Night #28: Demons (1985)

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Directed By: Lamberto Bava

One of the joys about doing all this is that I get to work through some of my ‘to watch’ pile, which is getting bigger all the time (Along with piles of things to play, read and listen to). I had heard of this one from various recommendations on and off over the years but never got around to it (weirdly enough I had seen the sequel, released the following year and is basically just a remake of this one, even down to some of the same actors). Thankfully I got to see what all the fuss was about.

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Night #24: I Bury The Living (1958)

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Directed By: Albert Band

The 50s/60s was perhaps a curious time for horror cinema. On this side of the pond Hammer were getting started on their new age of horror, but in the US it had been laying dormant as a genre with the run of Universal horror as they were known being killed off once you get to Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. In the aftermath of World War II and increasing paranoia about the atomic age, Sci-Fi took hold as the dominant genre with countless stories about great power run amok. It seems fitting then that we get a movie like this, undoubtedly fitting the same theme, albeit in a different way.

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