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*contains spoilers Swedish-born American actress Inger Stevens (1934-70 drug overdose) was a beautiful blonde and blue-eyed woman who was also fragile, something which led to her early death as a result of unrequited love and abuse at the hands of men who didn’t really care. She made a handful of movies and her performances weren’t…

Read more The Cult of Actress Inger Stevens in Run, Simon, Run (1970) Part One

*contains spoilers Director Hugo Fregonese (1908-87 heart attack) had a short career in Hollywood in the 1950s and ended up making international productions before his retirement in the 1970s. His brief Hollywood career working on cheap westerns and crime melodramas, with some epic elements, was bookended by his life in Argentina where he was born…

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*contains spoilers When we talk about the movies of directors Michael (1937-77 killed by helicopter blades) and Roberta Findlay (1948-), many will think of pornography, if they know the filmmakers at all. But it is their horror movies that this article will be concerned with, and even though Michael Findlay only made a couple before…

Read more The Cult of Michael and Roberta Findlay and Shriek of the Mutilated (Part One)

*contains spoilers Name: PhilAge: 56 Occupation: Former Storeman Favourite Movie: Journey to the Centre of the Earth (1959)First Saw It: On television as a kid at home Starring: James Mason, Pat Boone, Arlene Dahl, Diane Baker and Thayer David. Plot: Based on Jules Verne’s 19th Century novel about a daring expedition to the centre of…

Read more My Cult Movie: “It’s the kind of thing I treasure in my memory…”

*contains spoilers When we talk about the Boulevard of Broken Dreams, most people might think of the 70s painting by Gottfried Heinwein (1948-), which features Humphrey Bogart (1899-1957 throat cancer), Marilyn Monroe (1926-62 barbiturate overdose), James Dean (1931-55 car accident) and Elvis Presley (1935-77 heart attack) in a late night diner. That painting in turn…

Read more Frank Howson and the Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Part One)