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*contains spoilers The Linda Blair (1959-) movie Dead Sleep (1990) looks into a part of Australian medical history which should not be forgotten like this movie unfortunately is. The fundamental question of whether a family and the patient themselves should listen and take psychiatric treatment and advice as the gospel truth and not just as…

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*contains spoilers The Australian exploitation film The Chain Reaction (1980) was, along with Mad Max (1979), a ground-breaking and extremely well-made genre film directed by Ian Barry (1946-). Barry, like George Miller on Mad Max (1979), created something with the vision of an Aussie Roger Corman, a low-budget masterpiece, which remains his best movie. But…

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*contains strong course language Haydn Keenan (1951-) is originally from Melbourne. He formed the company Smart Street Films with his friend Esben Storm while they were still teenagers and moved to Sydney to work for the Commonwealth Film Unit as you will learn from this interview… He made one of his first short films Stephany…

Read more Producer/Director Haydn Keenan on 27A and his Cult Film Career…

*contains spoilers and course language In Search of Anna’s cast includes Moir in the lead role along with Judy Morris (1947-), who Moir had worked with on the short film Judy contained in the feature Three to Go (1971) which was directed by a friend of Moir’s named Brian Hannant (1940-). “She’s beautiful,” remarked the…

Read more The Cult of Director Esben Storm’s 27A and In Search of Anna (Part Two)

*contains spoilers and course language “We were the three musketeers of the film scene,” said Brisbane born actor Richard Moir (1950-) about himself, director Esben Storm (1950-2011 heart problems) and producer/director Haydn Keenan (1951-). For a period, from their late teens onwards they worked and socialised together, creating some classic Australian cinema. The three of…

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*contains spoilers Melbourne-based director/editor/producer/writer Brian Kavanagh (1935-) is one of the key filmmakers in the resurgence of the Australian film industry in the 1970s. His movie A City’s Child (1971) helped kick start the industry and he produced and edited that film along with supplying the storyline. But it is his work as a film…

Read more Director Brian Kavanagh on his Cult Movies A City’s Child and Double Deal…

*contains spoilers Ed Adlum said of Michael Findlay: “(He) wanted to make real movies, not porn movies, but when you have no money, you make porn movies.” He also said the Findlays had a propensity to film one for $7000 and sell it for $10000. Shriek of the Mutilated was Adlum’s gift to Michael to…

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

*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)