Commentary

*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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*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…

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