alice in wonderland (1915)

“…what appears to be the most easily accessible Alice film hides a complicated, and even mysterious, history.”

this film was split into two versions, but luckily we’re able to watch them stitched back together courtesy of youtube user ‘Phantomwise’. for a film made in 1916, there’s some great visual scenes. definitely worth a watch.

cry terror! (1958)

starring James Mason and Inger Stevens as a couple who, along with their daughter, get kidnapped as part of a ransom scheme by a criminal gang. the movie is a series of suspenseful moments, from car chases to bomb countdowns to hurried escapes. it gets a bit ridiculous at times, but it also dives into darker situations to help with the suspense. rape, drug-addicted rage, and violence against children are all dangers used to raise the tension in the film.

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James Mason and Inger Stevens

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“The Gang” led by Rod Steiger

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One of the darker and more suspenseful parts of the film where Joan is left alone not once, but twice with a benzo addicted gangster played by Neville Brand

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“An Experience In Suspense!”

forbidden planet (1956)

considered one of the greatest sci-fi films of the 1950’s, this film was the first of any genre to have an entirely electronic musical score. starring a very young Leslie Nielsen as the ship’s commander and Anne Francis as a mad-scientist’s naive daughter, the movie sets a precedent for what sci-fi eventually becomes in the decades that follow.

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Anne Francis as Altaira Morbius, which may be one of the greatest movie names of all time

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Robby the Robot was the first robot in film to have a distinct personality and contribute significantly to the plot

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Anne Francis and young Leslie Nielsen