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1968 EXPLOITATION TRIPLE FEATURE: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD, THE DEVIL RIDES OUT, AND SPIRITS OF THE DEAD

In 1968 George Romero released one of the most relentlessly frightening movies ever made in Night of the Living Dead, but it took a couple of years for the midnight movie crowd to make it into an epic cult phenomenon. Seen today, … Continue reading

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THE PRISONER (1967-1968) EPISODE GUIDE AND REVIEWS

The British series “The Prisoner” (1967-1968), starring and co-created by Patrick McGoohan, is the model for cult television. It is an indirect sequel to a previous series, “Secret Agent” (AKA “Danger Man,” 1960-1962), which also starred McGoohan. By general consensus, “The Prisoner” ranks … Continue reading

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THE ACID EATERS (1968) RIP Buck Kartalian (1922-2016)

Plot-spoiler police beware! The Acid Eaters (1968)… Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Tick Tock… up the pyramid of white blotter. Tick Tock, Tick Tock, Tick Tock goes the white clock and… a man climbs down a tree and then climbs up another tree. Tick Tock… telephone … Continue reading

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THE SWIMMER (1968)

When Burt Lancaster began his career as an actor, it appeared this was going to be a career in the mold of Errol Flynn or Randolph Scott. In films like The Flame and the Arrow, Jim Thorpe-All American,The Crimson Pirate, Vera Cruz, Ten Tall … Continue reading

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TARGETS (1968)

Although Targets (1968) is not quite the masterpiece debut film of Peter Bogdanovich, as some have claimed, it is a compelling, near-valedictory film for star Boris Karloff. Being an almost autobiographical story, it should have served as a near-perfect coda for the actor. … Continue reading

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HOUSE OF EVIL (1968): FROM KARLOFF’S BIZARRE AND FINAL SIX PACK

Boris Karloff`s series of Mexican films is anything but routine. Of the entire ill-reputed group, House of Evil (1968) has something that most resembles a traditional plot. It is orthodox only in that it is a retread of the old … Continue reading

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FEAR CHAMBER (1968): FROM KARLOFF’S BIZARRE AND FINAL SIX PACK

A lot of people have expressed the wish that horror icon Boris Karloff could have ended his career with Peter Bogdanovich’s Targets (1968). But Karloff, on his last leg, pushed himself through six more movies, four of which were the … Continue reading

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WILL PENNY (1968)

From 1956 on, actor Charlton Heston kept an actor’s journal, which he published in two volumes, in 1976 and 1996. These are some of the most fascinating and valuable behind-the-scene writings published on the subject of studio filmmaking. In addition to … Continue reading

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