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The Sentinel (1977)

Hi Everyone, tonight I’m going to talk about the role of the devil in 70’s horror films. My first introduction to the satanic sub genre was watching the Omen and its sequel Damien: The Omen II on TV in the late ‘80s. I had a

Flash Gordon (1980)

Thank you for that introduction, and very honored to be asked back to introduce another of the wonderful Cinemaniacs screenings. Tonight’s treat, part of Cinemaniacs’ season devoted to Dino De Laurentis, is Dino’s entry into the post-Star Wars sci-fi space opera genre, the 1980 adaptation

Cujo (1983)

Good evening ladies and gentlemen and welcome to Cinemaniacs special presentation of the fantastic horror classic CUJO from 1983 starring Dee Wallace and directed by Lewis Teague, based on the novel by Stephen King. Tonight is an extra special occasion because all profits will be

The Fly (1986)

Who here has seen THE FLY already? THE FLY forms part of my personal sci-fi horror ‘holy trinity’ – holy trinity being a good thing, by the way. The other films are Ridley Scott’s ALIEN and John Carpenter’s THE THING. These films are so good,

Bloodsucking Freaks (1976)

Thank you everybody, and welcome to yet another great Cinemaniacs screening, the last in their very popular season of It's a Matter of Splatter: Celebrating Gore in Film. Tonight, we have saved the goriest for last, with this screening of Joel M. Reed’s notorious sleazy

Dolls (1987)

Cinemaniacs have shown many nasty and, some might say, mean-spirited horror movies this year – DOLLS is not one of them. It is a horror movie. That is undisputable. But it is one of the numerous examples out there that proves horror movies come in

The People Under the Stairs (1991)

Thank you to the Cinemaniacs team for inviting me back, this time to talk about Wes Craven’s subversive 1991 film, The People Under the Stairs. If you’re anything like me, you were deeply saddened by Craven’s passing in August last year. He has given us