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Bruce Kawin

Bruce Kawin is Professor of English and Film Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Fiend Without a Face

Invisible monsters suck out your brains! And that’s just for starters. They suck out your spinal cord too. They make crunchy, slurpy, thumping sounds when they crawl. They strangle you with something when they leap on you and bite through the back

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The Blob

The horror and science fiction films of the 1950s were always in search of new monsters. A teenage werewolf was a compromise, targeting the new audience with a variation on an old idea. The original creations made their pictures unforgettable: Invade

By Bruce Kawin


Sisters
Sisters

The most important of Brian De Palma’s earlier features, Greetings (1968) and Hi, Mom! (1970), resist the commodification of entertainment while charting the development of Jon Rubin (Robert De Niro) from voyeur to filmmaker to urban guerilla. If p…

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Carnival of Souls
The Most Dangerous Game
The Most Dangerous Game

“Off there to the right—somewhere—is a large island,” said Whitney. “It’s rather a mystery—” “What island is it?” Rainsford asked. “The old charts called it Ship-Trap Island,” Whitney replied. “A suggestive name, isn’t it?…

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