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  • Alfred L. Werker – Repeat Performance (1947)

    1941-1950Alfred L. WerkerFilm NoirMysteryUSA

    Sheila kills her husband at the start of the film with a smoking gun. We don’t know how or why. All we know is men are banging on her door and she escapes. There is a notable dialogue as she makes her way to a New Years celebration with Richard Basehart as the poet William Williams. As she goes up the stairs to John Friday’s apartment (her producer), she wishes she could relive the year and undo what she has done. William Williams, in an offhand remark, states he wishes he was the one who shot Barney, her erstwhile husband. We see that Destiny is not too happy with making changes to her plans.Read More »

  • Gerald Mayer – Dial 1119 (1950)

    1941-1950DramaFilm NoirGerald MayerUSA

    Louis B. Mayer’s nephew Gerald proved himself an able director with the MGM “B” thriller Dial 1119. Marshall Thompson stars as an emotionally disturbed young man who pulls out a gun at a bar and holds the patrons hostage. As the police gather outside, the film concentrates on the various bar customers, each of whom has his or her own deep-rooted problems. Thompson is on the verge of killing everyone around him when a telephoned ruse breaks the crisis. A raw-nerved 75 minutes’ worth of entertainment.Read More »

  • Sean S. Cunningham – Terminal Invasion (2002)

    2001-2010MysterySci-FiSean S. CunninghamUSA

    Terminal Invasion is a 2002 science fiction television film directed by Sean S. Cunningham and starring Bruce Campbell and Chase Masterson. The plot involves a group of aliens disguised as humans who take over an airport in preparation for an invasion of Earth. A female pilot and a convicted murderer fight back.Read More »

  • Terence Fisher – The Earth Dies Screaming (1964)

    1961-1970Hammer FilmsHorrorSci-FiTerence FisherUnited Kingdom


    A crack space pilot returns to earth to find the planet has been devastated by some unknown forces. There are a few survivors, so he organizes them in a plan to ward off control by a group of killer robots.Read More »

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