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Entries from October 2006

The Big Knife (1955)

October 31st, 2006 · 1 Comment

Matinee idol Charlie Castle (Jack Palance) struggles with whether or not to ink a seven year contract with Hoff Federated, the movie studio that made him a star. His estranged wife Marion (Ida Lupino) is disenchanted with celebrity, and feels that the once passionate “Charlie Cass” has sold out his ideals and that they should […]

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Tags: 24 hour time frame

C.H.U.D. (1984)

October 30th, 2006 · No Comments

A woman walking her poodle is yanked down a manhole by some kind of creature and becomes the latest in a rash of disappearances in the Big Apple. Belligerent fashion photographer George Cooper (John Heard) – who would rather do an expose on the homeless – is summoned to the local police precinct when one […]

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Tags: Black comedy

Sleepaway Camp (1983)

October 29th, 2006 · No Comments

A man, his young son and daughter are introduced relaxing on a small sailboat when some idiot teenagers come along in a motorboat and plow over them, killing the dad and one of the kids. Eight years later, Ricky (Jonathan Tiersten) and his shy cousin Angela (Felissa Rose) are sent off to Camp Arawak by […]

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Tags: Black comedy