Monthly Archives: October 2020

Tonight: Halloween Eve Watch Party – with Film Friends and “House on Haunted Hill”

Our First-Ever Watch Party and Chat!Celebrating Halloween with our Classic Movie Friends andHouse on Haunted Hill So happy to announce that we’ll be hosting our First-Ever Watch Party and Live Chat on YouTube tonight at 9pm ET with our very … Continue reading

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The Funny Papers: Haunted House Re-Do

Haunted House Re-Do: The Ghost Breakers (1940), Scared Stiff (1953) and more! There’s something exhilarating about haunted houses. I’m not talking about the type that thrill-seeking teens spend their parents’ hard-earned cash on every October or even the creepy, old … Continue reading

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Retro TV: Carl Reiner

Carl Reiner Television lost one of its authentic geniuses a few months ago, on June 29, when Carl Reiner died at the age of 98. Given his advanced age, this shouldn’t have been surprising, and yet it was. He seemed … Continue reading

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Western RoundUp: Lone Pine (Virtual) Film Festival

Western RoundUp: Lone Pine (Virtual) Film Festival Every October for the past half-dozen years I’ve spent Columbus Day weekend at the Lone Pine Film Festival in Lone Pine, California. In a Western RoundUp column last fall I shared a look at some … Continue reading

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Silver Screen Standards: Tension (1949)

Silver Screen Standards: Tension (1949) Although it’s not as celebrated as noir classics like The Maltese Falcon (1942) or Sunset Blvd. (1950), director John Berry’s Tension (1949) is one of my go-to picks for the genre because it packs so … Continue reading

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Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – Nosferatu (1922)

Silents are Golden: A Closer Look At – Nosferatu (1922) Nosferatu –one of the most iconic and influential horror films ever made. One of the finest examples of the genre known as German Expressionism. A masterpiece by one of early … Continue reading

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Monsters and Matinees: Horror Author David J. Skal Talks ‘Fright Favorites’

Monsters and Matinees Talks withHorror Author David J. Skal about ‘Fright Favorites’ Open the new book Fright Favorites: 31 Movies to Haunt Your Halloween and Beyond to find this dedication from author David J. Skal: “To monster kids of all … Continue reading

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Noir Nook: More Unsung Noirs

Noir Nook: More Unsung Noirs Out the Past. Double Indemnity. Laura. Blah blah blah. We all know about these often-seen and much-loved noirs. But what about the unsung features? The ones that nobody talks about? The ones that many noir … Continue reading

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What’s Streaming in Oct on the CMH Channel at Best Classics Ever? A Farewell to Arms, Father’s Little Dividend and More!

Our Oct Picks on the Classic Movie Hub ChannelOver 40 Titles Streaming Free All, Every Month It’s that time again… We have our monthly free streaming picks for our Classic Movie Hub Channel at Best Classics Ever (BCE) – the mega streaming channel for classic movies … Continue reading

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Picturing Peter Bogdanovich – Book Giveaway (October)

“Picturing Peter Bogdanovich: My Conversations with the New Hollywood Director”We have FOUR Books to Give Away this month! “Peter Tonguette’s interviews with Bogdanovich are fascinating. His passion for writing shines bright in this book on the great filmmaker. It’s a … Continue reading

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