May 2019

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*contains spoilers WANTED – An imaginative writer for publicity work in a waxworks exhibition. So begins Paul Leni’s (1885-1929 blood poisoning, infected tooth) silent film from 1924 entitled Waxworks. Waxworks kicked off the Nightmares in Wax craze and it was one of the first horror anthologies. It’s really not that horrible. The first was another…

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*contains spoilers Another good movie to see about PTSD is Home of the Brave (1949) which features a black protagonist who is literally paralysed by PTSD from fighting the Japanese in World War II. Based on a play and produced by the socially conscious Stanley Kramer (1913-2001 pneumonia), it is one of the first movies…

Read more Journey’s End and the Horrors of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Part Two)

*contains spoilers One of the first plays and movies to deal with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Journey’s End by R.C, Sherriff (1896-1975 undisclosed) – has recently been remade as a fine movie. Admirably, the 2017 version of the film has been made in association with Combat Stress, the UK’s leading mental health charity for veterans.…

Read more Journey’s End and the Horrors of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Part One)