June 2019

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*contains spoilers This is an article about madness and the supernatural. It is about dolls in passing. The main doll, which helps frame this article, is Hugo from the ventriloquist segment of the excellent Dead of Night (1945). Yes we also mention Annabelle and Chucky. But Dead of Night is the timeless classic of the…

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Christopher Doyle (1952-) is an Australian born cinematographer who left Australia as a teenager and after working odd jobs throughout the world became a student of Chinese culture and a photographer. Cinematography followed and he made his first movie in Taiwan in the early 80s. Since then he has worked on over 50 movies in…

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*contains spoilers There is something odd about Frenchman’s Farm (1986), and I mean the place and the movie. It is an isolated farm in the Gold Coast hinterland in Australia and the movie is an isolated movie in that it is a rare ghost/horror/sci-fi movie made in Australia in the mid-80s. It is by no…

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