The Letters (1973)

Mail service is usually pretty predictable. You drop a letter in a mailbox, and depending on how far it’s traveling, you can usually expect it to be received in a matter of days… unless some sort of accident occurs. When a U. S. mail plane crashes, the usual service is, of course, disrupted. Three letter-senders…

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When Strangers Marry (1944)

Happy #Noirvember! TMP will be celebrating film noir with a review from the genre every Sunday this month. First up, a criminal tale from a director better-known for his work in the horror genre: William Castle. On to the review! Millie Baxter (Kim Hunter) is a newlywed, bound by train for New York. Her new…

October 2017 in Film

New-to-me viewings: 10 Re-watches: 5 Total for October: 15 Total for 2017, so far: 206 This was a pretty low viewing month for me! There were a couple of reasons. First, I spent nine days camping in the one corner of Pennsylvania with no Verizon coverage. I was lucky to get all of the early…

Halloweek: The Craft (1996)

Happy Halloweeeeeeen! Halloweek, TMP’s celebration of all things spooky, wraps up today with a film that is somewhat of a modern classic (or at least a cult classic): 1996’s The Craft. “We are the weirdos, mister.” Sarah Bailey (Robin Tunney) has just arrived in Los Angeles, her family moving into an old villa. At her…

Halloweek: The Beast with Five Fingers (1946)

Welcome back to Halloweek! TMP’s annual celebration of all things spooky in the days leading up to Halloween has been extended from four days to seven! Today we’re doing the monster mash with The Beast with Five Fingers. Stay tuned for more through Tuesday! “Though I think of death, I don’t anticipate it yet.” Francis…

Halloweek: Scared to Death (1947)

Welcome back to Halloweek! TMP’s annual celebration of all things spooky in the days leading up to Halloween has been extended from four days to seven! Today’s spookfest may leave you Scared to Death. Stay tuned for more through Tuesday! Laura Van Ee’s (Molly Lamont) body rests on an autospy table, awaiting examination. How did…

Halloweek: The Hidden Hand (1942)

Welcome back to Halloweekl! TMP’s annual celebration of all things spooky in the days leading up to Halloween has been extended from four days to seven! Today’s chiller is a 1942 haunted house mystery, The Hidden Hand. Stay tuned for more through Tuesday! John Channing (Milton Parsons) has escaped from an asylum and returned to…