Penny Cook

*contains spoilers Coda (1987) aka Symphony of Evil aka Deadly Possession and Strangers (1991) are two films directed by South Australian director Craig Lahiff (1947-2014). The titles of his movies were often one word and the pair of movies are often described by critics as sub-Hitchcock. I think they deserve more praise than that, considering…

Read more Craig Lahiff’s Aussie Hitchcockian Double Bill (Part One)

You co-produced The Dreaming (1988) with Craig Lahiff and with Anthony I. Ginnane as executive producer. It stars Penny Cook who passed away recently. She worked with Lahiff, who is also gone, on the very good Hitchcockian slasher/horror Coda (1987). How would you sum them up? You must have known Lahiff well. The period 1984…

Read more Wayne Groom on The Dreaming

*containers spoilers Now for The Dreaming (1988), which Wayne also produced, or The Nightmare as it should be known for its subject matter and slightly troubled production. It’s an epic! Well, for its limited budget of apparently just over two million, it is. From the opening credits, which has a shot taken by helicopter as…

Read more Wayne Groom Exposed! (Part Two)