Week 2 / May 22-28, 2017

Rankings (This Time, Only First and Worst)

The Night Walker (1964)

I have a lot to say about this criminally overlooked William Castle film, but most of that can wait until a certain academic book on the filmmaker comes out next summer. For now, consider that the Germans dubbed him “Shock-Meister,” and that this film contains this image:

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Beverly Hills Vamp (1989)

If you think Fred Olen Ray is a sort of VHS William Castle, you’ve never watched this film. I’m sorry, but one needs to set boundaries when it comes to Eddie Deezen.


More Rankings (The Three-Way Tie Division)

Crime of Passion (1957)

What a week for my ongoing, one-sided love affair with Barbara Stanwyck!* For this particular domestic noir, I loved that Raymond Burr was the beguiling Other Man.

*She also starred in The Night Walker, to be clear.

House on Haunted Hill (1958)

I could watch Vincent Price prepare bonne femme soup and be happy.

Echo Park (1986)

Despite my usual assortment of random films, this was the strangest thing I watched all week. Really.



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