendershot, Cynthia. "Monster at the Soda Shop: Teenagers and Fifties Horror Films." In: I was a Cold War monster : horror films, eroticism, and the Cold War imagination / Cyndy Hendershot. Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H46 2001)

Teenage Zombies (1959)
Directed by Jerry Warren. Cast: Don Sullivan, Katherine Victor, Steve Conte, J.L.D. Morrison. A deranged female scientist working for an enemy government kidnaps teens and injects them with a formula as part of an experiment to turn the entire U.S. population into zombie slaves. 73 min. DVD X3090
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Doherty, Thomas. "The Horror Teenpix." In: Teenagers and Teenpics : The Juvenilization of American Movies in the 1950s Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2002. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 D53 2002)
Hendershot, Cynthia. "Monster at the Soda Shop: Teenagers and Fifties Horror Films." In: I was a Cold War monster : horror films, eroticism, and the Cold War imagination / Cyndy Hendershot. Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H46 2001)

Them! (1954)
Directed by Gordon Douglas. Cast: James Whitmore, Edmund Gwenn, Joan Weldon, James Arness, Onslow Stevens, Sean McClory, Chris Drake. Man has split the atom and created the ultimate weapon. But how could he have known he would also create Them!? The terror begins when a hard-nosed patrolman discovers a dazed child wandering in the New Mexico desert near a car and house trailer destroyed by a mysterious force. He next discovers a ransacked general store; its cash drawers are full but the sugar supply is missing. And on the floor lies a battered corpse containing enough formic acid to kill 20 men. Special features: Behind-the-scenes archive footage ; montage on the design and operation of giant ants ; interactive menus ; cast film highlights ; theatrical trailer ; scene access. 93 min. DVD 1389; vhs 999:465
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Bellin, Joshua David. "Us or them!: Silent Spring and the "big bug" films of the 1950s." Extrapolation - Spring 2009 v50 i1 p145(24) UC users only
Hendershot, Cyndy. "Darwin and the Atom: Evolution/Devolution Fantasies in 'The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms,' 'Them ,' and 'The Incredible Shrinking Man.'" Science-Fiction Studies v25, n2 (July, 1998):319 (17 pages).
Leskosky, Richard J. "Size Matters: Big Bugs on the Big Screen." In: Insect poetics / Eric C. Brown, editor. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2006. (Main Stack PN56.I63.I57 2006)
Kozak, Warren. "Killer Monster Bugs from Hell! How Americans Forgot About the War and Learned to Loathe." (1950s and 1960s horror science fiction films on insects) ID Sept-Oct, 1997 Vol/Num: v. 44, n. 5, p. 76 (4 pages)
Monk, Philip. Double-cross : the Hollywood films of Douglas Gordon Toronto: Power Plant, c2003. (PFA: N6797.G67 M65 2003)
Vieira, Mark A. "Don't Step on It! Killer Bugs, Babes, and Beasts in 1950s Drive-in Cinema." Bright Lights, August 2004 | Issue 45

The Thing (The Thing From Another World) (1951)
Directed by Christian Nyby. SEE Science Fiction Films

It Came From the 60s/70s! The Films of William Castle, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Roger Corman, and others

Spine Tingler: The William Castle Story Media Resources Center DVD X2206
Castle, William. Step right up! : ... I'm gonna scare the pants off America New York : Putnam, c1976. (MAIN: PN1998 .A3C3351)

Blood Feast (1963)
Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. Cast: Thomas Wood, Mal Arnold, Connie Mason, Lyn Bolton, Scott H. Hall. Set in Miami, police are baffled by a series of grisly murders that involve ritualistic dismemberment. A deranged Egyptian caterer name Fuad Ramses goes around hacking up beautiful young gals and brings their body parts back to his temple as an offering to the goddess Ishtar. Special features: Audio commentary by director Herschell Gordon Lewis and producer David F. Friedman; original theatrical trailer; rare outtakes; actors Thomas Wood and Harvey Korman demonstrate how to slice meat in the grisly educational short subject," Carving magic" (20 min.); gallery of exploitation art. 87 min. DVD 4602
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Mikita Brottman. "'There never was a party like this!' Blood feast and the primal act of cannibalism." Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, 1469-3666, Volume 9, Issue 1, 1996, Pages 25 - 45 UC users only
Grossman, Andrew "Blood Feast Revisited or, H. G. Lewis, Keeper of the Key to All Erotic Mystery." Bright Lights, May 2004 | Issue 44

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The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1963)
Directed by Joseph Green. Cast: Jason Evers, Virginia Leith, Adele Lamont, Bruce Kerr, Lola Mason. When his fiancee, Jan Compton, is decapitated in a car crash, brilliant but psycho surgeon Bill Cortner can't let her go. He keeps her head alive while searching for a new body. She grows to hate him for not allowing her to die. Using ESP to communicate with one of Dr. Bill's failed experiments - a monster locked in a lab next door - Jan plots revenge. 83 min. DVD X2794
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Annandale, David. "Horror Has Its Ultimate, and I Am That: Severing the Bonds of Identity in The Head and The Brain That Wouldn't Die." In: In: Horror at the drive-in : essays in popular Americana / edited by Gary D. Rhodes. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2003. (Moffitt PN1995.9.H6 H66 2003)

The Gore Gore Girls (1972)
Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. Cast: Frank Kress, Amy Farre, Hedda Lubin, special guest star Henny Youngman. A lunatic is slaughtering the sexy strippers who work for the strip club impresario Marzdone Mobilie. Not content with mere murder, the psycho enthusiastically mangles and mutilates the women, thus turning Marzdone's go-go girls into The gore gore girls. 81 min. DVD X4239
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Homicidal (1961)
Directed by William Castle. Cast: Glenn Corbett, Patricia Breslin, Eugenie Leontovich, Alan Bunce, James Westerfield, Jean Arless. A girl returns to her childhood home, only to become involved in the brutal stabbing murder of a justice-of-the-peace that sparks an investigation of dark family secrets in her sleepy small town. 87 min. DVD X2206
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The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Directed by Sidney Salkow. Cast: Vincent Price, Franca Bettoia, Emma Danieli, Giacomo Rossi-Stuart. Thinking himself the only person alive after a plague has also killed his wife and child, a scientist who is immune to the germ that caused the epidemic, fights a nightly battle with what appear to be vampires, trying to break into his house. 87 min. DVD 2275; DVD X5560
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Iaccino, James. "The Shadow Destroyers." Kinoeye, Vol 3 Issue 12 27 Oct 2003

Little Shop of Horrors (1960)
Directed by Roger Corman. Cast: Jackie Joseph, Jonathan Haze, Mel Welles, Jack Nicholson. In a flower shop's basement a timid employee discovers a ferocious, talking, rapidly-growing plant, which forces him to lure victims to satisfy its taste for human flesh. 70 min. DVD 4063; vhs 999:1680
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Noonan, Julie A. "'Little Shop of Horrors': Re-visioning the Future Through Pastiche and Science Fiction." Theatre Annual; 2003, Vol. 56, p113-129, 17p UC users only
Pharr, Mary. "Different Shops of Horrors: From Roger Corman's Cult Classic to Frank Oz's Mainstream Musical." In: Modes of the fantastic : selected essays from the twelfth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995. (MAIN: PN56.F34 I58 1991)

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Mister Sardonicus (1961)
Directed by William Castle. Cast: Oscar Homolka, Ronald Lewis, Audrey Dalton, Guy Rolfe. When a greedy baron unearths his father's corpse to retrieve a winning lottery ticket his face is frozen permanently into a hideous grin. He seeks the assistance of a noted neurosurgeon who is also his wife's former lover. Special features: Taking the punishment poll; "Ghost story": pilot (the new house); original theatrical trailer. 90 min. DVD X2206
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The Old Dark House (1963)
Directed by William Castle. Cast: Tom Poston, Robert Morley, Janette Scott, Joyce Grenfell. An eccentric and mysterious millionaire invites an American car salesman to stay with him and his twin brother. As the murders mount up among the residents of the mansion he begins a desperate fight to discover who the murderer is before it is too late. Based on the novel by J. B. Priestley. 86 min. DVD X2206
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Lugowski, David. "The Monsters: Scarface, Freaks, and The Old Dark House." In: American cinema of the 1930s : themes and variations / edited by Ina Rae Hark. New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2007. (Full text available online (UCB users only); Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.U6 A85735 2007)

She Freak (1967)
Directed by Byron Mabe. Cast: Claire Brennen, Lee Raymond, Lynn Courtney, Bill McKinney. In this creepy carny-noir, horror lurks behind the cheerful facade of a traveling carnival. Fed up with slinging hash at a roadside diner, slinky Jade Cochran takes a job with a passing show and soon sinks her ambitious hooks into Steven St. John, owner of the sideshow exhibit. Special features include: Audio commentay by producer David F. Friedman, Original theatrical trailer, Gallery of exploitation art, Rare archival sound footage of an actual 1930s carnival show, Rare newsreel footage of Siamese Twins, including the Hilton sisters and the Gibb sisters. 83 min. DVD X4330
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Something Weird (1967)
Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. Cast: Tony McCabe, Elizabeth Lee, William Brooker, Mudite Arams, Ted Heil, Lawrence Wood, Larry Wellington. An ugly witch both restores Cronin Mitchell's face after an accident and gives him ESP powers in return for becoming her lover. The rest of the world, however, sees her as a sexy beauty, including Alex Jordan, the local playboy. Both he and Mitchell are working on finding the identity of a local serial murderer. Special features: Commentary soundtrack by David F. Friedman, audio introduction by Herschell Gordon Lewis, Herschell Gordon Lewis gallery of art, and three featurettes: Monsterama nightmare from the weird world of LSD, Psyched out sing-along with the 4D witch, and LSD psychedelic freak out. 80 min. DVD X4237
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Spider Baby (1968)
Directed by Jack Hill. Cast: Lon Chaney, Jr., Carol Ohmart, Quinn Redeker, Beverly Washburn, Jill Banner, Sid Haig, Mary Mitchel, Karl Schanzer and Mantan Moreland. The Merrye children suffer from a rare genetic malady in which they mentally regress to a condition of pre-human savagery and cannibalism. They live in their family mansion and terrorize and kill anyone or anything that passes through the gates. Special features: Feature-length commentary with writer-director Jack Hill and actor Sid Haig ; "The hatching of spider baby" ; "Spider Stravinsky: the cinema sounds of Ronald Stein" ; "The Merrye house revisited" ; still gallery ; alternate opening title sequence ; extended scene. 84 min. DVD X4333
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Strait-Jacket (1964)
Directed by William Castle. Cast: Joan Crawford, Diane Baker, Leif Erickson, Howard St. John, John Anthony Hayes, Rochelle Hudson. Released from a mental hospital 20 years after having committed the axe murders of her husband and his lover, a woman moves in with her brother, his wife, and her own daughter, who is now 23. When axe murders start occurring, police think she has reverted to her old ways. Special features: Battle-Axe: the making of Strait-Jacket; Joan Crawford wardrobe tests; axe test; Straight-jacket TV spots; how to plan a movie murder-vintage featurette; original theatrical trailer. 89 min. DVD X2206
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13 Frightened Girls(1963)
Directed by William Castle. Cast: Murray Hamilton, Joyce Taylor, Hugh Marlowe, Khigh Dhiegh, Kathy Dunn, Lynne Sue Moon. Thirteen girls in a Swiss boarding school stir up trouble on their vacation as they mess with the diplomatic affairs of their elders and get into serious trouble when a Russian spy is discovered murdered. Special features: Original theatrical trailer; original "British" trailer introdruction; original Candy web trailer; original Candy web theatrical opening and closing message from William Castle; four international alternate openings. 87 min.DVD X2206
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13 Ghosts (1960)
Directed by William Castle. Cast: Charles Herbert, Jo Morrow, Martin Milner, Rosemary De Camp, Donald Woods, Margaret Hamilton, John Van Dreelen. When an impoverished family inherits a ramshackle house, they get more than they anticipated. Twelve ghosts are in residence, looking for a 13th to set them free. 84 min. DVD 1822; DVD X2206
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A Taste of Blood (1967)
Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. Cast: Bill Rogers, Elizabeth Wilkinson, Dolores Carlos, Gail Janis, Gerschell Gordon Lewis, Sidney J. Reich, Ted Schell, Otto Schlessinger, Lawrence Tobin, ELeanor Valli, Thomas Wood. John Stone, an American businessman receives a parcel marked Of Gravest Urgency which contains two old bottles of Slivovitz brandy with instructions to toast his mother's ancestor from whom he has inherited property in England. Despite his wife Helene's fears, John drinks the brandy and over a period of time becomes a vampire. Special features: Audio commentary by Herschell Gordon Lewis ; original theatrical trailer ; archival nudie short subject "Nightmare at Elm Manor"; Herschell Gordon Lewis gallery of exploitation art. 118 min. DVD X4240
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Terror in the Haunted House (1961)
Director, Harold Daniels. Cast: Gerald Mohr, Kathy O'Donnell, Bill Ching, John Qualen, Barry Bernard. Newlyweds Sheila and Phillip Justin couldn't be happier except for one small problem: Sheila's terrifying nightmares. Phillip takes her to Florida for a rest, where she discovers their rented house is the same house in her frightening dreams. He's brought her back to confront the unspeakable horror that's waiting in the attic. 77 min. DVD 1836; DVD X4245
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The Tingler (1959)
Director, William Castle. Cast: Vincent Price, Judith Evelyn, Darryl Hickman, Patricia Cutts, Pamela Lincoln, Philip Coolidge. A doctor discovers that fear is a parasitic creature that grows on the spinal cords of terrified people. He captures it (the Tingler), but it escapes and runs amok in a crowded movie theater. 82 min. DVD 1836; DVD X2206
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Brottman, Mikita. "Oral and anal tensions in The Tingler." In: Offensive films : toward an anthropology of cinema vomitif Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997. (Main Stack PN1995.9.H6.B67 1997)
Brottman, Mikita. "Oral and anal tensions in The Tingler." In: Trash aesthetics : popular culture and its audience Edited by Deborah Cartmell ... [et al.]. London ; Chicago : Pluto Press, 1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995 .T64 1997)
Brottman, Mikita. "Ritual, tension and relief : the terror of The tingler." Film Quarterly, Vol. 50, No. 4. (Summer, 1997), pp. 2-10. UC users only
Heffernan, Kevin. "The Hypnosis Horror Films of the 1950s: Genre Texts and Industry Context." Journal of Film and Video 54:2-3 (Summer-Fall 2002) p. 56-70 UC users only

The Wasp Woman (1960)
Director, Roger Corman. Cast: Susan Cabot, Fred Eisley, Barboura Morris. In her quest for eternal beauty, a cosmetics magnate fearful of aging, uses a potion made from queen wasp enzymes. The enzyme causes her to periodically turn into a wasp-creature that must kill. 66 min. DVD X3447
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Vieira, Mark A. "Don't Step on It! Killer Bugs, Babes, and Beasts in 1950s Drive-in Cinema"
Bright Lights Film Journal,
August 2004 | Issue 45

Zotz!(1962)
Produced and directed by William Castle. Cast: Tom Poston, Julia Meade, Jim Backus, Fred Clark, Cecil Kellaway. Jonathan Jones is a language professor whose sedate life changes dramatically when he finds an ancient coin with magical powers. He attempts to make the secret available to the US government, but is brushed off as a lunatic. The discovery becomes the interest of foreign agents, who attempt to steal the secret any way they can. Based on the novel by Walter Karig. 86 min. DVD X2206
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Frankenstein

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Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein [Bud Abbott, Lou Costello meet Frankenstein] (1948)
Directed by Charles T. Barton. SEE Horror Comedy / Horror Parody

Elliot, Kamilla. " Gothic—Film—Parody." Adaptation; Mar2008, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p24-43, 20p UCB users only

Blackenstein (1973)
Directed by William A. Levey. Cast: John Hart, Ivory Stone, Andrea King, Liz Renay, Roosevelt Jackson. Eddie is a Vietnam veteran who loses his arms and legs when he steps on a land mine, but a brilliant surgeon is able to attach new limbs. Unfortunately an insanely jealous assistant (who has fallen in love with Eddie's fiance) switches Eddie's DNA injections, transforming him into a gigantic killer. 87 min. DVD X2286
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The Bride (1985)
Directed by Franc Roddam. Cast: Sting, Jennifer Beals, Geraldine Page, Clancy Brown, Anthony Higgins. Remake of the Bride of Frankenstein, with a twist. This time the bride is beautiful and intelligent, and the doctor might be falling in love with her. 118 min. DVD 8111
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Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Directed by James Whale. Cast: Boris Karloff, Colin Clive, Valerie Hobson, Elsa Lanchester, Ernest Thesiger, Dwight Frye, O.P. Heggie, Una O'Connor. When an evil doctor meets a lonely Frankenstein, he decides to build him a mate in this horror classic. DVD has special features: Special features: She's alive! Creating the Bride of Frankenstein, an original documentary; feature commentary with film historian Scott MacQueen; The Bride of Frankenstein archive. 75 min. DVD 89; vhs 999:13
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

Curse of Frankenstein (UK, 1957)
Directed by Terence Fisher. A young German nobleman has uncovered life's mystery and unleashed a chain of blood-curdling terrors that seem similar to the monstrous horrors of a generation earlier. Outraged, the local citizenry imprisons the nobleman and condemns him to death, hoping to blot from the earth his family's ignominious name. The townspeople now understand something their forebears did not--the young man's name is more than a name, it's the curse of Frankenstein. 83 min. DVD 6483; vhs 999:1003
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Heffernan, Kevin. "The Color of Blood: Hammer Films and the Curse of Frankenstein." In: Ghouls, gimmicks, and gold : horror films and the American movie business, 1953-1968 Durham : Duke University Press, 2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H45 2004)

Hammer Films

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The Evil of Frankenstein (UK, 1964)
Directed by Freddie Francis. Cast: Peter Cushing, Peter Woodthorpe, Duncan Lamont, Sandor Eles. Baron von Frankenstein attempts to resurrect his original monster but he needs the help of Zoltan, a mystical hypnotist, to successfully animate it. The greedy and vengeful Zoltan secretly sends the monster into town to steal gold and punish the chief of police, which leads to a violent confrontation between the Baron and the townspeople. 87 min. DVD 4450
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Hammer Films

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Frankenstein (1931)
Directed by James Whale. An adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel about the scientist who creates a terrifying monster. Dr. Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster in his laboratory, but his dreams of perfection are thwarted when the monster becomes an uncontrollable beast. Special features: Disc 1: "Karloff: the gentle monster": a tribute to the film career of Boris Karloff; "Monster tracks": interesting interactive pop-up facts about the making of 'Frankenstein'; Feature commentary with Rudy Behlmer; Feature commentary with historian Sir Christopher Frayling; Disc 2: "The 'Frankenstein' files": how Hollywood made a monster; "Frankenstein archives": original posters and photo galleries; "Universal horror": documentary, narrated by Kenneth Branagh; "Boo!": a short film. 71 min. (feature only) DVD 6523; Also copies: DVD 77 (single disc version)
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National Film Registry Selection

Frankenstein (1910)
Directed by J. Searle Dawley. Edison "Biograph" 1910 cinematic release of the first screen version of Mary Shelley's classic horror novel. This is one of the only Frankenstein films where the monster is truly created. All Frankenstein films that followed assembled body parts from various corpses to make the monster. In this film, Frankenstein uses chemicals and "potions" to create the monster. The "creation" scene was made by filming a monster-dummy burning, and then playing the footage backwards. 16 min. DVD 6944
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Frankenstein (Andy Warhol's Frankenstein; Flesh for Frankenstein) (1974)
Directed by Paul Morrissey. Cast: Joe Dallesandro, Monique Van Vooren, Udo Kier, Arno Juerging, Dalila di Lazzaro, Srdjan Zelenovic. Andy Warhol's gore/sex/horror version of Frankenstein blending high camp and serious filmmaking, has transformed the tale into a stunning cult classic. The mad Baron Frankenstein is married to his sister, Katrin. With their two children they live a demented sitcom family's life; hubby rushes off to his lab and wife complains of neglect. With his trusty servant, Otto, the baron has constructed a heroic female and now plans to make her a male mate. For him he needs the brains of a lustful primitive 'who wants to make love to anything'. Things go awry when the baron transplants the head of a would-be monk instead of the lusty peasant, who becomes the baroness' lover. 96 min. DVD 4380
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Paszylk, Bartlomiej. "Flesh for Frankenstein." In: The pleasure and pain of cult horror films : an historical survey Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Inc., c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 P33 2009)

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Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1942)
Directed by Roy William Neill. Screenplay, Curtis Siodmak. Cast: Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi, Patric Knowles, Maria Ouspenskaya, Lionel Atwill, Ilona Massey.A band of soldiers is on a war games expedition deep in the Scottish woods, but something deadly is waiting for them in the darkness. It becomes an army of werewolves versus an army of men and only one will survive to tell the tale. 74 min. DVD X3078
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Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (UK, 1969)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Peter Cushing, Veronica Carlson, Freddie Jones, Simon Ward, Thorley Walters, Maxine Audley. Frankenstein wields his scalpel on the cutting edge of medical research, experimenting with brain transplants. Alas, the procedure is imperfect and a new pitiable terror now stalks an unsuspecting world. 101 min. DVD 6489
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Hammer Films

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Frankenstein Unbound (1990)
Directed by Roger Corman. Cast: John Hurt, Raul Julia, Bridget Fonda, Jason Patric, Michael Hutchence, Nick Brimble. John Buchanan is a scientist in New Los Angeles, 2031. When one of his experiments fractures the very core of time and space, he is thrust back in time to nineteenth century Geneva where he finds Dr. Victor Frankenstein desperately trying to cope with his own disastrous experiment. Impressed with Buchanan's advanced knowledge of electricity, Frankenstein enlists his help with his "creation"--Persuading Buchanan that the only way to stop "it" from killing is to create a mate. The outrageous endeavor could either save the scientists--or destroy them. Based on the novel "Frankenstein unbound" by Brian W. Aldiss. 85 min. DVD X2619
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Biodrowski, Steve. "Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound." Cinefantastique, vol. 20, no. 5, pp. 15, May 1990

Combs, Richard. "Roger Corman's Frankenstein Unbound." Sight and Sound, vol. 60, no. 1, pp. 60-62, Winter 1990 UC users only

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Ghost of Frankenstein (1942)
Directed by Erle C. Kenton. Cast: Sir Cedric Hardwicke ; Ralph Bellamy, Lionel Atwill, Bela Lugosi, Evelyn Ankers, Lon Chaney Jr. When Ygor brings the monster to Frankenstein's country castle, the doctor decides that a brain transplant might be in order. While Frankenstein thinks the transplant should be of a healthy and sane brain, Ygor plots with Frankenstein's unscrupulous colleague Dr. Bohmer to transplant Ygor's brain instead, so that he can rule the world using the monster's body. Their plan turns sour when the monster becomes malevolent and goes on a rampage in the nearest town. 68 min. DVD X2191
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House of Frankenstein (1944)
Directed by Erle C. Kenton. Screenplay, Curtis Siodmak. Cast: Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr., John Carradine. After escaping from an asylum the mad Dr. Niemann (Boris Karloff) and his hunchback assistant revive Count Dracula (John Carradine), the Wolf Man (Lon Chaney Jr.) and the Frankenstein monster in order to extract revenge upon their many enemies. 71 min. DVD X3078
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Lady Frankenstein (La figlia di Frankenstein) (Italy, 1971)
Directed by Mel Welles and Aureliano Luppi. Cast: Joseph Cotten, Sara Bay [i.e. Rosalba Neri], Paul Müller, Peter Whiteman, Herbert Fux, Mickey Hargitay. After her father, the Baron Frankenstein, is killed by one of his creations, his daughter Lady Tania creates a monster of her own to defeat it. Meanwhile, the first monster seeks revenge on the grave robbers who sold the body parts used in its creation. 83 min. DVD X4391
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (USA | Japan, 1994)
Directed by Kenneth Branagh. Cast: Robert De Niro, Kenneth Branagh, Tom Hulce, Helena Bonham Carter, Aidan Quinn, Ian Holm, Richard Briers, John Cleese. Adaptation of the classic horror story in which a young doctor creates life. The creature he assembles from the bodies of convicts and the brain of a brilliant scientist soon realizes that he will be rejected by society and goes on a rampage seeking revenge on the doctor who gave him life. 123 min.DVD 8463; vhs 999:1549
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Son of Frankenstein (1939)
Directed by Rowland V. Lee. Cast: Basil Rathbone, Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill, Josephine Hutchinson, Donnie Dunagan, Emma Dunn, Edgar Norton. The son of Dr. Frankenstein returns to his ancestral castle twenty-five years after the infamous monster's "death." There he meets Ygor, a mad shepherd who is hiding the body of the creature. The young doctor revives his father's creation in the hope of rehabilitating him and clearing the family name. 100 min. DVD X2191
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Young Frankenstein (1974)
Directed by Mel Brooks. SEE Horror Comedy / Horror Parody

Vampires

Dracula, Fact and Fiction. Explores the myths, mysteries and realities of Dracula with a look at the historical figure Vlad Dracul, the novel by Bram Stoker and the many portrayals of Dracula in films. Features archival film footage with commentary by authors, academics and film directors. Supplementary short issued with: The Adventures of young Indiana Jones. 2007. 25 min. DVD X235

The Addiction (1995)
Directed by Abel Ferrara. Cast: Lili Taylor, Christopher Walken, Annabella Sciorra. A New York philosophy grad student turns into a vampire after getting bitten by one, and then tries to come to terms with her new lifestyle and frequent craving for human blood. 145 min. DVD X6250
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Pike, Karen. "Bitextual Pleasures: Camp, Parody, and the Fantastic Film." Literature Film Quarterly, 00904260, 2001, Vol. 29, Issue 1 UCB users only
Sexton, Jamie. "US "Indie-Horror": Critical Reception, Genre Construction, and Suspect Hybridity." Cinema Journal, Winter2012, Vol. 51 Issue 2, p67-86, 20p UCB users only
Vicari, Justin. "Vampire as metaphor: revisiting Abel Ferrara's The Addiction." Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, Spring2007, Issue 49, p1-1, 1p

Bandh Darwaza (India, 1990)
Directed by Tulsi Ramsay, Shyam Ramsay. Cast: Hashmat Khan, Manjeet Kullar, Ajay Agarwal. In this East Indian version of Dracula, a childless woman visits the lair of an evil magician in order that she may conceive. When she gives birth to a baby girl the magician demands that she hand her over. She refuses and has the magician killed. Years later he is revived as a fully fledged member of the undead. He comes looking for the now teenage girl intending to make her his slave. 145 min. DVD 9464
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Black Sabbath (I tre volti della paura) (Italy / France / USA, 1963)
Directed by Mario Bava. Cast: Boris Karloff, Mark Damon, Mich`ele Mercier, Jacqueline Pierreux. Presents Brava's classic triptych (three tales of terror) hosted by Boris Karloff: The telephone: A prostitute is threatened by the pimp she helped send to prison. The wurdalak: A returning patriarch to an Eastern European family may be a Wurdalak--a vampire who thirsts for the blood of his loved ones. A drop of water: A nurse steals a diamond ring from the finger of a dead clairvoyant, and is haunted that night by the woman's ghost. Bonus features: Audio commentary with author Tim Lucas ; A life in film: an interview with Mark Damon ; international and U.S. theatrical trailers ; TV and radio spots ; poster and still gallery ; Mario Bava and Boris Karloff biographies. 92 min. DVD 7575
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Blacula (1972)
Directed by William Crain. Cast: William Marshall, Denise Nicholas, Vonetta Mcgee, Gordon Pinsent, Thalmus Rasulala, Emily Yancy, Lance Taylor, Sr., Charles Macaulay. In 1815 the African prince Mamuwalde is cursed by Dracula and sealed in a coffin doomed to be tortured by an unquenchable lust for blood. Two decoratorspurchase Blacula's coffin and unwittingly release him and become his first victims. 93 min. DVD 2346
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Awards
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Horror Film

Blade (1998)
Directed by Stephen Norrington. Cast: Wesley Snipes, Stephen Dorff, Kris Kristofferson, N'Bushe Wright, Donal Logue. In this science fiction thriller a tortured soul Blade, possessing powers greater than any man, sharpens his lethal skills under the guidance of a professional vampire hunter. When the bloodthirsty Immortals' lord, Deacon Frost, declares war on the human race, Blade is humanity's last hope for survival. "Blade and Deacon Frost characters created for Marvel Comics by Mary Wolfman & Gene Colan." Special features: Optional audio feature commentaries by actors Wesley Snipes and Stephen Dorff, writer David S. Goyer, cinematographer Theo Van de Sande, production designer Kirk M. Petruccelli, and producer Peter Frankfurt ; optional isolated musical score with commentary by composer Mark Isham ; featurettes: "La Magra" [alternate ending scene] -- "Designing Blade" -- "The Origins of Blade" (an exploration of dark comics) -- "The Blood Tide" [a literary history of vampires, plus a look at real-life blood rituals] -- "House of Erebus" [information about the different vampire houses] -- cast and crew bios [text feature] -- pencil sketches through production designs ; theatrical trailer.91 min. DVD X5629; vhs 999:2119
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Holden, Stephen. "Blade."(Review) (movie reviews) New York Times v147 (Fri, August 21, 1998):B27(N), E27(L), col 1, 12 col in.
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O'Hehir, Andrew. "Blade."(Review) (movie reviews) Sight and Sound v8, n11 (Nov, 1998):42 (2 pages).
Sandars, Diana. "From The Warehouse to the Multiplex: Techno and Rave Culture's Reconfiguration of the Late 1990's Sci-Fi Spectacle as Musical Performance." Screening the Past; Jul2005, Issue 18, p1, 1p

Blood of Dracula (1957)
Directed by Herbert L. Strock. Cast: Sandra Harrison, Louise Lewis, Gail Ganley, Jerry Blaine. A teenage girl is furious with her father's decision to re-marry, so he promptly packs her off to the Sherwood School for Girls. The girl's pent-up rage makes her an ideal subject for a deranged instructor's experiment which ultimately turns the beautiful girl into a blood thirsty monster. 71 min. DVD 8110
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The Blood Spattered Bride (La novia ensangrentada) (Spain, 1972)
Directed by Vicente Aranda. Cast: Simon Andreu, Maribel Martin, Alexandra Bastedo, Dean Selmier. "After getting married with her husband, Susan travels with him to his isolated manor. The sexual drive of the husband is intense, and Susan feels revulsion towards his sexual games and perversions. Susan notes that there are only paintings of his male ancestors and none of their wives and she learns that thir pictures are kept in the basement. When she sees the painting of Mircalla Karstein, a.k.a. Carmilla, without her face, her husband tells that Carmilla killed her husband during their honeymoon. During the night, Susan has dreadful nightmares about Carmilla. When Susan's husband finds a naked woman buried on the beach, he brings her home and finds that she is Carmilla. Susan is seduced by the woman and they have a lesbian relationship. Meanwhile her husband realizes that his life is in danger and Carmilla is a vampire." [IMDB] Based on: Carmila / by Sheridan Le Fanu. 91 min. DVD X6388
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Brides of Dracula (UK, 1960)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Peter Cushing, Freda Jackson, Martita Hunt, Yvonne Monlaur, David Peel. A young French girl, stranded enroute to a teaching assignment in Eastern Europe, is persuaded to spend the night at the nearly deserted castle of a mysterious Baroness. 86 min. DVD 4450
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Abbott, Stacey. "From Hollywood Gothic to Hammer Horror: The Modern Evolution of Dracula." In: Celluloid vampires : life after death in the modern world / Stacey Abbott. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.V3 A23 2007)
Holte, James Craig. "Resurrection in Great Britain." In: Dracula in the dark : the Dracula film adaptations / James Craig Holte. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.D64 H65 1997)
Hendershot, Cynthia. "Vampires in Cold War Film." In: I was a Cold War monster : horror films, eroticism, and the Cold War imagination / Cyndy Hendershot. Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H46 2001)
Hutchings, Peter. "The Mark of the Hammer Dracula." In: Dracula British film guide ; 7. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2003. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.D734 H87 2002)

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Carnal (Mala carne) (Argentina, 2003)
Producer/director, Fabián Forte. Cast: Federico Bezenzette, Guido Krolovetski, Mara Said, Alexia Zampano. Two young men meet a couple of ladies and think they are in for a night of drinking and fun. Instead they descend into a nightmare of vampires, torture and harvesting of body parts. 114 min. DVD X2749
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Countess Dracula (UK, 1970)
Directed by Peter Sasdy. Cast: Ingrid Pitt, Nigel Green, Sandor Elès, Maurice Denham, Lesley-Anne Down, Patience Collier. Countess Dracula is a voracious vampire vixen who discovers that virgins' blood holds the secret to eternal youth. When her beloved stumbles onto her secret, things really affect her love life. 93 min. DVD X3719
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Abbott, Stacey. "From Hollywood Gothic to Hammer Horror: The Modern Evolution of Dracula." In: Celluloid vampires : life after death in the modern world / Stacey Abbott. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.V3 A23 2007)
Hendershot, Cynthia. "Vampires in Cold War Film." In: I was a Cold War monster : horror films, eroticism, and the Cold War imagination / Cyndy Hendershot. Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H46 2001)
Holte, James Craig. "Resurrection in Great Britain." In: Dracula in the dark : the Dracula film adaptations / James Craig Holte. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.D64 H65 1997)
Hutchings, Peter. "The Mark of the Hammer Dracula." In: Dracula British film guide ; 7. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2003. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.D734 H87 2002)

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Daughters of Darkness (Les lèvres rouges) (Belgium | France | West Germany, 1971)
Directed by Harry Kümel. Cast: Delphine Seyrig, Danielle Ouimet, John Karlen, Andrea Rau. "Le Rouge aux Lèvres is a stylish, fascinating, very erotic vampire film based on Sheridan le Fanu's Camilla, the classic tale of a lesbian vampire. A young married couple, Stefan (John Karlen) and Valerie (Daniele Ouimet), honeymoon at a deserted oceanside resort where they meet Countess Elisabeth Bathory (Delphine Seyrig) and her companion Ilona (Andrea Rau). Valerie has discovered that Stefan is a brutal sexual sadist and is drawn to the Countess because of her warmth and sensuality. Ilona attempts to seduce Stefan but is accidentally killed, and the Countess takes her revenge on his wife." Based on Sheridan le Fanu's Carmilla. [AllMovie Guide] DVD X2651
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Dracula (1931)
Directed by Tod Browning. With Bela Lugosi. Based on a novel by Bram Stoker and the play adapted by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston. Classic horror film of a Transylvanian vampire stalking the foggy streets of London for more victims. Special features: Disc 1: "Lugosi: the dark prince": a tribute to the film career of Bela Lugosi, with director Tod Browning; "Monster tracks": interesting pop-up facts; "The road to 'Dracula'" documentary; Feature commentary with film historian David J. Skal; Feature commentary with Steve Haberman; Score by Philip Glass performed by the Kronos Quartet; Disc 2: 'Dracula' (1931) Spanish version with introduction by Lupita Tovar Kohner; "Universal horror" documentary. DVD 6524; Restored Version, with music by Philip Glass, played by the Kronos Quartet (75 min.): DVD 344; vhs 999:2191
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Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992)
Directed by Francis Ford Coppola. Cast: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves, Richard E. Grant, Cary Elwes, Bill Campbell, Sadie Frost, Tom Waits. Jonathan Harker is a young lawyer who is assigned to a gloomy village just outside of Transylvania. He is forced to stay at the castle of the undead vampire Dracula and imprisoned by his minons. Dracula travels to London after being inspired by a photograph of Harker's betrothed, Mina Murray. Once Dracula lands in England, his reign of seduction and terror begins. He drains the life from Mina's closest friend, Lucy Westenra. Lucy's friends, including her fiance, gather together to try to drive Dracula away. Special DVD features [on DVD 8525 only]: Disc 1: Film introduction: watch Bram Stoker's Dracula with Francis Coppola; full-length director's audio commentary. Disc 2: "The blood is the life: the making of Dracula" documentary; "The costumes are the sets: the design of Eiko Ishioka" documentary; "In-camera: the naive visual effects of Dracula" documentary; "Method and madness: visualizing Dracula" documentary; over thirty minutes of newly unearthed deleted scenes. 130 min. DVD 8525; DVD 338; vhs 999:1548
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Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Horror Film

Dracula (TV, 1973)
Producer/director, Dan Curtis. Cast: Jack Palance, Simon Ward, Nigel Davenport, Pamela Brown, Fiona Lewis, Penelope Horner, Murray Brown. 91 min. DVD 331
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Dracula (UK, TV, 2006)
Director, Bill Eagles. Cast: Marc Warren, Sophia Myles, David Suchet, Dan Stevens, Tom Burke, Stephanie Leonidas, Rafe Spall. A young man tries to cheat death by joining a sinister cult and unleashing the evil force of Count Dracula when he finds he has a horrible disease. 90 min. DVD 7817
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Dracula (Andy Warhol's Dracula; aka Blood for Dracula; Dracula cerca sangue di vergine... e morì di sete!!!)(1974)
Written and directed by Paul Morrissey. Cast :Joe Dallesandro, Udo Kier, Vittorio De Sica, Maxime McKendry, Roman Polanski. Camp/cult star Udo Kier portrays a young demented Count Dracula with an obsession for virgin blood that could mean the difference between life and death. He leaves Transylvania for Italy, presuming his lecherous quest can be satisfied there. Upon arrival, he is befriended by an allegedly wealthy family comprised of four delightfully delicious and promiscuous daughters as well as their deceitful gambler of a father. A bizarre and wickedly comic plot unfolds as we find the count and the father consumed by a passion for what they mistakenly perceive as each other's riches. 91 min. DVD 6405
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Dracula and His Vampire Brides (aka The Satanic Rites of Dracula) (UK, 1973)
Directed by Alan Gibson. Cast: Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, Michael Coles, William Franklyn, Freddie Jones, Joanna Lumley, Richard Vernon. In London in the 1970's, Scotland Yard Police investigators think they have uncovered a case of vampirism. They call in an expert vampire researcher named Van Helsi (a descendant of the great vampire-hunter himself) to help them put a stop to these hideous crimes. It becomes apparent that the culprit is Count Dracula himself, disguised as a reclusive property developer, but secretly plotting to unleash a fatal virus upon the world. 90 min.DVD X2748
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Abbott, Stacey. "From Hollywood Gothic to Hammer Horror: The Modern Evolution of Dracula." In: Celluloid vampires : life after death in the modern world / Stacey Abbott. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.V3 A23 2007)
Hendershot, Cynthia. "Vampires in Cold War Film." In: I was a Cold War monster : horror films, eroticism, and the Cold War imagination / Cyndy Hendershot. Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H46 2001)
Holte, James Craig. "Resurrection in Great Britain." In: Dracula in the dark : the Dracula film adaptations / James Craig Holte. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.D64 H65 1997)
Hutchings, Peter. "The Mark of the Hammer Dracula." In: Dracula British film guide ; 7. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2003. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.D734 H87 2002)

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Dracula, Dead and Loving It (1995)
Directed by Mel Brooks. Cast: Leslie Nielsen, Mel Brooks, Peter MacNicol, Steven Weber, Amy Yasbeck, Lysette Anthony. SEE Horror Comedy / Horror Parody

Elliot, Kamilla. " Gothic—Film—Parody." Adaptation; Mar2008, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p24-43, 20p UCB users only

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (UK, 1968)
Directed by Freddie Francis. Cast: Christopher Lee, Rupert Davies, Veronica Carlson, Barbara Ewing, Barry Andrews, Ewan Hooper. When his castle is exorcised, Dracula plots his revenge against the Monsignor who performed the rites by attempting to make the holy man's young neice his bride. 92 min.DVD 6490
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Abbott, Stacey. "From Hollywood Gothic to Hammer Horror: The Modern Evolution of Dracula." In: Celluloid vampires : life after death in the modern world / Stacey Abbott. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.V3 A23 2007)
Hendershot, Cynthia. "Vampires in Cold War Film." In: I was a Cold War monster : horror films, eroticism, and the Cold War imagination / Cyndy Hendershot. Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H46 2001)
Holte, James Craig. "Resurrection in Great Britain." In: Dracula in the dark : the Dracula film adaptations / James Craig Holte. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.D64 H65 1997)
Hutchings, Peter. "The Mark of the Hammer Dracula." In: Dracula British film guide ; 7. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2003. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.D734 H87 2002)

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Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary (Canada, 1992)
Directed by Guy Maddin. Cast: Zhang Wei-Qiang, David Moroni, Johnny Wright, Tara Birtwhistle, Cindy Marie Small. Filmmaker Guy Maddin resurrects the style and visual grammar of the silent cinema in this ambitious screen adaptation of the Royal Winnepeg Ballet's acclaimed dance production, which incorporates elements of Bram Stoker's novel Dracula and F. W. Murnau's film Nosferatu. In 1897, a mysterious visitor from the East, Dracula, arrives in London, and soon puts the wealthy Lucy under his spell. Dracula next sets his sights on the virginal Mina, but when the vampire's machinations begin to alter her personality, her fiance realizes something is wrong and vampire hunter Von Helsing is brought in to slay the monster. 75 min. DVD 2780
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O'Donoghue, Darragh. "Particles of Illusion: Guy Maddin and His Precursors." Senses of Cinema: An Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious and Eclectic Discussion of Cinema, vol. 32, pp. (no pagination), Summer 2004
Losier, Marie; Porton, Richard. "The Pleasures of Melancholy: An Interview with Guy Maddin." Cineaste, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 18-25, Summer 2004
Shaviro, Steven. "Fire and Ice: The Films of Guy Maddin." In: North of Everything: English-Canadian Cinema Since 1980 Edited by William Beard and Jerry White. Edmonton : University of Alberta Press, c2002. (Main Stack PN1993.5.C2.N67 2002; PFA PN1993.5.C2.N67 2002)
Sweitzer, Charlie. "Guy Maddin: Eclectic Filmmaker Weds Ballet and Dracula." The Independent Film & Video Monthly. Jun 2003. Vol. 26, Iss. 5; p. 15 (2 pages)
Woloski, Jason. "Guy Maddin." (Great Directors, A Critical Database) Senses of Cinema

Dracula 2000 (2000)
Director, Patrick Lussier. Cast: Jonny Lee Miller, Justine Waddell, Gerard Butler, Colleen Ann Fitzpatrick, Jennifer Esposito, Danny Masterson, Jeri Ryan, Omar Epps, Christopher Plummer. A rare antiques collector has been keeping a secret buried deep in a locked vault. When robbers seeking a fortune in gold steal the casket they believe contains the gold, they unleash the terror that has been haunting a young woman's dreams. 99 min. DVD 838
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Dracula's Curse (2006)
Director, Leigh Scott. Cast: Tom Downey, Eliza Swenson, Rhett Giles, Jeff Denton, Christina Rosenberg. Based on Bram Stoker's classic, this epic horror film follows a team of elite vampire hunters led by Colonel Rufus King and Jacob Van Helsing as they infiltrate the dark underworld to battle the ruthless vampires led by the Countess Elizabeth Barthorley. 107 min. DVD X2748
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Dracula's Daughter (1936)
Director, Lambert Hillyer. Cast: Otto Kruger, Gloria Holden, Marguerite Churchill, Edward Van Sloan, Nan Grey, Hedda Hopper. Dr. Von Helsing, thinking he has rid London of all vampires, is instead arrested for murder. Just when Von Helsing's fate seems sealed, the bodies suddenly disappear. Soon several people are found mysteriously killed, their bodies drained of all blood. 71 min. DVD X2910
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Fascination (France, 1979)
Director, Jean Rollin. Cast: Brigitte Lahaie, Franca Mai, Jean-Marie Lemaire, Cyril Val. Fascination follows a swaggering thief who hides out in a lavish chateau, holding the occupants at gunpoint. When night falls, he realizes that these two maids are not only deadlier than he imagined, but are gatekeepers to a ring of women with a thirst for blood. 81 min. DVD X6905
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Black, Andy "Clocks, seagulls, Romeo and Juliet Jean Rollin interviewed ." Kinoeye, vol. 2, no. 7, 2002 Apr 15
Cherry, Brigid. "The Universe of Madness and Death: Jean Rollin's Fascination (1979)." Kinoeye, vol. 2, no. 7, 2002 Apr 15
Kalat, David. "Exoticism and eroticism in French horror cinema: A brief introduction to the world of Jean Rollin." Kinoeye, Vol 2 Issue 7 15 April 2002
McCann, Ben. "Pierced Borders, Punctured Bodies: the Contemporary French Horror Film." Australian Journal of French Studies Volume 45, Number 3 / September - December 2008 UC users only
Tohill, Cathal. "Back to the Beach: The Films of Jean Rollin." In: Immoral tales : European sex & horror movies 1956-1984 / Cathal Tohill & Pete Tombs. New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 1995. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 T64 1995)

The Fearless Vampire Killers: or Pardon me, But Your Teeth are in My Neck (USA / UK, 1967)
Directed by Roman Polanski. Cast: Jack MacGowran, Sharon Tate, Alfie Bass, Ferdy Mayne. This spoof on old vampire films finds a young maiden kidnapped by a Jewish vampire and his gay son. 111 min. DVD 8548
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Flesh of Your Flesh (Carne de Tu Carne) (Colombia, 1983)
Directed by Carlos Mayolo. Centers on a wealthy family fighting over the last testament of a just-deceased matriarch. From there, the family members are shown to have an incestuous relationship, and eventually vampires come into the picture, as well as unbridled slaughter. 86 min. 999:3414
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From Dusk Till Dawn(1996)
Directed by Robert Rodriguez. Cast: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Quentin Tarantino, Juliette Lewis, Cheech Marin, Fred Williamson, Salma Hayek. From Dusk till dawn: After kidnapping a father and his two kids, the Gecko brothers head south to a seedy Mexican bar to hide out in safety. But when they face the bar's truly notorious clientele--a band of vampires--they are forced to team up with their hostages in order to make it out alive. Special feature: Includes full-length documentary on the making of the film: "Full-tilt boogie" (2000, 100 min.) Bonus material: Feature commentary with Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino; outtakes; featurette: Hollywood goes to hell; theatrical trailer; TV spots; music videos; stills gallery; art of making the movie, with commentary by Rodriguez and Greg Nicotero; deleted scenes and alternate takes; on the set; cast & crew bios. Disc 1. Full-tilt boogie (2000, 100 min.)[An extensive documentary behind-the-scenes look a the making of the action hit "From dusk till dawn." You're there for all the excitement direct from the set] -- Disc 2. From dusk till dawn (1996, 108 min.) 108 min. DVD 8086
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Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Horror Film

Ganja & Hess(1973)
Directed by Bill Gunn. Cast: Duane Jones, Marlene Clark, John Hoffmeister, Enrico Fales, Mabel King. A black anthropologist is studying the ancient culture of Myrthia which disappeared when it was destroyed by a transmittable amoebic parasite that was addicted to blood. In the course of his research, he is stabbed with a Myrthian dagger by his assistant, who then kills himself. When Hess wakes up, he finds that his wounds have healed, but he now has an insatiable thirst for blood. Special features: Audio commentary by the filmmakers; Restored footage; Featurette "The blood of the thing" on the history of the production; Featurette examining selected sequences in detail; Animated photo gallery. 113 min. DVD X2287
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Benshoff, Harry M. "Blaxploitation Horror Films: Generic Reappropriation or Reinscription?" Cinema Journal 39.2 (2000) 31-50
Diawara, Manthia; Klotman, Phyllis R. "Ganja and Hess: Vampires, Sex, and Addictions." Black American Literature Forum, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 299-314, Summer 1991Diawara, Manthia; Klotman, Phyllis R. UC users only
Gateward, Frances. "Daywalkin' Night Stalkin' Bloodsuckas Black Vampires in Contemporary Film." Genders, Issue 40 2004 UC users only
Hudson, Dale. "Vampires of color and the performance of multicultural whiteness." In: The persistence of whiteness : race and contemporary Hollywood cinema / edited by Daniel Bernardi. London : New York : Routledge, 2008. (Main Stack PN1995.9.M56.P47 2008)

Genuine (The Tale of a Vampire) (Germany, 1920)
Directed by Rober Weine. Cast: Fern Andra, Albert Bennefeld, Lewis Brody, John Gottow, Ernst Gronau, Harald Paulsen. 43-minute condensation. DVD 1383; DVD 232; DVD 5; vhs 999:39
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Horror of Dracula (UK, 1958)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee. Dracula, a centuries-old nobleman damned to an eternal blood-crazed half-life, travels from his native Transylvania to London and to a savage fate. In the decadent nightlife he finds new victims. He also finds Dr. Van Helsing, a brilliant scientist, who becomes Dracula's implacable foe in a bat-and-mouse game of blood-red Gothic gore. 81 min. DVD 6482
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Abbott, Stacey. "From Hollywood Gothic to Hammer Horror: The Modern Evolution of Dracula." In: Celluloid vampires : life after death in the modern world / Stacey Abbott. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.V3 A23 2007)
Holte, James Craig. "Resurrection in Great Britain." In: Dracula in the dark : the Dracula film adaptations / James Craig Holte. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.D64 H65 1997)
Hendershot, Cynthia. "Vampires in Cold War Film." In: I was a Cold War monster : horror films, eroticism, and the Cold War imagination / Cyndy Hendershot. Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H46 2001)
Hutchings, Peter. "The Mark of the Hammer Dracula." In: Dracula British film guide ; 7. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2003. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.D734 H87 2002)

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House of Frankenstein (1944)
Directed by Erle C. Kenton. Screenplay, Curtis Siodmak. Cast: Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr., John Carradine. After escaping from an asylum the mad Dr. Niemann (Boris Karloff) and his hunchback assistant revive Count Dracula (John Carradine), the Wolf Man (Lon Chaney Jr.) and the Frankenstein monster in order to extract revenge upon their many enemies. 71 min. DVD X3078
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The Hunger (UK, 1983)
Directed by Tony Scott. Cast: Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Cliff De Young, Dan Hedaya, Beth Ehlers. Miriam, an ageless vampire, spends her time prowling Manhattan's trendiest nightspots in search of new blood. John, her partner of 200 years, inexplicably begins to age at an accelerated pace. A scientist is called upon to try to save John and gets pulled into their triangle of sex, blood and desire. 97 min. DVD X3019
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Crump, Victoria. ""What Have You Done to Me?": Lesbian Vampire Sexuality and "Feminist" Vampirism in Ellis Hanson's "Lesbians Who Bite" and Tony Scott's The Hunger." South Dakota Review, Winter2008, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p121-125, 5p
Hanson, Ellis. "Lesbians Who Bite." In: Out takes : essays on queer theory and film / edited by Ellis Hanson. Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 1999. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1995.9.H55 O88 1999)

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
Directed by Neil Jordan. Cast: Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Antonio Banderas, Stephen Rea, Christian Slater, Kirsten Dunst. The story is told by Louis de Pointe du Lac in 1991 to an interviewer about the lives of himself, Lestat and Claudia through trouble, death, curse and love over the past 200 years. Going back to New Orleans, 1791, young, plantation owner Louis is unhappy with his life as a widower. That is until Lestat de Lioncourt comes into his life. The vampire Lestat, allows Louis to make the decision of either death or life as a vampire forever. Not until his decision is already made, does Louis realize what he has become. He refuses to take human life. When he is about to leave, Lestat turns a little orphan girl into a vampire to make Louis stay. Based on the novel by Anne Rice. Special features: "In the shadow of the Vampire:" behind-the-scenes documentary featuring interviews with the film's stars and creators; feature-length audio commentary by director Neil Jordan; introduction by Anne Rice, Neil Jordan and Antonio Banderas; production notes; theatrical trailers. 122 min. DVD X3755
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Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Horror Film

Botting, Fred. "Hypocrite Vampire..." Gothic Studies, May2007, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p16-49, 34p UC users only
Doane, Janice; Hodges, Devon. "In Love with Consumption: From Anne Rice's Novels to Neil Jordan's Interview with the Vampire." In: Vision/re-vision : adapting contemporary American fiction by women to film / edited by Barbara Tepa Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c1996. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1997.85 .V57 1996)
Jones, Alan. "Bashing Anne Rice: Interview with the Vampire." Cinefantastique, vol. 25-26, no. 6 [1], pp. 24-26, Dec 1994
Powell, Anna. "Duration and the Vampire: A Deleuzian Gothic." Gothic Studies; May2009, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p86-98, 13p UC users only

Jennifer's Body (2009)
Directed by Karyn Kusama. Cast: Megan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, J.K. Simmons, Amy Sedaris, Adam Brody. Needy is a reserved bookworm. Her best friend is Jennifer, a conceited cheerleader. The two share little in common. They share even less in common when Jennifer mysteriously gains an appetite for human blood after a disastrous fire at a local bar. Soon, Needy's male classmates are steadily killed off in gruesome attacks and she must uncover the truth behind her friend's transformation and find a way to stop the bloodthirsty rampage before it reaches her own boyfriend. Special features: Audio commentary with director Karyn Kusama and writer Diablo Cody (Theatrical version only); audio commentary with director Karyn Kusama (extended version only); trailers. (Features are not rated or closed-captioned.) 102 min. DVD X3367
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Honeycutt, Kirk. "Jennifer's Body" Film Journal International, October 2009, Vol. 112 Issue 10, p61-62, 2pUC users only
Rizov, Vadim. "Jennifer's Body" Sight & Sound, December 2009, Vol. 19 Issue 12, p62-63, 2p UC users only

[John Carpenter's] Vampires (1998)
Directed by John Carpenter. Cast: James Woods, Daniel Baldwin, Sheryl Lee, Thomas Ian Griffith, Maximilian Schell, Tim Guinee. Jack Crow is the leader of a team of mercenary vampire slayers dedicated to doing everything humanly possible to prevent Valek, the leader of the undead, from discovering the Berziers Cross, the only thing that can grant all vampires the omnipotent power to walk in the daylight. Based on the novel Vampire$ by John Steakley. 107 min. DVD X3099
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Kiss of the Vampire (UK, 1962)
Directed by Don Sharp. Cast: Clifford Evans, Noel Willman, Edward de Souza, Jennifer Daniel, Barry Warren. Lost on the way to their honeymoon, a young couple stumbles upon a mysterious family of vampires and their unspeakably evil leader. 88 min. DVD 4450
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Abbott, Stacey. "From Hollywood Gothic to Hammer Horror: The Modern Evolution of Dracula." In: Celluloid vampires : life after death in the modern world / Stacey Abbott. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.V3 A23 2007)
Hendershot, Cynthia. "Vampires in Cold War Film." In: I was a Cold War monster : horror films, eroticism, and the Cold War imagination / Cyndy Hendershot. Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H46 2001)
Holte, James Craig. "Resurrection in Great Britain." In: Dracula in the dark : the Dracula film adaptations / James Craig Holte. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.D64 H65 1997)
Hutchings, Peter. "The Mark of the Hammer Dracula." In: Dracula British film guide ; 7. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2003. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.D734 H87 2002)

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Kiss of the Vampire (aka Immortally Yours) (2009)
Directed by Joe Tornatore. Cast: Daniel Goddard, Katherine Hawkes, Eric Etebari, Martin Kove, Costas Mandylor, Gary Daniels, Phil Fondacaro, Matthias Hues. A sleep town turns to a place of evil unrest when a coven of vampires starts to feed there. Alex has a taste not only for the finer things in life - but blood! Attending an opera he encounters Estelle, whose father is a top scientist currently researching an approach to immortality for the head of the upper-world Illuminati. Alex falls desperately in love with Estelle. 88 min. DVD X3014
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The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Directed by Sidney Salkow. See 1960s Horror

Let Me In (UK | USA, 2010)
Directed by Matt Reeves. Cast: Chloë Grace Moretz, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Richard Jenkins, Elias Koteas. Abby, an eerily self-possessed young girl, emerges from her heavily curtained apartment only at night and always barefoot, seemingly immune to the bitter winter elements. Owen, an alienated 12-year-old boy, recognizes a fellow outcast and opens up to her, forming a unique bond. But as a string of grisly murders occupy his town, Owen has to confront the reality that this seemingly innocent girl might be hiding an unthinkable secret. Based on the screenplay and novel Låt den rätte komma in by John Ajvide Lindqvist. Special features: Audio commentary with director Matt Reeves; a look at the making of Let me in; the art of special effects; car crash sequence step-by-step; deleted scenes; trailer and poster gallery.115 min. DVD X5217
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Let the Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in) (Sweden, 2008)
Directed by Tomas Alfredson. Cast: Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar, Peter Carlberg, Ika Nord, Henrik Dahl, Karin Bergquist, Mikael Rahm, Karl-Robert Lindgred, Anders T. Peedu, Pale Olofsson. 12-year-old Oscar is a fragile and bullied boy who finds love and revenge when he meets Eli. Eli is a beautiful but peculiar girl he befriends. She has moved into his building but Oscar does not know that she and her father are vampires. When strange disappearances and murders start happening in the town, suspicions mount from her neighbors and police. Eli must move on to stay alive or stay to help Oscar the only way she knows how. Based on the screenplay and novel Låt den rätte komma in by John Ajvide Lindqvist. 115 min. DVD X1869
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Lips of Blood (Lèvres de sang) (France, 1975)
Directed by Jean Rollin. Cast: Jean-Loup Phillipe, Annie Brilland, Natalie Perrey. A young man is plagued by visions of a castle and a ghostly woman in white, visions which eventually lead him to a cemetery of female vampires whom he releases onto the city of Paris. This explicit oedipal fantasy is crammed full of dark dungeons, lesbian sex, coffins, and surreal vampires. 90 min. DVD X6871
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Black, Andy "Clocks, seagulls, Romeo and Juliet Jean Rollin interviewed ." Kinoeye, vol. 2, no. 7, 2002 Apr 15
Kalat, David. "Exoticism and eroticism in French horror cinema: A brief introduction to the world of Jean Rollin." Kinoeye, Vol 2 Issue 7 15 April 2002
McCann, Ben. "Pierced Borders, Punctured Bodies: the Contemporary French Horror Film." Australian Journal of French Studies Volume 45, Number 3 / September - December 2008 UC users only
Sparks, Doug "The romance of childhood: Jean Rollin's Lèvres de sang (Lips of Blood, 1975)." Kinoeye, vol. 2, no. 7, 2002 Apr 15
Tohill, Cathal. "Back to the Beach: The Films of Jean Rollin." In: Immoral tales : European sex & horror movies 1956-1984 / Cathal Tohill & Pete Tombs. New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 1995. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 T64 1995)

London After Midnight (1927)
Director, Tod Browning. Cast: Lon Chaney, Marceline Day, Henry B. Walthall. A presumed suicide could be a case of murder -- or maybe the supposed victim is alive! Chaney plays the dual roles of a Scotland Yard sleuth and a vampire in this offbeat mix of horror and whodunit. 61 min. DVD 2359
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Anderson, Robert Gordon. Faces, forms, films; the artistry of Lon Chaney New York, Castle Books [c1971] (Main: PN2287.C48 .A8 1971; PFA PN2287.C48 .A8 1971)
Beck, Calvin. "Lon Chaney." In: Heroes of the horrors. New York, Collier Books [1975] (PFA: PN1998.A2 B38 1975)
Blake, Michael F. The Films of Lon Chaney Lanham : Madison Books, 2001. (Main PN2287.C48 B57 2001; PFA PN2287.C48 B57 2001)
Blake, Michael F. Lon Chaney : the man behind the thousand faces Vestal, N.Y. : Vestal Press, 1993. (Main PN2287.C48 B58 1993)
Bodeen, DeWitt. "Lon Chaney." In: From Hollywood : the careers of 15 great American stars South Brunswick [N.J.] : A. S. Barnes, c1976 (Main: PN1998.A2 .B62 1976)
Slide, Anthony. "Lon Chaney." In: Silent players : a biographical and autobiographical study of 100 silent film actors and actresses Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, 2002 (Main Stack PN1998.2.S547 2002; PFA PN1998.2.S547 2002)

The Lost Boys (1987)
Directed by Joel Schumacher. Cast: Corey Haim, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Edward Hermann, Barnard Hughes, Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Dianne Wiest. In this hit '80s hybrid of the horror movie and the teen flick, a single mom and her two sons become involved with a pack of vampires when they move into an offbeat Northern California town. When Michael visits the cavernous hangout of his cronies and unwittingly drinks from a wine bottle full of vampiric blood, he becomes an unwilling member of the bloodsucker biker gang. Shot on location in the coastal California town of Santa Cruz with a rock music soundtrack. Special features: Commentary with director Joel Schumacher ; featurettes ; deleted scenes ; production notes; theatrical trailer. 97 min. DVD X2771
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Awards
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Horror Film

Bacon, Simon. "The Infernal Youth of the Cinematic Teenage Vampire." Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies, Volume 5, Number 2 / Fall 2011
Bacon, Simon. "People are Strange: Re-Viewing The Lost Boys." Kulture and Geschlect, 8 (2011)
Latham, Rob. "Consuming Youth: The Lost Boys Cruise Mallworld." In: Blood read : the vampire as metaphor in contemporary culture / edited by Joan Gordon and Veronica Hollinger ; foreword by Brian Aldiss. Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, c1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Anthropology PS374.V35 B58 1997)
Morey, Anne. "Primal Screen: Father-Son Confusion in The Lost Boys." Children's Literature Association Quarterly, vol. 18, no. 3, pp. 126-30, Fall 1993 UC users only
Nixon, Nicola. "When Hollywood sucks, or Hungry girls, lost boys, and vampirism in the age of Reagan." In: Blood read : the vampire as metaphor in contemporary culture / edited by Joan Gordon and Veronica Hollinger ; foreword by Brian Aldiss. Philadelphia, Pa. : University of Pennsylvania Press, c1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Anthropology PS374.V35 B58 1997)

Mark of the Vampire (1935)
Directed by Tod Browning. Cast: Lionel Barrymore, Elizabeth Allan, Bela Lugosi, Lionel Atwill, Jean Hersholt. Sir Karell Borotyn appears to have been killed by Count Mora, a vampire believed to haunt the local village. Now his daughter Irena is the Count's next target. Enter Professor Zelen, an expert on vampires who's sent in to prevent her death. At the same time, secrets are revealed surrounding the circumstances of Sir Karell's death. 60 min. DVD 6521
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Mank, Gregory W. "Mark of the Vampire." In: Hollywood cauldron : thirteen horror films from the genre's golden age / by Gregory William Mank. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, c1994 (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 M315 1994)

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Moon Child (Japan, 2003)
Directed by Takahisa Zeze. Cast: Hyde, Gackt, Wang Leehom, Zeny Kwok, Taro Yamomoto, Anne Suzuki. Part futuristic science fiction and part John Woo style gunplay, Mood Child is a gothic vampire horror film from Japan. Director Takahisa Zeze brings a deliciously stylized vision to this tale of doomed friends whose gangster lifestyle becomes corrupted. 119 min. DVD 9674
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New Moon (2009)
Directed by Chris Weitz. Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Taylor Lautner, Billy Burke, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed, Dakota Fanning. Bella Swan is devastated by the abrupt departure of her vampire love, Edward Cullen, but her spirit is rekindled by her growing friendship with the irresistible Jacob Black. Suddenly she finds herself drawn into the world of the werewolves, ancestral enemies of the vampires, and finds her loyalties tested. Based on the novel "New moon" by Stephenie Meyer. Special feature: 6-part documentary going behind the scenes. 130 min. DVD X2939
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Nosferatu (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Germany, 1922)
Directed by F.W. Murnau. Cast: Max Schreck, Alexander Granach, Gustav von Wangenheim, Greta Schroeder. The first film adaptation of the story of the unmasking of the insatiable Transylvanian vampire, Count Dracula. The tale unfolds with an awesome eeriness unequalled in later versions. 72 min.
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DVD 9325 Kino restored version. Special features: Hans Erdmann's original 1922 score ; Documentary: The language of shadows : the early years and nosferatu ( 52 min.) ; Nosferatu : an historic film meets digital resoration (3 min.) ; Lengthy excerpts from other films by F.W. Murau: Journey into the night (1920), The haunted castle (1921), Phantom (1922), The finances of the Grand Duke (1924), The last laugh (1924), Tartuffe (1925), Faust (1926), and Tabu (1931)

DVD 1382 This Kino edition has been mastered from a color-tinted 35mm negative restored by the Cineteca del Comune di Bologne at the laboratories of L'Immagine Ritrovata."-- Container. Supplemental features: Lengthy excerpts from other films by F. W. Murnau: Journey into the night (1920), The haunted castle (1921), Phantom (1922), The last laugh (1924), Faust (1926), and Tabu (1931); two musical scores to choose from; photo gallery; scene comparison: novel, screenplay & film. 84 min.

DVD 232 (Masterworks of German Horror Cinema) Special features: Still photo galleries featuring original artwork, 12 page booklet containing artwork and extensive liner notes on all films. 64 min.

DVD 31 Blackhawk Films. Mastered from 35mm archive material, features exclusive audio essay and a collection of supplementary materials. 81 min.

Nosferatu: The Vampire (West Germany / France, 1979)
Directed by Werner Herzog. Cast: Klaus Kinski, Isabelle Adjani, Bruno Ganz. A remake of the German silent film classic by F.W. Murnau of the unmasking of the insatiable Translyvanian Vampire, Count Dracula. Closely based on the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker. 107 min. DVD 94; vhs 999:2004
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Pura Sangre (Pure Blood) (Colombia, 1982)
This first film by Colombian producer/director Luis Ospina is an obvious metaphor that relates vampirism to the social oppression of the poor by the ruling classes. Here a powerful Colombian industrialist must survive through the blood of young boys, blood that comes from victims selected from a different class than the proletariat. Cast: Florina Lemaitre, Carlos Mayolo, Humberto Arango, Luis Alberto Garcia, Gilberto "Fly" Forero. 98 min. 999:3407

Shadow of the Vampire (UK / USA / Luxembourg, 2000)
Directed by E. Elias Merhige. Cast: John Malkovich, Willem Dafoe, Cary Elwes, Aden Gillet, Eddie Izzard, Udi Kier, Catherine McCormack. This riveting suspense thriller is about the filming of "Nosferatu" and the difficult relationship between the director, F. W. Murnau and actor Max Schreck. As cast and crew begin to disappear, it seems that Murnau has made a devil's bargain with Schreck, whose performance is too authentic. 92 min. DVD 2330
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Atkinson, M. "Vampire variations" [E. E. Merighe's Shadow of the vampire]. Film Comment v. 36 no. 6 (November/December 2000) p. 27-9
Calhoun, J. "Fangs for the memories [Shadow of the vampire]. Entertainment Design v. 35 no. 2 (February 2001) p. 8 UC users only
Elsaesser, T. "Six degrees of Nosferatu." Sight & Sound v. ns11 no. 2 (February 2001) p. 12-15 UC users only
Kemp, P. "Shadow of the vampire." Sight & Sound v. ns11 no. 2 (February 2001) p. 50-1 UC users only
Sterritt, D. "Shadow of the vampire." Cineaste v. 25 no. 4 (2000) p. 34-5 UC users only

Shiver of the Vampires (aka Strange Things Happen at Night) (Le frisson des vampires) (France, 1971)
Director, Jean Rollin. Cast: Sandra Julien, Jean-Marie Durand, Jacques Robiolles, Michel Delahaye, Marie-Pierre, Kuelan Herca, Nicole Nancel, Dominique. A young honeymooning couple stop for the night at an ancient castle. Unbeknownst to them, the castle is home to a horde of vampires, who have their own plans for the couple. 96 min. DVD X6904
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Black, Andy "Clocks, seagulls, Romeo and Juliet Jean Rollin interviewed ." Kinoeye, vol. 2, no. 7, 2002 Apr 15
Kalat, David. "Exoticism and eroticism in French horror cinema: A brief introduction to the world of Jean Rollin." Kinoeye, Vol 2 Issue 7 15 April 2002
McCann, Ben. "Pierced Borders, Punctured Bodies: the Contemporary French Horror Film." Australian Journal of French Studies Volume 45, Number 3 / September - December 2008 UC users only
Tohill, Cathal. "Back to the Beach: The Films of Jean Rollin." In: Immoral tales : European sex & horror movies 1956-1984 / Cathal Tohill & Pete Tombs. New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 1995. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 T64 1995)

Son of Dracula (1943)
Director, Robert Siodmak. Cast: Louise Allbritton, Robert Paige, Evelyn Ankers, Frank Craven, J. Edward Bromberg, Samuel S. Hinds, Lon Chaney, Jr. Lon Chaney, Jr. portrays Count Alucard, Dracula's son, in this story of a Southern heiress who winds up under the evil spell of the Count. 82 min. DVD X2910
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A Taste of Blood (1967)
Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. See 1960s Horror Films

Taste the Blood of Dracula (UK, 1969)
Directed by Peter Sasdy. Cast: Christopher Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Gwen Watford, Linda Hayden, Ralph Bates, Anthony Corlan, John Carson, Peter Sallis, Isla Blair, Martin Jarvis. Three community leaders out on a lark think they've done it all but of course, they haven't. They're duped into an adventure that transforms Dracula from moldering dust into blood-lusting flesh. 95 min. DVD 6491
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Abbott, Stacey. "From Hollywood Gothic to Hammer Horror: The Modern Evolution of Dracula." In: Celluloid vampires : life after death in the modern world / Stacey Abbott. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.V3 A23 2007)
Hendershot, Cynthia. "Vampires in Cold War Film." In: I was a Cold War monster : horror films, eroticism, and the Cold War imagination / Cyndy Hendershot. Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H46 2001)
Holte, James Craig. "Resurrection in Great Britain." In: Dracula in the dark : the Dracula film adaptations / James Craig Holte. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.D64 H65 1997)
Hutchings, Peter. "The Mark of the Hammer Dracula." In: Dracula British film guide ; 7. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2003. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.D734 H87 2002)

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Thirst (Bakjwi) (South Korea | USA , 2009)
Director: Chan-wook Park. Cast: Song Kang-ho, Kim Ok-vin, Kim Hae-sook, Shin Ha-kyun. Sang-hyun is a priest working for a hospital. He selflessly volunteers for a secret vaccine development project intended to eradicate a deadly virus. However, the virus eventually takes over the priest. He nearly dies, but makes a miraculous recovery after receiving an accidental transfusion of vampire blood. He quickly realizes his sole reason for living involves taking the pleasures of the flesh. He struggles to control his insatiable thirst for blood until a love affair unleashes his darkest desires in deadly new ways. Inspired by Émile Zola's Thérèse Raquin. 134 min. DVD X2538
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Awards
Cannes Film Festival - Jury Prize

Wilson, Flannery. "Grand Guignol and littérature putride in contemporary Korean horror cinema: Park Chan-wook's cinematic translation of Zola's Thérèse Raquin." Journal of Japanese & Korean Cinema, 2012, Vol. 3 Issue 2, p139-155, 17p UC users only

30 Days of Night (2007)
Directed by David Slade. Cast: Josh Hartnett, Melissa George, Danny Huston, Ben Foster, Mark Boone, Jr., Mark Rendall, Amber Sainsbury, Manu Bennett. An isolated Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month each year when the sun sinks below the horizon. As the last rays of light fade, the town is attacked by a bloodthirsty gang of vampires bent on an uninterrupted orgy of destruction. Only the town's husband-and-wife Sheriff team stand between the survivors and certain destruction. Based on the comic by Steve Niles and Ben Templesmith. 113 min. DVD 9297
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True Blood
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Twilight (2008)
Directed by Catherine Hardwicke. Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Peter Facinelli, Elizabeth Reaser, Cam Gigandet, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick, Nikki Reed, Taylor Lautner, Kellah Lutz, Jackson Rathbone, Michael Welch, Gil Birmingham, Justin Chon, Christian Serratos, Jose Zuniga, Rachel Lefevre, Edi Gathegi, Sarah Clarke. Bella Swan is a clumsy, kind hearted teenager with a knack for getting into trouble. Edward Cullen is an intelligent, good looking vampire who is trying to hide his secret. Against all odds, the two fall in love but will a pack of blood thirsty trackers and the disapproval of their family and friends separate them? Based on the novel "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer. Special features: [Disc 1] Audio commentary with Catherine Hardwick, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart; "Supermassive Black Hole" performed by Muse; "Decode" music video by Paramore; "Leave out all the Rest" music video by Linkin Park; extended scenes: Are people talking about the Cullens again?; James let's not play with our food; You don't know how it's tortured me; A hundred years worth of journals; Don't read Charlie's mind; [Disc 2] Deleted scenes with director's introduction; The adventure begins: the journey from page to screen; The comic-con phenomenon ; theatrical campaign. 122 min. DVD X1646
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Underworld (2003)
Director, Len Wiseman. Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Sheen, Shane Brolly, Billy Nighy, Erwin Leder, Sophia Myles, Robbie Gee, Wentworth Miller. A war has been raging between the Vampires and the Lycans for centuries. Selene is a vampire Death Dealer who finds out that the Lycans have plans to capture Michael. As Selene begins to track Michael, she becomes more convinced that the Lycans are planning an attack against the Death Dealers. The vampire kingpin, Kraven, is certain the Lycans do not have that kind of intelligence. As Selene shadows Michael, she finds herself wanting to protect him, but when he's attacked by Lucian, the leader of the werewolf community, and the man she wants to save has now become a sworn enemy. Special features: Director and writer commentary; technical effects; creature features; stunts featurette; sights and sounds of "Underworld"; the making of "Underworld"; finch "Worms and Earth"; storyboard comparison; TV spots; theatrical trailers. 121 min. DVD X3380
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The Vampire Bat (1933)
Directed by Frank Strayer. Cast: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Melvyn Douglas, Maude Eburne. When bloodless corpses begin appearing in a sleepy German village, superstitious townspeople believe the local fool has human vampires doing evil bidding for him. The real culprit is a diabolical scientist who needs human blood for his fiendish experiments. 63 min. DVD X5657; vhs 999:939
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Vampire Hunter D (Banpaia hantâ D) (1985)
Director, Toyoo Ashida. Animated feature (anime) In the year 12,090 AD, the Earth has fallen into the clutches of vampires and humans are enslaved by a corrupted feudal system, prey to the whims of vampire aristocrats. Vampire Hunter D is the only being who dares to challenge the authority of the immortal vampires. 80 min. DVD 753
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Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
Directed by Wes Craven. Cast: Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett, Allen Payne, Kadeem Hardison, John Witherspoon. Maximillian is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island, and as a vampire, he must find a mate to keep the line from ending. He knows that a child had been born to a woman who had a vampire father, and he searches for her in Brooklyn. Rita's mother, who has died in an asylum, was that woman and Rita has nightmares that she does not understand. Not knowing that she is part vampire, Max woos her but only Rita can decide her destiny as she is pursued by Maximillian, the most diabolical, dashing and definitely undead dude in the 'hood. 102 min. DVD X2279
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Gateward, Frances. "Daywalkin' Night Stalkin' Bloodsuckas Black Vampires in Contemporary Film." Genders, Issue 40 2004 UC users only
Tannenbaum, Leslie. "Policing Eddie Murphy : the unstable black body in Vampire in Brooklyn." In: The fantastic vampire : studies in the children of the night : selected essays from the Eighteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts / edited by James Craig Holte. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PR830.V3 I58 1997)

The Vampire Lovers (UK, 1970)
Directed by Roy Ward Baker. Cast: Ingrid Pitt, George Cole, Kate O'Mara, Peter Cushing, Ferdy Mayne, Douglas Wilmer, Madeline Smith, Dawn Addams. The vampire lovers is the story of Carmilla, who travels the countryside looking for the best looking maidens that she can find to quench her thirst for blood. Adapted from J. Sheridan Le Fanu's story "Carmilla" by Harry Fine, Tudor Gates, and Michael Style. 91 min. DVD X3719
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Hendershot, Cynthia. "Vampires in Cold War Film." In: I was a Cold War monster : horror films, eroticism, and the Cold War imagination / Cyndy Hendershot. Bowling Green, OH : Bowling Green State University Popular Press, c2001. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H46 2001)
Holte, James Craig. "Resurrection in Great Britain." In: Dracula in the dark : the Dracula film adaptations / James Craig Holte. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.D64 H65 1997)
Hutchings, Peter. "The Mark of the Hammer Dracula." In: Dracula British film guide ; 7. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris, 2003. (Full text available online [UCB users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.D734 H87 2002)

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Vampire Princess (Kyûketsuki Miyu) (Japan, 1997)
Directed by Hirano Toshihiro. In this animated television series (episodes 1-26), Miyu was born a Vampire Princess, charged with the responsibility of banishing evil demons from the Earth. Stranded in the twilight between human and demon, she has the power to offer humans the gift of eternal happiness with one bite, yet is herself, destined for perpetual solitude. 650 min. (3 discs) DVD 3682
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Vampire's Night Orgy (La orgía nocturna de los vampiros) (Spain, 1973)
Directed by León Klimovsky. Cast: Jack Taylor, Dyanik Zurakowska, José Guardiola, Charo Soriano, Helga Liné. A busload of travelers must stop in a small European village after their bus driver suffers a heart attack. The local villagers seem friendly at first but strange events stir up suspicion in the travelers. Eventually, the travelers uncover the truth behind their hosts and find they have stumbled upon a village inhabited by vampires. 80 min. DVD X2749
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Vampyr (Der Traum des Allan Grey; aka Not Against the Flesh) (France / Germany, 1932)
Directed by Carl Dreyer. A subtle, disturbing version of the vampire legend. A young man becomes involved with an attempt to stop the vampire and save a family. A cinema classic also known as "The Strange adventure of David Grey". In German with Danish and English title frames, and Danish subtitles. Special features on DVD 9984: Newly credited alternate version of Vampyr with English text, audio commentary featuring film scholar Tony Rayns, new and improved English subtitle translation. A booklet featuring new essays by Mark Le Fanu and Kim Newman, Koerber on the restoration, and a 1964 interview with producer and star Nicolas de Gunzburg, as well as a book featuring Dreyer and Christen Jul's original screenplay and Sheridan Le Fanu 1872 story "Carmilla," a source for the film. DVD 9984; also DVD 212, 72 min. - includes "The Mascot", 26 min.; DVD X6482; vhs 999:297, 66 min.
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

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The Adult Version of Jekyll & Hyde (1971)
Director L. Ray Monde. When slimy stud Dr. Chris Leeder takes possession of Dr. Jekyll's ancient notebook, he quickly becomes obsessed with the murderous sex crimes of the original Mr. Hyde. The demented doc mixes the potion and promptly turns into ... "Miss Hide," a sexy homicidal nymphomaniac. After enjoying a lesbian romp and the sadistic slaughter of a drunken sailor, Miss Hide decides to pay a visit to Leeder's fiancee and permanently cancel the wedding. 91 min. DVD 218

Black Friday (1940)
Directed by Arthur Lubin. Cast: Boris Karloff; Bela Lugosi; Stanley Ridges; Anne Nagel; Anne Gwynne. A brain specialist attempts to save his dying friend, Professor Kingsley, by transplanting part of the brain from an injured gangster. The side effects prove deadly as Kingsley's dual personalities transform him into a Jekyll-Hyde. 69 min. DVD 5468
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Daughter of Dr. Jekyll
Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer. Cast: John Agar, Gloria Talbot, Arthur Shields. Young, attractive, soon-to-be-wed Janet Smith is living a quiet life of bliss and serenity in a rustic, isolated English village. But suddenly her easy existence is shattered when she learns the truth of her family's dreaded secret: her late father was none other than the infamous Dr. Jekyll, mad genius able to uncover every man's hidden, darker self. Special features: Original theatrical trailer, archive of rare stills and artwork, behind-the-scenes interviews with star John Agar and with Arianne Ulmer Cipes of the Edgar G. Ulmer Preservation Corp. Inspired by the Robert Louis Stevenson novel. 1957. 70 min. DVD 242
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Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976)
Directed by William Crain. Dr. Henry Pride, a black man, is involved in research at a large hospital to find a cure for cirrhosis of the liver. In his lab alone at night Dr. Pride injects a brown rat with his latest serum and is astonished to see the color pigmentation drain and the rat turn white. Even its nature changes as it attacks and kills the other rats in the cage. Pride continues to perfect the serum and later, injects an old black woman near death from a liver ailment. She turns a ghastly white, her face becomes grotesque, and with superhuman strength, attacks a nurse then collapses and dies. Dr. Pride, certain he has now perfected the serum, injects it into himself. As he watches in the mirror, a hideous transformation takes place. 88 min. DVD X5459; vhs 999:1756
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Strange case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde) (1920)
Directed by John S. Robertson. Cast: John Barrymore. The story of a radical doctor whose experiments lead him to the discovery of a destructive potion that transforms him into a hideous creature of unbridled emotions. Special features (DVD X1702): The transformation scene" a rare 1909 Audio Recording ; Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pride: a 1925 one-reel parody starring Stan Laurel ; "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde": an excerpt of the rival 1920 version starring Sheldon Lewis ; "The many faces of Jekyll/Hyde": an illustrated essay on the story's origins and incarnations ; About the score" by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra. 83 min. DVD X1702; also DVD 83; vhs 999:1510
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931)
Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. Cast: Fredric March, Miriam Hopkins. Famous version of the Stevenson masterpiece about a scientist who concocts a potion that releases the animal side of man. Restored version contains 17 minutes of previously censored material. 97 min. DVD 2231
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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941)
Directed by Victor Flemming. Cast: Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner. 113 min. DVD 2231; vhs 999:1511
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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde(Canada / USA, 1968)
Director Charles Jarrott. Cast: Jack Palance, Denholm Elliott, Tessie O'Shea,Torin Thatcher, 1968. DVD 331
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Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde(1912)
Director, Lucius Henderson. Cast: James Cruze, Harry Benham, Florence LaBadie, Marie Eline 12 min. DVD 5863; vhs 999:2837

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1913)
Directed by Herbert Brenon. Cast: King Baggott, Jane Gail. one of the earliest film adaptations of the Stevenson horror story about a doctor whose experiments lead him to the discovery of a destructive potion that transforms him into a hideous creature. 28 min. vhs 999:1573
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Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde (UK, 1972)
Directed by Roy Ward Baker. Cast: Ralph Bates, Martine Beswich, Gerald Sim, Lewis Flander, Susan Brodrick, Dorothy Alison. In foggy Victorian London, Dr. Jekyll experiments with an elixir of life which transforms him into the beautiful, but murderous, Sister Hyde. His lethal, sultry twin stalks Whitechapel to provide victims to continue his blood-stained research. 93 min.vhs 999:1527
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Hammer Films

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Hyde and Hyde (1955)
Directed by Friz Freleng. Warner Brothers. Animated short. "Bugs Bunny comes to a city park to be daily fed carrots by a meek, little man. Bugs proposes that the man adopt him as a pet. The man accepts and takes Bugs home, where he states he is a doctor - and the name on his shingle is Dr. Jekyll. Unbeknownst to Bugs, Jekyll gives into the temptation to drink his potion that changes him into Mr. Hyde. Bugs keeps fleeing Hyde and running to the re-transformed Jekyll for help, but behind Bugs' back, Jekyll involuntarily changes back into Hyde. Bugs helps himself to some of Jekyll's potion before leaving to return to the park, where he changes into a shaggy, green rabbit that scares everyone away." [Internet Movie Database] Included on DVD 2231

Jekyll and Hyde Together Again (1982)
Directed by Jerry Belson. Cast: Mark Blankfield, Bess Armstrong, Tim Thomerson, Krista Errickson, Michael McGuire. Videocassette release of the 1982 motion picutre. Inside the antiseptic walls of a Los Angeles hospital a surgeon, Dr. Jekyll, noses around and discovers the secret to man's alter ego in a white powder. Nodding off one day, Dr. Jekyll accidentally snorts a sampling of the snuff which quickly transforms this shy man into a wild disco deviant with New Wave tendencies. A modern comic spoof on the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde story. 87 min. DVD X7154; vhs 999:1539
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Mary Reilly (1996)
Directed by Stephen Frears. Cast: Julia Roberts, John Malkovich, George Cole, Michael Gambon, Kathy Staff, Glenn Close. The classic horror story of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde gets a chilling new twist when seen through the eyes of Dr. Jekyll's devoted maid. Equally attracted to her kind employer, Dr. Jekyll, and his mysterious assistant, Mr. Hyde, she must confront her own dangerous desires if she is to survive. 108 min. DVD 1007
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Foss, Chris. "When 'Good' Men Turn Bad: Mary Reilly as Disturbing Allegory of Domestic Abuse." Literature/Film Quarterly, vol. 28, no. 1, pp. 12-15, 2000 UC users only

The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (UK, 1960)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Paul Massie, Christopher Lee, Dawn Addams, David Kossoff, Francis de Wolff. After years of unsuccessful scientific experimentation, attempting to reveal his subjects' hidden personalities, Dr. Henry Jekyll finally turns the testing on himself. The doctor succeeds in releasing his own alter ego, transforming himself into Edward Hyde, a handsome playboy whose charming exterior masks an insidious creature. 87 min. DVD X4855; vhs 999:2574
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Hammer Films

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Le Testament du Docteur Cordelier (The Doctor's Horrible Experiment (TV, 1959)
Directed by Jean Renoir. Cast: Jean-Louis Barrault, Teddy Billis, Jean Topart, Michel Vitold. This French television version of the celebrated tale of Dr. Jekyll and Mr.Hyde is set contemporaneously and shot like a documentary program. It's also the only one in which the two characters are believably distinct: one would never guess that the fussy, ascetic Jekyll and the careless, garish Hyde could be the same man. 97 min. DVD 7586
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H.P. Lovecraft

The Call of Cthulhu (2005)
Directed by Andrew Leman. Cast: Ramón Allen Jr., Leslie Baldwin, Daryl Ball, John Bolen, Aidan Branney, Andra Carlson, Michael Dalager, Erin Emmalee, Matthew Q. Fahey, Chad Fifer, Matt Foyer, Bruce Graham, Hannah Rose Jabaley, Ike E.Z. Jabaley, John Joly, Daniel Kirsner, John Klemantaski, Jennifer Knighton, Chris Lackey, Carlos Linares, Ralph Lucas, Richard Lucas, Barry Lynch, Matthew Malcomson, David Mersault, Dan Novy, Steven O'Connor, David Pavao, Kalafatic Poole, Noah Wagner, Erika Zucker, Susan Zucker. Written in 1926, just before the advent of "talking" pictures, The Call of Cthulhu, a tale of madness and monstrous creatures, is one of the most famous and influential tales of H.P. Lovecraft, the father of gothic horror. This film is done in the style of a classic 1920s silent movie using the "Mythoscope" process -- a mix of modern and vintage techniques. In the story, a dying professor leaves his great-nephew a collection of documents pertaining to the Cthulhu Cult. Bit-by-bit he begins piecing together the dread implications of his grandfather's inquiries, and soon he takes on investigating the Cthulhu cult as a crusade of his own. 47 min. DVD X2190
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Joshi, S.T. "The Cthulhu Mythos." In: Icons of horror and the supernatural : an encyclopedia of our worst nightmares / edited by S.T. Joshi. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN56.H6 I26 2007)

Die Monster, Die (1965)
Directed by Daniel Haller Cast: Boris Karloff, Nick Adams, Suzan Farmer. A young man visits his fiancé's estate to discover that her wheelchair-bound scientist father has discovered a meteorite that emits mutating radiation rays that have turned the plants in his greenhouse to giants. When his own wife falls victim to this mysterious power, the old man takes it upon himself to destroy the glowing object with disastrous results. This mesmerizing movie is 'pure haunted-house hokum all the way.' Based on H.P. Lovecraft's story "The Colour Out of Space". 79 min. DVD X6411
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The Dunwich Horror (1970)
Directed by Daniel Haller Cast: Sandra Dee, Dean Stockwell, Ed Begley, Lloyd Bochner, Donna Baccala, Joanne Moore Jordan. Wilbur Whateley pops over to the Arkham Miskatonic University to borrow the legendary Necronomicon and Sandra Dee. But little does anyone know, Whateley isn't quite human... 88 min. DVD X6411
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The H.P. Lovecraft Collection. Volume 1, Cool Air
In 1925 New York, a horror writer takes a room in a boarding house below an eccentric doctor with a mysterious condition; an Egyptian king awakes from his crypt and unleashes his powers onto the world; a doctor creates the perfect corpse to reanimate; grave robbers are followed by a deadly presence after taking a jade pendant; an antique-bookseller discovers the Necronomicon. Contents: H.P. Lovecraft's Cool air / written, produced, and directed by Bryan Moore (1999, 43 min., b&w) -- H.P. Lovecraft's Nyarlathotep / directed by Christian Matzke 2001, 13 min., b&w) ; An imperfect solution / directed by Christian Matzke (2003, 17 min., col.) -- H.P. Lovecraft's The hound / adapted and directed by Anthony Penta (1997, 19 min., b&w, letterboxed) ; The hapless antiquarian / script, camera, and montage, Anthony Penta (2001, 6 min., b&w). Special features: Behind the machine : the making of "Cool air," Dunwich 1927 (2 min.), The schroll (2 min.), interview with Lovecraft scholar S.T. Joshi by Andrew Migliore, credits. 140 min. DVD X2193
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The H.P. Lovecraft Collection. Volume 2, Dreams of Cthulhu: The Tough Magik Initiative.
Cast: Paul Darrow, Rene Defazio, Christian Matzke. A secret government group monitors the Dreamers, followers of the ancient cult of Cthulu; three thieves find that robbing an old man of gold coins is more difficult than they thought; a machine opens a portal to another universe; Nazis acquire the Necronomicon and try to unlock its power. Contents: Rough magik initiative (2000, 49 min., col.) / written and produced by Stephen Parsons ; directed by Jamie Payne -- Terrible old man (2001, 33 min., col.) ; From beyond (1999, 22 min., col.) / directed by Bob Fugger ; Experiment 17 (2005, 4 min., b&w) ; Experiment 18 : the Hexenhammer Projekt (2007, 10 min.) / written and directed by Christian Matzke.140 min. Special features: Commentary on "Rough magik" by Stephen Parsons, interview with Lovecraft scholar S.T. Joshi by Andrew Migliore (2004, 13 min.), interview with the crew of "Terrible old man" (2004, 17 min.). 130 min. DVD X2194
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The H.P. Lovecraft Collection. Volume 3, Out of Mind
Cast: After receiving the Necronomicon from a distant relative, a struggling artist travels back in time, encountering Lovecraft, himself; a man becomes entranced with a fellow boarder's music; a man receives the Necronomicon; a shut-in being steps outside for the first time. Out of mind: Art Kitching, Christopher Heyerdahl, Peter Farbridge. Contents: Out of mind, the stories of H.P. Lovecraft / written by Raymond Saint-Jean, produced by Michel Ouellette, directed by Raymond Saint-Jean (1998, 56 min., col. with b&w sequences, widescreen) -- The music of Erich Zann / directed by John Strysik (1980, 17 min. col.) -- My Necronomicon (1994, 2 min., b&w) / written, produced and directed by Aaron Vanek-- The outsider (1994, 6 min., col.) / written, produced, and directed by Aaron J. Vanek. 120 min. DVD X2195
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The H.P. Lovecraft Collection. Volume 4, Pickman's Model
Cast: Rodrigo Sepúlveda, Mac Williams (voice), Jolanda Mulder. Features three versions of "Pickman's model": When a painter goes missing, his reporter friend finds clues in the horror-filled images he created; a lonely man finds solace in the stars; an embittered grave digger has bad karma. Cast: Chilean gothic (aka "Pickman's model) (2000, 45 min., col.) / written by Gilberto Villarroel ; directed by Ricardo Harrington -- Pickman's model (Italy, 31 min., col.) / directed by Giovanni Furore -- Pickman's model (1981, 32 min., b&w) / written by Steve Blackburn, Kelly Greene, Cathy Welch ; directed by Cathy Welch -- Between the stars (1998, 6 min., b&w) / written and directed by Djie Han Thung -- In the vault (6 min., col.) / directed by Geoffrey Clark. Special features: Educational interview about H.P. Lovecraft with scholar Robert M. Price and horror author Ramsey Campbell; informative eight page booklet on Lovecraft and the films. 120 min. DVD X2196
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The H.P. Lovecraft Collection. Volume 5, Strange Aeons; The Thing on the Doorstep
Cast: Strange Aeons: J. D, Lloyd, Erick Robertson, Angela M. Grillo. On a small college campus, a professor of ancient cultures, and his star student/close friend Edward encounter a mysterious new student named Asemuth. There is instant animosity between Dan and his new student, but Edward falls under her spell. It turns out that Asemuth has a remarkable knowledge of ancient cultures, as well as a terrifying power: she can switch bodies with another person at will. Dan, through his nightmares, realizes he is the only one who can stop Asemuth and save Edward. Special features: Audio commentary by director and screenwriter ; Interview with John Carpenter about Lovecraft ; trailers from the H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival ; informative booklet with essay by author Robert M. Price. 120 min. DVD X2197
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Re-animator (1985)
Directed by Danny Boyle. Cast: Bruce Abbott, Barbara Crampton, David Gale, Robert Sampson, Jeffrey Combs. Herbert West is obsessed with the idea of bringing the dead back to life. Experimenting with a glowing green fluid, he successfully reanimates dead tissue. However, the dead are uncontrollable and difficult to subdue. Special features: (Disc 1) Audio commentary with director Stuart Gordon and, producer Brian Yuzna, and actors Bruce Abbott, Jeffrey Combs, Barbara Crampton and Robert Sampson. (Disc 2) Featurette: "Re-animator resurrectus" (70 min.) ; interviews with director Stuart Gordon, producer Brian Yuzna, writer Dennis Paoli, composer Richard Band ; music discussion with composer Richard Band ; interview with Fangoria editor Tony Timpone ; deleted scene ; extended scenes ; trailer ; TV spots ; production stills gallery ; behind-the-scenes still gallery ; fun on the set still gallery ; posters and advertising gallery ; storyboard gallery ; Stuart Gordon Bio. 86 min. DVD 7577
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Worland, Rick. "Re-animator (1985) and slapstick horror." In: The horror film : an introduction / Rick Worland. (Main Stack PN1995.9.H6.W64 2007 Moffitt PN1995.9.H6.W64 2007)

Edgar Allan Poe

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Annabel Lee & Other Tales of Mystery and Imagination
Contents: Annabel Lee / by George Higham ; and a "making of" featurette showing the details of the puppet-animation process and slideshow -- The Raven / by Peter Bradley, and a featurette -- The Tell tale heart / by Alfonso Suárez ; starring Paul Naschy -- A Personal Poe-script (aka Some notes on Poe) / An interview with Poe expert Paul Day Clemens (A&E Biography). The first volume in The Edgar Allan Poe Collection contains some excellent adaptations of Poe's work including George Higham's award winning stop-motion puppet-animation film inspired by the poem Annabel Lee. The raven is an adaptation of the poem in which one man's self-induced torture over the loss of his lover manifests itself and pushes him over the edge of sanity. The tell tale heart features Paul Naschy as the man who begins to hear the heartbeat of a man he murdered. 100 min. DVD X2384

The Avenging Conscience (or 'Thou Shalt Not Kill') (1914)
Directed by D.W. Griffith. Cast: Henry B. Walthall, Blanche Sweet, Mae Marsh, Spottiswoode Aitken, Ralph Lewis. Avenging conscience: A young writer who was raised by a stern uncle falls in love with a young woman. When the uncle attempts to track down the woman, the nephew kills him and then sees ghosts. Based on "The Tell-tale heart" and "Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe. Special feature: Edgar Allen Poe / directed by D.W. Griffith ; screenplay by D.W. Griffith and Frank E. Woods; featuring Herbert Yost, Linda Arvidson (1909, 7 min.): a biographical short on one of history's most haunting writers. 91 min. DVD X621; vhs 999:1889
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The Black Cat (1934)
Directed by Edgar G. Ulmer. Cast: Boris Karloff; Bela Lugosi; David Manners; Jacqueline Wells; Lucille Lund. A bus crash on a lonely Austrian road compels American honeymooners to spend the night at the house of Herr Poelzig, a sinister looking man who is engaged in an intense death-feud with Dr. Werdegast, whom the couple met on the Orient Express. They attempt to leave only to discover that they are being held captive. Suggested by the i Edgar Allan Poe story. 66 min. DVD 5468; vhs 999:874
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Darkness There
Directed by Jimmy Tsai A modern interpretation of a classic tale by Edgar Allen Poe. UCB student film. 12 min. Video/C 6260

An Evening with Edgar Allan Poe (1964)
Directed by Roger Corman. Screenplay by Robert Towne. Cast: Vincent Price. Features Price reading from "The Tell-Tale Heart", "The Sphinx", "The Cask of Amontillado", and "The Pit and the Pendulum". 81 min.DVD X3718
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Heffernan, Kevin. ""A sissified Bela Lugosi": Vincent Price, William Castle, and AIP's Poe adaptations." In: Ghouls, gimmicks, and gold : horror films and the American movie business, 1953-1968 / Kevin Heffernan. Durham : Duke University Press, 2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H45 2004)
Lampley, Jonathan Malcolm. "Much of madness, and more of sin": Vincent Price, gender, and the Poe cycle, 1960--1972 (Disseration: Middle Tennessee State University, 2007) UC users only

House of Usher (1972)
Directed by Roger Corman. Cast: Vincent Price, Mark Damon, Myrna Fahey, John Kerr, Barbara Steele, Luana Anders. Convinced that his family's blood is tainted by generations of evil, Roderick Usher is hell-bent on destroying his sister's wedding. But when her fiance arrives at the haunted castle to claim his lovely bride he soon discovers that, for this family, their house is also their tomb! Based on Edgar Allan Poe's "The fall of the House of Usher." 53 min. DVD 736
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Bradley, Matthew R. Richard Matheson on screen : a history of the filmed works / Matthew R. Bradley ; foreword by Richard Matheson. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3563.A8355 Z57 2010)
Heffernan, Kevin. ""A sissified Bela Lugosi": Vincent Price, William Castle, and AIP's Poe adaptations." In: Ghouls, gimmicks, and gold : horror films and the American movie business, 1953-1968 / Kevin Heffernan. Durham : Duke University Press, 2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H45 2004)
Hendershot, Cyndy. "Domesticity and horror in House of Usher and Village of the damned." Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 2000, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p221-227, 7p UC users only
Hogan, David. "High Priestess of Horror: Barbara Steele." In: Dark romance : sexuality in the horror film Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 1986. (MAIN: PN1995.9.H6 H591 1986; MOFF: PN1995.9.H6 H59 1986)
Lampley, Jonathan Malcolm. "Much of madness, and more of sin": Vincent Price, gender, and the Poe cycle, 1960--1972 (Disseration: Middle Tennessee State University, 2007) UC users only

Fall of the House of Usher (La Chute de la maison Usher) (1928)
Directed by Jean Epstein; Assistant Director, Buñuel. In an aristocratic English family the young lord finds to his horror, while painting his wife's portrait, that as the work progresses life drains from his lady. In this poetic horror film, called by some the most outstanding achievement of this genre, an absolute mastery of editing and rhythm is employed with lighting and Gothic sets combining to impart an unearthly sense of mystery. Based on two short stories by Poe, "The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Oval Portrait". Silent film with music and French intertitles. 44 min. DVD 360; vhs 999:1377
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

O'Donoghue, Darragh. "On Some Motifs in Poe: Jean Epstein's La Chute de la maison Usher." Senses of Cinema vol. 30, pp. (no pagination), January 2004

The Fall of the House of Usher (1926-27)
Directed by J.S. Watson, Jr. & Melville Webber. DVD 4667
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Lunacy (2005)
Directed by Jan Svankmajer. In (supposedly) nineteenth-century rural France, a young man named Jean Berlot becomes caught up in the nightmarish world of a mysterious, decadent Marquis, orgiastic black masses, "therapeutic" funerals and an asylum with a smorgasbord of macabre treatments and tarred-and-feathered doctors. Features Svankmajer's usual mix of live action and stop-motion animation. Loosely based on two short stories by Edgar Allan Poe and inspired by the works of the Marquis de Sade. 126 min. DVD 8911
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White, Timothy R.; Winn, J. Emmett, "Tomorrow Could Bring Salvation: Jan Svankmajer's Adaptations of Edgar Allan Poe." Kinema; Fall2006, Issue 26, p27-38, 11p UC users only

Masque of the Red Death (1964)
Directed by Roger Corman. Cast: Vincent Price, Hazel Court, Jane Asher, Nigel Green, Patrick Magee. The evil Prince Prospero is a devil worshipper and a tyrannical ruler. Anyone who stands against him is sentenced to death. Two men dare to denounce the Prince and are imprisoned. A beautiful woman pleads for their release, but is captured by the Prince for his own pleasures. The two prisoners are brought to the Prince at his "Masque Ball" for public torture. But there is one uninvited guest standing in the shadows waiting for the right moment to strike. From a story by Edgar Allan Poe. 88 min. DVD 1007
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Heffernan, Kevin. ""A sissified Bela Lugosi": Vincent Price, William Castle, and AIP's Poe adaptations." In: Ghouls, gimmicks, and gold : horror films and the American movie business, 1953-1968 / Kevin Heffernan. Durham : Duke University Press, 2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H45 2004)
Lampley, Jonathan Malcolm. "Much of madness, and more of sin": Vincent Price, gender, and the Poe cycle, 1960--1972 (Disseration: Middle Tennessee State University, 2007) UC users only
Peary, Gerald. "The Masque of the Red Death." American Film 15.n9 (June 1990): 53
Torres, Mario Jorge. "The Phosphorescence of Edgar Allan Poe on Film: Roger Corman's The Masque of the Red Death." Edgar Allan Poe Review, Spring2010, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p182-191, 10p UC users only

Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)
Directed by Cy Endfield. Cast: Sidney Fox; Bela Lugosi; Leon Waycoff; Bert Roach. A lunatic scientist scours Paris for a prospective bride for his pet gorilla. Inviting young ladies to his sinister laboratory, he injects his victims with gorilla's blood and then disposes of their ravaged bodies through an ingenious trapdoor. Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe. 60 min. DVD 5468
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Woolf, Paul. "The movies in the Rue Morgue: adapting Edgar Allan Poe for the screen." In: Nineteenth-century American fiction on screen / edited by R. Barton Palmer. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007. (Main Stack PN1997.85.N54 2007)

The Oval Portrait
Directed and photographed by Richard L. Bare; story adapted by Richard L. Bare. Based on the Edgar Allan Poe story about an artist who is so obsessed with painting his lover's portrait that he doesn't notice she is dying with every stroke of his brush until it is too late! 1:42.08 DVD 8296

The Pit and the Pendulum (1961)
Directed by Roger Corman. Cast:Vincent Price, John Kerr, Barbara Steele, Luana Anders, Anthony Carbone. A young man's search for the truth of his sister's death uncovers a bizarre and ghastly secret -- and plunges him into a nightmarish torture devised by a notorious master of the Inquisition. Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe. 80 min. DVD 732
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Bradley, Matthew R. Richard Matheson on screen : a history of the filmed works / Matthew R. Bradley ; foreword by Richard Matheson. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3563.A8355 Z57 2010)
Heffernan, Kevin. ""A sissified Bela Lugosi": Vincent Price, William Castle, and AIP's Poe adaptations." In: Ghouls, gimmicks, and gold : horror films and the American movie business, 1953-1968 / Kevin Heffernan. Durham : Duke University Press, 2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H45 2004)
Hogan, David. "High Priestess of Horror: Barbara Steele." In: Dark romance : sexuality in the horror film Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 1986. (MAIN: PN1995.9.H6 H591 1986; MOFF: PN1995.9.H6 H59 1986)
Lampley, Jonathan Malcolm. "Much of madness, and more of sin": Vincent Price, gender, and the Poe cycle, 1960--1972 (Disseration: Middle Tennessee State University, 2007) UC users only
Worland, Rick. "AIP's Pit and the Pendulum: Poe as Drive-In Gothic." In: Planks of Reason: Essays on the Horror Film / edited by Barry Keith Grant. pp: 307-320. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1984. (Main Stack PN1995.9.H6.P56 1984; Moffitt PN1995.9.H6.P56 1984)

The Pit and the Pendulum (1913)
Directed by Alice Guy. DVD X3535
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Hayes, Kevin. "Alice Guy's The Pit and the Pendulum (1913)." Edgar Allan Poe Review 2. 1 (2001 Spring): 37-42. UC users only

The Premature Burial (1962)
Directed by Roger Corman. Cast: Ray Milland, Hazel Court, Richard Ney, Heather Angel. In a dark, deserted graveyard a mad doctor and two young medical students watch as workmen labor to exhume the body of someone thought to be buried alive. The discovery triggers an unexplainable reaction in Guy Carrell, one of the young students whose ancestors met their untimely deaths in strange and unusual ways and Guy is worried that he may be next. Based on the book by Edgar Allan Poe. 81 min. DVD 6952
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Heffernan, Kevin. ""A sissified Bela Lugosi": Vincent Price, William Castle, and AIP's Poe adaptations." In: Ghouls, gimmicks, and gold : horror films and the American movie business, 1953-1968 / Kevin Heffernan. Durham : Duke University Press, 2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H45 2004)
Lampley, Jonathan Malcolm. "Much of madness, and more of sin": Vincent Price, gender, and the Poe cycle, 1960--1972 (Disseration: Middle Tennessee State University, 2007) UC users only

Der Rabe (Austria, 1951)
Directed by Kurt Steinwendner. Cast: Leopold Rudolf, Margit Jerguis. A short horror film based on Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven." In German without English subtitles. DVD 7765

The Raven (1935)
Directed by Louis Friedlander. Cast: Boris Karloff; Bela Lugosi; Lester Matthews; Irene Ware. Dr. Vollin has a fetish for instruments of torture. After saving the life of a beautiful young girl, the doctor becomes infatuated with her and cooks up a scheme to torture and kill her fiance. When he teams up with an escaped killer who needs a new identity, the doctor turns him into a hideous monster to guarantee his subservience. Suggested by Edgar Allan Poe's poem, "The Raven." 61 min. DVD 5468
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Edwards, Kyle Dawson. "'Poe, You Are Avenged!': Edgar Allan Poe and Universal Pictures' The Raven (1935)." Adaptation: The Journal of Literature on Screen Studies 4. 2 (2011): 117-136.

The Raven (1915)
Directed by Charles Brabin. Cast: Henry B. Walthall, Ernest Maupain, Eleanor Thompson. A stylized silent movie biography of Edgar Allen Poe's life, struggles and death. 59 min. DVD X4472
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Spirits of the Dead (Histoires extraordinaires; Tre passi nel delirio) (France / Italy, 1968)
Presents three films based on the dark prose of Edgar Allan Poe. Metzengerstein, directed by Roger Vadim, with Jane Fonda and Peter Fonda, is the tale of a young woman who believes the spirit of the cousin she loved, killed in a stable fire she started, is in a horse that escaped. William Wilson, directed by Louis Malle, with Brigitte Bardot and Alain Delon, is the story of a mean-spirited Austrian officer who kills his doppelganger in a duel. Toby Dammit, directed by Federico Fellini, with Terence Stamp, is about a film star who takes off on a drunken spree after his film is completed, and was liberally adapted from Edgar A. Poe's novel Don't Wager Your Head to the Devil. 121 min. DVD 1819
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Begnal, Michael H. "Fellini and Poe: A Story with a Moral? Literature Film Quarterly. 1982, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p130. 4p. UC users only
Bohne, Frederick. "Fellini's Toby Darnmit" an original adaptation. Film Criticism, Spring76, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p26-29, 4p UC users only
Miller, D. A. "Toby Dammit." Film Quarterly Vol. 64, No. 3 (Spring 2011), pp. 12-17 UC users only
Porcari, George. "Fellini's forgotten masterpiece: Toby Dammit." CineAction - Wntr 2007 i71 p9(5) UC users only

Tales of Terror (1962)
Directed by Roger Corman. Cast: Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Basil Rathbone, Debra Paget, Joyce Jameson. A trilogy of terror from the haunting tales of Edgar Allan Poe. In Morella a man blames his wife's death on his daughter. He sends her away but she returns 26 years later with her mother's spirit inhabiting her body to haunt the man. In The Black Cat, Fortunato takes Montresor home where he meets and falls in love with his wife, so Montresor buries them both alive. In The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, Valdemar seeks relief from an evil mesmerist, who holds him in a state between life and death, until death itself intervenes. 85 min.DVD X4372; vhs 999:1747
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Bradley, Matthew R. Richard Matheson on screen : a history of the filmed works / Matthew R. Bradley ; foreword by Richard Matheson. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3563.A8355 Z57 2010)
Heffernan, Kevin. ""A sissified Bela Lugosi": Vincent Price, William Castle, and AIP's Poe adaptations." In: Ghouls, gimmicks, and gold : horror films and the American movie business, 1953-1968 / Kevin Heffernan. Durham : Duke University Press, 2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H45 2004)
Lampley, Jonathan Malcolm. "Much of madness, and more of sin": Vincent Price, gender, and the Poe cycle, 1960--1972 (Disseration: Middle Tennessee State University, 2007) UC users only

The Telltale Heart (1928)
Directed by Leon Shamroy. Based on the story by Edgar Allan Poe. "Influenced by 'The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari' in its stylized set design, this Poe adaptation has a narrative-driven structure, without much experimentation in the line of, say, 'The Fall of the House of Usher' (the American film), released in the same year. That does not mean it doesn't offer creative solutions for the storytelling. But it is a more modest film. The main actor is made to look like Poe himself, a nice idea in my opinion as Poe's stories are probably deeply related with his own neuroses and fears. Also, the actor playing the old man conveys exactly the image intended by Poe's text, especially the pale eyes with a film on them. Overall, a worthy film, recommended for fans of silent cinema." [Internet Movie Database] DVD 4667

The Tomb of Ligeia (1964)
Directed by Roger Corman. Screenplay by Robert Towne. Cast: Vincent Price, Elizabeth Shepherd. Even on her wedding night she must share the man she loved with the "female thing" that lived in the Tomb of the Cat! 81 min.DVD X3718
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Heffernan, Kevin. ""A sissified Bela Lugosi": Vincent Price, William Castle, and AIP's Poe adaptations." In: Ghouls, gimmicks, and gold : horror films and the American movie business, 1953-1968 / Kevin Heffernan. Durham : Duke University Press, 2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H45 2004)
Lampley, Jonathan Malcolm. "Much of madness, and more of sin": Vincent Price, gender, and the Poe cycle, 1960--1972 (Disseration: Middle Tennessee State University, 2007) UC users only

Werewolves

Bibliography of articles/books about werewolf movies

An American Werewolf in London (UK, 1981)
Directed by John Landis. Cast: David Naughton, Jenny Agutter, Griffin Dunne, John Woodvine. It's a rainy night on the Welsh moors. Two American students on a walking tour of Europe trudge on to the next town, when suddenly the air is pierced by an unearthly howl ... Three weeks later, one is dead and the other is in the hospital. 98 min. DVD 8105
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Awards
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Horror Film

Curran, Angela. "An American werewolf in London and The sixth sense." In: Dark thoughts : philosophic reflections on cinematic horror / edited by Steven Jay Schneider, Daniel Shaw. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003. (Main Stack PN1995.9.H6.D27 2003)
Curran, Angela. "Aristotelian reflections on horror and tragedy in An American Werewolf in London and The Sixth Sense." In: Dark thoughts : philosophic reflections on cinematic horror / edited by Steven Jay Schneider, Daniel Shaw. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2003. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 D27 2003)
Jones, Alan. "America Werewolf-John Landis." Cinefantastique, Nov97, Vol. 29 Issue 6/7, p20-22, 3p UC users only
Lawrence, Elizabeth A. "Werewolves in psyche and cinema: man-beast transformation and paradox." Journal of American Culture , 1996, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p103-112, 10p UC users only
Rose, James. "An American Werewolf in London." In: Beyond Hammer : British horror cinema since 1970 / by James Rose. Leighton Buzzard : Auteur, 2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1995.9.H6 R67 2009)

Brotherhood of the Wolf (Le pacte des loups) (France, 2001)
Directed by Christophe Gans. Cast: Samuel Le Bihan, Vincent Cassel, Emilie Dequenne, Monica Bellucci, Jeremie Renier, Mark Dacascos. When a mysterious beast ravages the countryside, two unlikely heroes are called in to fight the evil. The only way they can save the land from this unspeakable terror is to face their greatest fears, unearth a dark power, and reveal a deadly secret. Special features (Disc 2, ca. 4 hrs.): Deleted scenes (40 minutes of additional footage); "The guts of the Beast" featurette; on-location with cast and crew from fight choreography to costume decisions and weather challenges; historical facts behind the legend of the vicious Gévaudan Beast; storyboard gallery. 151 min. DVD X6058
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Bergeron, Kathryn. "Nostalgia, Separatism and Kung Fu Christophe Gans' Le Pacte des loups (Brotherhood of the Wolf, 2001)" Kinoeye 3. 13 (2003 Nov 10): [no pagination]. Bergeron, Kathryn. Kinoeye3. 13 (2003 Nov 10): [no pagination].
Cohen, Clelia; Chauvin, Jean-Sebastien. "Christophe Gans." Cahiers du Cinéma, Dec 2001, Vol. Hors serie, p82-86, 5p
La Bretèque, François de. "Du Miracle des loups au Pacte des loups: Comment une 'série' (les films d'action français en costumes) a pu parvenir finalement à se constituer en genre." In: Le cinéma français face aux genres / sous la direction de Raphaëlle Moine. Paris : Association française de recherche sur l'histoire du cinéma, [2005] (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1993.5.F8 C56 2005)
Michael, Charlie. "French National Cinema and the Martial Arts Blockbuster." French Politics, Culture & Society, Volume 23, Number 3, Winter 2005 , pp. 55-74(20) UC users only
Oscherwitz, Dayna. "Shaking up the historical (Film): Christophe Gans's Le Pacte des loups/The Brotherhood of the Wolf (2001)." Studies in French Cinema, 2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p43-55, 13p UC users only
White, Rob. "Brotherhood of the Wolf" Sight & Sound, October 2001, Vol. 11 Issue 10, p42-43, 2p UC users only

The Company of Wolves (UK, 1984)
Directed by Neil Jordan. Cast: Angela Lansbury, Graham Crowden, Brian Glover, Kathryn Pogson, Stehen Rea, Tusse Silberg, David Warner, Sarah Patterson, and Micha Bergese. In this imaginative reworking of Little Red Riding Hood, the story unfolds as young Rosaleen lies dreaming in her bed. A violent nightmare transports her back in time to a world of primeval forests and werewolves. In this netherworld she learns her only sister has been killed by a wolf. Her Granny (Angela Lansbury) weaves vivid tales of folklore and fantasy with warnings of fantastic beasts that lurk within men and foretelling the fate of all young girls who stray from the path. 92 min. DVD X2790
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Collick, John. "Wolves through the Window: Writing Dreams/Dreaming Films/Filming Dreams." Critical Survey, vol. 3, no. 3, pp. 283-89, 1991
Lappas, Catherine. "Seeing is believing, but touching is the truth": female spectatorship and sexuality in "The Company of Wolves." Women's Studies, 1996, Vol. 25 Issue 2, p115-135, 21p UC users only
Large, Victoria. "Hairy on the Inside: Surrealism and Sexual Anxiety in Neil Jordan's The Company of Wolves." Bright Lights Film Journal, Nov2006, Issue 54, p37-37, 1p, 3 Black and White Photographs
McCann, Sharon. ""With redundance of blood": Reading Ireland in Neil Jordan's The Company of Wolves." Marvels & Tales, 2010, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p68-85, 18p UC users only
O'Rawe, Desmond "At Home with Horror: Neil Jordan's Gothic Variations." Irish Studies Review, Aug2003, Vol. 11 Issue 2, p189, 10p
Zucker, Carole. "Sweetest Tongue Has Sharpest Tooth: The Dangers of Dreaming in Neil Jordan's The Company of Wolves." Literature Film Quarterly, 2000, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p66, 6p UC users only

The Curse of the Werewolf (UK, 1961)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Clifford Evans, Oliver Reed, Yvonne Romain, Catherine Feller. A young man is unable to deny the dark forces within himself as he becomes an uncontrollable, seemingly unstoppable killer when the moon is full. 91 min. DVD 4450
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Hammer Films

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Cursed (UK, 1961)
Directed by Wes Craven. Cast: Christina Ricci, Joshu Jackson, Jesse Eisenberg, Judy Greer, Portia de Rossi, Mya, Shannon Elizabeth, Solar, Daniel Mora, Kristina Anapau. A werewolf loose in Los Angeles changes the lives of three young adults who, after being mauled by the beast, learn that the only way to break the curse put upon them is to kill the one who started it all. Special features: Behind the fangs: the making-of 'Cursed'; the 'Cursed' effects; creature editing 101; becoming a werewolf; selected scenes with commentary by special effects makeup supervisor Greg Nicotero and actor Derek Mears: 'Car wreck'; 'Tinsel'; 'Parking garage'; 'Final fight'. 99 min. DVD X5086
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Dog Soldiers (UK | Luxembourg | USA, 2002)
Directed by Neil Marshall. Cast: Sean Pertwee, Kevin McKidd, Emma Cleasby, Liam Cunningham, Thomas Lockyer, Darren Morfitt, Chris Robson. A band of soldiers is on a war games expedition deep in the Scottish woods, but something deadly is waiting for them in the darkness. It becomes an army of werewolves versus an army of men and only one will survive to tell the tale. 105 min. DVD X2734
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Hantke, Steffen. "The Military Horror Film: Speculations on a Hybrid Genre." Journal of Popular Culture; Aug2010, Vol. 43 Issue 4, p701-719, 19p UC users only

Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1942)
Directed by Roy William Neill. Screenplay, Curtis Siodmak. Cast: Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi, Patric Knowles, Maria Ouspenskaya, Lionel Atwill, Ilona Massey.A band of soldiers is on a war games expedition deep in the Scottish woods, but something deadly is waiting for them in the darkness. It becomes an army of werewolves versus an army of men and only one will survive to tell the tale. 74 min. DVD X3078
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Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004)
Directed by Grant Harvey. Cast: Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Nathaniel Arcand, JR Bourne, Hugh Dillon, Adrien Dorval, Brendan Fletcher, David La Haye. In the 19th century the Fitzgerald sisters, Ginger and Brigitte, take refuge at Fort Bailey, home of the Northern Legion Trading Company. But the ground is cursed, and no one leaves for fear of the monstrous beasts lurking in the area. Now Ginger and Brigitte's vow to stay "together forever" gets tested as one of the sisters slowly slips into a darkening fate. Prequel to the movie Ginger snaps and Ginger snaps 2 : unleashed, originally released in 2000 and 2004. Special features: Director Grant Harvey's video diary; Wolfboy special effects make-up and stunt rehearsal; Blood, guts and fire-death scene special effects and stunts; production design walk-through; costume design. 94 min. DVD X4787
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Ginger Snaps (2000)
Directed by John Fawcett. Cast: Emily Perkins, Katharine Isabelle, Kris Lemche, Mimi Rogers. Ginger and Brigitte, are two dysfunctional 15-year-old sisters trapped in the Canadian suburbs. Introverted and misanthropic, they are obsessed with mayhem, torture and death until they get a taste of the real thing. Bitten by a wild animal, Ginger begins to mutate into a sexually agressive woman with some nasty canine tendencies. Is it a virus? Is it a curse? Or the first step towards becoming a werewolf? Brigitte must fight to save Ginger and their classmates. 108 min. DVD 7527
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Ginger Snaps 2: Unleased (2004)
Directed by Brett Sullivan. Cast: Emily Perkins, Tatiana Maslany, Eric Johnson, Janet Kidder, Brendan Fletcher. Ginger and Brigitte is infected with the werewolf curse and needs injections of wolfsbane to control it. When she is found laying in the snow, the police assume she is a drug addict and lock her in rehab without her life-saving wolfsbane. 93 min. DVD X4788
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House of Frankenstein (1944)
Directed by Erle C. Kenton. Screenplay, Curtis Siodmak. Cast: Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney, Jr., John Carradine. After escaping from an asylum the mad Dr. Niemann (Boris Karloff) and his hunchback assistant revive Count Dracula (John Carradine), the Wolf Man (Lon Chaney Jr.) and the Frankenstein monster in order to extract revenge upon their many enemies. 71 min. DVD X3078
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The Howling (1980)
Directed by Joe Dante. Cast: Dee Wallace-Stone, Patrick Macnee, Dennis Dugan, Christopher Stone, Belinda Balaski, Kevin McCarthy, John Carradine, Slim Pickins, Elisabeth Brooks. Severely traumatized by a near-fatal encounter with a serial killer, TV newscaster Karen White takes time off at a secluded retreat called 'the Colony.' But when, after nights of being tormented by bestial , bloodcurdling cries, Karen ventures into the woods seeking answers, she makes a terrifying discovery. Now she must fight not only for her life-- but for her soul! Special features: "Unleashing the beast : making 'The howling'" multi-part documentary; deleted scenes; outtakes; "Making a monster movie : inside 'The howling'" documentary; audio commentary with director, Joe Dante, Dee Wallace, Christopher Stone and Robert Picardo; photo gallery; original theatrical trailers. 91 min. DVD X448
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Awards
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Horror Film

Kawin, Bruce F. "The Funhouse and The Howling." In: American horrors : essays on the modern American horror film / edited by Gregory A. Waller. Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1987. Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt; PFA PN1995.9.H6 A391 1987)

I Was a Teenage Werewolf (1957)
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Nazareno Cruz y el lobo las palomas y los gritos (The Nazarene Cross and the Wolf). (Argentina, 1975)
Directed by Leonardo Favio. Cast: Juan José Camero, Marina Magali, Lautaro Murua, Alfredo Alcon, Nora Cullen. A seventh son, Nazareno Cruz has a curse: if he falls in love, he will turn into a werewolf when there is a full moon. In Spanish without subtitles. 92 min. DVD 6911
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The She-Wolf of London (1946)
Directed by Jean Yarbrough. Cast: Don Porter, June Lockhart, Sara Haden, Jan Wiley, Lloyd Corrigan. A young woman fears that the family curse has turned her into a she-wolf committing a series of murders in London. Her fiance is determined to prove otherwise and sets out to unmask the real killer. 62 min. DVD 4603
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Teen Wolf (1985)
Directed by Rod Daniel. Cast: Michael J. Fox, James Hampton, Scott Paulin, Susan Ursitti, Jerry Levine, Jay Tarses Teen discovers that puberty for him means he turns into a werewolf. One of the beneficial side effects is that it also turns him into a top-notch basketball player. But will his notoriety cost him his friends and can he find true love? 92 min. DVD X4582
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Teen Wolf Too (1987)
Directed by Christopher Leitch. Cast: Jason Bateman, Kim Darby, John Astin, Paul Sand, James Hampton. Todd is a bookish freshman whose full moon transformation into a big wolf on campus brings him glory, girls and a conflict of values. 94 min. DVD X4582
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Underworld (2003)
Director, Len Wiseman. Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Sheen, Shane Brolly, Billy Nighy, Erwin Leder, Sophia Myles, Robbie Gee, Wentworth Miller. A war has been raging between the Vampires and the Lycans for centuries. Selene is a vampire Death Dealer who finds out that the Lycans have plans to capture Michael. As Selene begins to track Michael, she becomes more convinced that the Lycans are planning an attack against the Death Dealers. The vampire kingpin, Kraven, is certain the Lycans do not have that kind of intelligence. As Selene shadows Michael, she finds herself wanting to protect him, but when he's attacked by Lucian, the leader of the werewolf community, and the man she wants to save has now become a sworn enemy. Special features: Director and writer commentary; technical effects; creature features; stunts featurette; sights and sounds of "Underworld"; the making of "Underworld"; finch "Worms and Earth"; storyboard comparison; TV spots; theatrical trailers. 121 min. DVD X3380
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Werewolf of London (1935)
Directed by Stuart Walker. Cast: Henry Hull, Warner Oland, Lester Matthews, Spring Byington, Valerie Hobson. While on a botanical expedition in Tibet, Dr. Wilfred Glendon is attacked by a dark, strange animal. Back in London, he nightly turns into a werewolf and terrorizes the city. The only antidote is a rare Asian flower. 62 min. DVD 4603
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Craig, J. Robert. "The Origin Story in Werewolf Cinema of the 1930s and '40s." Studies in Popular Culture, Apr2005, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p75-86, 12p
Paszylk, Bartlomiej. "Werewolf of London." In: The pleasure and pain of cult horror films : an historical survey Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Inc., c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 P33 2009)
Spadoni, Robert. "Old Times in Werewolf of London." Journal of Film & Video, Winter2011, Vol. 63 Issue 4, p3-20, 18p UC users only
Spadoni, Robert. "Strange Botany in Werewolf of London." Journal of Horror Studies; 2010, Vol. 1 Issue 1, p49-71, 23p UC users only

Werewolves of Wall Street (2002)
Directed by David DeCoteau. Cast: William Gregory Lee, Elisa Donovan, Michael Bergin, Jason Shane Scott, Bradley Stryker, Louise Lasser, Eric Roberts. Behind the Wolfe Brothers brokerage firm lies something evil. Under the watchful eye of the firm's Dyson Keller, Jeff quickly becomes one of the pack. When the bloodlust reaches the boiling point, Jeff wants out ... but the brothers have other ideas. 85 min. DVD X5851
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Schell, Heather. "The Big Bad Wolf: Masculinity and Genetics in Popular Culture." Literature and Medicine, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 109-125, 2007 Spring UC users only

Wolf (1994)
Directed by Mike Nichols. Cast: Jack Nicholson, Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader, Kate Nelligan, Richard Jenkins, Christopher Plummer. After publishing executive Will Randall is bitten by a wolf, his life begins to change. First his mood changes, and his sense of hearing and smell go into overdrive. Will has become a werewolf and he has an appetite for human blood. His newly found friend, Laura wants to help, but she doesn't know what Will is yet. If Will's new problem wasn't enough to keep him occupied he must also contend with Stewart who is out to get his job. 125 min. DVD X551
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Schell, Heather. "The Big Bad Wolf: Masculinity and Genetics in Popular Culture." Literature and Medicine, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 109-125, 2007 Spring UC users only

The Wolf Man (1941)
Directed by George Waggner. Cast: Lon Chaney Jr., Claude Rains, Warren William, Ralph Bellamy, Patric Knowles, Bela Lugosi, Maria Ouspenskaya. The classic story of the young man who returns to his native village, courts a beautiful girl, kills a wolf who bites him first and becomes a wolf man! 70 min. DVD 522; vhs 999:484
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Craig, J. Robert. "The Origin Story in Werewolf Cinema of the 1930s and '40s." Studies in Popular Culture, Apr2005, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p75-86, 12p
DeGiglio-Bellemare, Mario. ""Even a Man Who is Pure in Heart": Filmic Horror, Popular Religion and the Spectral Underside of History."
Journal of Religion & Popular Culture
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Lawrence, Elizabeth A. "Werewolves in psyche and cinema: man-beast transformation and paradox." Journal of American Culture , 1996, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p103-112, 10p UC users only
Skal, David J. "The Horrors of War." In: The monster show : a cultural history of horror / David J. Skal. New York : Faber and Faber, c2001. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 S57 2001)
Wiley, Barry. "Lycaon: The Coming of the Werewolf." History Magazine. Oct2010, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p47-49. 3p

Wolfen (1981)
Directed by Michael Wadleigh. Cast: Albert Finney, Gregory Hines, Diane Venora, Edward James Olmos, Dick O'Neill. Scary tale of a series of grisly murders in Manhattan, and the rumpled cop who finally discovers who (or what) is responsible. 114 min. DVD X457
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Lawrence, Elizabeth A. "Werewolves in psyche and cinema: man-beast transformation and paradox." Journal of American Culture , 1996, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p103-112, 10p UC users only

The Wolfman (2010)
Directed by Joe Johnston. Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Benicio Del Toro, Emily Blunt, Hugo Weaving. Lawrence Talbot is lured back to his family estate to investigate the savage murder of his brother by a bloodthirsty beast. There, Talbot must confront his childhood demons, his estranged father, his brother's grieving fiancee, and a suspicious Scotland Yard inspector. When Talbot is bitten by the creature, he becomes eternally cursed and soon discovers a fate far worse than death. 119 min. DVD X3657
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Alter, Ethan. "The Wolfman." Film Journal International, Apr2010, Vol. 113 Issue 4, p135-136, 2p UC users only
Lovece, Frank. "Wolfman in London." Film Journal International, Feb2010, Vol. 113 Issue 2, p8-10, 3p UC users only

Zombies and Other Undead

American Zombie (2007)
Directed by Grace Lee. Cast: Austin Basis, Suzy Nakamura, Al Vicente, Jane Edith Wilson, John Solomon. Story of two Los Angeles filmmakers who set out to document a group of high functioning zombies and their struggles to gain acceptance in human society. 91 min. DVD X44
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Biozombie (Sun faa sau si) (Hong Kong, 1998)
Directed by Yip Wai-Shun. Cast: Jordan Chan, Sam Lee, Angela Tong, Lai Yiu Cheung, Cheung Kam Ching. Out for a joy ride, Woody and Bee hit a pedestrian and end up with a dead body in their trunk! The dead body is infected with a strange biochemical formula, which transforms the hapless, mall-goers into an army of blood-hungry zombies! 90 min. DVD 7559
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Black Dragons (1942)
Directed by William Nigh. Cast: Bela Lugosi, Joan Barclay, George Pembroke, Clayton Moore. Following the outbreak of World War II, Japanese spies known as "Black Dragons" ingeniously transformed by plastic surgery into doubles of prominent American business leaders, use their disguises to cause sabotage, labor unrest, and other measures to destroy the U.S. economy. The Nazi doctor who has performed the surgery now bears a grudge against the Japanese, visits the fifth columnists, and, after turning them into zombies, sadistically murders them. 61 min. DVD 5884
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The Boy From Hell (Jigoku kozô) (Japan, 2004)
Directed by Mari Asato. Cast: Mirai Yamamoto, Mitsuru Akaboshi, Kanji Tsuda. A mysterious old woman appears before Setsu, who has recently lost her only child in a tragic accident. She says she can bring Setsu's son, Daio back to life. After agreeing to this sinister proposal, Daio returns to his mother, but to Setsu's horror, he is half decomposed and inhuman. To make him human again, he needs fresh human organs. Setsu does everything she can to reincarnate her son, but Daio just turns into a different kind of monster. No one can stop him as he continues to feed his hunger, claiming victim after victim. Based on the horror comic strips of Hideshi Hino. 50 min. DVD 6796
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Carnival of Souls (1962)
Directed by Herk Harvey. Cast: Candace Hilligoss, Frances Feist, Sidney Berger, Art Ellison, Stan Levitt, Herk Harvey. A church organist inexplicably survives a car wreck, and finds herself haunted by visions of ghouls who seem to be following her. Contents: Disc 1. Original theatrical version (78 min.) -- Disc 2. Extended director's cut (83 min.) Special features (Disc 1): Rare out takes, theatrical trailer, essay and photo gallery of Saltair (the film location) ; documentaries The movie that wouldn't die (30 min.) and Carnival tour (5 min.) ; -- Disc 2: Feature length commentary by director and screenwriter, essay on Centron Corporation and various film clips of their movies, interviews with Herk Harvey, John Clifford, and Candace Hilligoss. DVD 1744
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Corpse Bride (UK / USA, 2005)
Directed by Tim Burton. Voices: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Emily Watson, Tracey Ullman, Paul Whitehouse, Joanna Lumley, Albert Finney, Richard E. Grant, Christopher Lee. This stop-motion animated feature follows the story of Victor. Having messed up his vows during a wedding rehearsal, Victor is traveling through the woods practicing his vows. He finally gets them right and ceremoniously puts the wedding ring on a finger-shaped stick in the ground and says his wedding vows. The stick turns out to be a rotted finger belonging to a murdered girl who has returned as a zombie and insists that she is now Victor's lawfully wedded wife. 80 min. DVD 5259
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The Crow (1994)
Director, Alex Proyas. Cast: Brandon Lee, Ernie Hudson, Michael Wincott. Exactly one year after a young rock guitarist and his fiancee are brutally killed by a ruthless gang of criminals, he returns, watched over by a hypnotic crow, to seek revenge against the crime lord and his band of thugs, who must answer for their crimes. 101 min. DVD 1388
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Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Directed by George A. Romero. Cast: David Emge, Ken Foree, Scott H. Reiniger, Gaylen Ross. The corpses of the recently-dead are returning to life and attacking the living, devouring their victims. Two members of the Philadelphia S.W.A.T. team and their friends land in a shopping mall occupied by the living dead. They secure the mall through brutal battles with the creatures, but can they escape both the bandits and the zombies? 127 min. DVD 2399
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Day of the Dead (1985)
Directed by George A. Romero. Cast: Lori Cardille, Terry Alexander, Joe Pilato, Richard Liberty. In this sequel to 'Night of the Living Dead' and 'Dawn of the Dead', a nightmarish, flesh-eating army of walking corpses rules the Earth. Fortified in a vast underground bunker, a small band of scientists conducts grotesque experiments on captured ghouls in a desperate attempt to domesticate them. However, the brutal military men who share the scientists' refuge don't want the zombies controlled, they want them destroyed. 101 min. DVD 2398
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The Dead (UK, 2010)
Directed by Howard J. Ford, Jonathan Ford. Cast: David Dontoh, Prince David Oseia, Rob Freeman. After crashing off the coast, Lt. Brian Murphy battles for survival across the vast terrains of Africa in search for a way to get back to his beloved family. Joined by local military man Daniel Dembele, who is also searching for his son, both men join forces, all the while battling against the ever-present threat of the living dead. 115 min. DVD X6714
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Dead Alive (aka Braindead) (New Zealand, 1992)
Directed by Peter Jackson. Cast: Timothy Balme, Diana Penalver, Elizabeth Moody. A hapless young man's overbearing mother gets him into a heap of trouble when she catches a bizarre zombie virus and starts turning innocent passersby into walking corpses. 97 min. DVD 7576
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Dead Girl Walking (Kaiki! Shinin shôjo) (Japan, 2004)
Directed by Koji Shiraishi. Cast: Ayaka Maeda, Katsumi Nagashio, Kansai Eto, Moe Karasawa. The unimaginable happens when Sayuri is pronounced "dead" by her doctor, but her body continues to function. Her wounds begin to fester and her body begins to rot. Her once loving family are now repulsed by her. She flees from them, but is snatched away by a strange man who runs a freak show, where she is forced to exhibit her putrefied body. Based on the horror comic strips of Hideshi Hino. 44 min. DVD 6794
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Diary of the Dead (2007)
Directed by George A. Romero. Cast: Michelle Morgan, Josh Close, Shawn Roberts, Amy Lalonde, Joe Dinicol, Scott Wentworth, Philip Riccio, Chris Violette, Tatiana Maslany. A terrified group of college film students record the pandemic rise of flesh-eating zombies as they struggling for their own survival. Special features: Feature commentary by writer/director George A. Romero, director of photography Adam Swica and editor Michael Doherty; For the record: feature-length documentary on film's cast, crew & creation; The roots: inspiration for the film; The first week: a visit to the set; Familiar voices: cameo outtakes; MySpace contest winners: 5 zombie films from filmmaker fans; Character confessionals. 96 min. DVD X3879
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The Evil Dead (1981)
Directed by Sam Raimi. Cast: Bruce Campbell, Ellen Sandweiss, Hal Delrich, Betsy Baker, Sarah York. The evil dead lie in wait for the one ancient incantation that will give them license to attack the living. Five vacationing college students unwittingly resurrect these demons. One by one, the students are transformed into monsters whose own thirst for revenge becomes insatiable. 85 min. DVD 7529
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England, Marcia. "Breached Bodies and Home Invasions: Horrific representations of the feminized body and home." Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography; Apr2006, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p353-363, 11p UC users only
Pugh, Tison. "Queering the Medieval dead: history, horror, and masculinity in Sam Raimi's Evil dead trilogy." In: Race, class, and gender in "medieval" cinema / edited by Lynn T. Ramey and Tison Pugh. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.M52 R33 2007)
Royer, Carl. "Horror, humor, poetry : Sam Raimi's Evil dead trilogy." In: The spectacle of isolation in horror films : dark parades / Carl Royer, Diana Royer. New York : Haworth Press, c2005. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 R69 2005)

The Evil Dead 2 (1987)
Directed by Sam Raimi. Cast: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks, Kassie Wesley. A young man named Ash takes his girlfriend Linda to a secluded cabin, and plays back a professor's tape recorded recitation of passages from the Book of the Dead. The spell calls up an evil force from the woods which turns Linda into a monstrous Deadite, and threatens to do the same to Ash. When the professor's daughter and her entourage show up at the cabin, the night turns into a non-stop, grotesquely comic battle with chainsaw and shotgun on one side, demon horde and flying eyeball on the other. 84 min. DVD X637
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England, Marcia. "Breached Bodies and Home Invasions: Horrific representations of the feminized body and home." Gender, Place & Culture: A Journal of Feminist Geography; Apr2006, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p353-363, 11p UC users only
Pugh, Tison. "Queering the Medieval dead: history, horror, and masculinity in Sam Raimi's Evil dead trilogy." In: Race, class, and gender in "medieval" cinema / edited by Lynn T. Ramey and Tison Pugh. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.M52 R33 2007)
Royer, Carl. "Horror, humor, poetry : Sam Raimi's Evil dead trilogy." In: The spectacle of isolation in horror films : dark parades / Carl Royer, Diana Royer. New York : Haworth Press, c2005. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 R69 2005)

Fido (Canada, 2006)
Directed by Andrew Currie. Cast: Mary Anne Waterhouse, and actress Carrie-Anne Moss; deleted scenes with optional director commentary; theatrical trailer. Written by Robert Chomak, Andrew Currie and Dennis Heaton. Carrie-Anne Moss, Billy Connolly, Dylan Baker, K'Shun Ray, Tim Blake Nelson, Henry Czerny. Timmy's best friend in the whole world is a six-foot tall rotting zombie named Fido. When Fido eats the next-door neighbor, Mom and Dad hit the roof, and Timmy has to go to the ends of the Earth to keep Fido a part of the family. 92 min. DVD X45
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Enright, R. "The Domesticated Zombie: Andrew Currie's "Fido", 2007." Border Crossings v. 26 no. 2 (May 2007) p. 20-1 UC users only
Stratton, Jon. "Zombie trouble: Zombie texts, bare life and displaced people." European Journal of Cultural Studies, Jun2011, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p265-281, 17p UC users only
Thomson, Patricia. "Zombies in Suburbia." American Cinematographer; Jul2007, Vol. 88 Issue 7, p18-24, 4p UC users only

Grapes of Death (Les raisins de la mort) (France, 1978)
Directed by Jean Rollin. Cast: Marie-Georges Pascal, Serge Marquand, Félix Marten, Patricia Cartier, Brigitte Lahaie. A vacation with a friend turns into a horrifying nightmare when a young woman flees from a train, only to stumble into a remote village overtaken by its zombie-like inhabitants. One by one, the townspeople are slowly turning into violent, decomposing killers and the local winery may hold the key to the hellish transformations. Perhaps the pesticide used in the grape field does more than just kill insects. 90 min. DVD X6420
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Black, Andy "Clocks, seagulls, Romeo and Juliet Jean Rollin interviewed ." Kinoeye, vol. 2, no. 7, 2002 Apr 15
Kalat, David. "Exoticism and eroticism in French horror cinema: A brief introduction to the world of Jean Rollin." Kinoeye, Vol 2 Issue 7 15 April 2002
McCann, Ben. "Pierced Borders, Punctured Bodies: the Contemporary French Horror Film." Australian Journal of French Studies Volume 45, Number 3 / September - December 2008 UC users only
Tohill, Cathal. "Back to the Beach: The Films of Jean Rollin." In: Immoral tales : European sex & horror movies 1956-1984 / Cathal Tohill & Pete Tombs. New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 1995. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 T64 1995)

How to Make a Monster (1958)
Directed by Herbert L. Strock. Cast: Robert H. Harris, Paul Brinegar, Gary Conway, Gary Clarke, John Ashley. A studio makeup artist goes berserk and turns his creations into zombie-like killers. 73 min. DVD 8110
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I Am Legend (2007)
Directed by Francis Lawrence. Cast: Will Smith, Alice Braga, Charlie Tahan. Robert Neville is the last human survivor in what is left of New York City. A pandemic has left only 1% of the population alive and most of those who survived are no longer human. The infected, now lurking in the shadows, watch Neville's every move. Perhaps mankind's last, best hope, Neville is driven by the only one remaining mission: to find a way to reverse the effects of the virus using his own immune blood. Based on the novel by Richard Matheson and the 1971 screenplay by John William Corrington & Joyce Corrington. Special features: Disc 1: Four animated comics "Death as a gift," "Isolation," "Sacrificing the few for the many," "Shelter" ; Cautionary tale; creating I am legend ; Disc 2: Alternate theatrical version of the film; digital copy (theatrical version). 100 min. DVD 9599
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Boyle, Kirk. "Children of Men and I Am Legend: The Disaster-Capitalism Complex Hits Hollywood." Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, vol. 51, pp. (no pagination), Spring 2009
Brayton, Sean. "The Racial Politics of Disaster and Dystopia in I Am Legend." The Velvet Light Trap Number 67, Spring 2011 UC users only
Christie, Deborah "A dead new world: Richard Matheson and the modern zombie." In: Better off dead : the evolution of the zombie as post-human / edited by Deborah Christie and Sarah Juliet Lauro. New York : Fordham University Press, 2011. (Main (Gardner) Stacks GR581 .B48 2011)
Jancovich, Mark. "Dilemmas of Masculinity: The Fiction of Richard Metheson." In: Rational fears : American horror in the 1950s / Mark Jancovich. Manchester, UK ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, 1996. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 J37 1996)
Pak, Chris. "Confronting or sidestepping race in SF film adaptations: I, Robot and I Am Legend." US-China Foreign Language; Jan2010, Vol. 8 Issue 1, p59-64, 6p UC users only
Subramanian, Janani. "Alienating identification: Black identity in The Brother from Another Planet and I Am Legend." Science Fiction Film and Television Volume 3, Issue 1, Spring 2010 pp. 37-55 UC users only

I Walked With a Zombie (1943)
Directed by Jacques Tourneur. Produced by Val Lewton. Cast: James Ellison, Frances Dee, Tom Conway, Edith Barrett, James Bell. A young Canadian nurse comes to the West Indies to care for the wife of a plantation manager, who suffers from a strange catatonic condition, and learns about local voodoo practices in her search for a cure. 68 min. DVD 4473; vhs 999:3640
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The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-up Zombies (1963)
Directed by Ray Dennis Steckler. Cast: Brett O'Hara, Cash Flagg, Gene Pollock, Carolyn Brandt, Toni Camel, Erina Enyo, Ray Dennis Steckler, Atlas King. Cult horror film about a carnival fortuneteller who hypnotizes people and disfigures them with acid to make freaks for her sideshow. 80 min. DVD 7526
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Ancuta, Katarzyna. "The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies or How to Be the Living Dead in Technicolor." In: (Trans)-Formations I : identity and property : essays in cultural practice / edited by Wojciech Kalaga and Tandeusz Rachwa?. Katowice : Wydawn. Uniwersytetu Slaskiego, 2002. (Main Stack PN51.T695 2002)

The Last Man on Earth (1964)
Directed by Sidney Salkow. See 1960s Horror

King of the Zombies (1941)
Directed by Jean Yarbrough. Cast: Dick Purcell, Joan Woodbury, Mantan Moreland, Henry Victor. In World War II, a small plane crashes in an island between Cuba and Puerto Rico, but the pilot (Bill) and his two passengers (Mac and Jeff) survive. Bill is on a mission trying to find Admiral Arthur Wainwright, who vanished in that area. They are lodged by the Austrian Dr. Mikhail Sangre in his mansion. The scared Jeff finds that the place has zombies, but Mac and Bill do not believe on him. Later, they find that Dr. Sangre is a spy transferring the knowledge of the admiral and other prominent persons to the zombies. But can the fliers stop the mad scientist from using the zombies to aide the Axis powers? 67 min. DVD 9447
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Night of the Living Dead (1968)
Directed by George A. Romero. Cast: Duane Jones, Judith O'Dea, Keith Wayne, Judith Ridley. A simple, peaceful countryside is being terrorized by killer zombies with only one thing on their minds--the devouring of human flesh. A small stronghold of survivors must hold the zombies at bay outside an old, abandoned house for any future hope of humanity. 90 min. DVD 3161; vhs 999:825
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

Occult Detective Club: the Doll Cemetery (Japan, 2004)
Directed by Kiyoshi Yamamoto. Cast: Sayaka Hosaka, Kazunori Tani, Hitomi Miwa. Out of curiosity, Nanami and Daisuke decide to join their high school's Occult Research Club. They are currently investigating a "curse" surrounding a student who committed suicide last year. An old doll found in the back of her closet may hold a clue. Daisuke is freaked out, while Nanami is intrigued, until she is possessed by the same spirit of the "doll." As a result, the group decides to investigate a criptic spot called "The doll cemetery," a wretched graveyard with piles of discarded mannequins and stuffed animals. Sensing intruders, the "dead" dolls suddenly come to life, and Nanami and the group must desperately fight off ghoulish toy clowns and zombie dolls. But what awaits them is far worse.... Based on the horror comic strips of Hideshi Hino. 54 min. DVD 6800

The Omega Man (1971)
Directed by Boris Sagal. Cast: Charlton Heston, Anthony Zerbe, Rosalind Cash. Biological warfare has decimated the world's population. Los Angeles is a windswept, debris-strewn ghost town. There, Robert Neville tools his convertible through the sunny streets, pillaging deserted department stores to survive but making sure that he gets undercover before sundown, when the other "survivors" emerge. Based on the novel "I am legend" by Richard Matheson. 98 min. DVD 6086
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Baker, Ryan. ""Conclusion of all our yesterdays" : the Jungian text of The Omega man." In: Science fiction America : essays on SF cinema Edited by David J. Hogan. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2006. (Main Stack PN1995.9.S26.S275 2006; Moffitt PN1995.9.S26.S275 2006)

Bradley, Matthew R. Richard Matheson on screen : a history of the filmed works / Matthew R. Bradley ; foreword by Richard Matheson. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3563.A8355 Z57 2010)
Christie, Deborah "A dead new world: Richard Matheson and the modern zombie." In: Better off dead : the evolution of the zombie as post-human / edited by Deborah Christie and Sarah Juliet Lauro. New York : Fordham University Press, 2011. (Main (Gardner) Stacks GR581 .B48 2011)

Otto, or, Up with Dead People (2008)
Directed by Bruce LaBruce. Cast: Katharina Klewinghaus, Susanne Sachsse, Marcel Schlutt, Guido Sommer, Christophe Chemin, Gio Black Peter, Kembra Pfahler, Jey Crisfar. A film about a zombie named Otto who hitched a ride to Berlin and begins to explore the city. Otto is discovered by underground filmmaker Medea Yarn, who begins to make a documentary about him. Otto discovers that he has a wallet that contains information about his past life, remembering details about his ex-boyfriend, Rudolf. He arranges to meet him at the schoolyard where they met, with devastating results. 94 min. DVD X3788
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Planet Terror (2007)
Directed by Robert Rodriguez. Cast: Rose McGowan, Freddy Rodriguez, Michael Biehn, Jeff Fahey, Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton. After an experimental bio-nerve gas is accidentally released at a remote U.S. military base in Texas, those exposed to the gas turn into flesh-eating, mutating zombies out to kill. An assortment of various people who include stripper Cherry, her shady mechanic ex-boyfriend Wray, a strong-willed doctor, the local sheriff, and an assortment of various people must join forces to survive the night as the so-called "sickos" threaten to take over the whole town and the world. 105 min. DVD 8642
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Atkinson, Mike. "Grindhouse Cinema: Givers of the Viscera." Sight and Sound 17:6 (June 2007) p. 19-21 UC users only
Benson-Allott, Caetlin. "Grindhouse: An Experiment in the Death of Cinema." Film Quarterly, Fall2008, Vol. 62 Issue 1, p20-24, 5p UC users only
James, Nick. "Welcome to the grindhouse." Sight & Sound, Jun2007, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p16-18, 3p UC users only

Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2008)
Directed by Lloyd Kaufman. SEE Horror Comedy / Horror Parody

Pure Blood (South Africa, 2000)
Directed by Ken Kaplan. Cast: Marius Weyers, Amanda Lane. This controversial dark comedy follows a young white police rookie, Fanus, living in a strangely unreal industrial town. His late father was a sinister general in the Apartheid regime and his long-lost older half brother has just returned home to resume an incestuous relationship with his mother. Little does Fanus know, his "racially pure" blood is the key to resurrecting his dead father and the sinister order he embodied! 90 min. DVD 4075
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Resident Evil (UK / Germany / France / USA, 2002)
Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. Cast: Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius, James Purefoy, Martin Crewes, Colin Salmon. A virus has escaped and infected a secret lab and the scientists turned into zombies. A special-operations force is sent to battle the virus before it infects the planet. Based upon Capcom's video game "Resident evil." Special features: Alternate ending; cast and filmmakers' commentary; visual effects commentary; 11 featurettes; filmographies; theatrical trailer. 101 min. DVD 7678
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Harper, Stephen
""I could kiss you, you bitch": race, gender, and sexuality in Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2: Apocalypse." Jump Cut, No. 49, spring 2007
May, Jeff. "Zombie geographies and the undead city." Social & Cultural Geography, May2010, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p285-298, 14p UC users only
Mayers, Dan. "Resident Evil." Sight & Sound Vol XII nr 6 (June 2002); p.50-51UC users only

Shaun of the Dead (UK / France, 2004)
Directed by Edgar Wright. Cast: Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Nick Frost, Dylan Moran, Billy Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Jessica Stevenson. When flesh eating zombies go on the hunt for a bite to eat, it is up to Shaun and his best pal to save their friends and family from becoming the next entree. Special features: Missing bits: outrageous outtakes and all-new deleted scenes not shown in theaters; "Raw meat": never-before-seen casting tapes; Simon Pegg's video diary and special effects comparisons; TV bits: includes interview with Coldplay; plus uncensored commentary with the cast and crew; a zombie photo gallery; Zomb-o-meter (zombie-trivia) and more hilarious special features. 99 min. DVD 7578
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Awards
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Horror Film

Boluk, Stephanie; Lenz, Wylie "Infection, Media, and Capitalism: From Early Modern Plagues to Postmodern Zombies." Journal for Early Modern Cultural Studies ; 2010, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p126-147, 22p UC users only
Badley, Linda. "Zombie splatter comedy from Dawn to Shaun : cannibal carnivalesque." In: Zombie culture : autopsies of the living dead / edited by Shawn McIntosh, Marc Leverette. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2008. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.Z63 Z66 2008)
Cox, David. "Gross-Out Horror Meets Slacker Comedy British-Style in Shaun of the Dead, A Cult Sitcom Director's Movie Debut" Film Comment. May/Jun 2004. Vol. 40, Iss. 3; pg. 14, 2 pgs UC users only
Edwards, Kim.
Moribundity, Mundanity and Modernity: Shaun of the Dead." Screen Education, Winter2008 Issue 50, p99-103, 5p; (AN 33160420) UC users only
Maio, Kathi. "Mission Accomplished at the Zombie Jamboree." Fantasy & Science Fiction. Oct/Nov 2007. Vol. 113, Iss. 4/5; pg. 192, 5 pgsUC users only
Michel, Frann "Life and Death and Something in Between: Reviewing Recent Horror Cinema." Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. Dec 2007. Vol. 12, Iss. 4; pg. 390, 8 pgs
Newman, K. "Shaun of the Dead." Sight & Sound v. ns14 no. 5 (May 2004) p. 72-3 UC users only
Pifer, Lynn "Slacker bites back: Shaun of the dead finds new life for deadbeats." In: Better off dead : the evolution of the zombie as post-human / edited by Deborah Christie and Sarah Juliet Lauro. New York : Fordham University Press, 2011. (Main (Gardner) Stacks GR581 .B48 2011)
Rose, James. "Shaun of the Dead." In: Beyond Hammer : British horror cinema since 1970 / by James Rose. Leighton Buzzard : Auteur, 2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; Moffitt PN1995.9.H6 R67 2009)
Stratton, Jon. "Zombie trouble: Zombie texts, bare life and displaced people." European Journal of Cultural Studies, Jun2011, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p265-281, 17p UC users only

Teenage Zombies (1959)
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They Came Back (Les Revenants) (France, 2004)
Directed by Robin Campillo. Cast: Geraldine Pailhas, Jonathan Zaccai, Frederic Pierrot, Catherine Samie, Victor Garrivier, Djemel Barek, Marie Matheron, Saady Delas. One morning, a small French city wakes up to discover thousands of recently dead people walking into town. The reason why is a mystery and there is no time to look into it. Hasty reunions--some passionate, some strained-- occur with their survivors. But can they be reintegrated into society when their jobs have been filled and their partners have moved on? As officials try to figure out that to do with them, the dead begin behaving in bizarre ways and it becomes apparent that the returnees are not exactly who they used to be. 103 min. DVD 8272
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28 Days Later (UK, 2002)
Directed by Danny Boyle. Cast: Cillian Murphy, Naomie Harris, Christopher Eccleston, Megan Burns, Brendan Gleeson. An infirmary patient wakes up from a coma to an empty room ... in a vacant hospital ... in a deserted city. A powerful virus, which locks victims into a permanent state of murderous rage, has transformed the world around him into a seemingly desolate wasteland. Now a handful of survivors must fight to stay alive, unaware that the worst is yet to come. 113 min. DVD 2274
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Awards
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Horror Film

28 Weeks Later (UK / Spain, 2007)
Directed by Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. Cast: Robert Carlyle, Rose Byrne, Jeremy Renner, Amanda Walker, Shahid Ahmed, Harold Perrineau, Catherine McCormack, Garfield Morgan, Emily Beecham, Idris Elba. Almost seven months after the Rage virus has annihilated the inhabitants of the London and the British Isles, the U.S. Army declares that the war against infection has been won, and that the reconstruction of the country can begin. In the first wave of returning refugees, a family is reunited, but one of them unwillingly carries a terrible secret. The virus is not yet dead, and this time, it is more dangerous than ever. Special features: Commentary by director and producer ; deleted scenes ; Code red: The making of 28 weeks later ; The infected ; Getting into the action ; 28 weeks lates: the aftermath: stage 1: Development ; 28 weeks later: the aftermath: stage 3: Decimation. 113 min. DVD X2163
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Murray, Robin L. "Apocalypse as a "return to normality" in 28 days later and 28 weeks later" In: Ecology and popular film : cinema on the edge / Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann. Albany : SUNY Press, c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.N38 M87 2009)

Uncle Sam: I Want You ... Dead(1996 )
Directed by William Lustig. Cast: Timothy Bottoms, Bo Hopkins, Isaac Hayes, David Fralick. A sadistic Army helicopter gunner named Sam Harper was shot down by friendly fire during the Gulf War. Five years later his widow, sister, and nephew are doing fine, until the sealed casket shows up with Sam's body in it. Soon the charred demon rises from the dead and begins killing everyone who doesn't give Uncle Sam his proper due. 90 min. DVD 5421
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Undead or Alive (2007)
Directed by Glasgow Phillips. Cast: Chris Kattan, James Denton, Navi Rawat, Matt Besser, Chris Coppola, Leslie Jordan. In this unusual take on the Old West, an innocent cowboy, Luke, with his reluctant new partner, Elmer, fleece a crooked sheriff and attempt to disappear into the desert. Only Geronimo's smart and beautiful niece, Sue, can help them break a mysterious Indian curse and escape from Sheriff Zombie's bloodthirsty posse. Will romance between Luke and Sue blossom, or will the undead permanently keep them apart? 91 min. DVD 9279
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The Walking Dead. The Complete First Season (TV, 2010)
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White Zombie (1932)
Directed by Victor Halperin. Cast: Bela Lugosi, Madge Bellamy, Joseph Cawthorn, Robert Frazer. In this classic horror film, a magician uses his powers to raise the dead to supply zombie laborers for the sinister plantation owner Beaumont. 73 min. DVD 5974
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El zombie de la muerte (2008)
Directed by Ruben Fleischer. Cast: Jason Loya, Juan Carlos Lopez. A brain-eating zombie rises from the dead to find a lonely taco vendor outside the cemetery. Presented at the International Latino Film Festival held in the San Francisco Bay Area. 2 min. DVD X4047
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Zombieland (2009)
Directed by Ruben Fleischer. Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin. In a world that has become overrun with zombies, two men must figure out how to survive. Wimpy Columbus is afraid of his own shadow, while Tallahassee is the biggest, baddest, gun-toting zombie-slayer who ever lived. When they meet two sisters, Wichita and Little Rock, the four strike out for an amusement park that is said to be zombie-free. This mismatched group will have to rely on each other to survive, which could be worse than surrendering to the zombies. Special features: Deleted scenes; commentary with actors Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg, director Ruben Fleischer, writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick; go behind-the-scenes with "In search of Zombieland"; "Zombieland is your land" - the zombification of the United States; visual effects progression scenes; theatrical promo trailers. 88 min. DVD X2620
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Bishop, Kyle William. "Vacationing in Zombieland: The Classical Functions of the Modern Zombie Comedy" Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Mar2011, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p24-38, 15p UC users only

Evil Puppets and Satanic Toys

And So Died Riabouchinska (Ray Bradbury Theater)(TV, 1988)
Directed by Denys Granier-Deferre. Cast: Alan Bates, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, Patti Layne, Annabelle Mouloudji. A detective finds there are strings attached to a murder case involving a ventriloquist. Based on a story by Ray Bradbury. DVD 5761 (disc 1)
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And So Died Riabouchinska (Alfred Hitchcock Presents)(TV, 1956)
Directed by Robert Stevenson. Cast: Charles Bronson, Claude Rains. A dead man is found in the basement of a theater, and a detective comes to investigate. He learn that the deceased had been seen near the theater asking for Fabian, the ventriloquist. As the detective questions Fabian in his dressing room, a voice comes from the box in which Fabian's female dummy is stored. When the dummy, Riabouchinska, continues to talk, the detective is annoyed, thinking that the ventriloquist is trying to be funny. But the detective humors him and 'talks' to the dummy, and he soon learns about a web of tensions involving Fabian, his wife, and his manager. Much of the tension concerns the dummy - and there is also a connection with the dead man. Based on a story by Ray Bradbury. DVD 4467
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Black Devil Doll (1988)
Directed by Jonathan Lewis. Cast: Heather Murphy, Natasha Talonz, Christine Svendsen, Precious Cox, Erika Branich, Martin Boone. During an innocent game on the Ouija board, Heather and her friends summon the soul of a recently executed serial killer whose spirit is trapped in a flesh-hungry African American ventriloquist puppet. "The meanest, nastiest, dirtiest, raunchiest, ass-kickin'est Afro-American ... controversial exploitation film of the century" -- Container. 72 min. DVD X2278
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Child's Play (1988)
Directed by Tom Holland. Cast: Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, Brad Dourif, Dinah Manoff. Six-year-old Andy is thrilled when he gets a brand-new cheery Chucky doll for his birthday. But he quickly discovers that Chucky is possessed by the soul of a notorious serial killer who swiftly begins terrorizing Andy, his ill-fated babysitter and his disbelieving mom. And he doesn't stop there. Proving he's nobody to toy with, the demonic doll schemes to transfer his evil spirit out of its "kid-friendly" container-- and into Andy. Special features: Audio commentary with Alex Vincent, Catherine Hicks and Chucky designer Kevin Yagher; Audio commentary with producer David Kirschner and screenwriter Don Mancini; Scene specific Chucky commentary; "Evil comes in small packages" featurette: The birth of Chucky, Creating the horror, Unleashed; "Chucky: building a nightmare" featurette; "A monster convention" featurette; "Introducing Chucky: the making of 'Child's play'" vintage featurette; Still photo gallery. 87 min. DVD X532
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Child's Play 2 (1990)
Directed by Tom Holland. Cast: Alex Vincent, Jenny Agutter, Gerrit Graham, Christine Elise, Grace Zabriskie. In this clever, playful sequel, voodoo and terror meet when an innocent-looking doll is inhabited by the soul of a killer who wasn't ready to die. Although the doll was destroyed by fire, Chucky is reconstructed by a toy factory and then seeks young Alex Barkley in order to possess his soul. 84 min. DVD X5089
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Curse of the Doll People (aka Devil Doll Men) (Muñecos infernales) (Mexico, 1960)
Directed by Benito Alazraki. Cast: Elvira Quintana, Raymond Gay, Roberto G. Rivera. A voodoo priest puts curses on four men who intrude on a sacred meeting in his temple. Seeking to revenge this deed, the priest sends devil dolls to them and their families. During the night the dolls crawl from their boxes to carry out their killings. 83 min. DVD X4095
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Dead of Night (UK, 1945)
Directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer. Ealing Studios. An architect is caught up in an endless series of recurring dreams, during which he is told other people's supernatural experiences and finally murders the psychiatrist who is trying to help him. The last of the stories, another directed by Cavalcanti, was to become the most celebrated. It concerned a ventriloquist (Michael Redgrave) who is becoming possessed by his dummy, which has a repugnant persona. The dummy leads its host to degradation, murder, a prison cell and madness. The possession motif is one that has been revived in the cinema, and Richard Attenborough's Magic (1979) even used the idea of an apparently animate dummy inspiring murder. The story was later adapted for the television show Twilight Zone [See: DVD 2607 ] DVD 4092; vhs 999:1124
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Dead Silence (2007)
Directed by Tom Holland. Cast: Ryan Kwanten, Amber Valletta, Donnie Wahlberg, Michael Fairman, Joan Heney, Bob Gunton, Laura Regan, Dmitry Chepovetsky, Judith Roberts, Keir Gilchrist, Steven Taylor, David Talbot, Steve Adams, Shelley Peterson. After receiving a strange package with the doll named Billy, Jamie's wife is murdered. Destined to find out the truth, Jamie goes to the town of Raven's Fair where the ventriloquist Mary Shaw used to perform and is buried. After she went mad in the 1940s, Mary was accused of kidnapping a young boy who yelled out in one of her performances that she was a fraud. Because of this she was hunted down by townspeople, who in the ultimate act of revenge, cut out her tongue and then killed her. They buried her along with her "children," a handmade collection of vaudeville dolls, and assumed they had silenced her forever. Special features: Alternate opening; alternate endings; deleted scenes; the making of Dead silence; May Shaw's secrets; evolution of visual FX; Alden's "We sleep forever" music video. 91 min. DVD X533
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Devil Doll (1936)
Directed by Tod Browning. Cast: Lionel Barrymore, Maureen O'Sullivan, Frank Lawton, Rafaela Ottiano. Barrymore, a framed escaped con, disguises himself as a kindly old lady running a toy store, from whence he sends tiny assassins he created with a mad scientist's shrinking serum out to get the men who set him up. 78 min. DVD 6520
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Dolls (1987)
Directed by Stuart Gordon. Cast: Ian Patrick Williams, Carolyn Purdy-Gordon, Carrie Lorraine, Guy Rolfe, Hilary Mason. A group of travelers spend the night in the mansion of an elderly couple who are dollmakers. However, one of the travelers' children discovers that the dolls the couple make are actually humans that the couple has miniaturized and turned into tools for their evil plans. Special features: commentary by director Stuart Gordon & writer Ed Naha, commentary by Carolyn Purdy-Gordon and other cast members, storyboard-to-film comparison, photo gallery, original theatrical trailer. 78 min. DVD X2243
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The Dummy (1995)
Directed by Dante Falconi. Cast: Todd Anderson, Lisa Cook, Jerry McGhee, Angela Watkins, Sabrina Cook, Bill Dewild, Brian Truitt. A newlywed couple visits a fortune teller just for laughs. The fun soon turns to terror after they insult the woman and leave without paying. The fortune teller then unleashes an evil spirit inside a creepy-looking ventriloquist doll that she commands to kill anybody who speaks to the couple on their first anniversary. The silent, murderous dummy kills without words in this creepy, Italian-style independent horror movie that's fun and wicked with an unexpected ending. 85 min. DVD X2224
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The Dummy (TV, Twilight Zone, 1962)
Directed by Abner Biberman. Cast: Cliff Robertson, Frank: Frank Sutton, George Murdock. Jerry is convinced his dummy, Willy, is alive. When his act with a new dummy named Goofy Goggles goes over well, he locks Willy in a trunk, and leaves the club. But he keeps hearing Willy's voice. He rushes back to the club and takes Willy out and smashes him to bits. DVD 2607
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The Glass Eye (Alfred Hitchcock Presents)(TV, 1957)
Directed by Robert Stevens. Cast: Jessica Tandy, Tom Conway, Rosemary Harris, William Shatner, Billy Barty. "When a man called Jim and his wife Dorothy are going through his dead sister Julia's apartment, he tells her the story of Julia's one and only love, about forty years before, and how it ends with a strange glass eye she kept on the dresser. When Julia was about thirty, she went to see the performance of a ventriloquist by the name of Max Collodi, and his dummy George. She fell in love with him at first sight. Julia then started following him across the country, watching all of his shows, until she finally wrote him a letter, asking to meet him. Julia kept asking, and Max finally agreed, saying that she would be only to stay five minutes, but the visits could be longer if she continued to wish to see him. She came to his hotel room, and found him sitting in the dark with George. They had a pleasant conversation, but it came to an abrupt end when Julia tried to touch Max. He fell over to the ground and his head popped off, letting one of his eyes roll on the ground. To make things more horrific, George then stood up and shouted angrily for her to leave. She ran out screaming, having realized, to her horror, that Max was actually George's dummy. In her haste, she picked up one of Max's glass eyes, and has kept it ever since. After the whole love affair, Max Collodi disappeared and no one knows what happened to him, but Jim states that he believes George is now part of a traveling circus." [IMDB] DVD 8927
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Leprechaun in the Hood (1999)
Directed by Rob Spera. Cast: Warwick Davis, Ice-T, A.T. Montgomery, Rashaan Nall, Red Grant. After a long dormancy, the Leprechaun is brought back to life by three bungling rap artists looking to launch their music career. In need of money they steal some jewelry, gold, and even the medallion off an ugly looking statue. Shouldn't have done that! Because without the medallion, the statue transforms into the Leprechaun, who goes on a killing spree looking for his missing gold! 90 min. DVD X534
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Living Doll(Twilight Zone)(TV, 1963)
Director: Richard C. Sarafian. Cast: Telly Savalas, Mary LaRoche, Tracy Stratford.A frustrated father does battle with his stepdaughter's talking doll, whose vocabulary includes such phrases as "I hate you" and "I'm going to kill you". DVD 2607

Pinocchio's Revenge (1996)
Directed by Kevin S. Tenney. Cast: Rosalind Allen, Brittany Alyse Smith, Lewis van Bergen, Todd Allen, Candace McKenzie, Aaron Lustig. A little girl's delight at having her own Pinocchio puppet proves short-lived when it becomes apparent that a demon dwells within it. Pretty soon the murderous marionette goes on a horrible killing spree. 96 min. DVD X534
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Poltergeist (1982)
Directed by Tobe Hooper. Screenplay by Steven Spielberg, Michael Grais & Mark Victor Cast: JoBeth Williams, Craig T. Nelson, Beatrice Straight, Dominique Dunne, Oliver Robins, Heather O'Rourke, Zelda Rubinstein. Life is very pleasant for a California family until a host of other-worldly forces invade their peaceful suburban home. Their house is turned into a supernatural sideshow, and if the family doesn't clear out, they will be swept off into nightmarish chaos. Features an unnerving sequence in which a toy clown in the kids' room take on a murderous life of its own. Special features: "They are here: the real world of poltergeists revealed" documentary in 2 parts: "Science of the spirits" and "Communing with the dead." 114 min. DVD 8731
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Puppet Master (1989)
Directed by David Schmoeller. Cast: William Hickey, Paul Le Mat, Jimmie F. Scaggs, Irene Miracle, Robin Frates, Barbara Crampton, Alex Whittaker and three other gifted psychics are investigating rumors that the secret of life has been discovered by master puppeteer Andre Toulon. But the psychics quickly discover Toulon's secret of death in the form of five killer puppets--each one uniquely qualified for murder and mayhem. 85 min. DVD X535
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Trilogy of Terror (TV, 1975)
Directed by Dan Curtis. Cast: Karen Black, Robert Burton, John Karlen, George Gaynes, Jim Storm. A made-for-television anthology of three short horror films based on stories by Richard Matheson. Julie: An aggressive college student seduces and ultimately blackmails his seemingly shy English professor. Millicent and Therese: Two sisters end up tangled in a spell of witchcraft with deadly consequences. Amelia: A woman is trapped in her own apartment by a Zuni hunter doll that has only one intention--to kill. Special features: Commentary with Karen black and writer William F. Nolan; "Richard Matheson: Terror scribe" featurette; "Three colors black" featurette. 79 min. DVD X2230
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Cannibals and Other Non-Zombie Flesh Eaters

Cannibal Holocaust(1980)
Directed by Ruggero Deodato. Banned and heavily censored the world over, here is a film that is so intense, graphic and unflinching in its realistic portrayal of cannibalism that the director and producer were arrested upon its original release. Tells the story of a professor who searches for four documentary filmmakers who disappeared into "the green inferno," a.k.a. Amazon River country. Eventually he meets the tribe responsible for the crew's demise and returns to the U.S. with several rolls of "found footage." Disc 1. Cannibal holocaust -- Disc 2. In the jungle, the making of Cannibal holocaust (documentary, 60 min.) ; interviews with Deodato, Kerman and co-str Gabriel Yorke ; still gallery and poster art ; original theatrical trailers ; Necrophagia, Cannibal holocaust music video ; biographies. 96 min. DVD 5250
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Brottman, Mikita. Offensive films : toward an anthropology of cinema vomitif Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997. (Main Stack PN1995.9.H6.B67 1997)
Jackson, Neil. "Cannibal Holocaust, Realist Horror and Reflexivity." Post Script: Essays in Film & the Humanities. 21(3):32-45. 2002 Summer UC users only
Jauregui, Carolina Gabriela. ""Eat it alive and swallow it whole!": Resavoring Cannibal Holocaust as a Mockumentary." Invisible Culture, Issue 7
Kerekes, David. Killing for culture: An illustrated history of death film from mondo to snuff New, rev. and updated ed. London ; San Francisco : Creation Books, 1995. (Main Stack PN1995.9.D37.K47 1995; Moffitt PN1995.9.D37.K47 1995)

The Corpse Grinders (1971)
Directed by Ted V. Mikels. Cast: Sean Kenney, Monika Kelley, Sanford Mitchell, J. Byron Foster. When the Lotus Cat Food Company finds itself in financial trouble, the owners decide to find a new, cheap source of meat -- the local graveyard. Only one problem -- soon cats develop a taste for human flesh, and tabbies are tearing out throats all over town. 73 min. DVD X3384
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Quarles, Mike. "Ted V. Mikels, or, How to build a corpse-grinding machine for $38." In: Down and dirty : Hollywood's exploitation filmmakers and their movies / by Mike Quarles. Jefferson, NC : McFarland, c1993. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.2 .Q37 1993)

The Corpse Grinders II (2000)
Directed by Ted V. Mikels. Cast: Sean Morelli, Andy Freeman, Chuck Alford. Battle weary and beaten by their enemy [evil dog-like aliens], the cat people from a starving planet come to earth asking for Earth's assistance in procuring food. Guess which cat food the aliens really like a lot? Human corpses. 103 min. DVD X3385
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Quarles, Mike. "Ted V. Mikels, or, How to build a corpse-grinding machine for $38." In: Down and dirty : Hollywood's exploitation filmmakers and their movies / by Mike Quarles. Jefferson, NC : McFarland, c1993. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.2 .Q37 1993)

Delicatessen (France, 1991)
Directors, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro. Cast: Dominique Pino, Marie-Laure Dougnac, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Karin Viard. In this futuristic comedy, set in a starving, post-holocaust France, a butcher keeps his customers supplied by his cannibalistic tendencies. But when his daughter falls in love with a circus performer, only an underground band of vegetarian freedom fighters can save her beloved from the meat cleaver. 100 min. DVD 5505; also DVD 2648 (PAL, 95 min.)
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Claflin, Kyri Watson. "Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro's Delicatessen: an ambiguous memory, an ambivalent meal." In: Reel food : essays on food and film / edited by Anne L. Bower. New York : Routledge, 2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.F65 R44 2004)
Cubitt, Sean. "Delicatessen: Eco-Apocalypse in the New French Science Fiction Cinema." In: Aliens R us : the other in science fiction cinema / edited by Ziauddin Sardar and Sean Cubitt. London ; Sterling, Va. : Pluto Press, 2002. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S26 A45 2002)
Hayes, Graeme. "Replaying history as farce: postmodernism and the construction of Vichy in Delicatessen." Modern & Contemporary France, May99, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p197, 11p UC users only
Thorne, Christian. "The Revolutionary Energy of the Outmoded." October; Spring2003, Issue 104, p97, 18p UC users only

Eating Raoul (1982)
Directed by Paul Bartel. Cast: Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel, Robert Beltran, Ed Begley, Jr., Buck Henry. Paul and Mary live in an apartment complex in L.A. that is being mistaken for a swingers establishment. One day Paul finds Mary fighting off a swinger and hits him with a frying pan. Their dreams of running a small restaurant seem to be in jeopardy until they decide how to dispose of the body. 83 min. DVD 2574
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Corliss, R. "Eating Raoul." Time v. 120 (October 4 1982) p. 82
Bartel, P. "Paul Bartel's guilty pleasures." {Eating Raoul}. Film Comment v. 18 (September/October 1982) p. 60-2
"Eating Raoul." Film Comment v. 17 (July/August 1981) p. 6+
Kroll, J. "Eating Raoul." Newsweek v. 100 (October 11 1982) p. 103

The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Director, Wes Craven. Cast: Susan Lanier, Robert Houston, Martin Speer, Dee Wallace, Russ Grieve, John Steadman, Michael Berryman, Virginia Vincent, James Whitworth. The Carter family's going on vacation, crossing the desert headed for California. But when they take an ill-advised short cut, crash, and are stranded deep inside an "isolated" air force testing range, they are attacked by a mysterious, terrifying group of modern cannibalistic savages. Special features: Audio commentary with Wes Craven and Peter Locke; "Looking back on The hills have eyes," an all-new documentary; "The directors: the films of Wes Craven," a career retrospective of Wes Craven; alternate ending; theatrical trailers; TV spots; behind-the-scenes photos; posters & advertising art; original storyboard art. 89 min. DVD 2094
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street(2007)
Directed by Tim Burton. Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jayne Wisener, Jamie Campbell Bower, Laura Michelle Kelly, Ed Sanders, Anthony Head, Peter Bowles. Reinventing himself as Sweeney Todd, a man unjustly sent to prison returns to exact revenge on those who ruined his life, especially the evil Judge Turpin who sent the man to prison. When he returns to his home town, he reopens his barber shop, where Mr. Todd becomes the Demon of Fleet Street. Mrs. Lovett is Sweeney's amorous accomplice who creates diabolical meat pies out of the remains of Mr. Todd's victims. Special features: Commentary by Tim Burton; "Burton + Depp + Carter = Todd" featurette. 117 min. DVD X1089
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Awards
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Horror Film

Napper, Lawrence. "'There's No Place Like London': London Musicals and the Traffic in Souls." Journal of British Cinema & Television; 2009, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p220-231, 12p UC users only

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street(1982)
Directed for television by Terry Hughes. Cast: Angela Lansbury, George Hearn, and the original Broadway cast. Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; book by Hugh Wheeler; directed for the stage by Harold Prince; production designer, Eugene Lee; lighting, Ken Billington; costumes, Franne Lee; musical director, Paul Gemignani; dance and movement. Cast: Angela Lansbury, George Hearn, and the original Broadway cast. A staged version of the 1982 national tour of the Broadway musical set in 1846 London. Times are hard and one must make do, so Nellie Lovett adds something extra to the meat pies she peddles on Fleet Street. The secret ingredient: freshly murdered victims of her partner in crime, barber Sweeney Todd. 139 min. DVD 3150
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street(2001)
Directed by Lonny Price. Cast: Cast: Patti LuPone, George Hearn, Davis Gaines, Victoria Clark, Timothy Nolen, John Aler, Lisa Vroman, Neil Patrick Harris, Stanford Olsen ; San Francisco Symphony ; San Francisco Symphony Chorus. A staged concert version of the 2001 tour featuring the original Broadway cast of the darkly comic story of a razor-wielding barber seeking revenge in turn-of-the-century London and the sly meat pie seller who helps dispose of his handiwork. 139 min. Performed at the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco in July 2001. DVD 2002

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Directed by Tobe Hooper. SEE Slashers, Serials Killers, Psychos, Maniacs

We're Going to Eat You (Di yu wu men) (Hong Kong, 1980)
Directed by Hark Tsui. Cast: Han Guocai, Norman Chu, Eddy Ko, Melvin Wong, Feng Feng, Tony Liu, Siu- Ming To, Hon Gwok Choi, Din Long Lee, Cory Yuen. Agent 999 is on a mission in pursuit of a bandit called Rolex. On the route he goes to a remote island where local people are all merciless cannibals. 90 min. DVD 7506
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Silence of the Lambs (and other Hannibal Lecter films) (1991)
SEE Slashers, Serials Killers, Psychos, Maniacs

We're Going to Eat You (Di yu wu men) (Hong Kong, 1980)
Directed by Hark Tsui. Cast: Han Guocai, Norman Chu, Eddy Ko, Melvin Wong, Feng Feng, Tony Liu, Siu- Ming To, Hon Gwok Choi, Din Long Lee, Cory Yuen. Agent 999 is on a mission in pursuit of a bandit called Rolex. On the route he goes to a remote island where local people are all merciless cannibals. 90 min. DVD 7506
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Mummies and Other Tightly Wrapped Creatures

Frost, Brian J. The essential guide to mummy literature Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2008. (MAIN: PR830.T3 F76 2008)
Telotte, J. P. "Doing Science in Machine Age Horror: The Mummy's Case." Science Fiction Studies, vol. 30, no. 2 [90], pp. 217-30, 2003 July UC users only

The Aztec Mummy (La momia azteca)(Mexico, 1957)
Directed by Rafael Portillo. Cast: Ramón Gáý, Rosita Arenas, Crux Alvarado, Luis Aceves Castañeda, Jorge Mondragón, Arturo Martínez, Angel de Steffani. An experiment in hypnosis and past lives leads Dr. Almada, a scientist, to search for proof of his theory that people can be regressed to past lives. Dr. Almada discovers that his fiancee, Flora, is the reincarnation of an Aztec maiden, who was killed and entombed for having an affair with the warrior Popoca. Flora now leads Dr. Almada's exploration party to the maiden's skeletal remains buried at the entrance to a hidden chamber in an Aztec tomb. There they awaken the wrath of Popoca, the Aztec Mummy. 80 min. DVD X2221
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Gunckel, Colin. "El signo de la muerte and the birth of a genre : origins and anatomy of the Aztec horror film." In: Sleaze artists : cinema at the margins of taste, style, and politics / Jeffrey Sconce, ed. Durham : Duke University Press, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S284 S64 2007)

Aztec Mummy vs. the Human Robot (La momia azteca contra el robot humano)(Mexico, 1957)
Directed by Rafael Portillo. Cast: Ramón Gáý, Rosita Arenas, Crux Alvarado, Luis Aceves Castañeda, Jorge Mondragón, Arturo Martínez, Angel de Steffani. Mad scientist Dr. Krupp creates a robot with a human brain in order to steal a valuable Aztec treasure from a tomb guarded by a centuries-old living mummy, Popoca. The robot is equipped with radium, used to destroy living tissue, which should mean that Dr. Krupp can finally defeat the dreaded mummy. 80 min. DVD X2223
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Gunckel, Colin. "El signo de la muerte and the birth of a genre : origins and anatomy of the Aztec horror film." In: Sleaze artists : cinema at the margins of taste, style, and politics / Jeffrey Sconce, ed. Durham : Duke University Press, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S284 S64 2007)

The Curse of the Aztec Mummy (La maldición de la momia azteca)(Mexico, 1957)
Directed by Rafael Portillo. Cast: Ramón Gáý, Rosita Arenas, Crox Alvarado, Luis Aceves Castañeda, Jorge Mondragón, Arturo Martínez, Ángel di Stefani. When arch-criminal Dr. Krupp, alias The Bat, escapes from the police, Dr. Almada and his fiancee Flora are warned by a hooded benefactor, The Angel, of the villain's escape. The Bat plots the theft of an entombed treasure, guarded by the mummified warrior Popoca. Flora, whom Krupp believes to be Popoca's beloved princess incarnate, is abducted by the Bat. At the pyramid in which the treasure is hoarded The Bat coerces Dr. Almada into deciphering the hieroglyphics which are the key to the treasure. 65 min. DVD X2222
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Gunckel, Colin. "El signo de la muerte and the birth of a genre : origins and anatomy of the Aztec horror film." In: Sleaze artists : cinema at the margins of taste, style, and politics / Jeffrey Sconce, ed. Durham : Duke University Press, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S284 S64 2007)

Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (UK, 1964)
Director, Michael Carreras. Cast: Terence Morgan, Ronald Howard, Fred Clark, Jeanne Roland, George Pastell, Jack Dwillim, John Paul. The tomb of Egyptian prince Ra is found and shipped to America, where someone is trying to raise him from the dead. 81 min. DVD X4855
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Eyes of the Mummy (Die Augen der Mumie Ma: Drama in 4 Akten) (Germany, 1918)
Directed by Ernst Lubitsch. Cast: Max Laurence (Furst Hohenfels), Harry Liedtke (Albert Wendland, ein Maler), Emil Jannings (Radu, ein Araber), Pola Negri (Ma). Albert Wendland, a young painter studying in Egypt, vists the forbidden tomb of Queen Ma, where it is said that anyone who enters meets with disaster at the hands of the evil mummy. Instead, Wendland finds a beautiful woman, Mara, who is held prisoner by the evil Radu. He rescues her and takes her to his European home, where they are soon married, but the tragic curse of the mummy still hangs over her head. 88 min. DVD X3482; 999:3738
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The Egyptian Mummy (1914)
Directed by Lee Beggs. Cast: Constance Talmadge, Lee Beggs, Joel Day. In order to make money, a man hires a bum to pretend to be a mummy, so he can sell the "body" for scientific experiments. DVD 8450
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The Mummy (1932)
Directed by Karl Freund. Cast: Boris Karloff, Zita Johann, David Manners, Bramwell Fletcher, Arthur Byron, Edward Van Sloan. A mummy is accidentally revived after 3,700 years by a British archeology team. Dressed in the garb of a modern-day Egyptian, he sets out to find his lost love, terrorizing the members of the expedition who must find a way to stop him. 74 min. DVD 520; vhs 999:2860
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The Mummy (UK, 1959)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, Yvonne Furneaux. Feliz Aylmer, Raymond Huntley, Eddie Byrne, George Postel. Three British archeologists discover the grave of an important Egyptian female priest who has died about four millenia ago. But when they open it an evil curse falls on them for having woken up the mighty guard of the grave who was buried with the priest. 88 min. DVD 6484
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Hammer Films

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The Mummy (1999)
Director, Stephen Sommers. Cast: Brendan Fraser, Rachel Weisz, John Hannah, Arnold Vosloo, Jonathan Hyde, Kevin J. O'Connor. As punishment for killing Pharaoh Seti and sleeping with his mistress, Egyptian priest Imhotep was mummified alive and cursed. But in 1923 he is inadvertently resurrected by treasure hunters and must be stopped before he can wreak his final vengeance on the world. 125 min. DVD 2095
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Hall, M. A. "Romancing the Stones: Archaeology in Popular Cinema." European Journal of Archaeology v. 7 no. 2 (August 2004) p. 159-76
Simpson, Philip L. "The horror "event" movie : The mummy, Hannibal, and Signs." In: Horror Film: Creating and Marketing Fear. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2004. (Main Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H674 2004)

Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy (Las luchadoras contra la momia)(Mexico, 1964)
Directed by René Cardona. Cast: Lorena Velazquez, Armand Silvestre, Elizabeth Campbell. The Black Dragons, an Oriental gang, must challenge two beautiful Amazon wrestlers, who protect the location of an ancient Aztec tomb. 85 min. DVD X4095
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Gunckel, Colin. "El signo de la muerte and the birth of a genre : origins and anatomy of the Aztec horror film." In: Sleaze artists : cinema at the margins of taste, style, and politics / Jeffrey Sconce, ed. Durham : Duke University Press, 2007. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S284 S64 2007)

The Monstrous Body / The Body Defiled / Monstrous Disease

The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
Directed by Robert Fuest. Cast: Vincent Price, Joseph Cotten, Hugh Griffith, Terry-Thomas, Virginia North. Long thought dead, the victim of a horrible accident, Dr. Anton Phibes still lives, surrounded by art-deco bric-a-brac and attended by mute beauty Vulnavia. Outwardly normal in appearance, Phibes actually wears a rubber mask, covering his hideously deformed countenance; giving away the artifice is the fact that, when he dines, he takes his food through his neck rather than his mouth. Able to speak only when plugging a wire into his damaged vocal chords, Phibes elucidates his plan to murder the medical team whom he holds responsible for the death of his wife. 95 min. DVD 3999
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Benshoff, Harry M. "Vincent Price and Me: Imagining the Queer Male Diva." Camera Obscura; Jan2008, Vol. 22 Issue 67, p146-150, 5p
Worland, Rick. "Faces behind the mask: Vincent Price, Dr, Phibes, and the horror genre in transition." Post Script XXII:2 (Winter-Spring 2003) UC users only

The Awful Dr. Orlof (Gritos en la noche) (Spain | France, 1962)
Directed by Jess Franco. Cast: Howard Vernon, Perla Cristal, Ricardo Valle, Diana Lorys, Conrad San Martin, Mary Silvers. Dr. Orlof, a former prison doctor, abducts beautiful women from nightclubs and tries to use their skin to repair his daughter's fire-scarred face. He is assisted by Morpho, a deformed monstrosity who delights in biting his victims. Orlof had better hurry, though -- a young police inspector and his ballerina girlfriend are onto his sadistic practices. Based on the novel by David Khune. 83 min. DVD X3185
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Blindness(Canada | Brazil | Japan, 2008)
Directed by Fernando Meirelles. Cast:Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Alice Braga, Yusuke Isea, Yoshino Kimura, Don McKellar, Maury Chaykin, Mitchell Nye, Danny Glover, Gael García Bernal. A city is ravaged by an epidemic of 'white blindness.' Those first afflicted are quarantined by the authorities in an abandoned mental hospital where societal norms quickly breaks down. Criminals and the physically powerful prey upon the weak, hoarding the meager food rations and committing horrific acts. Inside the hospital is one eyewitness to the nightmare. Following her husband into the hospital, a woman whose sight is unaffected by the plague goes into quarantine. There, keeping her sight a secret, she guides seven strangers who have become like a family. She leads them out of quarantine and onto the ravaged streets of the city. Their voyage is fraught with danger, but their survival is a reflection of the depth of the human spirit. Based on the novel "Ensaio sobre a cegueira" by José Saramago. 121 min. DVD X7287
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Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972)
Directed by Robert Fuest. Cast: Vincent Price, Robert Quarry, Peter Cushing, Beryl Reid, Terry-Thomas. Dr. Phibes awakens from a decade of suspended animation and heads to Egypt with the corpse of his dead wife which he intends to resurrect by murdering people in strange and heinous ways to invoke a magical incantation. His search for the elixer of life leads him into mortal combat with the invincible Biederback. 89 min. DVD 3999
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Worland, Rick. "Faces behind the mask: Vincent Price, Dr, Phibes, and the horror genre in transition." Post Script XXII:2 (Winter-Spring 2003) UC users only

Beast with Five Fingers (1947)
Directed by Robert Florey. Screenplay, Curt Siodmak. Cast: Robert Alda, Andrea King, Peter Lorre, Victor Francen, J. Carrol Nash. A concert pianist is partially paralyzed and retires to a gloom-filled mansion with only his secretary and a nurse to look after him. After his sudden, violent death, his disembodied hand returns to the mansion to traumatize his secretary and commit a series of shocking murders. 89 min. vhs 999:3686
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Paszylk, Bartlomiej. "The Beast with Five Fingers." In: The pleasure and pain of cult horror films : an historical survey Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Inc., c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 P33 2009)

The Body Snatcher (1945)
Directed by Robert Wise. Produced by Val Lewton. Cast: Boris Karloff, Bela Lugosi, Henry Daniell, Edith Atwater, Russell Wad[e], Sharyn Moffett. A surgeon and teacher of anatomy needs fresh cadavers for classroom demonstrations and pays a sinister cabman to supply them. When the cemeteries become more closely guarded, the cabman turns to other means to provide the bodies. Based on a short story by Robert Louis Stevenson. 78 min. DVD 4473
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Paszylk, Bartlomiej. "The Body Snatcher." In: The pleasure and pain of cult horror films : an historical survey Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Inc., c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 P33 2009)

Val Lewton bibliography

The Brain That Wouldn't Die (1963)
SEE 1960s Horror Films

Carriers (2009)
Directed by Àlex Pastor, David Pastor. Cast: Lou Taylor Pucci, Chris Pine, Piper Perabo, Emily VanCamp, Chris Meloni, Kiernan Shipka. Determined to elude the deadly viral pandemic virus, Danny, his brother Brian, his girlfriend Bobby and Danny's school friend Kate speed across the Southwestern U.S. to reach a place of possible safety. Over the course of four days, they discover that their greatest enemy is not the microbe attacking humanity, but the darkness within themselves. Now the four will have to outrun the end of the world, as well as each other. 84 min. DVD X6418
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Coma (1978)
Directed by Michael Crichton. Cast: Genevieve Bujold, Michael Douglas, Elizabeth Ashley, Rip Torn, Richard Widmark. Young doctor at Boston hospital finds that patients suffer irreparable brain damage when supposed minor operations are performed. Determined to find the cause of these mysterious events, she turns to her boyfriend and a senior physician for help. But as her investigation unfolds, Susan uncovers a horrific conspiracy and suddenly finds herself marked for death. Based on the novel by Robin Cook. 114 min. DVD X3466; vhs 999:2183
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Corridors of Blood (UK, 1958)
Directed by Robert Day. Cast: Boris Karloff, Betta St. John, Finlay Currie, Francis Matthews, Adrienne Corri, Francis De Wolff, Basil Dignam, Frank Pettingell, Carl Bernard, Marian Spencer, Nigel Green, John Gabriel, Howard Lang, Yvonne Warren, Christopher Lee. In 1840s London, Dr. Thomas Bolton dares to dream the unthinkable: to operate on patients without causing pain. Unfortunately, the road to general anesthesia is blocked by a ruthless killer, as well as Bolton's devastating addiction to his own medicines. 87 min. DVD 9116
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The Crazies (1973)
Directed by George A. Romero. Cast: Lane Carroll, W.G. McMillan, Harold Wayne Jones, Lloyd Hollar, Lynn Lowry, Richard Liberty. A government plane carrying a biological warfare virus suddenly crashes near a small Pennsylvania town resulting in a poisoned water supply. When the residents embark on a chaotic, murderous rampage, the government sends in the army, unannounced, to quarantine the town and resolve the anarchy. A small war breaks out when the citizens find themselves caught between a lethal disease, their crazed neighbors and an unexplained occupying army. 103 min. DVD X2705
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Dead Ringers (Canada / USA, 1988)
Directed by David Cronenberg. Identical twin gynecologists, one suave, the other introspective, share the same medical practice, the same apartment and the same women. When one special woman enters their lives, their bizarre bond is threatened for the first time, sending them into a whirlpool of sexual confusion, drugs and madness. 117 min. DVD 4083
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Doctor X (1932)
Directed by Michael Curtiz. Cast: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Lee Tracy, Preston Foster, John Wray, Harry Beresford. When the moon is full, murder stalks the streets in this classic chiller. An investigative reporter traces the trail of corpses to the suspicious Dr. Xavier and his medical college, where grisly experiments are being performed. 76 min. DVD 6522
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Davis, John. "When Will They Ever Learn?" Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television; Fall75, Issue 15, p11-17, 7p
Kinnard, Roy. The American films of Michael Curtiz / by Roy Kinnard and R.J. Vitone. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1986. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3 C8951 1986)

Return of Doctor X (1931)
Directed by Vincent Sherman. Cast: Wayne Morris, Rosemary Lane, Humphrey Bogart, Dennis Morgan, John Litel, Lya Lys, Huntz Hall. New York newspaper reporter Walter Barnett finds himself out of a job after he claims to have found actress Angela Merrova dead in her apartment - only the next day she shows up alive and threatens to sue the paper. Determined to investigate he discovers her involvement with "Dr. Xavier" who is an expert on human blood. Barnett then finds a connection to a series of gruesome murders where the victims were all found drained of blood. 61 min. DVD 6522
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Eyes Without A Face (Les Yeux sans visage) (France, 1959)
Directed by Georges Franju. A distinguished surgeon kidnaps young women intending to graft their features onto his daughter's disfigured face. Based on the novel by Jean Redon. 88 min. DVD 3065
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Face of Another (Tanin no kao) (Japan, 1966)
Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara. Cast: Tatsuya Nakadai, Machiko Kyo, Mikijiro Hira, Kyoko Kishida, Miki Irie, Eiji Okada, Minoru Chiaki, Hideo Kanze, Kunie Tanaka, Bibari Maeda, Etsuko Ichihara, Yoshie Minami. Okuyama, after being burned and disfigured in an industrial accident and estranged from his family and friends, agrees to his psychiatrist's radical experiment: a face transplant, created from the mold of a stranger. As Okuyama is thus further alienated from the world around him, he finds himself giving in to his darker temptations. 124 min. DVD 9081
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The Fly (1958; 1986)
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Freakmaker (aka Doctor of evil; Mutation) (UK, 1974)
Directed by Jack Cardiff. Cast Donald Pleasence, Tom Baker, Brad Harris, Julie Ege, Michael Dunn, Scott Antony, Jill Haworth, Olga Anthony. Professor Nolter, a renowned university teacher, believes it is man's destiny to survive an uncertain future by evolving into a hybrid plant/human mutation. To test his theories, Nolter experiments on abducted young co-eds, fusing them with mutant plants developed in his laboratory. 92 min. DVD 7850
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Freaks (1932)
Directed by Tod Browning. The side-show freaks have created their own unified community within the carnival. When the beautiful trapeze artist marries one of the freaks for his money, and then plots to kill him, the enraged freaks defend their friend and take gruesome revenge on their betrayers, transforming the aerialist into the most hideous side-show attraction of all. 66 min. DVD 2830; vhs 999:80
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The Hands of a Stranger (1962)
Directed by Newton Arnold. Cast: Paul Lukather, Joan Harvey, James Stapleton, Irish McCalla, Barry Gordon, Sally Kellerman, Ted Otis. Famous pianist Vernon Paris' hands are crushed in a car accident. An ambitious doctor grafts new hands onto him in a revolutionary experimental operation. Unbeknownst to Paris, the hands are those of a killer and they begin to take over his life, forcing him to commit heinous acts and murder. Adapted by Louis Nerz from the novel by Maurice Renard 85 min. DVD 9962
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Evans, Arthur B. "The Fantastic Science Fiction of Maurice Renard." Science Fiction Studies, Vol. 21, No. 3 (Nov., 1994), pp. 380-396 UC users only
Olney, Ian. "The Problem Body Politic, or 'These Hands Have a Mind All Their Own!': Figuring Disability in the Horror Film Adaptations of Renard's Les Mains d'Orlac." Literature/Film Quarterly, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 294-302, 2006 UC users only
Sala, Clelia Marchetti; Della, Sergio . "Disentangling the Alien and Anarchic Hand." Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, Aug98, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p191-207, 17p; DOI: 10.1080/135468098396143; (AN 4429197) UC users only

The Hands of Orlac (Olac's hande) (Germany / Austria, 1925)
Directed by Robert Wiene. Cast: Conrad Veidt, Alexandra Sorina, Fritz Kortner, Carmen Cartellieri. A noted concert pianist's hands are severed in a train wreck. A surgeon grafts the hands of an executed strangler onto Orlac's wrists and he begins to believe he is possessed with the mind of the strangler. 98 min. DVD 9343; vhs 999:3706
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Evans, A. "The Fantastic Science Fiction of Maurice Renard." Science Fiction Studies, Vol. 21, No. 3 (Nov., 1994), pp. 380-396 UC users only
Goldberg, Ruth. "Of mad love, alien hands and the film under your skin." Kinoeye, Vol 2 Issue 4 18 Feb, 2002
Olney, Ian. "The Problem Body Politic, or 'These Hands Have a Mind All Their Own!': Figuring Disability in the Horror Film Adaptations of Renard's Les Mains d'Orlac." Literature/Film Quarterly, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 294-302, 2006 UC users only
Sala, Clelia Marchetti Sergio Della. "Disentangling the Alien and Anarchic Hand." Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, Aug98, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p191-207, 17p; DOI: 10.1080/135468098396143; (AN 4429197) UC users only

House of Wax (1953)
Directed by Vincent Price. Cast: Vincent Price, Frank Lovejoy, Phyllis Kirk, Carolyn Jones, Paul Picerni, Roy Roberts, Angela Clarke, Paul Cavanagh, Dabbs Greer, Charles Buchinsky, Reggie Rymal. Jarrod, an acclaimed wax sculptor goes from slightly wacko to completely deranged when he loses both his art showcase and the use of his hands in an arsonist's inferno. The flame scarred Jarrod rebuilds his house of wax by dipping his victims in wax! Both critics and the public praise his new works. But a lone voice cries murder when heroine Sue Allen discovers a wax figure with an uncanny resemblance to her missing friend. As she sets out to prove his guilt, she hardly knows the horrors that await her. 88 min. DVD 3925; vhs 999:1114
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Benshoff, Harry M. "Vincent Price and Me: Imagining the Queer Male Diva." Camera Obscura; Jan2008, Vol. 22 Issue 67, p146-150, 5p
Heffernan, Kevin. "Horror in three dimensions: House of wax and Creature from the Black Lagoon." In: Ghouls, gimmicks, and gold : horror films and the American movie business, 1953-1968 Durham : Duke University Press, 2004. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H45 2004)

House of Wax (Australia / USA, 2005)
Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Cast: Elisha Cuthbert, Chad Michael Murray, Brian Van Holt, Paris Hilton, Jared Padalecki, Jon Abrahams, Robert Richard. When their car breaks down on the way to a college football game, six friends become sidetracked and set foot into an eerie backwoods town. Curiosity gets the better of them when they are intrigued by its macabre 'House of Wax'. They soon find out that the town is not what it seems and they must find their way out before they fall victim to its ghoulishly inventive killers. 113 min. DVD 5195
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Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
Directed by William Dieterle. Cast: Charles Laughton, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell, Maureen O'Hara, Edmond O'Brien, Alan Marshall, Walter Hampden, Katherine Alexander. Charles Laughton stars as Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Maureen O'Hara is Esmeralda, the beautiful gypsy he rescues and defends. Special DVD features: Behind-the-scenes documentary, interview with Maureen O'Hara, production notes, theatrical trailer. 117 min. DVD 8966
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Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923; silent)
Directed by Wallace Worsley. Cast: Lon Chaney, Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Kate Lester, Raymond Hatton. A drama about a hunchback bellringer in the Cathedral of Notre Dame during the reign of Louis XI who falls in love with a beautiful gypsy girl. 99 min. DVD 6193
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Anderson, Robert Gordon. Faces, forms, films; the artistry of Lon Chaney New York, Castle Books [c1971] (Main: PN2287.C48 .A8 1971; PFA PN2287.C48 .A8 1971)
Beck, Calvin. "Lon Chaney." In: Heroes of the horrors. New York, Collier Books [1975] (PFA: PN1998.A2 B38 1975)
Blake, Michael F. The Films of Lon Chaney Lanham : Madison Books, 2001. (Main PN2287.C48 B57 2001; PFA PN2287.C48 B57 2001)
Blake, Michael F. Lon Chaney : the man behind the thousand faces Vestal, N.Y. : Vestal Press, 1993. (Main PN2287.C48 B58 1993)
Bodeen, DeWitt. "Lon Chaney." In: From Hollywood : the careers of 15 great American stars South Brunswick [N.J.] : A. S. Barnes, c1976 (Main: PN1998.A2 .B62 1976)
Slide, Anthony. "Lon Chaney." In: Silent players : a biographical and autobiographical study of 100 silent film actors and actresses Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, 2002 (Main Stack PN1998.2.S547 2002; PFA PN1998.2.S547 2002)

Hunchback of Notre Dame (TV, 1982)
Directed by Michael Tuchner. Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Derek Jacobi, David Suchet, Gerry Sundquist, Tim Pigott-Smith, John Gielgud, Robert Powell, Lesley-Anne Down. A drama about a hunchback bellringer in the Cathedral of Notre Dame during the reign of Louis XI who falls in love with a beautiful gypsy girl. 102 min. 999:1506
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Infection (Kansen) (Japan, 2004)
Directed by Masayuki Ochiai. Cast: Koichi Sato, Masanobu Takashima, Mari Hoshino, Michiko Hada, Kaho Minami, Shiro Sano. A patient in a hospital dies due to malpractice. In a panic, the doctors who are responsible stage a cover-up. Meanwhile, an ambulance leaves a patient in the emergency with a lethal infection. When the muscles and internal organs of the patient liquefy, Dr. Kiyoshi Akai convinces his two colleagues to examine and research the virus, leading the employees of the night shift to a tragic end. 98 min. DVD 6941
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Mad Love (1935)
Directed by Karl Freund. Cast: Peter Lorre, Frances Drake, Colin Clive, Ted Healy, Edward Brophy. An insane surgeon's obsession with an actress leads him to replace her husband's wounded pianist's hands with the hands of a knife murderer which still have the urge to throw knives. 68 min. DVD 6520; vhs 999:3620
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Draper, Ellen. "Zombie Women When the Gaze Is Male." Wide Angle: A Film Quarterly of Theory, Criticism, and Practice, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 52-62, 1988
Evans, Arthur B. "The Fantastic Science Fiction of Maurice Renard." Science Fiction Studies, Vol. 21, No. 3 (Nov., 1994), pp. 380-396 UC users only
Goldberg, Ruth. "Of mad love, alien hands and the film under your skin." Kinoeye, Vol 2 Issue 4 18 Feb, 2002
Mank, Gregory W. "Mad Love." In: Hollywood cauldron : thirteen horror films from the genre's golden age / by Gregory William Mank. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, c1994 (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 M315 1994)
Olney, Ian. "The Problem Body Politic, or 'These Hands Have a Mind All Their Own!': Figuring Disability in the Horror Film Adaptations of Renard's Les Mains d'Orlac." Literature/Film Quarterly, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 294-302, 2006 UC users only
Paszylk, Bartlomiej. "Mad Love." In: The pleasure and pain of cult horror films : an historical survey Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Inc., c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 P33 2009)<
Sala, Clelia Marchetti; Della, Sergio. "Disentangling the Alien and Anarchic Hand." Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, Aug98, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p191-207, 17p; DOI: 10.1080/135468098396143; (AN 4429197) UC users only

Man With the X-Ray Eyes (1963)
Directed by Roger Corman. Cast: Ray Milland, Diana van der Vlis, Harold J. Stone, John Hoyt, Don Rickles. Dr. James Xavier is a world renowned scientist experimenting with human eyesight. He devises a drug, that when applied to the eyes, enables the user to see beyond the normal realm of our sight (ultraviolet rays etc.) it also gives the user the power to see through objects. Xavier tests this drug on himself, when his funding is cut off. As he continues to test the drug Xavier begins to see, not only through walls and clothes, but through the very fabric of reality! 77 min. DVD X607
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Sellars, Simon. "'Flesh dissolved in an acid of light': The B-movie as second sight." Continuum: Journal of Media & Cultural Studies, Oct2010, Vol. 24 Issue 5, p721-733, 13p; UC users only
Winstead, C. "Two faces of voyeurism: Nude on the moon, and "X": the man with the x-ray eyes." In: Science fiction America : essays on SF cinema / edited by David J. Hogan. (Main (Gardner) Stacks & Moffitt PN1995.9.S26 S275 2006)

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The Man Who Laughs (1927)
Director, Paul Leni. Cast: Conrad Veidt, Mary Philbin, Olga Baclanova, Josephine Crowell, Cesare Gravina. A nobleman's son is kidnapped and then mutilated by a gypsy "surgeon" who carves a permanent smile on the man by order of King James II. He becomes a clown with a circus troupe where he meets and falls in love with a beautiful blind girl, the one person who cannot be repulsed by his appearance. 110 min. DVD 1916
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Mr. Sardonicus (1961)
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Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)
Directed by Michael Curtiz. Cast: Lionel Atwill, Fay Wray, Glenda Farrell, Frank McHugh, Allan Vincent, Gavin Gordon, Edwin Maxwell, Holmes Herbert, Claude King, Arthur Edmund Carewe, Thomas E. Jackson, DeWitt Jennings, Matthew Betz, Monica Bannister. This is a long lost color print, unearthed by the American Film Institute, of a horror classic about a deranged wax sculptor who almost loses his life in a fire set by his partner. Instead of dying in the blaze, he returns for revenge, hiding his horribly disfigured face behind a wax mask. He opens a wax museum in which he dips his human victims in wax until one woman becomes suspicious of his activities and begins to work to reveal his guilt. 77 min. DVD 3925; vhs 999:1118
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Davis, John. "When Will They Ever Learn?" Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television; Fall75, Issue 15, p11-17, 7p
Kinnard, Roy. The American films of Michael Curtiz / by Roy Kinnard and R.J. Vitone. Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1986. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.A3 C8951 1986)
Robertson, James C. (James Crighton)The Casablanca man : the cinema of Michael Curtiz / James C. Robertson. London ; New York : Routledge, 1993. ( Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1998.3.C87 R63 1993)

Night of the Bloody Apes (La Horripilante bestia humana)(Mexico, 1969)
Directed by René Cardona. Cast: Armando Silvestre, Norma Lazareno, José Elías Moreno, Carlos López Moctezuma, Agustín Martínez Solares, Javier Rizo, Noelia Noel, Gina Morett, Gerardo Cepeda, Juan Fava. A doctor saves his son by giving him the heart of a gorilla. The simian heart turns the young man into a gorilla monster who runs around ripping off women's clothes and causing general mayhem. 82 min. DVD X4095
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Phantom of the Opera (1925)
Directed by Rupert Julian. Cast: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe. A horror/melodrama about a hideous-looking man who lives in the catacombs below the Paris Opera House and his unrequited love affair with an opera starlet whom he tutors. DVD includes restored version of 1929. 79 min. DVD 3914
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Phantom of the Opera (1943)
Directed by Arthur Lubin. Cast: Claude Rains, Nelson Eddy, Susanna Foster, Edgar Barrier, Leo Carrillo. A melodrama about a strange man who lives in the catacombs below the Paris Opera House and his love affair with an opera starlet whom he tutors. Based on the book entitled Le Fantome de l'Opera, by Gaston Leroux. 93 min. DVD 521
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The Phantom of the Opera (UK, 1962)
Directed by Terence Fisher. Cast: Herbert Lom, Heather Sears, Thorley Walters. A madman called the Phantom terrorizes an opera house. When a singer named Christine is contacted by the specter, her producer tracks him to his underground lair and finds he is a brilliant but disfigured composer demanding revenge. Christine is the Phantom's only weakness and he pays the ultimate price to keep his love for her. 85 min. DVD 4450
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Pontypool (Canada, 2008)
Directed by Bruce McDonald. Cast: Stephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reilly. Shock jock Grant Mazzy has been kicked off the airwaves and now works at a small-town morning show. Another mundane day on the job quickly turns deadly when reports pile in of people developing strange speech patterns and evoking brutal acts of violence. Before long, Mazzy discovers that the behavior is actually a deadly virus being spread through language. Now, he has to decide whether to stay on the air in the hopes of being rescued, or deny the virus the opportunity to leap over the airwaves and into the world. Adapted from the novel "Pontypool changes everything" by Tony Burgess. 96 min. DVD X6422
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Quarantine (2008)
Directed by John Erick Dowdle. Cast: Jennifer Carpenter, Steve Harris, Jay Hernandez, Johnathon Schaech, Columbus Short, Greg Germann, Dania Ramirez, Rade Sherbedgia. Assigned to spend the night shift with a Los Angeles fire station, television reporter Angela Vidal and her cameraman, go out on a routine 911 call. It takes them to a small apartment building where they find police officers already on the scene in response to blood curdling screams. Something unknown has infected a woman living in the building. After a few of the residents are viciously attacked, the residents of the building, along with the news crew, find that the CDC has quarantined the building. All outside information access has been cut-off, and officials are not relaying information to those locked inside. When the quarantine is finally lifted, the only evidence of what took place is the news crew's videotape. Based on the motion picture [Rec] by Jaume Balagueró & Luiso Berdejo & Paco Plaza. 89 min. DVD X1611
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The Ravaged House: Zoroku's Disease (Japan, 2004)
Directed by Kazuyoshi Kumakiri. Cast: Marie Kawaguchi, Satoshi Morishita. Without warning, one day a kind young man is ravaged by a bizarre disease that blisters his skin and deforms his body. Fearful that the villagers will see his grotesque transformation, his parents lock him up in the house. But the village chief's son sees him and soon, he is ostracized by his community and his sister is viciously assaulted. Unable to watch his suffering any futher his parents reluctantly decide to end his misery themselves. He and his sister escape from the confines of the house...but to what end? Based on the horror comic strips of Hideshi Hino. 63 min. DVD 6799

[Rec] (Spain, 2007)
Directed by Jaume Balagueró & Paco Plaza. Cast: Manuela Velasco, Ferran Terraza, Jorge-Yamam Serrano, Pablo Rosso, David Vert, Vicente Gil, Martha Carbonell, Carlos Vincente, Ma Teresa Ortega, Manuel Bronchud, Akemi Goto, Kao Chen-Min, Maria Lanau, Claudia Silva, Javier Botet, Ben Temple. A beautiful, young TV reporter and her crew cover the night shift at the local fire station. When the station receives a call from an old lady trapped in the her apartment, the reporter and crew decide to ride along. Once the building is sealed off, the news crew, firefighters, and residents all become trapped inside, and with the camera running, nothing may survive but the film itself. 78 min. DVD X1885
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Scary Movie(1993)
A "collaboration with Martina Torr, who by the time the film was shot, was some years older than she was in Martina's Playhouse. Shot in wonderfully high contrast black and white with very low key lighting, the film is one of Ahwesh's most beautiful and most light-hearted; it is also the most reflexive of her many nods towards the horror genre. The film features Martina and co-star/playmate Sonja Mereu. While Martina is costumed in cheap girls' dress up clothes, Sonja has a fake moustache, black gloves and prosthetic monster fingers. The first shot is a repetitive and jerky hand-held pan of a hand drawn music score while the sounds of Psycho-like violins play on the soundtrack. So begins what might be called an anatomising re-reading of the horror genre. The entire soundtrack is a pastiche of music and sounds native to the horror film - screams, strings, squeaking doors, footsteps, etc - although with a few corny phrases and sound effects that sound as though they've been lifted from a Warner Brothers cartoon. At various points a prosthetic rubber hand (obviously manipulated by a human extending from offscreen space) reaches mock-eerily to caress Martina who pretends to be asleep. Sonja probes/assaults Martina with kitchen tongs and later stabs her repeatedly with a tin-foil knife, and in turn is stabbed by the rubber hand wielding a similar weapon. In the middle of the film's duration, Sonja holds up a poster announcing the credits (she is credited as the 'Doctor/Killer', Martina as the 'Patient/Hand Lover'). Then we see the girls screaming, then dancing. They seem to have escaped their outing into the horror genre. The film ends." [Senses of Cinema] 7 min. Included on DVD X1628

Splinter (2008)
Directed by Toby Wilkins. Cast: Shea Whigham, Paulo Costanzo, Jill Wagner, Rachel Kerbs. Several people are trapped in an isolated gas station by a voracious Splinter parasite that transforms its still living victims into deadly hosts. Now the young couple and escaped convict must find a way to work to together to survive the primal terror that turns people into a bloodthirsty host. 82 min. DVD X6419
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Teeth (2007)
Director, Mitchell Lichtenstein. Cast: Jess Weixler, John Hensley, Josh Pais, Hale Appleman, Lenny von Dohlen. Dawn is a pretty high school virgin who unknowingly has a set of mutant teeth between her legs. Caught between her emerging sexuality and a host of oversexed young men, Dawn eventually gives in to her freakish powers. 94 min. DVD X144
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They Came From Within (Shivers) (Canada, 1974)
Directed by David Cronenberg. Cast: Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry, Allan Migicovsky, Susan Petrie, Barbara Steele. A bizarre mystery of a deadly disease that causes its victims to perform barbarous acts of violence and perverse sexual behavior. Life is ideal on Starliner Island. The wealthy people who reside in this secluded oasis are surrounded by every possible luxury and convenience. It's the atmosphere of easy country living while being in the midst of a large city. Starliner Tower is the showpiece of the island, with its own shops, recreational facilities, and private medical clinic. The residents couldn't be more secure ... until it happened! Suddenly, a strange disease is passed from resident to resident gaining virulence with each passing day. 91 min. 999:3747
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Hogan, David. "High Priestess of Horror: Barbara Steele." In: Dark romance : sexuality in the horror film Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 1986. (MAIN: PN1995.9.H6 H591 1986; MOFF: PN1995.9.H6 H59 1986)

The Unknown (1927)
Director, Tod Browning. Cast: Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Joan Crawford. Alonzo the Armless (Chaney) throws knives for a living -- with his feet, because he is supposedly armless. Nanon Zanzi (Crawford) is his assistant who, fearful of the touch of any man's hand, fancies him. Perhaps Chaney's most bizarre work. 61 min. DVD 2359
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Anderson, Robert Gordon. Faces, forms, films; the artistry of Lon Chaney New York, Castle Books [c1971] (Main: PN2287.C48 .A8 1971; PFA PN2287.C48 .A8 1971)
Beck, Calvin. "Lon Chaney." In: Heroes of the horrors. New York, Collier Books [1975] (PFA: PN1998.A2 B38 1975)
Blake, Michael F. The Films of Lon Chaney Lanham : Madison Books, 2001. (Main PN2287.C48 B57 2001; PFA PN2287.C48 B57 2001)
Blake, Michael F. Lon Chaney : the man behind the thousand faces Vestal, N.Y. : Vestal Press, 1993. (Main PN2287.C48 B58 1993)
Bodeen, DeWitt. "Lon Chaney." In: From Hollywood : the careers of 15 great American stars South Brunswick [N.J.] : A. S. Barnes, c1976 (Main: PN1998.A2 .B62 1976)
Slide, Anthony. "Lon Chaney." In: Silent players : a biographical and autobiographical study of 100 silent film actors and actresses Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, 2002 (Main Stack PN1998.2.S547 2002; PFA PN1998.2.S547 2002)

The Invisible

Hollow Man (2000)
Directed by Paul Verhoeven. Cast: Elisabeth Shue, Kevin Bacon, Josh Brolin, Kim Dickens, Joey Slotnick, Greg Grunberg, Mary Randle, William Devane. After years of experimentation, Dr. Sebastian Caine, a brilliant but arrogant scientist working for the Defense Department, has successfully transformed mammals to an invisible state and brought them back to their original physical form. Detemined to achieve the ultimate breakthrough, Caine instructs his team to move on to phase III: human experimentation, with himself as the first subject. 113 min. DVD 1581
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Cohen, Michael. "Too Much Bacon: what's visible in Hollow Man." Senses of Cinema, Issue No. 9, Sep-Oct 2000
Conroy, Melissa. "The Invisible Body of God: Paul Verhoeven's Hollow Man." Journal of Religion and Film, vol. 8, no. 1, pp. [no pagination], Spring 2004
Holben, J. "Invisible force." [interview with Paul Verhoeven]. American Cinematographer v. 81 no. 8 (August 2000) p. 50-5UC users only
Telotte, J.P. "What you can't see can hurt you: of invisible and hollow men." In: Dark thoughts: philosophic reflections on cinematic horror Edited by Steven Jay Schneider, Daniel Shaw. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2003.(MAIN: PN1995.9.H6 D27 2003)
Ndalianis, Angela. "Paul Verhoeven and his hollow men." Screening the Past, Issue 13, 2001.
Telotte, J. P. "A 'Charming' Interlude: Of Serials and Hollow Men." In: Replications : a robotic history of the science fiction film Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1995. (MAIN: PN1995.9.S26 T46 1995; MOFF: PN1995.9.S26 T46 1995)
Thompson, D. "Hollow man." Sight & Sound v. ns10 no. 10 (October 2000) p. 45UC users only
Wells, Paul. "The invisible man : shrinking masculinity in the 1950s science fiction B-movie." In: You Tarzan : masculinity, movies, and men / edited by Pat Kirkham and Janet Thumim. New York : St. Martin's Press, 1993. (Main Stack PN1995.9.M46.Y68 1993; Moffitt PN1995.9.M46.Y68 1993)

Invisible Man (1933)
Directed by James Whale. Cast: Gloria Stuart, Claude Rains, William Harrigan, Dudley Digges, Una O'Connor, Henry Travers, Forrester Harvey. A scientist discovers how to make himself invisible but can't reverse the process. He realizes with terror that he has become a prisoner of his unseen self, and this unbearable state drives him to madness and murder. Special features: Background information on the film "Now you see him: the invisible man revealed," commentary with film historian Rudy Behlmer, production photographs and notes, cast and filmmakers bios. 71 min. DVD 504; also DVD X4282; vhs 999:716
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Jolly, John. "Scientist as Social Climber: James Whale's The Invisible Man." Cinefocus, vol. 1 no. 1. 1990 Jan. pp: 25-32.
Telotte, J.P. "What you can't see can hurt you: of invisible and hollow men." In: Dark thoughts: philosophic reflections on cinematic horror Edited by Steven Jay Schneider, Daniel Shaw. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2003.(MAIN: PN1995.9.H6 D27 2003)

The Invisible Man Returns (1940)
Directed by Joe May. Cast: Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price, Nan Grey, John Sutton, Cecil Kellaway. Unjustly accused of murdering his brother, Geoffrey is given one last chance to find the real killer before going to the gallows. Sympathetic Dr. Griffin administers a drug that will make Geoffrey invisible for his investigation, but unknown to him, the drug has debilitating side-effects and the Dr. hopes to develop an antidote before he goes insane. Special DVD features:"Now You See Him: The Invisible Man Revealed": a detailed look at the making of the classic horror film and its sequels by film historian Rudy Behlmer ; film historian Rudy Behlmer provides insightful commentary to the film on an aternate audio track ; Invisible Agent original theatrical trailer ; production photographs.82 min. DVD X4282; vhs 999:1140
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The Invisible Man's Revenge (1944)
Directed by Ford Beebe. Cast: Jon Hall, Leon Errol, John Carradine, Alan Curtis. An eager scientist tests his new formula for invisibility on an escaped fugitive. When the formula works the criminal runs off to terrorize a family he believes cheated him out of a fortune years earlier. 78 min. DVD X4282
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The Invisible Woman (1940)
Directed by A. Edward Sutherland. Screenplay by Curt Siodmak, Joe May. Cast: Kitty Carroll, John Barrymore, John Howard, Charles Ruggles. Eccentric Professor Gibbs, brilliant but impractical, invents an invisibility machine and advertises for a guinea pig. What he gets is Kitty Carroll, an attractive, adventurous model, who thinks being invisible would help her settle a few scores. Complications arise when three comic gangsters steal the machine to use on their boss. But they fail to reckon with the Revenge of the Invisible Woman! 73 min. DVD X4282
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The Invisible Agent (1942)
Directed by Edwin L. Marin. Screenplay by Curt Siodmak, Joe May. Cast: Kitty Carroll, John Barrymore, John Howard, Charles Ruggles. Frank Raymond, grandson of the original Invisible Man, still has the old formula but considers it too dangerous to use, even when Axis agents try to get it. But Pearl Harbor brings him to volunteer his own services as an invisible agent in Germany. Though a bit cold (clothes aren't invisible), his adventures are more comedy than thriller (with occasional grim reminders) as he makes fools of Nazi officials and romances a luscious double agent, in search of Hitler's secret plan. 82 min. DVD X4282
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New Invisible Man (El hombre que logró ser invisible) (Mexico, 1958)
Directed by Alfredo B. Crevenna. Cast: Arturo de Córdova, Ana Luisa Peluffo, Raúl Meraz, Augusto Benedico. Charlie Hill, falsely convicted of murder, is sentenced to 99 years in prison. Luckily, his scientist brother concocts an invisibility serum and smuggles it into prison. Hill takes the serum, vanishes, and simply walks out of jail. Invisibility enables Hill to make fools out of the police and prove his innocence. Unfortunately, that nasty side effect--creeping insanity--rears it ugly head. Hill decides that he rather terrorize the city than go back to being normal. Can he be stopped in time? 96 min. DVD X4095
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Animals and the Environment Gone Wild

Bellin, Joshua David. "Us or them!: Silent Spring and the "big bug" films of the 1950s." Extrapolation - Spring 2009 v50 i1 p145(24) UC users only
Kozak, Warren. "Killer Monster Bugs from Hell! How Americans Forgot About the War and Learned to Loathe." (1950s and 1960s horror science fiction films on insects) ID Sept-Oct, 1997 Vol/Num: v. 44, n. 5, p. 76 (4 pages)

Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959)
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The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms (1953)
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Beginning of the End (1953)
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Black Sheep (New Zealand, 2006)
Directed by Jonathan King. Cast: Nathan Meister, Danielle Mason, Peter Feeney, Tammy Davis, Glenis Levestam. An experiment in genetic engineering turns harmless sheep into blood-thirsty killers on a New Zealand farm. After a 15-year absence, Henry returns to his farm to discover that his brother Angus has been performing genetic experiments on the sheep. Unfortunately for both the brothers and the rest of the humble farmers who make their living off of the land, these experiments have produced a strain of sheep that crave human flesh and will stop at nothing to satisfy their diabolical hunger. 86 min. DVD X837
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Cameron, Allan. "The Locals and the global: transnational currents in contemporary New Zealand horror." Studies in Australasian Cinema; 2010, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p55-72, 18p UC users only

Creature From the Black Lagoon (1954)
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The Birds (1963)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Rod Taylor, Jessica Tandy, Suzanne Pleshette, Tippi Hedren. The unexplainable attack on the residents of Bodega Bay, California, by birds of all shapes and sizes is the subject of this classic Hitchcock thriller. 119 min. DVD 199
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Bye Bye Monkey (Ciao maschio) (Italy | France, 1978)
Directed by Marco Ferreri. SEE Fantasy Films

Deadly Mantis (1957)
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The Fly (1958)
Directed by Kurt Neumann. SEE 1950s horror Films

The Fly (1986)
Directed by David Cronenberg. Cast: Jeff Goldblum, Geena Davis. Seth Brundle develops a system to transport objects in a matter of seconds, but when he tries it on himself, Seth's genes and molecules are accidentally fused with those of a fly. Seth's excitement over his new physical abilities turns into a nightmare as his insect half begins to take over. 96 min. DVD 4013
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Awards
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Horror Film

The Fly 2 (1989)
Directed by Chris Walas. Cast: Eric Stoltz, Daphne Zuniga, Lee Richardson, Harley Crosse, John Getz. In this terrifying sequel to "The Fly", a young man, the son of a human fly, awaits a horrifying transformation when the mutant genes inside him come out of their dormant state. 105 min. DVD 4013; vhs 999:2011
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Food of the Gods (1976)
Directed by Bert I. Gordon. Cast: Marjoe Gortner, Pamela Franklin, Ralph Meeker, Jon Cypher, Belinda Balaski, Tom Stovall, Ida Lupino. A mysterious substance is oozing from the ground. A farmer sees that it acts as a growth hormone and thinks his fortune is made. But when rats, chickens, worms and wasps begin sampling the potent substance, they morph into bloodthirsty giants. Morgan and his friends are on a hunting trip when they are attacked by a swarm of giant wasps, and as they try to escape they discover that the entire island is crawling with oversized animals. Based on the horror novel by H.G. Wells. 88 min. DVD 8752
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Godzilla (Gojira)
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Island of Lost Souls (1932)
Directed by Erle C. Kenton. Cast: Charles Laughton, Bela Lugosi, Richard Arlen, Leila Hyams, the Panther woman. Dr. Moreau is a benign-looking doctor who lives and works on his own private South Seas island. When a shipwreck leaves Edward Parker stranded on the island, he learns of the hideous experiments that the doctor has been conducting in an area of the island known as "the House of Pain". When Parker encounters the beautiful creature Lota, the panther woman, Dr. Moreau gets the idea to create the first human-animal child through the two of them. The lines between humans and animals, however, begin to blur and Dr. Moreau could become the next victim of his own twisted creations. Based on the novel "The island of Dr. Moreau" by H.G. Wells. 71 min. DVD X6698; DVD X5657 (non-US region); vhs 999:939
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It Came from Beneath the Sea
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Jaws (1975)
Directed by Steven Spielberg. Cast: Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, Murray Hamilton. When a man-eating shark causes havoc off the Long Island coast the police chief, a young ichthyologist and a shark fisherman join together to hunt and destroy it. Based on the novel by Peter Benchley. Special features: Documentary "Spotlight on location : the making of Jaws" (60 min.) / written, directed & produced by Laurent Bouzereau ; Universal Studios Home Video ; deleted scenes; outtakes; Get out of the water! trivia game; shark world; production photographs; original theatrical trailers. 125 min. DVD 2326
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Awards & Honors
National Film Registry Selection

King Kong (1933)
Directed by Merian C. Cooper. Cast: Fay Wray, Robert Armstrong, Bruce Cabot, Frank Reicher, Jan Hardy, Noble Johnson, Steve Clemente, James Flavin. Film classic which tells the story of a giant ape captured on an island who proceeds to terrorize New York until his final stand atop the Empire State Building. DVD Special features: Disc 1: Commentary by visual effects veterans Ray Harryhausen and Ken Ralston; with interpolated interview excerpts of Merian C. Cooper and Fay Wray; Merian C. Cooper movies trailer gallery. Disc 2. (204 min.): "I'm King Kong! The exploits of Merian C Cooper," profiles the original King Kong's guiding hand; new 7-part documentary, "RKO Productions 601: the making of Kong, eighth wonder of the world"; original Creation test footage with Ray Harryhausen commentary. 105 min. DVD 4706
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National Film Registry Selection

King Kong (2005)
Directed by Peter Jackson. Cast: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Andy Serkis, Evan Parke, Jamie Bell. In the 1930s, a down-on-her-luck actress accompanies an over-ambitious filmmaker on an expedition to a remote island. There they encounter a terrifying giant ape who forms an attachment to the beautiful actress. Hoping to win fame and fortune, the filmmaker brings the ape back to New York City for public exhibition, with catastrophic results. Special features: Disc 1: The Volkswagen Toureg & King Kong; "Wish you were here" film trailer; Disc 2: Special introduction by Peter Jackson; post-production diaries: director Peter Jackson reveales virtually every aspect of post-production with nearly three hours of exclusive behind the scenes footage; "Kong's New York, 1933" - explores vaudeville, the skyscraper boom, the construction of the Empire State building and more; "Skull Island: a natural history": travel to treacherous Skull Island with Peter Jackson and his crew. 188 min. DVD 5347
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The Leopard Man (1943)
Directed by Jacques Tourneur. Produced by Val Lewton. Cast: Dennis O'Keefe, Margo, Jean Brooks, Isabel Jewell, James Bell, Margaret Landry, Abner Biberman, Tula Parma, Ben Bard. A nightclub performer in New Mexico takes a leashed leopard into the club as a publicity gimmick. But her rival, angered by the attempt to upstage, scares the animal and it bolts. In the days that follow, people are mauled. 66 min. DVD 4482
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Preston, Scott. "The strange pleasure of The Leopard Man: gender, genre and authorship in a Val Lewton thriller." CineAction - Wntr 2007 i71 p14(8) UC users only
Renzi, Thomas C. "The Leopard Man." In: Cornell Woolrich: from pulp noir to film noir Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2006. (MAIN: PS3515.O6455 Z85 2006)

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Lizard Baby (Watashi no akachan) (Japan, 2004)
Director, Yoshihiro Nakamura. Cast: Kurume Arisaka, Mansaku Ikeuchi, Matomu Onda. Horror screenwriter, Umeki, has writer's block. He goes with his pregnant wife, Akiko, to a check-up and is struck with an incredible idea - a horror story about a woman who gives birth to a reptile! Despite his wife's disgust, Umeki goes ahead with the screenplay, which the critics love. But the horrible prophecy fulfills itself, as his wife gives birth to a freak of nature. His baby is born half human, half lizard! The reptilian baby slithers on the floor, leaving a wet trail of slime behind it. To his horror, his wife, Akiko, holds it lovingly in her arms. His movie has become a mirror image of his own life as Umeki slips slowly into madness... Based on the horror comic strips of Hideshi Hino. 50 min. DVD 6795
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Prophecy (1979)
Directed by John Frankenheimer. Cast: Talia Shire, Robert Foxworth, Armand Assante, Richard Dysart, Victoria Racimo. In this contemporary tale of stark horror a savage beast, grown to monstrous size and driven mad by toxic wastes that are poisoning the waters, spreads terror and death on a Maine countryside. 102 min. DVD 8085
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Reptilian (Korea, 1999)
Directed by Hyunh-rae Shim. When a never-before-discovered dinosaur is unearthed, strange things begin to occur. Buried for millions of years, its resurrection is unleashed upon the Earth and General Murdock must stop the destructive beast before the president attacks it with nuclear weapons. 100 min. DVD 1517
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Snakes on a Plane (2006)
Directed by David R. Ellis. Cast: Samuel L. Jackson, Julianna Margulies, Nathan Phillips, Rachel Blanchard, Flex Alexander, Kenan Thompson, Keith "Blackman" Dallas, Lin Shaye, Bruce James, Sunny Mabrey. Nelville Flynn is escorting a witness on a plane that is bound for Los Angeles. The problem is that an assassin is bent on killing the witness. The assassin releases a crate containing about 450 deadly snakes onto the same plane. Nelville finds out and he becomes bent on doing his job and getting the snakes back where they belong - on land. If the snakes won't cooperate with Nelville, he will just have to send the snakes on to snake heaven. Special features: Audio commentary Cast:director David Ellis, Samuel L. Jackson, and others; 10 deleted scenes; Easter eggs; "Snakes on a video" Cobra Starship featurette (includes music video); "Pure venom: making of 'Snakes on a plane'" featurette; "Snakes on a blog" featurette; "Meet the reptiles" featurette; "VFX" featurette; gag reel; music video; TV spot; theatrical trailer. 106 min. DVD 6833
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Tarantula
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Them!
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The Toxic Avenger (1984)
Directed by Michael Herz and Samuel Weil. Transformed from wimp to warrior by a dip in a chemical pool, Melvin (Tox to his friends) battles corruption and crime in a small American town. Join Toxie as he crushes heads, rips off arms and takes women to toxic climax. 110 min. DVD 1297
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Paszylk, Bartlomiej. "The Toxic Avenger." In: The pleasure and pain of cult horror films : an historical survey Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Inc., c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 P33 2009)

Blaxploitation Horror

Abby (1974)
Directed by William Girdler. Cast: William Marshall, Terry Carter, Austin Stoker, Carol Speed. A possession film about a marriage counselor who becomes possessed by a demon of sexuality, when her father in law, an exorcist, freed it while in Africa. He returns home, along with his son and a policeman to perform an African exorcism on her. 92 min. DVD X2237
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Blackenstein (1973)
Directed by William A. Levey. Cast: John Hart, Ivory Stone, Andrea King, Liz Renay, Roosevelt Jackson. Eddie is a Vietnam veteran who loses his arms and legs when he steps on a land mine, but a brilliant surgeon is able to attach new limbs. Unfortunately an insanely jealous assistant (who has fallen in love with Eddie's fiance) switches Eddie's DNA injections, transforming him into a gigantic killer. 87 min. DVD X2286
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Blacula (1972)
Directed by William Crain. Cast: William Marshall, Denise Nicholas, Vonetta Mcgee, Gordon Pinsent, Thalmus Rasulala, Emily Yancy, Lance Taylor, Sr., Charles Macaulay. In 1815 the African prince Mamuwalde is cursed by Dracula and sealed in a coffin doomed to be tortured by an unquenchable lust for blood. Two decoratorspurchase Blacula's coffin and unwittingly release him and become his first victims. 93 min. DVD 2346
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Benshoff, Harry M. "Blaxploitation Horror Films: Generic Reappropriation or Reinscription?" Cinema Journal 39.2 (2000) 31-50
Gateward, Frances. "Daywalkin? Night Stalkin? Bloodsuckas: Black Vampires in Contemporary Film." Genders, issue 40, 2004
Hudson, Dale. "Vampires of color and the performance of multicultural whiteness." In: The persistence of whiteness : race and contemporary Hollywood cinema / edited by Daniel Bernardi. London : New York : Routledge, 2008. (Main Stack PN1995.9.M56.P47 2008)
Lehman, Paul R.; Browning, John Edgar. "The Dracula and the Blacula (1972) cultural revolution." In: Draculas, vampires, and other undead forms : essays on gender, race, and culture / edited by John Edgar Browning, Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart. Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.D64 D735 2009)
Medovoi, Leerom. "Theorizing Historicity, or the Many Meanings of Blacula." Screen, vol. 39, no. 1, pp. 1-21, Spring 1998.
Rickels, Laurence A. "Blacula." In: The vampire lectures Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c1999. (MAIN: PN1995.9.V3 R53 1999)

Bones (1988)
Directed by Ernest Dickerson. Cast: Snoop Dogg, Pam Grier, Khalil Kain, Ricky Harris, Clifton Powell, Bianca Lawson, Michael T. Weiss. A notorious street hustler is mistakenly brought back from the dead after some kids buy the house he was killed in over 20 years before. Now he is seeking revenge on those who murdered him. With each new victim, the terror mounts, and Bones' vengeance spins out of control, threatening everyone in his path, including his former lover, Pearl. Special features: Filmmaker commentary - Snoop Dogg, director Ernest Dickerson and screenwriter Adam Simon; original documentaries: "Diggin up bones" and "Urban gothic: bones and its influences"; deleted scenes with optional director commentary; music video "Dog named Snoop"--Standard and live versions; theatrical trailer; theatrical press kit. 97 min. DVD X2280
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Cryptz (2002)
Directed by Danny Draven. Cast: Choice Skinner, Rick Irvin, Dennis Waller, Jr, Lunden DeLeon, Ty Badger, Olympia Fernandez. Tymez, Fuzzy Down, and Likrish aren't what you'd call big names in the rap world. After meeting Stesha, though, their hopes and dreams suddenly seem a little closer to reality -- if only they can convince her to pair up with them. Stesha eventually leads them to Cryptz, a strip club where not everything is as it seems. When the dancers start turning to blood-suckers, the rapping trio find out they got more than they bargained for -- especially after the strippers' leader, Kulada, discovers that Tymez might be the missing link in the vampire apocalypse. 80 min. DVD X2265
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Dr. Black, Mr. Hyde (1976)
Directed by William Crain. Dr. Henry Pride, a black man, is involved in research at a large hospital to find a cure for cirrhosis of the liver. In his lab alone at night Dr. Pride injects a brown rat with his latest serum and is astonished to see the color pigmentation drain and the rat turn white. Even its nature changes as it attacks and kills the other rats in the cage. Pride continues to perfect the serum and later, injects an old black woman near death from a liver ailment. She turns a ghastly white, her face becomes grotesque, and with superhuman strength, attacks a nurse then collapses and dies. Dr. Pride, certain he has now perfected the serum, injects it into himself. As he watches in the mirror, a hideous transformation takes place. 88 min. X5459; vhs 999:1756
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Ganja & Hess(1973)
Directed by Bill Gunn. Cast: Duane Jones, Marlene Clark, John Hoffmeister, Enrico Fales, Mabel King. A black anthropologist is studying the ancient culture of Myrthia which disappeared when it was destroyed by a transmittable amoebic parasite that was addicted to blood. In the course of his research, he is stabbed with a Myrthian dagger by his assistant, who then kills himself. When Hess wakes up, he finds that his wounds have healed, but he now has an insatiable thirst for blood. Special features: Audio commentary by the filmmakers; Restored footage; Featurette "The blood of the thing" on the history of the production; Featurette examining selected sequences in detail; Animated photo gallery. 113 min. DVD X2287
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Benshoff, Harry M. "Blaxploitation Horror Films: Generic Reappropriation or Reinscription?" Cinema Journal 39.2 (2000) 31-50
Diawara, Manthia; Klotman, Phyllis R. "Ganja and Hess: Vampires, Sex, and Addictions." Black American Literature Forum, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 299-314, Summer 1991Diawara, Manthia; Klotman, Phyllis R. UC users only
Gateward, Frances. "Daywalkin' Night Stalkin' Bloodsuckas Black Vampires in Contemporary Film." Genders, Issue 40 2004 UC users only
Hudson, Dale. "Vampires of color and the performance of multicultural whiteness." In: The persistence of whiteness : race and contemporary Hollywood cinema / edited by Daniel Bernardi. London : New York : Routledge, 2008. (Main Stack PN1995.9.M56.P47 2008)

Scream, Blacula, Scream (1973)
Directed by Bob Kelljan. Cast: William Marshall, Don Mitchell, Pam Grier, Michael Conrad, Bernie Hamilton, Richard Lawson. Mamuwalde, a distinguished African prince, was bitten--and renamed Blacula--by Count Dracula in the 18th century. His current incarnation among jive-talking West Coast dudes and their ladies is not greatly to his taste. Despite the many pleasures of modernity, his only real interest is to get himself back where and when he came from. To this end, he enlists the aid of Lisa, a voodoo priestess of high repute to liberate him from his curse. 96 min. DVD X2285
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Paszylk, Bartlomiej. "Scream, Blacula, Scream." In: The pleasure and pain of cult horror films : an historical survey Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Inc., c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 P33 2009)

Tales from the Hood (1995)
Directed by Rusty Cundieff. Cast: Corbin Bernsen, Rosalind Cash, Rusty Cundieff, David Alan Grier, Anthony Griffith, Wings Hauser, Paula Jai Parker, Joe Torry, Clarence Williams III. Stack, Ball and Bulldog arrive at a local funeral parlor to retrieve a lost drug stash held by the mortician Mr. Simms. But Mr. Simms has other plans for the boys. He leads them on a tour of his establishment, introducing them to his corpses. Even the dead have tales to tell, and Mr. Simms is willing to tell them all. And you'd better listen--because when you're in his 'hood, even everyday life can lead to extraordinary terror. 98 min. DVD X7208
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Vampire in Brooklyn (1995)
Directed by Wes Craven. Cast: Eddie Murphy, Angela Bassett, Allen Payne, Kadeem Hardison, John Witherspoon. Maximillian is the only survivor from a race of vampires on a Caribbean Island, and as a vampire, he must find a mate to keep the line from ending. He knows that a child had been born to a woman who had a vampire father, and he searches for her in Brooklyn. Rita's mother, who has died in an asylum, was that woman and Rita has nightmares that she does not understand. Not knowing that she is part vampire, Max woos her but only Rita can decide her destiny as she is pursued by Maximillian, the most diabolical, dashing and definitely undead dude in the 'hood. 102 min. DVD X2279
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American Nightmare
Knife-weilding murderers, buxom teens fleeing for theirlives, the undead limping across streets. These images are synonymous with horror movies. Go behind-the-scenes with filmmaker greats as they reveal their inspirations for some of the most disturbingly gruesome films that have emerged on screen. Includes excerpts from classic horror films. Contents: Scene excerpts: Bride of Frankenstain (1935) -- Thebrood (1979) -- The crazies (1973) -- Dawn ofthe dead (1978) -- Dracula (1931) -- Frankenstein(1931) -- The fun house (1981) -- Halloween (1978) --Maniac (1980) -- It came from outter space (1953) --Last house on the left (1972) -- Night of the livingdead (1968) -- Rabid (1977) -- Scanners (1981) --Shivers (1975) -- The Texas chainsaw massacre (1974) --Videodrome (1983) -- White Zombie (1932) -- Thewolfman (1941). 2000. 71 min. DVD 2417

American Nightmare (2002)
Directed by Jon Keeyes. Cast: Debbie Rochon, Brandy Little, Johnny Sneed, Robert McCollum, Kristin McCollum, Heather Haase, Kenyon Holmes, Chris Ryan, Brinke Stevens. To commemorate the massacre of four college students the year before, on Halloween night, a pirate radio show broadcasts from dusk til dawn. Seven friends meet for dinner and in the background the show is playing. Each takes a turn calling the show and describing their worst nightmare. Little do they know that they are confessing their fears to a killer. 92 min. DVD 2329
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American Psycho (2000)
Directed by Mary Harron. Cast: Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Samantha Mathis, Matt Ross, Bill Sage, Chloe Sevigny, Cara Seymour, Justin Theroux, Guinevere Turner, Reese Witherspoon. A young, handsome man with a Harvard education, a stunning fiancee and success on Wall Street appears to have everything. But his circle of friends doesn't know his other side of terrible urges that take him in pursuit of women, greed, and murder. Based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis. 101 min. DVD 3528

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April Fool's Day (1986)
Directed by Fred Walton. Cast: Deborah Foreman, Griffin O'Neal, Clayton Rohner. When Muffy St. John invited her college friends up to her parents' secluded island home for the time of their lives, she forgot to tell them it just might be the last time of their lives. Because as soon as the kids arrive on the island, someone starts trimming the guest list ... one murder at a time. 88 min. DVD X5119
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Audition (Ôdishon) (Japan, 1999)
Director Takashi Miike. Cast: Ryo Ishibashi, Eihi Shiina, Tetsu Sawaki, Miyuki Matsuda, Renji Ishibashi, Jun Kunimura. A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition for a phony film, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all and the widower becomes drawn into her sadistic and vengeful world. 115 min. DVD 3135
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The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Uccello dalle piume di cristallo) (Italy, 1970)
Directed by Dario Argento. Cast: Tony Musante, Suzy Kendall, Eva Renzi, Enrico Maria Salerno, Mario Adorf. An American writer in Italy becomes an amateur sleuth when he witnesses a failed attempt by a serial killer to take the life of the wife of a wealthy gallery owner. 96 min. DVD 5253
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Burke, Frank. "Dario Argento’s The Bird with the Crystal Plumage: Caging Women’s Rage." In; Killing women : the visual culture of gender and violence / Annette Burfoot and Susan Lord, editors. Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfred Laurier University Press, c2006. (Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]; Print: Main (Gardner) Stacks HV6517 .K55 2006)
Siegel, Michael. "Geopolitical displacements. The non-place of Argento : The bird with the crystal plumage and Roman urban history." In: Taking place : location and the moving image
John David Rhodes and Elena Gorfinkel, editors. Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2011. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S4 T35 2011)

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Black Christmas (1974)
Directed by Bob Clark. Cast: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, John Saxon. The college town of Bedford is receiving an unwelcome guest this Christmas. As the residents of sorority house Pi Kappa Sig prepare for the festive season, a demonic stranger begins to stalk the house. A series of grisly obscene phone calls begins to plague the residents and soon they will each meet their fate at the hands of the psychotic intruder. As the police trace the calls, they soon discover that nothing is as it seems. Special features: Two original scenes with a new vocal soundtrack that were recently uncovered; "The 12 days of 'Black Christmas'" documentary featuring current interviews; separate interview segments with Olivia Hussey and Margot Kidder; midnight screening Q & A session with John Saxon, Bob Clark & Carl Zittrer. 98 min. DVD X5092
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Blood Feast (1963)
Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. Cast: Thomas Wood, Mal Arnold, Connie Mason, Lyn Bolton, Scott H. Hall. Set in Miami, police are baffled by a series of grisly murders that involve ritualistic dismemberment. A deranged Egyptian caterer name Fuad Ramses goes around hacking up beautiful young gals and brings their body parts back to his temple as an offering to the goddess Ishtar. Special features: Audio commentary by director Herschell Gordon Lewis and producer David F. Friedman ; original theatrical trailer ; rare outtakes ; actors Thomas Wood and Harvey Korman demonstrate how to slice meat in the grisly educational short subject," Carving magic" (20 min.); gallery of exploitation art. 87 min. DVD 4602
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The Burning (1974)
Directed by Tony Maylam. Cast: Brian Matthews, Leah Ayers, Brian Backer, Larry Joshua, Lou David, Ned Eisenberg, Jason Alexander, Carrick Glen. A camp caretaker who was horribly burned from a prank that went awry stalks a summer camp in New York bent on killing the kids responsible for his disfigurement. 91 min. DVD X5093
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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari)(Germany, 1920)
Directed by Robert Wiene. Cast: Werner Krauss, Conrad Veidt, Friedrich Feher, Lil Dagover. A somnambulist commits murders under a hypnotist's influence in this German expressionist horror classic. Also featured is a lengthy excerpt of "Genuine: a tale of a vampire," a 1920 release Cast:Fern Andra.which reunited "Caligaris" creative team. 75 min. DVD 1383; DVD 232; DVD 5; vhs 999:39

Candyman (1992)
Directed by Bernard Rose. Cast: Virginia Madsen, Tony Todd, Xander Berkeley, Kasi Lemmons. The legend of the Candyman is a potent one around the high-rise tenements of Chicago's Cabrini-Green housing complex, where the residents speak of a dark, ominous figure who appears when his victims say his name five times in front of a mirror, then mercilessly slashes them to death. Upon learning that the Candyman is rumored to live in one of the vacant tenements, a University of Illinois researcher investigates a recent murder at Cabrini-Green. She learns that the Candyman is both unreal and chillingly real--a supernatural force of evil empowered by those who believe in his legend. He is a killer made flesh by the belief of others, and the young researcher's investigation is a threat to his existence. Based on The forbidden by Clive Barker. 99 min. DVD X3658
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The Climax (6216)
Directed by George Waggner. Cast: Boris Karloff, Susanna Foster, Turhan Bey, Gale Sondergaard, Thomas Gomez. In his first color feature, Karloff is terrifying as a mad physician who plots to kill a beautiful opera singer who reminds him of his mistress whom he murdered. 87 min. DVD 6216
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Color Me Blood Red (1965)
Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. Cast: Don Joseph, Candi Conder, Elyn Warner, Patricia Lee, Jerome Eden, Scott H. Hall. Features a mad artist who murders to obtain materials for his gruesome paintings--just the right shade of red pigment. 79 min. DVD 7528
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Copycat (1995)
Directed by Jon Amiel. Cast: Sigourney Weaver, Holly Hunter, Dermot Mulroney, William McNamara, Will Patton. An adrenaline pumper about the desperate hunt for a mass murderer with an elusive m.o...He copies serial killers of the recent past. 123 min. DVD 5072
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Duel (1971)
Directed by Steven Spielberg. Cast: Dennis Weaver, Jacqueline Scott, Eddie Firestone, Lou Frizzel, Gene Dynarski, Lucille Benson, Tim Herbert. A traveling businessman is menaced on the highway by a huge diesel truck. Although he can never see the psychopathic driver of the truck, he soon realizes that this guy is out to kill him! Based on a story by Richard Matheson. Special features: Conversation with director Steven Spielberg; Steven Spielberg and the small screen; Richard Matheson: The writing of Duel; photograph and poster gallery; trailer; cast and filmmakers; production notes. 90 min. DVD X2643
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Friday the 13th Series

Dika, Vera. Games of terror : Halloween, Friday the 13th, and the films of the stalker cycle Rutherford, N.J. : Fairleigh Dickinson University Press ; London : Associated University Presses, c1990. (Main Stack PN1995.9.H6.D48 1990; Moffitt PN1995.9.H6.D48 1990)
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Friday the 13th (1980)
Directed by Sean S. Cunningham. Cast: Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Harry Crosby, Jeannine Taylor, Kevin Bacon. Camp Crystal Lake has been closed for over twenty years due to several vicious and unsolved murders. New owners reopen the camp, only to have each counselor stalked by a violent killer. This 24-hour nightmare of blood unfolds into a film which is widely acclaimed for its horrifying and creative murder sequences. 96 min. DVD 7274
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Friday the 13th, Part 2 (1981)
Directed by Steve Miner. Cast: Amy Steel, John Furey, Adrienne King. Five years have passed since the horrible bloodbath at Camp Crystal Lake, and Jason Voorhees and his demented mother are just memories. Although the new camp counselors have been warned, they do not sense the lurking ominous presence in their midst. 87 min. DVD 7274
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Friday the 13th, Part 3 (1982)
Directed by Steve Miner. Cast: Dana Kimmell, Paul Kratka, Richard Brooker. Camp counselors continue to ignore Camp Crystal Lake's bloody legacy at their peril, as Jason Voorhees continues to pile up victims. 95 min. DVD 7275
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Friday the 13th, The Final Chapter (1984)
Directed by Joseph Zito. Cast: Erich Anderson, Judie Aronson, Kimberly Beck, Peter Barton, Tom Everett, Corey Feldman, Crispin Glover, Richard Brooker. After being revived in a hospital morge, Jason Voorhees returns to what he does best, fixating his disturbed mind on the unfortunate Jarvis family and a group of teenagers. 90 min. DVD 7275
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Friday the 13th, Part V, A New Beginning (1985)
Directed by Danny Steinmann. Cast: Corey Feldman, John Shepard, Melanie Kinnaman. Jason Voorhees rises from the dead to slaughter the residents of a secluded halfway house. 92 min. DVD 7276
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Friday the 13th, Part VI, Jason Lives (1986)
Directed by Tom McLoughlin. Cast: Thom Matthews, Jennifer Cooke, David Kagan. One of the few teenagers not butchered by Jason digs him up, and discovers he's not (and never will be) dead. Carnage ensues. 92 min. DVD 7276
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Friday the 13th: Killer Extras
The Friday the 13th chronicles: 8-part featurette -- Secrets galore behind the gore: 3-part featurette -- Crystal Lake victims tell all! -- Tales from the cutting room -- Friday artifacts and collectibles -- Scary trailers. Presents special features and commentaty on the filming of the Friday the Thirteenth motion pictures. Includes interviews with cast and crew from several of the films, including Sean S. Cunningham, Adrienne King, Betsy Palmer, Amy Steel, Corey Feldman, Kane Hodder, and Tom Savini. 2004. DVD 7278

Friday the 13th (2009)
Directed by Marcus Nispel. Cast: Jared Padalecki, Danielle Panabaker, Aaron Yoo, Amanda Righetti, Travis Van Winkle, Derek Mears. A carload of teenagers head for a weekend of fun at a lakeside cabin. Meanwhile, Clay and Jenna pursue a lead in the search for his missing sister, against the advice of police and cautions from the locals. The lakeside cabin happens to be part of the boarded up Camp Crystal Lake. There, they soon encounter Jason Voorhees and all of his deadly intentions. 96 min. DVD X6155
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From Hell (2001)
Directed by Albert and Allen Hughes. Cast: Johnny Depp, Heather Graham, Ian Holm, Ian Richardson, Robbie Coltrane, Jason Flemyng. In 1888 London's Whitechapel slums, poor women like Mary Kelly and her friends walk the streets for a living. When the streetwalkers begin to be murdered one by one, it attracts the attention of Inspector Abberline, who takes a personal interest in the case, and Mary Kelly. Now he must use his psychic abilities to stop the most notorious serial killer in history--Jack the Ripper--before Mary is killed. 121 min. DVD 5006
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The Gruesome Twosome (1967)
Directed by Herschell Gordon Lewis. Cast: Elizabeth Davis, Gretchen Wells, Chris Martell, Rodney Bedell. Crazy old Mrs. Pringle runs "The little wig shop" where she speicializes in wigs made entirely from human hair. Offering to rent rooms to local college girls, Mrs. Pringle scurries the gals into a back room where her psycho son, Rodney provides the "wigs" for his mama by gorily scalping the women. But when a co-ed friend of amateur sleuth Kathy disappears, Kathy investigates until she comes face to face with Rodney and his new electric carving knife. Special features: audio commentary by director, Herschell Gordon Lewis; original theatrical trailer; archival short subject "Wigs-o-rama"; Herschell Gordon Lewis gallery of exploitation art. 72 min. DVD X4098
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Guard from Underground (Jigoku no keibiin) (1992)
Directed by Masaki Kobayashi. Cast: Kuno Makiko, Matsushige Yutaka, Hasegawa Hatsunori, Ogata Kanta, Osugi Ren. An evil security guard stalks the claustrophobic corridors of the Akebono Corporation, in the form of an inhuman security guard who preys on any unsuspecting salaryman that gets in his way. With the building locked off from the outside world, it's up to new girl Akiko and her fellow workers of Department 12 to survive long enough to escape the guard's brutal rampage. 81 min. DVD X1480
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Halloween (1978)
Directed by John Carpenter. Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, P.J. Soles, Nancy Loomis. On Halloween night years ago, little Michael Meyers brutally slaughtered his sister in cold blood. But for the last fifteen years, town residents have rested easy, knowing that he was safely locked away in a mental hospital... until tonight. Tonight, Michael returns to the same quiet neighborhood to relive his grisly murder again... and again... and again. Tonight is Halloween! 92 min. DVD 459
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National Film Registry Selection

Halloween II (1981)
Directed by Rick Rosenthal. Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Donald Pleasence, Charles Cyphers, Lance Guest, Pamela Susan Shoop, Hunter von Leer, Tawny Moyer, Ana Alice, Nancy Stephens. Picking up where its predecessor left off, Halloween II follows the same ill-fated characters as they encounter the knife-wielding terror they had left for dead in the first Halloween. Jamie Lee Curtis plays the hapless victim with Donald Pleasence reprising his role as Dr. Loomis, hot on the trail of the crazed psychopath. 93 min. DVD X2199
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Halloween III (1982)
Directed by Tommy Lee Wallace. Cast: Tom Atkins, Stacey Nelkin, Dan O'Herlihy. Halloween III is an entirely original new movie based on the idea of Halloween and using the title but otherwise having nothing in common with the previous Halloween film series. The story features witchcraft, robots, and a diabolical plot to scare 50 million children to death! 99 min. DVD X2200
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Halloween IV: The Return of Michael Myers (1987)
Directed by Dwight H. Little. Cast: Donald Pleasence, Danielle Harris, Ellie Cornell, Beau Starr, Wendy Kaplan, Tamara Glynn. The petrifying spectre of Michael Myers shatters Haddonfield once again, in this fifth "Halloween" shocker that picks up where "Halloween 4" left off. Special features: Theatrical trailer ; introduction by Danielle Harris and Ellie Cornell ; documentary featuring behind the scenes footage, a cut scene and interviews with cast and crew, directed by Mark Cerulli. 92 min. DVD X2201
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Halloween V: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989)
Directed by Dominique Othenin-Girard. Cast: Donald Pleasence, Ellie Cornell, Danielle Harris, Michael Pataki. It is a decade after the original Halloween massacre in Haddonfield, and Michael Myers lays comatose in a maximum security prison hospital. But when he learns of the existence of his young niece, Jamie, he escapes to return home and fulfill his destiny of destruction. Special features: Theatrical trailer ; introduction by Danielle Harris and Ellie Cornell ; documentary featuring behind the scenes footage, a cut scene and interviews with cast and crew, directed by Mark Cerulli. 92 min. DVD X2202
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Halloween H20 (1998)
Directed by Steve Miner. Cast: Jamie Lee Curtis, Adam Arkin, Josh Hartnett, Michelle Williams, LL Cool J, Janet Leigh. Laurie Strode, using an assumed name and now the dean of a Northern California private school, is still struggling with the horrifying 20-year-old memories of the maniacal killer Michael Meyers. When he reappears, she must conquer her fears and battle him one last time, for the life of her son hangs in the balance. Special features: Unmasking the horror (18 min.) ; trivia game ; music video. 86 min. DVD X2204
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Halloween: Resurrection (2002)
Directed by Rick Rosenthal. Cast: Busta Rhymes, Bianca Kajlich, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Ryan Merriman, Daisy McCrackin, Katee Sackhoff, Sean Patrick Thomas, Tyra Banks, Jamie Lee Curtis. Now confined to a mental institution, Laurie quickly falls victim to her brother, Michael, whom she thought she had beheaded. Cut to Haddonfield, IL, where a sextet of college students is assembling for the production of an online reality show in which they'll spend the night locked up in the killer's childhood home being filmed by dozens of cameras and broadcast over the Internet. As they hunt for clues about Michael's tortured childhood, he arrives to stalk them relentlessly one by one. 89 min. DVD X2205
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Hannibal (2001)
Directed by Ridley Scott. Cast: Anthony Hopkins, Julianne Moore, Ray Liotta, Frankie R. Faison, Giancarlo Giannini, Francesca Neri, Zeljko Ivanek, Gary Oldman. After escaping from the asylum in Baltimore, Dr. Hannibal Lecter, moves to Florence, Italy where he has become one of the curators of the Palazzo Vecchio. His cover is broken when a cop, for money, turns Dr. Lecter over to his old patient, Mason Verger. FBI agent Clarice Starling finds out about Mason's evil plot to feed Dr. Lecter to a bunch of man-eating hogs and will do anything to make sure that Mason doesn't succeed. 131 min. DVD 4641
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The Hills Have Eyes (1977)
Director, Wes Craven. Cast: Susan Lanier, Robert Houston, Martin Speer, Dee Wallace, Russ Grieve, John Steadman, Michael Berryman, Virginia Vincent, James Whitworth. The Carter family's going on vacation, crossing the desert headed for California. But when they take an ill-advised short cut, crash, and are stranded deep inside an "isolated" air force testing range, they are attacked by a mysterious, terrifying group of modern cannibalistic savages. 89 min. DVD 2095
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The Hitcher (1986)
Directed by Robert Harmon. Cast: Rutger Hauer, C. Thomas Howell, Jeffrey DeMunn, Jennifer Jason Leigh. A young man who escaped the clutches of a murderous hitch-hiker is subsequently stalked, framed for the hitcher's crimes, and has his life made into hell by the same man he escaped. 98 min. DVD X5087
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Hostel (2005)
Directed by Eli Roth. Cast: Jay Hernandez, Derek Richardson, Eythor Gudjonsson, Barbara Nedeljakova, Jan Vlasák, Jana Kaderabkova, Jennifer Lim, Lubomir Bukovy, Jana Havlickova, Rick Hoffman. Three post-college backpackers are in Amsterdam where they get locked out of their youth hostel. They are invited to stay at a guys house. He tells them of a hostel in eastern Europe where the women are all incredibly hot and have a taste for American men. When they get there everything is to good to be true, making this hostel a place "to die for." 94 min. DVD X7105
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Burris, Gregory A. "Shocked and awed? Hostel and the SPE T CLE of self-mutilation." CineAction 80 (Spring 2010) p2 UC users only
Fletcher, Phoebe. ""Fucking Americans": Postmodern Nationalisms in the Contemporary Splatter Film." Colloquy: Text Theory Critique, Dec2009, Issue 18, p76-98, 23p UC users only
Lowenstein, Adam "Spectacle horror and Hostel: why 'torture porn' does not exist." Critical Quarterly, Apr2011, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p42-60, 19p UC users only
Middleton, Jason. "The Subject of Torture: Regarding the Pain of Americans in Hostel." Cinema Journal, Summer2010, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p1-24, 24p UC users only

Hostel II (2007)
Directed by Eli Roth. Cast: Lauren German, Roger Bart, Heather Matarazzo, Bijou Phillips, Richard Burgi, Vera Jordanova, Jay Hernandez, Jordan Ladd. Set in and around a Slovakian factory, European students are kidnapped, tortured, and killed by rich businessmen who pay enormous amounts of money to experience death firsthand. All tattooed with a bulldog insignia, an international elite bid on young people to slaughter in a trade catering to those with a death fetish. Three girls from studying in Rome, Beth, Whitney and Lorna, are lured to Slovakia by a sultry European woman who modeled for them in figure drawing class. Sidetracked and disoriented, the girls slip away one by one. Body parts fly as clients entering the facilities select their weapons of choice. 93 min. DVD X5214
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Fletcher, Phoebe. ""Fucking Americans": Postmodern Nationalisms in the Contemporary Splatter Film." Colloquy: Text Theory Critique, Dec2009, Issue 18, p76-98, 23p UC users only
Lowenstein, Adam "Spectacle horror and Hostel: why 'torture porn' does not exist." Critical Quarterly, Apr2011, Vol. 53 Issue 1, p42-60, 19p UC users only
Middleton, Jason. "The Subject of Torture: Regarding the Pain of Americans in Hostel." Cinema Journal, Summer2010, Vol. 49 Issue 4, p1-24, 24p UC users only

Hostel III (2011)
Directed by Scott Spiegel. Cast: Kip Pardue, Brian Hallisay, John Hensley, Sarah Habel, Chris Coy, Skyler Stone, Zulay Henao, Thomas Kretschmann. High stakes gambling takes on a sinister new meaning in this third chapter of the terrifying Hostel series. While attending a bachelor party in Las Vegas, four friends are enticed by two sexy escorts to join them at a private party way off the Strip. Once there, they are horrified to find themselves the subject of a perverse game of torture, where members of the Elite Hunting Club are hosting the most sadistic show in town. 88 min. DVD X7141
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I Spit on Your Grave (Day of the Woman)(1978)
Directed by Meir Zarchi. Cast: Camille Keaton, Eron Tabor, Richard Pace, Anthony Nichols, Gunter Kleemann. A novelist spending the summer alone at an isolated lakeside house in upstate New York is raped, beaten and left for dead by four local residents. Emotionally destroyed, she no longer writes her novel; instead she finds herself choreographing a violent revenge scheme against the entire group. 104 min. DVD 6942
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Clover, Carol. "Getting even." Sight & Sound; May92, Vol. 2 Issue 1, p16-18, 3p
Clover, Carol J. "High and Low: The Transformation of the Rape-Revenge Movie." In: Women and film : a Sight and sound reader / edited by Pam Cook and Philip Dodd. Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1993. (Main Stack PN1995.9.W6.W63 1993; Moffitt PN1995.9.W6.W63 1993)
Paszylk, Bartlomiej. "I Spit on Your Grave." In: The pleasure and pain of cult horror films : an historical survey Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Inc., c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 P33 2009)

The Last House on the Left (1972)
Directed by Wes Craven. Cast: David A. Hess, Lucy Grantham, Sandra Cassell, Marc Sheffler, Ada Washington. Two young girls on their way to a Bloodlust concert end up as captives of three escaped convicts in this chilling drama of kidnap, torture and revenge. Special features: Commentary by director Wes Craven and producer Sean Cunningham; outtakes and dailies with never-before-seen footage, including the lost murder sequence (never been seen in any form) and the disembowelment scene; "Forbidden Footage" featurette exploring the film's most shocking scenes; making-of documentary (30 min.). 84 min. DVD 2096
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Manhunter (1994)
Directed by Michael Mann. Cast: William Petersen, Kim Greist, Joan Allen, Brian Cox, Dennis Farina, Stephen Lang, Tom Noonan. FBI agent Will Graham captured the diabolical Dr. Hannibal Lecter but nearly lost his mind in the process and retired from the Bureau. When he is coaxed out of retirement to hunt a serial killer called "The Tooth Fairy," he is again faced with the horrors incumbent in entering a serial killer's mind. Based on the novel Red dragon by Thomas Harris. 120 min. DVD X4300; vhs 999:2303
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The Maze (2010)
Director, Stephen Shimek. Cast: Shalaina Fotheringham, Brandon Pearson, Clare Niederpruem, Kyle Paul, Tye Nelson, Luke Drake, Richard Dutcher, Sarah Kent, Adam Johnson, Marty Steinberg. Five friends break into a corn maze in the middle of the night and decide to play a harmless game of tag. Little do they know that a psychopathic killer has decided to play along. 90 min. DVD X5808
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Mommy (1994)
Written and directed by Max Allan Collins. Cast: Patty McCormack, Jason Miller, Brinke Stevens, Michael Cornelison, Majel Barrett, Mickey Spillane, Sarah Jane Miller, Rachel Lemieux. The story of a psychopathic mother who'll stop at nothing to get what's best for her daughter and herself. 89 min. DVD 5044
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Mommy 2: (1996)
Written and directed by Max Allan Collins. Cast: Patty McCormack, Paul Petersen, Gary Sandy, Brinke Stevens, Mickey Spillane, Arlen Dean Snyder, Michael Cornelison, Rachel Lemieux, Sarah Jane Miller, Todd Eastland, Paula Sands, Del Close, Laurence Coven, Pamela Cecil. The film opens with "Mommy" on death row in an Iowa prison. An outraged public and a frenzied media do not stop Mommy from doing anything she can to regain the love of her daughter. 88 min. DVD 5044
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A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Nightmare Series

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
Writer/director, Wes Craven. Cast: John Saxon, Ronee Blakley, Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund. A horror classic which gave birth to one of the most infamous undead villains in cinematic history. Burned alive by the parents of his young victims, Freedy returns years later in the dreams of the surviving Elm Street children. As Nancy suffers from grisly nightmares and witnesses her friends dying in their sleep, she realizes who is responsible and begins her battle with the blade wielding maniac. 92 min. DVD 475
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge (1985)
Directed by Jack Sholder. Cast: Mark Patton, Kim Myers, Robert Rusler, Clu Gulager, Hope Lange, Robert Englund. Five years have passed since Freddy Krueger was sent howling back to hell. But now, a new kid on Elm Street is being haunted every night by gruesome visions of the deadly dream stalker. And if his twisted soul takes possession of the boy's body, Freddy will return from the dead to wreak murder and mayhem upon the entire town. Look for some of the most terrifying special effects ever to spatter the screen. 87 min. DVD 476
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987)
Directed by Chuck Russell. Cast: Heather Langenkamp, Patricia Arquette, Larry Fishburne, Robert Englund. Killer Freddie Krueger is back for fresh victims. The last of the Elm Street kids are now at a psychiatric ward where Freddy haunts their dreams with horror. Their only hope is dream researcher and fellow survivor Nancy Thompson who helps them battle the psycho on his own turf. 96 min. DVD 477
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master (1988)
Directed by Renny Harlin. Cast: Robert Englund, Ken Sagoes, Rodney Eastman, Lisa Wilcox, Andras Jones. Proving there's no rest for the wicked, killer Freddie Krueger is again resurrected from the grave to wreak havoc upon those who dare to dream but this time he faces a new adversary. As her friends succumb one by one to Freddy's wrath, telepathically gifted Kristen embarks on a mission to destroy the satanic dream stalker and release the tortured souls of his victims once and for all. 99 min. DVD 478
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A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child (1989)
Directed by Stephen Hopkins. Cast: Robert Englund, Lisa Wilcox, Erika Anderson, Valerie Armstrong, Michael Ashton. Unable to overpower Alice, the Dream Master who vanquished him, Freddy haunts the dreams of Alice's unborn child and preys upon her friends with sheer horror. Will the child be saved from becoming Freddy's newest weapon or will the maniac again resurrect his legacy of evil? 90 min. DVD 479
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Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare (1991)
Directed by Rachel Talalay. Cast: Robert Englund, Lisa Zane, Shon Greenblat, Yaphet Kotto, Roseanne, Tom Arnold, Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp. Maggie Burroughs is a child psychologist with horrible recurring nightmares that eventually lead her to thetown of Springwood and a certain house on Elm Street -- where an evil that defies the grave is about to be unleased upon the world again. 96 min. DVD 480
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[Wes Craven's] New Nightmare (1994)
Directed by Wes Craven. Robert Englund, Heather Langenkamp, Miko Hughes, David Newsom, John Saxon, Jeffrey John Davis, Matt Winston. Freddy's back and scarier than ever! Reuniting the stars from the original "nightmare", this terrifying tale follows him on his final invasion of the world slashing his way through the silver screen. 112 min. DVD X5091; DVD 481
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The Nightmare Series Encyclopedia (c1999)
A filmed encyclopedia on the Nightmare series including: Primetime, a documentary exploring the Nightmares; The Labyrinth which unlocks the mysteries of the series through a maze of intense menus; interviews with all seven directors, actors, horror fans, and professors; all seven theatrical trailers; multiple music videos; an MTV appearance by Freddy; Behind-the-scenes footage. DVD 482

Peeping Tom (UK, 1945)
Director, Michael Powell; Cast:Carl Boehm, Moira Shearer, Anna Massey, Maxine Audley. A study of a voyeuristic maniac who kills women while filming them with his 16mm camera. 101 min. DVD 187; vhs 999:535
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Marks, Leo. Peeping Tom / Leo Marks. London : Faber, 1998. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1997.P436 M37 1998)

Psycho (1960)
Directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Cast: Anthony Perkins, Vera Miles, John Gavin, Janet Leigh, Martin Balsam, John McIntire. Horror melodrama in which a woman disappears after spending the night in an isolated motel which adjoins an eerie Victorian mansion, inhabited by a disturbed young man and his mother. Special DVD features: The Making of Psycho, an original documentary featuring new interviews with Alfred Hitchcock's daughter Patricia Hitchcock O'Connell, Janet Leigh, screenwriter Joseph Stefano, and others; censored scene, theatrical trailers, production drawings, the shower scene with and without music; additional newsreel footage; theatrical trailers; production photographs. 108 min. DVD 1035 digitally restored); also DVD 91
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National Film Registry Selection

Psycho (1998)
Directed by Gus Van Sant. Cast: Vince Vaughn, Julianne Moore, Viggo Mortensen, William H. Macy, Anne Heche. On the run Marion Crane takes refuge at a motel operated by Norman Bates -- a troubled man whose victims encounter a grisly fate at the hands of his "mother." Marion soon becomes the next victim and her disappearance prompts inquiries from her sister and a private investigator who soon discover the morbid bond between Norman and his mysterious "mother," at the Bates Motel. 104 min. DVD X421
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Saw (2004)
Directed by James Wan. Cast: Cary Elwes, Danny Glover, Monica Potter, Michael Emerson, Ken Leung, Tobin Bell. Obessed with teaching his victims the value of life, a deranged, sadistic serial killer abducts the morally wayward. Once captured, they must face impossible choices in a horrific game of survival. The victims must fight to win their lives back, or die trying. Special features: Disc 1: 2 feature-length audio commentaries ; Disc 2: 'Saw' director's original short film; On-set previews of 'Saw II'; Hacking away at 'Saw': behind-the-scenes; Exclusive episode of "Full disclosure report": go inside the real Jigsaw investigation!; Alternate storyboard sequence;'Saw' director's art gallery; Trailers. 103 min. DVD 7497
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Fletcher, Phoebe. "Apocalyptic Machines: Terror and Anti-Production in the Post-9/11 Splatter Film." In: The Many Forms of Fear, Horror & Terror / edited by Leanne Franklin and Ravenel Richardson, (InterDisciplinary.net, August 2009)
Fore, Dana. "'Oh yes. There will be blood.': Sacrificial Power and Disability in Saw and Saw 2." Golem, Volume 3:1 (2009)
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Saw II (2005)
Directed by Darren Lynn Bousman. Cast: DDonnie Wahlberg, Franky G, Glenn Plummer, Dina Meyer, Emmanuelle Vaugier, Beverley Mitchell, Erik Knudsen, Tobin Bell, Shawnee Smith. Jigsaw...returns in this...bloody sequel. Eric Matthews is a police detective who, after discovering the aftermath of a particularly gruesome murder, is convinced that Jigsaw is up to his ugly tricks again. Matthew's hunch turns out to be correct, but the master criminal proves to be disconcertingly easy to capture. As it happens, Jigsaw is eager to be put behind bars in order to throw the authorities off his trail as he once again punishes people who in his eyes have transgressed the boundaries of acceptable moral behavior....Eight people have been locked away by Jigsaw, and in a booby trapped shelter must torture their bodies and minds to achieve the terrible justice Jigsaw seeks. Special features: Disc 1. Audio commentary with director Darren Lynn Bousman, production designer David Hackl and editor Kevin Greutert ; audio commentary with executive producer James Wan and writer/executive producer Leigh Whannell ; theatrical trailer. Special features: Disc. 2. Zombie--a short student film by director Darrent Lynn Bousman ; the Scott Tibbs documentary ; the making of Saw II; the story behind the story ; Gregg Hoffman : in memoriam--tribute to producer Gregg Hoffman ; play me--set top game--navigate through Jigsaw's house of horrors successfully and unlock Billie the Puppet's life lessons! 95 min. DVD 7498
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Fletcher, Phoebe. "Apocalyptic Machines: Terror and Anti-Production in the Post-9/11 Splatter Film." In: The Many Forms of Fear, Horror & Terror / edited by Leanne Franklin and Ravenel Richardson, (InterDisciplinary.net, August 2009)
Fore, Dana. "'Oh yes. There will be blood.': Sacrificial Power and Disability in Saw and Saw 2." Golem, Volume 3:1 (2009)
Hills, Matt. "Cutting into Concepts of 'Reflectionist' Cinema? The Saw Franchise and Puzzles of Post-9/11 Horror." In: Horror after 9/11: World of Fear, Cinema of Terror, by Hills, Matt, 107-123. Austin, TX: U of Texas P, 2011. (on order)
Jones, Steve. "'Time is wasting': con/sequence and s/pace in the Saw series." Journal of Horror Studies, 2010, Vol. 1 Issue 2, p225-239, 15p UC users only
Sharrett, Christopher. "The problem of Saw: "torture porn" and the conservatism of contemporary horror films." Cineaste. 35.1 (Winter 2009): p32 UC users only

Scary Movie (2000)
Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. Cast: Marlon Wayans, Jon Abrahams, Carmen Electra. SEE Horror Comedy / Horror Parody

Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. Cast: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Chris Masterson, Kathleen Robertson, David Cross, James Woods, Tim Curry, Tori Spelling, Chris Elliott. SEE Horror Comedy / Horror Parody
Scream (1996)
Directed by Wes Craven. Cast: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox, Matthew Lillard, Rose McGowan, Skeet Ulrich, Jamie Kennedy, Henry Winkler, Drew Barrymore. A series of mysterious murders committed by a masked killer transforms a seemingly peaceful community into a place where no one is safe and everyone is suspect. A smash hit thriller, part horror movie and part spoof of the slasher genre. Special features: Audio commentary by director Wes Craven and writer Kevin Williamson ; producton featurette ; theatrical trailers ; TV commercials ; Behind-the-scenes footage ; Q&A with cast and crew ; special effects gallery ; cast and crew profiles ; film facts. 111 min. DVD 2097
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Awards
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Horror Film

Scream 2 (1997)
Directed by Wes Craven. Cast: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox [Arquette], Sarah Michelle Gellar, Jamie Kennedy, Laurie Metcalf, Jerry O'Connell, Jada Pinkett, Liev Schreiber. In this sequel to Scream, Sidney Prescott away at college, thought she'd put the murders that shattered her life behind her, until a copy cat killer begins acting out a real life sequel. 120 min. DVD 2098
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Scream 3 (2000)
Directed by Wes Craven. Cast: David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox Arquette, Patrick Dempsey, Jenny McCarthy, Emily Mortimer, Parker Posey, Deon Richmond. When people start dropping like flies around the production of the movie Stab 3 (the latest movie sequel based on events occurring in Scream), Sidney and other Greensboro survivors are once again drawn into mayhem. 117 min. DVD 2099
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Scream: The Ultimate Collection (1996-1999)
Cast:David Arquette, Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox Arquette. Presents "the complete insider's guide to the suspense trilogy that changed the face of fear." DVD: "Behind-the-Scream" documentary, outtakes from Scream, the cutting room, screen tests of Neve Campbell, Jamie Kennedy, Skeet Ulrich; Sunrise Studios trailers. DVD-ROM: trivia game, character web, ScreamSaver, website, screenplay and shot list. DVD 2100

The Seventh Victim (1953)
Directed by Mark Robson; produced by Val Lewton. Cast: Kim Hunter, Jean Brooks, Tom Conway. During the 1940's, producer Val Lewton created a style of horror film that remains an important influence on the genre even today. His speciality: psychological terror, relying on the powers of his viewer's imagination. And nowhere is his hand more evident than in this mystery revolving around devil worship. When Jean Brooks disappears, her innocent sister (Kim Hunter) sets out to find her in the seamier regions of Greenwich Village. What she finds instead is a satanic cult with the intent of applying the title to her. 99 min. DVD 4481; vhs 999:3101
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Se7en(1995)
Directed by David Fincher. Cast: Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, John C. McGinley. A psychological thriller about two detectives on the trail of a serial killer who chooses his victims according to the seven deadly sins. Disc one: (the movie). Four feature-length audio commentaries Cast: director David Fincher, actors Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman and other collaborators on the film -- Disc two: (supplemental material). Deleted scenes and extended takes -- Alternate endings with animated storyboard exploration -- Exploration of the opening title sequence from multiple video angles with various audio mixes and two commentary tracks -- Multiple animated galleries featuring production designs and stills, crime scene photos used in the film, "John Doe's" notebook, photos, and more -- Original theatrical trailer and electronic press kit. 127 min. DVD 2014
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Silence of the Lambs(1991)
Directed by Jonathan Demme. Cast: Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn. A young female FBI agent is sent to interview notorious cannibalistic killer, Dr. Hannibal Lecter in hopes of obtaining information that will help the bureau catch another killer. Based on the novel by Thomas Harris. In one of the most memorable sequences "Lecter graphically tells her about his ferocious oral impulses and how he eats parts of his victims: 'A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chi-an-ti. (He approaches the glass and lets go with a slurping sound.) You fly back to school now, little Starling. (He turns his back on her and speaks in a whisper.) Fly, fly, fly. Fly, fly, fly.' [from Tom Dirks' Greatest Movies] 118 min. DVD 5475; vhs 999:1998
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Awards

Academy Awards - Best Picture; Best Director; Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins); Best Actress (Jodie Foster)
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Horror Film
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards - Best Actor; Best Actress
Directors Guild of America - Outstanding Directorial Achievement
Golden Globes - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
London Critics Circle Film Awards - Film of the Year; Director of the Year; Actor of the Year; Actress of the Year
National Board of Review, USA - Best Film; Best Director; Best Supporting Actor (Anthony Hopkins)
New York Film Critics Circle Awards - Best Film; Best Director; Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins); Best Actress (Jodie Foster)

Slumber Party Massacre(1982)
Directed by Amy Jones; written by Rita Mae Brown. Cast: Michelle Michaels, Robin Stille, Michael Villella, Debra Deliso, and Andree Honore. A high school girl's basketball team is stalked by an escaped mental patient with a portable drill. 77 min. DVD X5094
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Slumber Party Massacre II(1987)
Directed by Deborah Brock. Cast: Crystal Bernard, Patrick Lowe, Kimberly McArthur, Juliette Cummins, Heidi Kozak, Joel Hoffman, and Scott Westmoreland. The killer returns this time as a physical manifestation of a young girl's nightmares, slaying more teens in the guise of an evil rocker with a deadly guitar. 75 min. DVD X5094
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Slumber Party Massacre III(1990)
Directed by Sally Mattison. Cast: Keely Christian, Brittain Frye, M.K. Harris, David Greenlee, Brandi Burkett, Hope Marie Carlton, Maria Claire, and Maria Ford. A teen whose parents are away decides to have a slumber party with her girlfriends. Their boyfriends predictably show up to scare them, but a stranger from the beach is also lurking around the house. 87 min. DVD X5094
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Snuff(1976)
Directed by Michael and Roberta Findlay. Cast: Margarita Amuchastegui, Ana Carro, Clao Villaneuva. A young man with similiarities to Charles Manson leads a gang of bikers in a series of supposedly real killings on film. The crucial scene where there is a simulated murder of a cast member was done as a marketing ploy for the film to claim it was genuine. To give it credibility, the producers hired fake protesters to picket theatres showing the film. "The film that could only be made in South America--- where life is cheap!" -- container. 80 min. DVD 6669

Brottman, Mikita. Offensive films : toward an anthropology of cinema vomitif Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1997. (MAIN: PN1995.9.H6 B67 1997)
Hawkins, Joan. Cutting edge : art-horror and the horrific avant-garde Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, c2000. (MAIN: PN1995.9.E96 H38 2000)
Kerekes, David. "Killing for culture: An illustrated history of death film from mondo to snuff." New, rev. and updated ed. London ; San Francisco : Creation Books, 1995. (Main Stack PN1995.9.D37.K47 1995; Moffitt PN1995.9.D37.K47 1995)
Stine, Scott Aaron. "The Snuff Film: The Making of an Urban Legend."
Wikipedia entry on Michael and Roberta Findlay

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street(2007)
Directed by Tim Burton. Cast: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman, Timothy Spall, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jayne Wisener, Jamie Campbell Bower, Laura Michelle Kelly, Ed Sanders, Anthony Head, Peter Bowles. Reinventing himself as Sweeney Todd, a man unjustly sent to prison returns to exact revenge on those who ruined his life, especially the evil Judge Turpin who sent the man to prison. When he returns to his home town, he reopens his barber shop, where Mr. Todd becomes the Demon of Fleet Street. Mrs. Lovett is Sweeney's amorous accomplice who creates diabolical meat pies out of the remains of Mr. Todd's victims. Special features: Commentary by Tim Burton; "Burton + Depp + Carter = Todd" featurette. 117 min. DVD X1089
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Awards
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Horror Film

Napper, Lawrence. "'There's No Place Like London': London Musicals and the Traffic in Souls." Journal of British Cinema & Television; 2009, Vol. 6 Issue 2, p220-231, 12p UC users only

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street: In Concert.
Cast: Patti LuPone, George Hearn, Davis Gaines, Victoria Clark, Timothy Nolen, John Aler, Lisa Vroman, Neil Patrick Harris, Stanford Olsen; San Francisco Symphony; San Francisco Symphony Chorus. Performed at the Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco in July 2001. A staged concert version with the original Broadway cast of the darkly comic story of a razor-wielding barber seeking revenge in turn-of-the-century London and the sly meat pie seller who helps dispose of his handiwork. 132 min. DVD 2002

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; book by Hugh Wheeler; directed for the stage by Harold Prince; production designer, Eugene Lee; lighting, Ken Billington; costumes, Franne Lee; musical director, Paul Gemignani; dance and movement. Cast: Angela Lansbury, George Hearn, and the original Broadway cast. A staged version of the 1982 national tour of the Broadway musical set in 1846 London. Times are hard and one must make do, so Nellie Lovett adds something extra to the meat pies she peddles on Fleet Street. The secret ingredient: freshly murdered victims of her partner in crime, barber Sweeney Todd. 139 min. DVD 3150

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
Directed by Tobe Hooper. In this riveting study of homicidal madness and terror, five teenagers in rural Texas encounter a family of maniacal cannibalistic killers. 83 min. DVD 6543; vhs 999:1173
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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)
Director, Marcus Nispel; cast: Jessica Biel, Jonathan Tucker, Erica Leerhsen, Mike Vogel, Eric Balfour, Andrew Bryniarski, R. Lee Ermey, David Dorfman, Lauren German. In the summer of 1973, four teenagers are driving through Texas on a road trip when they pick up a hitchhiker who is on her way to Mexico to score some dope. But when they pass through a small town, they see a bloody and distraught girl wandering by the roadside. After stopping to help her, they realize she's been involved in something horribly traumatic. As they piece together the story, the 5 teens are drawn into the web of a murderous family of subnormal cannibals. Based on the 1974 screenplay by Kim Henkel and Tobe Hooper. Special features: Alternate ending & opening; 3 filmmaker commentaries covering story, production and more with director Marcus Nispel, producer Michael Bay and more; deleted scenes; documentary: in depth "Making of the film", "The true story behind the film", "Ed Gein: the ghoul of Plainfield"; music video "Suffocate" by Motograter; evidence file with crime scene photos; art galleries; scene photos; art galleries; scene tests; 7 TV spots; theatrical trailer. 95 min. DVD 2409
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Horror Parody / Horror Comedy

Hallenbeck, Bruce G. Comedy-horror films : a chronological history, 1914-2008 / Bruce G. Hallenbeck. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 H345 2009)
Paul, William Laughing, screaming : modern Hollywood horror and comedy / William Paul. New York : Columbia University Press, c1994. (Main (Gardner) Stacks; PFA PN1995.9.H6 P35 1994)

Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein [Bud Abbott, Lou Costello meet Frankenstein] (1948)
Directed by Charles T. Barton. Cast: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Lon Chaney, Bela Lugosi, Glenn Strange, Lenore Aubert. A comic horror film in which Abbott and Costello encounter Frankenstein's monster, Dracula, and a mad scientist. Special features: Abbott & Costelo meet the monsters ; The making of Abbott & Costello meet Frankenstein ; feature commentary with film historian Gregory W. Moank ; production photographs ; theatrical trailer ; production notes ; cast and filmmakers. 83 min. DVD X5556
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Miller, Jeffrey S. The horror spoofs of Abbott and Costello : a critical assessment of the comedy team's monster films / by Jeffrey S. Miller. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2000. (Pacific Film Archive PN2287.A217 M55 2000)
Peary, Dannis. "Abbot and Costello: Top Comics of the Forties." Velvet Light Trap: A Critical Journal of Film & Television; Summer72, Issue 5, p30-32, 3p

Black Sheep (New Zealand, 2006)
Directed by Jonathan King. SEE Animals and the Environment Gone Wild

Bucket of Blood (1959)
Directed by Roger Corman. Cast: Dick Miller, Barboura Morris, Anthony Carbone, Julian Burton. SEE It Came from the 1960s/1970s!: The Films of William Castle, Herschell Gordon Lewis, Roger Corman, and Others

Delicatessen (France, 1991)
Directors, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro. Cast: Dominique Pino, Marie-Laure Dougnac, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Karin Viard. SEE Cannibals and other Non-Zombie Flesh Eaters

Dracula, Dead and Loving It (1995)
Directed by Mel Brooks. Cast: Leslie Nielsen, Mel Brooks, Peter MacNicol, Steven Weber, Amy Yasbeck, Lysette Anthony. Another spoof from the mind of Mel Brooks. This time he's out to poke fun at the Dracula myth. Basically, he took "Bram Stoker's Dracula," gave it a new cast and a new script and made a big joke out of it. The usual, rich English are attacked by Dracula and Dr. Van Helsing is brought in to save the day. Special features: Commentary by director/co-writer Mel Brooks, co-stars Steven Weber and Amy Yasbeck and co-writers Rudy DeLuca and Steve Haberman; theatrical trailer. 90 min.DVD X864
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Stevens, Brad. "Mise en Scene: Dead and Loving It: Some Notes on Mel Brooks." Senses of Cinema: An Online Film Journal Devoted to the Serious and Eclectic Discussion of Cinema, vol. 2, pp. (no pagination), Jan 2000

Mel Brooks bibliography

Dr. Pyckle and Mr. Pride(1925)
A one-reel parody of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde starring Stan Laurel DVD X1702; also DVD 83; vhs 999:1510

Eating Raoul (1982)
Directed by Paul Bartel. Cast: Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel, Robert Beltran, Ed Begley, Jr., Buck Henry. SEE Cannibals and Other Non-Zombie Flesh Eaters

The Fearless Vampire Killers: or Pardon me, But Your Teeth are in My Neck (USA / UK, 1967)
Directed by Roman Polanski. SEE Vampires

Ghostbusters (1984)
Directed by Ivan Reitman. Cast: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis. When ghosts go on a rampage, only three men can save the world. Soon every spook in the city is loose and our heroes face the supreme challenge If you want your spirits raised, who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! 105 min. DVD 8150
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Awards
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Fantasy Film

Ghostbusters 2 (1989)
Directed by Ivan Reitman. Cast: Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Annie Potts, William Atherton, Ernie Hudson. Doctors Venkman, Stantz and Spengler regroup to nuke the spooks in this high-spirited comedy. Sidelined after their spectacular save of New York City five years ago, the heroes of the hereafter once again answer the call when an underground river of ghoulish goo threatens to rot the Big Apple to the core. Special features: 2 episodes from the animated series "The real Ghostbusters : Citizen ghost" and "The real Ghostbusters : Partner in slime". 124 min. DVD 8151
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Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Directed by Frank Oz. Cast: Rick Moranis, Ellen Greene, Vincent Gardenia, Steve Martin, James Belushi, John Candy, Christopher Guest, Bill Murray. Lyrics, Howard Ashman; music, Alan Menken. In this musical-comedy set in the Mushnik's Flower Shop basement a timid employee discovers a ferocious, talking, rapidly-growing plant, which forces him to lure victims to satisfy its taste for human flesh. 96 min. DVD 9113
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Jensen, Marc. ""Feed Me!": Power Struggles and the Portrayal of Race in Little Shop of Horrors." Cinema Journal, Fall2008, Vol. 48 Issue 1, p51-67, 17p UC users only
Noonan, Julie A. "'Little Shop of Horrors': Re-visioning the Future Through Pastiche and Science Fiction." Theatre Annual; 2003, Vol. 56, p113-129, 17p UC users only
Pharr, Mary. "Different Shops of Horrors: From Roger Corman's Cult Classic to Frank Oz's Mainstream Musical." In: Modes of the fantastic : selected essays from the twelfth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995. (MAIN: PN56.F34 I58 1991)

The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra (2001)
Directed by Larry Blamire. Cast: Fay Masterson, Andrew Parks, Susan McConnell, Brain Howe, Jennifer Blaire, Larry Blamire, Dan Conroy, Robert Deveau. In this spoof of 1950's B sci-fi movies a scientist tries to save the world from an assortment of aliens, monsters, an evil scientist and a crabby skeleton. Special features: Retro-style trailer, classic Skeleton frolic cartoon, cast and crew commentaries, Q & A at the American Cinemathèque, "Obey the lost skeleton!" featurette, blooper reel (in color), virtual skelectables. 90 min. DVD X862
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Paszylk, Bartlomiej. "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra." In: The pleasure and pain of cult horror films : an historical survey Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Inc., c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 P33 2009)

The Old Dark House (1932)
Directed by James Whale. Cast: Boris Karloff, Melvyn Douglas, Gloria Stuart, Charles Laughton, William Bond, Ernest Thesiger, Eva Moore, Raymond Massey, Brember Wills, Elspeth Dudgeon. A group of travelers on a mountain road, overtaken by a thunderstorm and torrential rains, seek shelter in a mysterious old mansion which turns out to be full of eerie characters and uncanny happenings. A ghoulishly delightful treat, a one-of-a-kind macabre comedy of gothic eeriness. 72 min. DVD 1394
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Benshoff, Harry M. "James Whale and Old Dark House." In: Monsters in the closet : homosexuality and the horror film / Harry M. Benshoff. Manchester : Manchester University Press, 1997. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H55 B457 1997) Moffitt
Mank, Gregory W. "Old Dark House." In: Hollywood cauldron : thirteen horror films from the genre's golden age / by Gregory William Mank. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, c1994 (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 M315 1994)
Paszylk, Bartlomiej. "The Old Dark House." In: The pleasure and pain of cult horror films : an historical survey Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., Inc., c2009. (Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 P33 2009)

Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead (2008)
Directed by Lloyd Kaufman. Cast: Jason Yachanin, Kate Graham, Allyson Sereboff, Robin L. Watkins. Musical parody of zombie films, featuring chicken zombies. When the American Chicken Bunker, a military themed fast food restaurant, builds its latest chain restaurant on the site of an ancient Native American burial ground, the displaced spirits take revenge on unsuspecting diners and transform them into chicken zombies! Now, it's up to a dimwitted counterboy, his collegiate lesbian ex-girlfriend and a burqa-wearing fry cook to put an end to the foul feathered menace once and for all. Disc 1 extras: Lloyd Kaufman and Gabe Friedman cluck off (feature-length commentary) -- Food stuffs: Lloyd Kaufman and Gabe Friedman cluck off (feature length audio commentary) -- Food stuffs: Lloyd Kaufman and Gabe Friedman cluck off (feature length audio commentary) Original theatrical trailer ; "lovely scenes from Bergman's Virgin spring" ; Calamari safari music video: not by new found glory ; Count Smokula music video ; DVD credits -- Deep fried extras: The Toxic Avenger ; Terror firmer ; Citizen Toxie ; Class of Nuke 'Em High ; Tromeo and Juliet ; Radiation march. Disc 2 extras: "Poultry in motion: the truth is stranger than chicken" (behind the scenes cluck-u-mentary) ; "Poultrygeist: night of the chicken dead" (documentary, ca. 80 min.) -- Tromahawk nuggets: NYC premiere ; Cellu-Lloyd closet ; Make your own damn omelette ; Blow me...away : shooting the ACB explosion sequence ; Make your own damn movie sound design ; Recording the songs ; Designing the monsters ; The Poultrygeist rooftop re-shoots ; Filming the meat grinder ; Joe Fleishaker gets a head mold ; Deleted scenes ; Ron Jeremy's "happy ending" ; Charlotte Kaufman death scene - Time bomb! -- Deleted scenes -- Humus S-U-I-C-I-D-E song. Disc 3 extras: "American chicken bunker: chickens of mass consumption" ; Kara-Yolk-E! : Poultrygeist theme song ; Revenge is a dish best served fried ; Fast food love ; Generous general ; Longing to live waiting to die ; S-U-I-C-I-D-E -- Egg Stras: Trailers: Poultrygeist ; Toxic Avenger ; Special needs ; Bloodspit ; Coons ; Crazy animal. 103 min. DVD X520
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Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
Directed by Jim Sharman. A mixture of fantastical rock opera and horror movie spoof, this film begins when a couple of ordinary, clean-cut kids have car trouble one dark rainy night and knock on the door of a looming gothic mansion. Once inside, the couple is stunned to learn that they have stumbled into an ongoing convention of kinky characters, hosted by the dominating, dynamic Dr. Frank-N-Furter, a mad scientist from the planet Transsexual. 100 min. DVD 5692; vhs 999:1002
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Scary Movie (2000)
Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. Cast: Marlon Wayans, Jon Abrahams, Carmen Electra. A parady of all the scary movies you've ever seen. The victims pile up and the laughs pile on as a group of teenagers find themselves being stalked by a recognizable masked killer! 88 min. DVD X5561
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Scary Movie 2 (2001)
Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans. Cast: Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, Anna Faris, Regina Hall, Chris Masterson, Kathleen Robertson, David Cross, James Woods, Tim Curry, Tori Spelling, Chris Elliott. A sequel that spoofs a "haunted houseful" of great movies. A group of college students are invited to a house for a set of sleep studies. It's up to the students to get out alive. 82 min. DVD X5562
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Shaun of the Dead (UK / France, 2004)
Directed by Edgar Wright. Cast: Simon Pegg, Kate Ashfield, Lucy Davis, Nick Frost, Dylan Moran, Billy Nighy, Penelope Wilton, Jessica Stevenson. SEE Zombies

Teeth (2007)
Directed by Mitchell Lichtenstei. Cast: Jess Weixler, John Hensley, Josh Pais, Hale Appleman, Lenny von Dohlen. Dawn is a pretty high school virgin who unknowingly has a set of mutant teeth between her legs. Caught between her emerging sexuality and a host of oversexed young men, Dawn eventually gives in to her freakish powers. 94 min. DVD X144
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Garibay, Lisa Y. "Bite on This." Filmmaker - The Magazine of Independent Film 16:2 (Winter 2008) p. 64-65, 110, 112 UC users only
Karten, Harvey. "Teeth." Film Journal International, Feb2008, Vol. 111 Issue 2, p37-38, 2p UC users only
Oler, Tammy. "The Brave Ones." Bitch Magazine: Feminist Response to Pop Culture; Winter2009, Issue 42, p30-34, 5p UC users only
Stevens, Isabel. "Teeth." Sight & Sound, Jul2008, Vol. 18 Issue 7, p78-79, 2p UC users only
Zeisler, Andi. "Teeth." Bitch Magazine: Feminist Response to Pop Culture, Summer2008, Issue 40, p71-71 UC users only

The Toxic Avenger (1984)
Directed by Michael Herz and Samuel Weil. SEE Animals and the Environment Gone Wild

Young Frankenstein (1974)
Directed by Mel Brooks. Cast: Gene Wilder, Peter Boyle, Marty Feldman, Cloris Leachman, Teri Garr, Kenneth Mars, Madeline Kahn, Gene Hackman. Summoned to Transylvania to inherit his late grandfather's castle, young Dr. Frankenstein soon discovers his grandfather's step-by-step manual explaining how to bring a corpse to life. Assisted by the hunchbacked Igor and the curvaceous Inga, he creates a monster who only wants to be loved. Special DVD features: Mel Brooks' audio commentary, documentary: "Making Frankensense of young Frankenstein", interviews with stars Marty Feldman, Gene Wilder & Cloris Leachman, 7 deleted scenes, outtakes/bloopers and production stills. 106 min. DVD X463
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Awards & Honors
Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA - Best Horror Film
National Film Registry Selection

Hess, Judith W. "Young Frankenstein: Some Things Just Aren't Funny." Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media, vol. 6, pp. 12, Mar 1975 UC users only

Mel Brooks bibliography

Zombieland (2009)
Directed by Ruben Fleischer. Cast: Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin. SEE Zombies

Japanese Horror Films

For descriptions and cast, see sections above

All Night Long Collection
Written and directed by Katsuya Matsumura. DVD 6845

Audition (Ôdishon ) (Japan, 1999)
Director Takashi Miike. DVD 3135

The Boy From Hell (Jigoku kozô) (Japan, 2004)
Directed by Mari Asato. DVD 6796

Dark Water (Honokurai mizu no soko kara)(Japan, 2001)
Directed by Hideo Nakata. DVD 6832

Dead Girl Walking (Kaiki! Shinin shôjo) (Japan, 2004)
Directed by Koji Shiraishi. DVD 6794

Death Train (Kyôfu ressha) (Japan, 2004)
Directed by Kazuyuki Sakamoto. DVD 6801

Doppelgänger (Dopperugengâ) (2003)
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa. DVD X1429

Face of Another (Tanin no kao) (Japan, 1966)
Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara. DVD 9081

The Grudge ( Ju-On) (Japan, 2000)
Directed by Takashi Shimizu. DVD 3159

Guard from Underground (Jigoku no keibiin) (1992)
Directed by Masaki Kobayashi. DVD X1480

Hell (Jigoku)(Japan, 1960)
Director: Nobuo Nakagawa. DVD X1472

Infection (Kansen) (Japan, 2004)
Directed by Masayuki Ochiai. DVD 6941

Ju-On (The Grudge) (Japan, 2000)
Directed by Takashi Shimizu. DVD 3159

Kwaidan (Japan, 1964)
Director: Masaki Kobayashi. DVD 357; vhs 999:835:1&2

Lizard Baby (Watashi no akachan) (Japan, 2004)
Director, Yoshihiro Nakamura. DVD 6795

Moon Child (Japan, 2003)
Directed by Takahisa Zeze. DVD 9674

Occult Detective Club: the Doll Cemetery (Japan, 2004)
Directed by Kiyoshi Yamamoto. DVD 6800

One Missed Call (Chakushin ari)(Japan, 2003)
Directed by Takashi Miike. Cast: Kou Shibasaki, Shinichi Tsutsumi, Kazue Fukiishi, Renji Ishibashi, Yutaka Matsushige, Goro Kishitani. DVD X606

One Missed Call 2 (Chakushin ari 2)(Japan, 2005)
Directed by Renpei Tsukamoto. Cast: Mimura, Yu Yoshizawa, Renji Ishibashi, Haruko Wanibuchi, Peter Ho, Asaka Seto. DVD X3404

One Missed Call 3 (Chakushin ari final) (Japan, 2006)
Directed by Manabu Asou. DVD X615

Onibaba (Demon Woman) (Japan, 1964)
Director: Kaneto Shindô. DVD 6943

Pulse (Kairo)(2001)
Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa. DVD X921

The Ravaged House: Zoroku's Disease (Japan, 2004)
Directed by Kazuyoshi Kumakiri. DVD 6799

Ringu (Ring) (Japan, 1998)
Directed by Hideo Nakata. DVD 2852

Ringu 2(Ring 2) (Japan, 1999)
Directed by Hideo Nakata. DVD 2851

Séance (Kôrei) (Japan, 2000)
Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa. DVD X1489

Tales of Terror from Tokyo and All Over Japan. Volume One
DVD X3470

Tales of Terror from Tokyo and All Over Japan. Volume Two
DVD X3471

Tales of Terror from Tokyo and All Over Japan. Volume Three, Part 1
DVD X3472

Tales of Terror from Tokyo and All Over Japan. Volume Three, Part 2 DVD X3473

Tetsuo, The Iron Man (Japan, 1988)
Written,edited and directed by Shinya Tsukamoto. DVD 821

Uzumaki (Spiral) (Japan, 2000)
Director: Higuchinsky. DVD X6056

Korean Horror Films

Phone (South Korea, 2002)
Directed by Byeong-ki Ahn. DVD X5404

Reptilian (Korea, 1999)
Directed by Hyunh-rae Shim. DVD 1517

The Ring Virus (South Korea, 1999)
Directed by Kim Dong-bin. DVD X1969

Sorum (South Korea, 2001)
Directed by Yoon Jong-chan. DVD X6071

The Soul Guardians (Tui mo lu) (South Korea, 1998)
Directed by Kwang-chun Park. DVD 1494

A Tale of Two Sisters (Janghwa, Hongryeon) (South Korea, 2003)
Directed by Kim Jee-Woon. DVD X1966

Thirst (Bakjwi) (South Korea | USA , 2009)
Director: Chan-wook Park. DVD X2538

Three Extremes (Hong Kong / Japan / South Korea, 2004)
Various Directors. DVD X792

Whispering Corridors (Yeogo goedam) (1998)
Director, Ki-hyeong Park. DVD 8758

Whispering Corridors 2: Memento Mori (Yogo koedam: tubo(ntchae iyagi) (South Korea, 1998)
Directors, Tae-Yong Kim and Kyu-Dong Min. DVD 1499

Whispering Corridors 3: Wishing Stairs (Yeogo goedam 3: Yeowoo gyedan) (2003)
Director, Yoon Jae-Yeon. DVD X1965

Italian Horror Films

For descriptions and cast, see sections above

Barron Blood (Gli orrori del castello di Norimberga) (Italy, 1972)
Directed by Mario Bava. DVD X1441

Bay of Blood (Reazione a catena) (Italy, 1971)
Directed by Mario Bava. DVD X1439

The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (Uccello dalle piume di cristallo) (Italy, 1970)
Directed by Dario Argento. DVD 5253

Black Sabbath (I tre volti della paura) (Italy / France / USA, 1963)
Directed by Mario Bava. DVD 7575

Black Sunday (Maschera del demonio) (Italy, 1961)
Directed by Mario Bava. DVD 1833

Blood and Black Lace (Sei donne per l'assassino) (Italy | France | Monaco, 1964)
Directed by Mario Bava. DVD X3829

The Card Player (Il cartaio) (Italy, 2004)
Directed by Dario Argento. DVD X1650

Deep Red (Profondo Rosso) (Italy, 1975)
Directed by Dario Argento. DVD 5262

Do You Like Hitchcock? (Ti piace Hitchcock?) (Italy, 2005)
Directed by Dario Argento. DVD X1650

The Evil Eye (La Ragazza Che Sapeva Troppo; The Girl Who Knew Too Much) (Italy, 1963)
Directed by Mario Bava. DVD 1830

Kill, Baby, Kill (Operazione paura) (Italy, 1966)
Directed by Mario Bava. DVD 7573

Lisa and the Devil (Lisa e il diavolo) (Italy, 1974)
Directed by Mario Bava and Alfredo Leone. DVD X1442

Phenomenon (Italy, 1985)
Directed by Dario Argento. DVD X1650

Suspiria (Italy, 1977)
Directed by Dario Argento. DVD 6451

Tenebrae (Italy, 1982)
Directed by Dario Argento DVD X1650

Trauma (Italy, 1993)
Directed by Dario Argento. DVD X1650

Mexican/Latin American Horror Films

For descriptions and cast, see sections above

At the End of the Spectra (Al final del espectro) (Colombia, 2006)
Directed by Juan Felipe Orozco. 92 min. DVD X3637

At Midnight I'll take Your Soul Away (À Meia-Noite Levarei Sua Alma) (Brazil, 1965)
Directed by José Mojica Marins" 100 min. DVD X3114; vhs 999:1416

The Awakening of the Beast: Ritual of the Maniacs (O Despertar da Besta: Ritual dos Sadicos) (Brazil, 1968)
Directed by José Mojica Marins. 92 min. DVD X3113; 999:1417

The Aztec Mummy (La momia azteca)(Mexico, 1957)
Directed by Rafael Portillo. DVD X2221

Aztec Mummy vs. the Human Robot (La momia azteca contra el robot humano)(Mexico, 1957)
Directed by Rafael Portillo. DVD X2223

Carnal (Mala carne) (Argentina, 2003)
Producer/director, Fabián Forte. DVD X2749

The Curse of the Aztec Mummy (La maldición de la momia azteca)(Mexico, 1957)
Directed by Rafael Portillo. DVD X2222

Curse of the Doll People (aka Devil Doll Men) (Muñecos infernales) (Mexico, 1960)
Directed by Benito Alazraki. 83 min. DVD X4095

Hallucinations of a Deranged Mind (Delirios de un Anormal) (Brazil, 1977)
Directed by José Mojica Marins ("Coffin Joe"). 85 min. DVD X3111; vhs 999:1417

Hellish Flesh (Inferno Carnal) (Brazil, 1977)
Directed by José Mojica Marins. 82 min. DVD X3111

KM 31 (Kilómetro 31: un lugar entre la vida y la muerte) (Mexico / Spain, 2006)
Directed by Rigoberto Castañeda. DVD X1764

New Invisible Man (El hombre que logró ser invisible) (Mexico, 1958)
Directed by Alfredo B. Crevenna. 96 min. DVD X4095

Night of the Bloody Apes (La Horripilante bestia humana)(Mexico, 1969)
Directed by René Cardona. DVD X4095

The Orphanage (El orfanato) (Mexico / Spain, 2007)
Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. DVD X542

Spiritism (Espiritismo) (Mexico, 1962)
Directed by Benito Alazraki. 85 min. DVD X4095

Strange Hostel of Naked Pleasures (A Estranha hospedaria dos prazeres) (Brazil, 1967)
Directed by José Mojica Marins. 79 min. DVD X3112

Strange World of Coffin Joe (O Estranho Mundo de Zé do Caixão) (Brazil, 1968)
Directed by José Mojica Marins. 83 min. DVD X3113; vhs 999:1417

This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse (Esta Noite Encarnarei no Teu Cadáver) (Brazil, 1967)
Director, José Mojica Marins. 109 min. DVD X3114

Wrestling Women vs. the Aztec Mummy (Las luchadoras contra la momia)(Mexico, 1964)
Directed by René Cardona. 85 min. DVD X4095

The Wrestling Women vs. The Doctor of Doom (Las luchadoras contra el médico asesino) (Mexico, 1963)
Director: René Cardona. 77 min. DVD X4095

British Horror Films

For descriptions and cast, see sections above

An American Werewolf in London (UK, 1981)
Directed by John Landis. DVD 8105

Brides of Dracula (UK, 1960)
Directed by Terence Fisher. DVD 4450

Children of the Damned (UK, 1963)
Directed by Anton M. Leader. DVD 2832

Corridors of Blood (UK, 1958)
Directed by Robert Day. DVD 9116

Countess Dracula (UK, 1970)
Directed by Peter Sasdy. DVD X3719

Curse of Frankenstein (UK, 1957)
Directed by Terence Fisher. DVD 6483; vhs 999:1003

Curse of the Mummy's Tomb (UK, 1964)
Director, Michael Carreras. DVD X4855

The Curse of the Werewolf (UK, 1961)
Directed by Terence Fisher. DVD 4450

Dead of Night (UK, 1945)
Directed by Alberto Cavalcanti, Charles Crichton, Basil Dearden, Robert Hamer. DVD 4092; vhs 999:1124

Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde (UK, 1972)
Directed by Roy Ward Baker. vhs 999:1527

Dracula (UK, TV, 2006)
Director, Bill Eagles. DVD 7817

Dracula and His Vampire Brides (aka The Satanic Rites of Dracula) (UK, 1973)
Directed by Alan Gibson. DVD X2748

Dracula Has Risen from the Grave (UK, 1968)
Directed by Freddie Francis. DVD 6490

The Evil of Frankenstein (UK, 1964)
Directed by Freddie Francis. DVD 4450

Fear in the Night (UK, 1972)
Directed by Jimmy Sangster. DVD 2170

Fiend Without a Face (UK, 1958)
Directed by Arthur Crabtree. DVD 5312

Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed (UK, 1969)
Directed by Terence Fisher. DVD 6489

Freakmaker (aka Doctor of evil; Mutation) (UK, 1974)
Directed by Directed by Jack Cardiff. DVD 7850

The Gorgon (UK, 1964)
Directed by Terence Fisher. DVD X4855

The Haunted Strangler (UK, 1958)
Directed by Robert Day. DVD 9117

Horror of Dracula (UK, 1958)
Directed by Terence Fisher. DVD 6482; vhs 999:994

The Hunger (UK, 1983)
Directed by Tony Scott. DVD X3019

The Innocents (UK, 1961)
Directed by Jack Clayton. DVD 4753; vhs 999:2332

Kiss of the Vampire (UK, 1962)
Directed by Don Sharp. DVD 4450

Madhouse (UK, 1974)
Director, Jim Clark. DVD 9846

The Mummy (UK, 1959)
Directed by Directed by Terence Fisher. DVD 6484

Night Creatures (aka Captain Clegg)
Directed by Peter Graham Scott. DVD 4450

Nightmare (UK, 1953)
Directed by Freddie Francis. DVD 4450

Paranoic (UK, 1963)
Directed by Freddie Francis. DVD 4450

Peeping Tom (UK, 1945)
Directed by Michael Powell. DVD 187; vhs 999:535

Phantom of the Opera (UK, 1962)
Directed by Terence Fisher. DVD 4450

Scream of Fear (UK, 1961)
Directed by Seth Holt. DVD X4855

Shaun of the Dead (UK / France, 2004)
Directed by Edgar Wright. DVD 7578

Taste the Blood of Dracula (UK, 1969)
Directed by Peter Sasdy. DVD 6491

Theater of Blood (UK, 1973)
Director, Douglas Hickox. DVD 4101; also DVD 9845

28 Days Later (UK, 2002)
Directed by Danny Boyle. DVD 2274

The Two Faces of Dr. Jekyll (UK, 1960)
Directed by Terence Fisher. DVD X4855; vhs 999:2574

Village of the Damned (UK / USA, 1960)
Director, Wolf Rilla. DVD 2832

The Woman in White (UK, 1997)
Directed by Tim Fywell. vhs 999:3648

Queen of Spades (UK, 1948)
Directed by Thorold Dickinson. DVD 4092

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