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The Fog The Fog
The Fog and The New York Ripper
The Beyond (E Tu Vivrai Nel Terrore - L'Aldilà, Seven Doors of Death) (Country: Italy; Year: 1981; Director: Lucio Fulci; Writer: Dardano Sacchetti; Stars: Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck, Cinzia Monreale, Antoine Saint-John, Veronica Lazar), Trailer
A woman inherits a New Orleans hotel with a sinister secret, and horror commences.
Carry On Screaming (Country: UK; Year: 1966; Director: Gerald Thomas; Writer: Talbot Rothwell; Stars: Kenneth Williams, Jim Dale, Harry H Corbett, Charles Hawtrey, Fenella Fielding, Joan Sims, Angela Douglas, John Pertwee)
Slapstick farce about a deranged scientist kidnapping beautiful young women to turn them into mannequins for department stores.
The Fly (Year: 1958; Director: Kurt Neumann; Writer: James Clavell, based on the short story by George Langelaan; Stars: David Hedison, Patricia Owens, Vincent Price, Herbert Marshall, Kathleen Freeman)
A man suffers a teleporter accident and ends up with the head of a fly, while a tiny fly with the head of a man tries to survive.
The Fog (Country: US; Year: 1980; Director: John Carpenter; Writer: John Carpenter, Debra Hill; Stars: Adrienne Barbeau, Jamie Lee Curtis, Hal Holbrook, Janet Leigh)
A small town on the California coast is swathed in a mysterious fog containing the vengeful ghosts of shipwrecked sailors.
I Drink Your Blood (Country: US; Year: 1970; Director: David E Durston; Writer: David E Durston; Stars: Bhaskar Roy Chowdhury, Jadin Wong, Rhonda Fultz, George Patterson, Riley Mills, John Damon, Elizabeth Marner-Brooks)
Satan-worshipping hippies abuse the residents of a small town - then contract rabies.
The Beyond The Beyond
The Beyond and Maniac
Maniac (Country: France, US; Year: 2012; Director: Franck Khalfoun; Writer: Alexandre Aja, Grégory Levasseur, C.A. Rosenberg, Joe Spinell; Stars: Elijah Wood, Liane Balaban, Nora Arnezeder, America Olivo, Morgane Slemp, Genevieve Alexandra, Sammi Rotibi, Sal Landi, Megan Duffy, Freedom, Jan Broberg, Brian Ames, Davis Neves, Steffinnie Phrommany, Akbar Kurtha)
First-person perspective chiller about a serial killer with a fetish for scalping.
The New York Ripper (Lo squartatore di New York) (Country: US; Year: 1982; Director: Lucio Fulci; Writer: Gianfranco Clerici, Lucio Fulci, Vincenzo Mannino, Dardano Sacchetti; Stars: Jack Hedley, Almanta Suska, Howard Ross, Andrea Occhipinti, Alexandra Delli Colli, Paolo Malco, Cinzia de Ponti, Cosimo Cinieri, Daniela Doria, Babette New, Zora Kerova, Paul E. Guskin, Antone Pagan, Josh Cruze, Marsha MacBride)
The surviving victim of a serial killer becomes embroiled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse.
Shivers (Country: Canada; Year: 1975; Director: David Cronenberg; Writer: David Cronenberg; Stars: Paul Hampton, Joe Silver, Lynn Lowry, Allan Kolman, Susan Petrie, Barbara Steele)
The inhabitants of an apartment building are infected by a sexually transmitted virus that makes them sexually aggressive.

Casey Affleck liberated by ghosts Star talks Oscars, Rooney Mara and hiding under a sheet

In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.

A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.

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