The exorcist

*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…

Read more The Aussie Cult of Actress Linda Blair in Dead Sleep (1990)

*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…

Read more Oh, You Beautiful Devil Doll!

*contains spoilers One of the first plays and movies to deal with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Journey’s End by R.C, Sherriff (1896-1975 undisclosed) – has recently been remade as a fine movie. Admirably, the 2017 version of the film has been made in association with Combat Stress, the UK’s leading mental health charity for veterans.…

Read more Journey’s End and the Horrors of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Part One)