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*contains spoilers Pity director Billy Wilder’s (born Samuel 1906-2002 pneumonia) older brother, whose name was William but was known as W. Lee Wilder (1904-82). Long estranged from each another, while Billy was receiving Oscar nominations and scoring wins, his brother, who Billy jokingly called “a dull son of a bitch”, was making some of the…

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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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*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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