The Professor’s Fall Journal: Part 2: September

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September 19th: The Baroness and I watched Crooked House, my obligatory Agatha Christie story for this season (I wasn’t able to find the 1974 Ten Little Indians and somehow this ended up on my list instead).  I’d need spoiler space to get into which 1950s horror sub-genre foundational work this prefigures*, but in any case, Crooked House boasts a great cast and seems to have been inexplicably panned. If you like high production value adaptations of Christie’s work with actors like Terence Stamp, Glenn Close, Gillian Anderson, and Christina Hendricks, this is a lot of fun. (Yeah, technically this should’ve been part of the last post…somehow it got left out! In my house we blame Phoebe, the ghost from BVH’s childhood home-Editor)

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September 6th, 2014: Sins of the Fleshapoids

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May 19th, 2014: Gojira aka Godzilla 1985: The Legend is Reborn

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October 28th, 2013: Planet of the Apes (1968)

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July 5th, 2013: Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster

Frankenstein Meets the Spacemonster

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May 28th, 2013: You Only Live Twice (1967)

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December 21st, 2012: Last Days Double Feature

According to the 2012 people, the world is going to end today.  If it does happen, well, then this is the right day for these films; but if not, here are two films based on another end time prophecy that was once very much in vogue:  the work of Nostradamus.

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