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N.P. , il segreto (1973)

Nabeshima kaibyden (1949)

Nabonga (1944)

Naked Girl Killed in Park (1972)

The Naked Jungle (1954)

The Naked Monster (2005)

The Naked Witch (1964)

The Naked World of Harrision Marks (1967)

A Name for Evil (1973)

The Name of the Game is Kill (1968)

The Nanny (1965)

Nasty Rabbit (1964)

Natas: The Reflection (1986)

Nathalie, Agent Secret (1959)

National Lampoon’s Class Reunion (1982)

The Natural (1984)

Nature in the Wrong (1933)

Naughty but Mice (1947)

La nave de los monstruos (1960)

The Navy vs. the Night Monsters (1966)

Nazi S.S. (1966)

Ne joeuz pas avec les Martiens (1967)

Ne le criez pas sur les toits (1943)

Near Dark (1987)

The Neanderthal Man (1953)

Nebelmorder (1964)

Nebo zovyot (1959)

Necromancy (1972)

Necropolis (1970)

Neither the Sea nor the Sand (1972)

Neo Tokyo (1987)

The Neptune Factor (1973)

Neptune Nonsense (1936)

Neptune’s Daughters (1900)

The Nesting (1981)

The Net (1953)

Neutron Against the Death Robots (1960)

Neutron Battles the Karate Assassins (1965)

Neutron the Atomic Super-Man and the Black Mask (1962)

Neutron vs. the Amazing Dr. Caronte (1963)

Neutron vs. the Maniac (1962)

Never Kick a Woman (1936)

Never Pick-Up a Stranger (1979)

Never Say Never Again (1983)

The Neverending Story (1984)

The New Adventures of Tarzan (1935)

The New Gulliver (1939)

The New House (1972)

The New Lord of the Town (1908)

The New Original Wonder Woman (1975)

New Year’s Evil (1980)

New York Ripper (1982)

Next of Kin (1984)

The Next Victim (1976)

The Next Voice You Here… (1950)

Night after Night after Night (1969)

The Night Before Christmas (1905)

The Night Before Christmas (1933)

The Night Before Christmas (1941)

The Night Before Christmas (1946)

Night Call Nurses (1972)

The Night Caller (1965)

Night Child (1972)

The Night Child (1975)

Night Creatures (1962)

Night Cries (1978)

The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave (1971)

Night Fright (1968)

Night Gallery (1969)

Night Games (1980)

The Night God Screamed (1971)

Night has a Thousand Eyes (1948)

The Night has Eyes (1942)

Night in Paradise (1946)

Night Key (1937)

Night Life (1989)

The Night Life of the Gods (1935)

Night Monster (1942)

Night Must Fall (1937)

Night Must Fall (1964)

The Night My Number Came Up (1957)

The Night Nurse (1978)

The Night of a Thousand Cats (1972)

Night of Bloody Horror (1969)

Night of Dark Shadows (1971)

Night of Horror (1981)

A Night of Magic (1944)

Night of Terror (1933)

Night of the Big Heat (1967)

Night of the Blood Beast (1958)

Night of the Bloody Apes (1968)

Night of the Cobra Woman (1972)

Night of the Creeps (1986)

Night of the Death Cult (1975)

Night of the Demon (1980)

Night of the Devils (1972)

The Night of the Following Day (1968)

Night of the Ghoul (1975)

Night of the Ghouls (1959)

The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Night of the Lepus (1972)

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

The Night of the Sorcerers (1974)

The Night of the Strangler (1972)

The Night of the Vampire (1970)

Night of the Witches (1970)

Night of the Zombies II (1981)

Night of Violence (1966)

Night on Bald Mountain (1933)

Night School (1981)

Night Slaves (1970)

The Night Stalker (1972)

Night Star, Goddess of Electra (1964)

The Night Strangler (1973)

Night Terror (1977)

The Night that Panicked America (1975)

The Night the World Exploded (1957)

The Night They Killed Rasputin (1960)

Night Tide (1961)

Night Train to Terror (1985)

Night Unto Night (1949)

The Night Visitor (1971)

The Night Walker (1964)

Night Warning (1983)

Night Watch (1973)

The Night Watchman (1938)

The Night We Got the Bird (1961)

The Nightcomers (1972)

A Nightmare (1896)

Nightmare (1956)

Nightmare (1964)

Nightmare (1972)

Nightmare Alley (1947)

Nightmare at Shadow Woods (1987)

Nightmare Castle (1965)

Nightmare Classics: The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde / A Turn of the Screw (1989)

Nightmare in Blood (1978)

Nightmare in Wax (1969)

The Nightmare Never Ends (1980)

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

Nightmares (1983)

Nightmares in a Damaged Brain (1981)

The Nights of Terror (1980)

Nightstalker (1979)

Nightwing (1979)

984: Prisoner of the Future (1982)

1984 (1956)

Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

1941 (1941)

1990: The Bronx Warriors (1982)

Ninja III: The Domination (1984)

The Ninth Configuration (1980)

The Ninth Guest (1934)

The Nitwits (1935)

Nix on Hypnotricks (1941)

No Blade of Grass (1970)

No Holds Barred (1952)

No More Bald Men (1908)

No Survivors, Please (1964)

Noah’s Ark (1928)

Noch pered Rozhdestvom (1913)

Nocturna (1979)

Nocturne (1954)

Noita palaa elamaan (1952)

Non-Stop New York (1937)

Die Nonne von Verona (1973)

Nonsense Story D One: Monkey Island (1931)

The Norliss Tapes (1973)

Nosferatu (1922)

Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (1979)

Not of this Earth (1957)

Nothing but the Night (1973)

Nothing Lasts Forever (1984)

Nothing Venture (1948)

La notte dei dannati (1971)

A nous la liberte (1931)

Now Hear This (1962)

Now You See Him, Now You Don’t (1972)

The Nude Bomb (1980)

Nude … si muore (1968)

The Nude Vampire (1969)

La nuit fantastique (1942)

Nuits rouges (1974)

Number 1 (1939)

Number 4: Manteca (1947)

Number 5: Circular Tensions: Homage to Oskar Fischinger (1949)

Nur Tote Zeugen Schweigen (1962)

Nurse-Mates (1940)

Nurse Sherri (1978)

Nursery Favorites (1913)

Nursery Scandal (1932)

The Nurse’s Secret (1941)

The Nutty Professor (1963)

Die Nylonschlinge (1963)

A Nymph of the Waves (1900)

Nyoka and the Tigermen (1942)

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A Christmas Carol (1984)

A Christmas Carol (1984)
Article 6078 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 12-7-2022
Directed by Clive Donner
Featuring George C. Scott, Frank Finlay, Angela Pleasence
Country: UK / USA
What it is: You know the story

Ebenezer Scrooge finds himself haunted by spirits intent on making him understand the greatness of Christmas and to abandon his miserly ways before it’s too lateā€¦

This version of the Dickens favorite came highly recommended to me from several people, most of them stressing the excellent performance of George C. Scott. And though I have no issue with Scott’s grounded and nuanced take on the Scrooge character, it isn’t the main attraction for me here. Rather, it’s the well-constructed script which keeps a razor-sharp focus on the story it’s telling. It’s clear that this version’s goal is to emphasize just what needs to happen to Scrooge for him to make the necessary changes to his character to emerge as he does in the final moments. That is not an easy task; the story is so famous that it’s easy to get lost in the little traps, such as turning Scrooge into a icon of miserliness or turning the whole show into one big Christmas party. And, like the Alastair Sim version, by keeping its focus, it helps me to appreciate and understand the roles that certain characters play in Dickens’ story; for example, it’s the first movie version where I really felt Fezziwig was a necessary character. The movie has a few very minor flaws, but it is one of the best versions out there, and I’m always glad to see David Warner cast against type, here playing Bob Cratchit.

Santa Claus (1925)

Santa Claus (1925)
Article 6077 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 12-4-2022
Directed by Frank E. Kleinschmidt
Cast unknown
Country: USA
What it is: Santa’s life on film

Two children wait up for Santa and ask him how he spends the rest of his year.

I’m rather surprised that I haven’t reviewed this one yet. This 29-minute silent short which purports to tell us how Santa Claus spends his time during the rest of the year is a genuinely charming Christmas short, in which I learn (among other things) that Walruses are goblins, the Easter Bunny drops by and trades information with Santa about the children they visit, and that Santa spends Saturdays visiting his closest neighbors, the Eskimos. Sure, these amount to little more than whimsical details, but it displays a certain creativity and is highly entertaining. If I were to put together a collection of the best Christmas shorts I’ve seen, this one would be on it.

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M (1931)

M (1951)

M. M. M. 83 (1966)

Ma and Pa Kettle Back on the Farm (1951)

Ma femme est une panthere (1961)

Macabre (1958)

Macabre (1980)

The Macabre Trunk (1936)

Macario (1960)

The Machine that Kills Bad People (1952)

Maciste (1915)

Maciste in Hell (1926)

Maciste in King Solomon’s Mines (1964)

Macumba Love (1960)

Mad About Men (1954)

Mad About Money (1938)

The Mad Butcher (1971)

The Mad Doctor (1941)

Mad Doctor of Blood Island (1968)

The Mad Doctor of Market Street (1942)

The Mad Executioners (1963)

The Mad Genius (1931)

The Mad Ghoul (1943)

A Mad House (1934)

Mad Love (1935)

The Mad Magician (1954)

The Mad Monster (1942)

Mad Monster Party? (1967)

Madam White Snake (1962)

Madame Sin (1972)

Made for Love (1926)

Madhouse (1974)

The Madmen of Mandoras (1963)

The Madness of Dr. Tube (1915)

Madonna of the Seven Moons (1945)

Le madre ee la morte (1911)

Magdalena, Possessed by the Devil (1974)

The Magic Beans (1939)

The Magic Book (1900)

Magic Bricks (1904)

The Magic Carpet (1951)

The Magic Christian (1969)

Magic Christmas Tree (1964)

The Magic Cloak (1914)

The Magic Dice (1905)

The Magic Extinguisher (1901)

The Magic Face (1951)

The Magic Fluke (1949)

The Magic Flute (1946)

The Magic Fountain (1961)

The Magic Glass (1914)

The Magic Land of Mother Goose (1967)

The Magic Lantern (1903)

Magic Mummy (1933)

The Magic Pencil (1940)

Magic Serpent (1966)

The Magic Slipper (1948)

The Magic Sword (1901)

The Magic Sword (1962)

The Magic Voyage of Sinbad (1953)

The Magical Hen (1902)

The Magician (1898)

The Magician (1900)

The Magician (1926)

The Magician (1958)

The Magician’s Alms (1905)

The Magician’s Cavern (1901)

The Magnetic Monster (1953)

The Magnetic Telescope (1942)

Magnetic Umbrella (1911)

The Magus (1968)

Maid of Salem (1937)

Maidenquest (1971)

La maison ensorcelee (1908)

Make Believe Revue (1935)

Make Mine Music (1946)

Making Good (1932)

Making Sausages (1897)

Malatesta’s Carnival of Blood (1973)

Malefices (1962)

Malice in Slumberland (1942)

Malombra (1942)

The Malpas Mystery (1960)

The Maltese Bippy (1969)

Mama’s Little Pirate (1934)

Man Alive (1945)

The Man and the Monster (1959)

Man Beast (1956)

A Man Called Dagger (1968)

The Man Called Flintstone (1966)

A Man Called Rage (1964)

Man from Atlantis (1977)

The Man from Beyond (1922)

The Man from 1997 (1956)

The Man from Planet X (1951)

The Man from Yesterday (1949)

Man in Black (1949)

The Man in Half Moon Street (1944)

Man in Outer Space (1962)

Man in the Attic (1953)

The Man in the Back Seat (1961)

Man in the Dark (1953)

Man in the Mirror (1936)

Man in the Moon (1960)

The Man in the Trunk (1942)

The Man in the White Suit (1951)

Man Made Monster (1941)

Man of a Thousand Faces (1957)

The Man They Could Not Hang (1936)

The Man Who Could Cheat Death (1959)

The Man Who Could Work Miracles (1936)

The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976)

The Man Who Haunted Himself (1970)

The Man Who Laughs (1924)

The Man Who Laughs (1966)

The Man Who Lived Again (1936)

The Man Who Lived Twice (1936)

The Man Who Reclaimed his Head (1934)

The Man who Turned to Stone (1957)

The Man Who Wagged his Tail (1957)

The Man Who Wanted to Live Forever (1970)

The Man Who Wouldn’t Die (1942)

The Man With Nine Lives (1940)

The Man With the Rubber Head (1901)

The Man With the Twisted Lip (1921)

The Man With Two Faces (1934)

The Man With Two Heads (1972)

Man With Two Lives (1942)

The Man Without a Body (1957)

The Manchurian Candidate (1962)

Mandrake the Magician (1959)

Maneater of Hydra (1967)

Manfish (1956)

Manga: Kobutori (1929)

Manhunt in the African Jungles (1943)

Manhunt of Mystery Island (1945)

Maniac (1934)

Maniac (1963)

The Maniac Barber (1899)

The Manipulator (1971)

Ein Mann Geht durch die Wand (1959)

Manos, the Hands of Fate (1966)

Man’s Genesis (1912)

The Manster (1960)

Many a Slip (1927)

Mara of the Wilderness (1965)

La marca de Satanas (1957)

La marca del muerto (1961)

The March Hare (1956)

The March of the Machines (1927)

Mare Nostrum (1926)

Marguerite da la nuit (1955)

Maria Marten, or The Murder in the Red Barn (1935)

Maria, the Magic Weaver (1960)

Le mariage de Babylas (1921)

Marianne de ma Jeunesse (1955)

Marie Chantal contre Dr. Kha (1965)

Marionettes (1939)

Mark of the Devil (1970)

Mark of the Gorilla (1950)

Mark of the Vampire (1935)

Mark of the Whistler (1944)

Mark of the Witch (1970)

La marmite diabolique (1902)

Marooned (1969)

Marquis de Sade’s Justine (1969)

Mars (1930)

Mars Attacks the World (1938)

Mars Needs Women (1967)

Marta (1971)

Un martien a Paris (1961)

Martin (1976)

Martyrs Chretiens (1905)

Marvellous Wreath (1903)

Marvelous Suspension (1902)

Mary and Gretel (1916)

Mary Jane’s Mishap (1903)

Mary, Mary, Bloody Mary (1975)

Mary Poppin (1964)

I Marziani hanno dodici mani (1964)

The Mask (1961)

The Mask of Diijon (1946)

The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

The Masked Marvel (1943)

The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

Massacre at Central High (1976)

Massive Retaliation (1984)

The Master Key (1945)

Master Minds (1949)

The Master Mystery (1919)

Master of Horror (1960)

Master of the World (1961)

Masters of Venus (1962)

Matango (1963)

Matchless (1967)

Mater and the Ghostlight (2006)

Matilda (1978)

Un matrimonio Interplanetario (1909)

Maudite soit la guerre (1914)

Mausoleum (1983)

Max fait du ski (1910)

The Maze (1953)

Mazes and Monsters (1982)

The Meateater (1979)

The Mechanical Cow (1927)

The Mechanical Handy Man (1937)

The Mechanical Man (1921)

The Mechanical Man (1932)

The Mechanical Monsters (1941)

The Medium (1951)

The Medusa Touch (1978)

The Medusa vs. the Son of Hercules (1965)

Medvezhya Svadba (1925)

Meet Me in Las Vegas (1956)

Meet Mr. Lucifer (1953)

Megaforce (1982)

Melodie der Welt (1929)

The Melomaniac (1903)

Men Must Fight (1933)

Menace (1934)

Menace from Outer Space (1957)

The Mephisto Waltz (1970)

Merlin (1992)

The Mermaid (1904)

The Mermaid (1910)

The Mermaid (1965)

Mermaids of Tiburon (1962)

The Merry Cafe (1936)

The Merry Frolics of Satan (1906)

Merry Mavericks (1951)

Mesa of Lost Women (1953)

A Mesmerian Experiment (1905)

Mesmerist and Country Couple (1912)

Mesmerized (1985)

A Message from Mars (1913)

Message from Space (1978)

Messalina Against the Son of Hercules (1964)

Messiah of Evil (1973)

Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1984)

La metamorphose du papillon (1904)

Metamorphoses (1912)

Metempsycose (1907)

Meteor (1979)

Metropolis (1926)

Mickey’s Ape Man (1933)

Mickey’s Gala Premier (1933)

Mickey’s Mechanical Man (1933)

Mickey’s Orphans (1931)

Microwave Massacre (1983)

Midi minuit (1970)

Midnight at Madam Tussaud’s (1936)

Midnight Frolics (1938)

The Midnight Hour (1985)

Midnight Manhunt (1945)

Midnight Warning (1932)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935)

A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1968)

A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream (1909)

Midvinterblot (1946)

The Mighty Gorga (1969)

Mighty Joe Young (1949)

The Mighty Jungle (1964)

Mighty Mouse and the Magician (1948)

Mighty Mouse and the Pirates (1945)

Mighty Mouse in the Great Space Chase (1982)

Mighty Mouse Meets Jekyll and Hyde Cat (1944)

The Mighty Peking Man (1977)

Milano odia: La polizia non puo sparare (1974)

Milk and Money (1936)

The Milky Way (1940)

Mill of the Stone Women (1960)

The Miller’s Daughter (1934)

Million Dollar Countdown (1967)

The Million Dollar Duck (1971)

Million Dollar Legs (1932)

The Million Eyes of Sumuru (1967)

The Milpitas Monster (1976)

The Mind Benders (1963)

The Mind of Mr. Soames (1970)

The Mind Snatchers (1972)

Minotaur, the Wild Beast of Crete (1961)

Il mio amico Jekyll (1960)

The Miracle (1959)

Miracle in Milan (1951)

Miracle in Paradise Valley (1948)

Miracle in the Rain (1956)

The Miracle Man (1919)

The Miracle of Marcelino (1955)

The Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima (1952)

The Miracle of the Bells (1948)

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Miracle on 34th Street (1973)

The Miracle Rider (1935)

A Miracle Under the Inquisition (1904)

Miracles for Sale (1939)

Mirage (1965)

Miranda (1948)

Le miroir magique (1908)

Le miroir obscene (1973)

The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964)

Mision suicida (1973)

Miss Pinkerton (1932)

Missile Base at Taniak (1966)

Missile Monsters (1958)

Missile to the Moon (1958)

The Missing Guest (1938)

Mission Apocalypse (1966)

Mission for the Dragon (1979)

Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack (1979)

Mission Mars (1968)

Mission Stardust (1967)

Mr. Dodd Takes the Air (1937)

Mr. Drake’s Duck (1951)

Mr. Freedom (1969)

Mr. Hex (1946)

Mr. Hurry-Up of New York (1907)

Mr. Incredible and Pals (2005)

Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid (1948)

Mr. Peek-a-Boo (1951)

Mr. Sardonicus (1961)

Mr. Superinvisible (1970)

Mr. Wong, Detective (1938)

Mr. Wu (1927)

El misterio del rostro palido (1935)

Misterios de la magia negra (1958)

The Mistletoe Bough (1904)

The Mistress of Atlantis (1932)

Mistress of the World (1960)

The Mite Makes Right (1948)

Moans and Groans (1935)

Modern Times (1936)

Modesty Blaise (1968)

Le moine (1972)

Mole Men Against the Son of Hercules (1961)

The Mole People (1956)

Molly Moo-Cow and Rip Van Winkle (1935)

La momia nacianol (1981)

Il monaco di Monza (1962)

Il monello della strada (1950)

The Monitors (1969)

Monkey Business (1952)

The Monkey Talks (1927)

The Monkey’s Paw (1948)

The Monkey’s Teeth (1961)

The Monkey’s Uncle (1965)

The Monolith Monsters (1957)

Monsieur clown chez les Lilliputiens (1909)

Monsieur de Crac (1912)

Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

The Monster (1903)

The Monster (1925)

Monster a-Go Go (1965)

The Monster and the Ape (1945)

The Monster and the Girl (1941)

The Monster and the Stripper (1968)

Monster from Green Hell (1958)

The Monster from the Ocean Floor (1954)

The Monster Maker (1944)

The Monster of Camp Sunshine (1964)

The Monster of Highgate Ponds (1961)

The Monster of London City (1964)

The Monster of Piedras Blancas (1959)

Monster on the Campus (1958)

The Monster that Challenged the World (1957)

The Monster Walks (1932)

Monster X Strikes Back: Attack the G8 Summit (2008)

Monster Zero (1965)

The Monsters Demolisher (1962)

Monstroid – It Came from the Lake (1980)

Il monstruo de los volcanes (1963)

Il monstruo resucitado (1953)

Moon Pilot (1962)

Moon Man (1905)

The Moon of Israel (1924)

Moon of the Wolf (1972)

Moon Zero Two (1969)

Moonchild (1974)

A Moonlight Serenade, or A Miser Punished (1904)

Moonraker (1979)

Moonshine Mountain (1964)

The Moonstone (1934)

Moonwolf (1959)

More than a Miracle (1967)

More Wild Wild West (1980)

Moresque obiettivo allucinante (1967)

Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment (1966)

Morianerna (1965)

Morpheus Mike (1915)

Le mort qui tue (1913)

The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

Most Dangerous Man Alive (1961)

Il Mostro dell’opera (1964)

Un mostro e mezzo (1964)

Motel Hell (1980)

Mother Goose on the Loose (1942)

Mother Goose’s Birthday Party (1950)

Mother’s Day (1980)

Mothra (1961)

Motor Pirates (1906)

The Mouse on the Moon (1963)

The Mouse that Roared (1959)

Mouse Trouble (1944)

Mousie Come Home (1946)

La muerte enamorada (1951)

La mujer y la bestia (1959)

Las mujeres panteras (1967)

The Mummy (1932)

The Mummy (1959)

The Mummy and the Curse of the Jackals (1969)

The Mummy Strikes (1943)

Mummy’s Boys (1936)

The Mummy’s Curse (1944)

Mummy’s Dummies (1948)

The Mummy’s Ghost (1944)

The Mummy’s Hand (1944)

The Mummy’s Revenge (1973)

The Mummy’s Shroud (1967)

The Mummy’s Tomb (1942)

El mundo del los muertos (1970)

Munster, Go Home! (1966)

Murder at Dawn (1932)

Murder at 45 R.P.M. (1960)

Murder at Midnight (1931)

Murder at the Baskervilles (1937)

Murder by Death (1976)

Murder by Decree (1979)

Murder by Invitation (1941)

Murder by Television (1935)

Murder by the Clock (1931)

The Murder Clinic (1967)

Murder, He Says (1945)

Murder in Space (1985)

Murder in the Air (1940)

Murder in the Blue Room (1944)

Murder Mansion (1972)

Murder Motel (1975)

Murderers’ Row (1966)

Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932)

Murders in the Rue Morgue (1971)

Murders in the Zoo (1933)

Museo del horror (1964)

The Museum (1930)

The Music of the Spheres (1984)

Musica-Lulu (1947)

Mutant (1984)

The Mutations (1974)

The Mutilator (1985)

Mutiny in Outer Space (1965)

A Mutt in a Rut (1949)

My Big Emergency (1936)

My Blood Runs Cold (1965)

My Bloody Valentine (1981)

My Boy Johnny (1944)

My Brother has Bad Dreams (1972)

My Brother Talks to Horses (1947)

My Friends Need Killing (1976)

My Science Project (1985)

My Son, the Hero (1962)

My Son, the Vampire (1952)

Myra Breckinridge (1970)

Myrte and the Demons (1950)

Le mystere Saint-Val (1945)

The Mysterians (1957)

Mysteries from Beyond Earth (1975)

Mysteries of the Gods (1976)

The Mysterious Box (1903)

Mysterious Cafe (1901)

The Mysterious Doctor (1943)

The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (1929)

Mysterious Doctor Satan (1940)

The Mysterious Intruder (1946)

The Mysterious Island (1905)

The Mysterious Island (1929)

Mysterious Island (1951)

Mysterious Island (1961)

Mysterious Island of Beautiful Women (1979)

The Mysterious Island of Captain Nemo (1973)

The Mysterious Knight (1899)

The Mysterious Mr. M (1946)

The Mysterious Mr. Wong (1934)

The Mysterious Portrait (1899)

The Mysterious Retort (1906)

The Mysterious Stranger (1948)

Mystery in Dracula’s Castle (1973)

Mystery Liner (1934)

Mystery Mountain (1934)

Mystery of Edwin Drood (1935)

Mystery of Marie Roget (1942)

The Mystery of Mr. X (1934)

The Mystery of the Marie Celeste (1935)

The Mystery of the Rocks of Kador (1912)

The Mystery of the 13th Guest (1943)

Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933)

The Mystery of 13 (1920)

Mystery on Monster Island (1981)

Mystery Plane (1939)

The Mystic (1925)

The Mystic Circle Murder (1938)

The Mystic Swing (1900)

The Mystical Flame (1903)

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Ditto (1937)

Ditto (1937)
Article 6076 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 11-18-2022
Directed by Charles Lamont
Featuring Buster Keaton, Gloria Brewster, Barbara Brewster
Country: USA
What it is: Buster Keaton talkie short

An iceman falls in love with one of a pair of twins.

Classifying this one as a genre is a big stretch, but the final scenes of this one not only takes place fifteen years in the future, but it does feature some slight science fiction content; we see a flight of planes towing trailers after them. It’s merely the set-up for a joke that isn’t particularly satisfying, but this wasn’t during Keaton’s prime either. Still, there’s a gag or two that does work well enough to get a laugh, so I’m counting my blessings with this one. Otherwise, watching some of these forgettable shorts would be depressing when we think how brilliant he was during the silent era.

The House of Exorcism (1975)

The House of Exorcism (1975)
Article 6075 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 11-17-2022
Directed by Mario Bava and Alfredo Leone
Featuring Telly Savalas, Elke Sommer, Sylva Koscina
Country: Italy, West Germany, Spain
What it is: What happens when you can’t find a distributor

A priest attempts to find out why a tourist has become possessed by the devil.

When this movie originally came up on my hunt list, I opted to watch the original Mario Bava version called LISA AND THE DEVIL, which, despite a few caveats, I really liked. I was encouraged by several people to give this version a watch also, as there was enough new footage to make this reedit of the movie different enough that it became for all practical reasons a separate movie from the original. Having now seen it, I agree that it is substantially a different movie; but I far and away prefer the original.

Basically, in this version of the movie, the events in the original movie become backstory for the events in this one, but the backstory is still far more interesting than the exorcism angle in this edit; most of what happens here are pale imitations of similar scenes in THE EXORCIST, and what they don’t borrow from that movie is its attempt to tie the exorcist angle to the events in LISA AND THE DEVIL, which seems forced and silly. Telly Savalas still steals the movie, though his presence is entirely from backstory footage. The reason for this movie’s existence is that the original was unable to find a distributor, and this reedit was done to make the property more commercial. Bava wasn’t happy with this being done and I don’t blame him. And if the option comes up again to see this one, it’s definitely Bava’s version I’ll choose.

The Spirit of ’43 (1943)

The Spirit of ’43 (1943)
Article 6074 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 11-14-2022
Directed by Jack King
Featuring the voice of Clarence Nash
Country: USA
What it is; WWII Propaganda Piece

It’s payday for Donald Duck. Should he go out and spend his money, or should he save it for taxes?

The fantastic content in this short is not the presence of talking ducks; at this point of time the presence of talking animals is considered by me a tradition of the cartoon genre and not fantastic content per se. Rather, it’s because Donald is tempted by this cartoon’s equivalent of the devil/angel wrong path/right path concept; both the thrifty duck and big spending duck initially appear magically to lead or tempt Donald. It also took a little time for me to see why this cartoon appeared in my Banned Cartoons collection. The wartime setting had me expecting offensive stereotypes of Germans or Japanese, but none appear. It was only when my wife pointed out that the thrifty angel was Scottish that the stereotype alarm finally went off.

As for the cartoon itself, I am a bit in awe of what it was attempting to do, which was to try to make the paying of taxes appear to be a patriotic duty, using the war as its selling point. I do wonder how effective it was at its time; I certainly doubt that message would have any resonance today. Being a Disney cartoon, it is a well-mounted production, but I doubt it was very popular; it’s so focused on its message that it becomes rather tiresome, and Donald is really not given much to do. It’s best taken as a curio of its time.

Don’t Answer the Phone! (1980)

Don’t Answer the Phone! (1980)
Article 6073 by Dave Sindelar
Date 11-10-2022
Directed by Robert Hammer
Featuring James Westmoreland, Ben Frank, Flo Lawrence
Country: USA
What it is: Psycho killer movie

A psycho killer is on the loose strangling women in their homes. The female doctor of a call-in radio therapist show receives calls from the psycho about his crimes. Police investigate.

Answering the phone actually has very little to do with putting yourself at risk in this movie as far as I can see, so the title doesn’t tell you much. But, then again, there’s precious little to tell here; if you’re familiar with MO of a psycho killer movie (in opposition to a slasher movie) there’s nothing here striking enough to set it apart from the crowd. The moment when I noticed that the police investigation scenes largely felt like comic relief was the moment I lost hope that anything novel was going to happen. And, given that this was a psycho killer movie made in the wake of the rise of the slasher film, I’m also not surprised that this movie borrows one trick from that genre, and I bet you know what the trick is. Nothing to recommend here.

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Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979)

Captain America II: Death Too Soon (1979)
Article 6072 by Dave Sindelar
Date: 11-5-2022
Directed by Ivan Nagy
Featuring Reb Brown, Connie Sellecca, Len Birman
Country: USA
What it is: Made for TV superhero

Captain America takes on a terrorist who plans to ransom the country to keep him from using an aging drug on an American city.

Watching and reviewing a movie while trying to deal with Covid is not a favorite experience for me, but given what we have here is another made-for-TV superhero pilot from the seventies, a pretty common type of genre item. There’s a plethora of plot holes for those who want to pick away at them. Me, I’m more annoyed at the movie’s attempt to stretch out most of its action sequences; the opening driving scene, the hang-gliding scene, and any chase scene go on long past the point of patience At least the hero has noticeable superpowers, which is something I don’t often encounter in Captain America adaptations. The movie has an abysmal 3.9 rating, though it does have its array of supporters. To me, it’s just another forgettable made-for-tv superhero flick.