Ghost Story – UK, 1974 – reviews

Stephen Weeks’ idiosyncratic Ghost Story is being released in the UK for the first time on Blu-ray by Nucleus Films on 28th October 2019. The special features have been ported …

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Rip Torn – actor

American actor Rip Torn has passed away peacefully in his home, aged 88 years-old, his representatives have confirmed. Born in Temple, Texas in 1931, Torn made the move to Hollywood …

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Crimson Peak – USA, 2015 – reviews

‘Beware’ Crimson Peak is a 2015 American horror feature film directed by Guillermo del Toro (Cronos; Hellboy and sequels; Pan’s Labyrinth; Pacific Rim) from a screenplay by del Toro, Matthew Robbins and Lucinda Coxon. It was produced …

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The Turn of the Screw – novella

The Turn of the Screw, originally published in 1898, is a gothic ghost story novella written by Henry James. The novella has had differing interpretations, often mutually exclusive. Many critics …

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Gordon Hessler – director, screenwriter, producer

Gordon Hessler (12 December 1925 – 19 January 2014) was a British film and television director, screenwriter, and producer. Born in Berlin, Germany, he was raised in England and studied at the University of Reading. While a teenager, he …

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Dick Smith – special effects makeup artist

Richard Emerson “Dick” Smith (born June 26, 1922, died July 30 2014) was an American special effects make-up artist (nicknamed “The Godfather of Make-Up”) known for his pioneering work on such films as Little Big Man, The …

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