70's, Drama, Horror, Horror?, Movies, Mystery, Supernatural, Thriller

The Shout (1978)

Doctor Robert Graves heads to an insane asylum to help keep score of a cricket match the inmates are having. While there he’s introduced to the other scorekeeper of the match, patient Charles Crossley. Graves has already been informed that Crossley is considered an odd duck among odd ducks, even for someone housed in an […]

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70's, Dead Things, Drama, Ghosts, Horror, Movies, Mystery

The Legend of Hell House (1973)

Four paranormal investigators are contacted by an eccentric millionaire (of course) to find evidence of the existence of life after death in the famed Belasco mansion, the “Mount Everest of haunted houses”, nicknamed Hell House. It’s hard to tell how many people a house has knocked off just by looking at it. The group consists […]

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70's, Drama, Mook, Revenge

Scum (1979) — Movie Reviews by a Mook

I watch a surprising amount of prison movies. It’s not that I have any special affinity towards prison, but the setting makes for an easy method to tell tales of violence, drama, and survival against harsh odds often imposed by other people. Prison makes for an exploitative arena, though the films that focus on it, […]

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Dead Things, Ghosts, Horror, Movies, Supernatural

The Innocents (1961)

The Innocents, based on Henry James’s short story The Turn of the Screw and with a screenplay written by Truman Capote, tells the story of Miss Giddens, a woman who is charged with the responsibility of taking care of two young children, Miles and Flora. The children’s uncle, busy in London and seemingly detached and […]

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