Premonition (1972)
Film / Horror

Premonition (1972)

With films like Endangered Species (1982), Choose Me (1984) and Trouble in Mind (1985), Alan Rudolph has surely one of the strangest of any director’s filmographies, a catalogue of mediocrity, often inflected with fantasy touches, that nevertheless has earned him critical plaudits in some quarters. After working as an assistant director on television programmes like … Continue reading

Adele Hasn’t Had Her Supper Yet (1978)
Film / Science Fiction

Adele Hasn’t Had Her Supper Yet (1978)

Original title: Adéla jeste nevecerela; aka: Adele’s Dinner The peculiar title hides a rather charming Czech fantasy film directed by Oldrich Lipský who had scored a worldwide hit with the musical parody Limonádový Joe aneb Konská opera/Lemonade Joe (1964). Where Joe had taken aim at that bastion of American culture the western, Adele turns its … Continue reading

Dead of Night (1974)
Film / Horror

Dead of Night (1974)

Bob Clark’s unsettling variation of W.W. Jacobs’ short story The Monkey’s Paw (though it owes almost as much to Abel Gance’s film J’accuse (1919) and his own 1938 remake) is sandwiched between Clark’s fun but ramshackle debut Children Shouldn’t Play With Dead Things (1972) and his classic proto-slasher, Black Christmas (1974). Like Children it features … Continue reading