The Night Stalker (1972 USA)

nightstalker(This review is dedicated to Jeff Rice, who came up with such a great book idea originally) There’s more than one kind of blood sucker in the neon-drenched city of Lost Wages. Produced in 18 days by director Dan Curtis on a low budget, The Night Stalker became a ratings champion, socking America’s TV watching audience to the jaw with a massive left hook. On January 11, 1972 it gained 54% of all US viewers. This was a record for that time. [Read more…]

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Diamonds Are Forever (1971 United States)

diamondsmustang5rg7.303What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, probably. After seeing this, oh so many moons ago, I have to admit to being severely stirred but never shaken. Almost every line hits you with naughty double meanings. Then just when you think you are in a smutty comedy it turns very sinister, not to mention surreal. This uses camp to pad out the lack of action. [Read more…]

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