CinemaDave (cinemadave) wrote,

Public Domain Horror Epilogue

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Cinema Dave has viewed and reported on "The 50 Movie Pack Horror Classics." These 50 films cover a lifetime of film making, from John Barrymore's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" (circa 1920) to George Romero's "Night of the Living Dead" (circa 1968).

One would think there is much moral distance between a John Barrymore movie and a George Romero movie, but this collection revealed the 1930's near pornography of "Maniac," (aka "Sex Maniac"). "Phantom of 20,000 Leagues" revealed the inept nerdiness of scientific discovery circa 1956, while "The Amazing Mr. X" is a reminder of the con game that thrives at psychic fairs.

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