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‘Dead & Buried’ (1981)

This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series Halloween Horror Movies

‘Dead & Buried’ is a creepy and suspenseful American horror from 1981, originally declared by UK censors in the early 1980s to be a ‘Video Nasty’ (although it was later acquitted of obscenity charges). The film comes with an excellent pedigree, being directed by Gary Sherman (responsible for ‘Poltergeist III’, ‘Raw Meat’ & ‘Vice Squad’) & written by Dan O’Bannon (director of ‘The Resurrected’ & ‘The Return of the Living Dead’; writer of ‘Alien’, ‘Dark Star’, ‘Lifeforce’ & ‘Total Recall’) and Ronald Shusett (writer of ‘Above the Law’, ‘The Final Terror’, ‘Freejack’ & ‘Total Recall’)…

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‘The Ritual’ (2017)

This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series Halloween Horror Movies

Based on the 2011 August Derleth Award-winning novel by British author Adam Nevill, ‘The Ritual’ is a neat 2017 horror movie lensed in the wilds of Lapland, Sweden. Starring Rafe ‘Son-of-Timothy’ Spall, Sam ‘Grandson-of-Patrick’ Troughton & British TV’s Robert James-Collier, the film was written & directed by American David Bruckner (‘The Signal’, ‘Southbound & ‘V/H/S’)…

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‘Eduardo the Healer’ (1978)

‘Eduardo the Healer’ (originally ‘Eduardo el Curandero’) is a nice little find – a fly-on-the-wall ethnobotanical documentary following sympathetic Peruvian sculptor, folk healer/ shaman, former trainee priest & fisherman Eduardo Calderón over the course of a typical day…

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‘The Sunshine Makers’ (2015)

This entry is part 16 of 19 in the series Countercultural History

‘The Sunshine Makers’ is a 2015 documentary by Cosmo Feilding-Mellen, covering the fabled exploits of American clandestine LSD chemists Nick Sand and Tim Scully…