The Devil used to have a lot more to do on Christmas Eve than he does these days, having been supplanted more or less in the Christmas time evil business by Black Friday stampedes.
THE SHADOW OF CARMILLA
There is a moment in Danish filmmaker Carl Theodor Dreyer’s Vampyr, an unimportant throw-away couple of seconds, where the nominal hero of the story catches sight of a couple of shadows, shadows with no physical source, creeping across a field.
A mass of hopped-up teenagers stampede onto a dance floor, jerking and gyrating to a driving, twangy guitar rock anthem. This is not the youth of Britain as audiences were used to seeing them.
History According to Lenzi
Queen of the Seas is a colorful, light-hearted thriller about real-life pirate Mary Read, though as was the way with pretty much all “based on a true story” epics, it plays fast and loose with the facts.
Gumnaam is an amalgamation of old-fashioned “old dark house” murder mysteries and pop-art modernism filtered through the lens of James Bond, Mario Bava, and Charade.