Around the World in 31 Days: United Kingdom

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[NOTE: Originally posted October 3rd, 2014 as part of that year’s 31 Days of Halloween]

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Miss Rose of Summerisle

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[NOTE: This post was originally published on my version of this blog at the now-defunct Open Salon, on October 8th, 2011, one day after Diane Cilento’s passing. I’m including the original comments to my blog post, because why not?]

Let’s kick off the weekend with a short tribute to the late Diane Cilento, who passed away yesterday at the age of 78.  The beautiful Ms. Cilento was both a Tony (Tiger at the Gates) and an Oscar (Tom Jones) nominee, and was also known for being Sean Connery’s ex-wife.  Sadly, to this last point, there are uncomfortable accounts of his abominably abusive behavior towards her.

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‘Horror Hotel’ aka ‘City of the Dead’ – The Public Domains of Terror!

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October 7-8, 2017

Dear friends, public domain horror movies are a delightful resource when you need some free, guilt-free, lurid, trashy, corny thrills! For your viewing pleasure this weekend is Horror Hotel, also known as City of the Dead.  This film is out of 1960 and features severe and mannish Salem witches, devil cults, va-va-voom coeds doing research back in the days where an academic career in the history of witchcraft and the occult was a viable path, sneering 50’s toughs, and of course, the great Christopher Lee at his tall, elegant, villainous deep-voiced best. Continue reading

An Endless Night Out in 1972

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October 6, 2017 – Dig THIS, baby: Chillerpop can’t get behind any dull square that doesn’t love Hammer Films production of Dracula A.D. 1972! Yes, the movie is already dated at 1972. Swingin’ London, per “the Internet” was done by 1970. 

So what? Shut up! Sit down and just watch. There’s a groovy, groovy party going on!

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