BLACK VAMPIRE
EL VAMPIRO NEGRO
1953, Argentine Sono Films, 104 min, Argentina, Dir: Román Viñoly

In this stunning reimagining of Fritz Lang’s classic M rediscovered by the Film Noir Foundation, Olga Zubarry, Argentina’s answer to Marilyn Monroe, plays a chanteuse and single mother who is the sole eyewitness to the child killer stalking the streets of Buenos Aires. Will her daughter be the next victim? Featuring stunning cinematography by Anibal González Paz. A major cinema discovery!


THE CAT O’NINE TAILS
IL GATTO A NOVE CODE
1971, AGFA, 112 min, Italy/France/West Germany, Dir: Dario Argento

This second entry in Dario Argento’s “Animal Trilogy” found the young talent further refining his distinctive style and cementing his reputation as master of the giallo. When a break-in occurs at a secretive genetics institute, a blind puzzle-maker (Karl Malden) overhears an attempt to blackmail an institute scientist shortly before the robbery; he teams up with intrepid reporter Carlo (James Franciscus) to crack the case. Soon the bodies pile up, and the two amateur sleuths find their own lives at risk. Worse still, the puzzle-maker’s niece (Cinzia De Carolis) is in the killer’s sights. Featuring another nerve-jangling score by the great Ennio Morricone, THE CAT O’ NINE TAILS remains one of Argento’s most suspenseful and underrated films.


THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING MAN
1957, Universal, 81 min, Dir: Jack Arnold

Based on his novel and screenplay, writer Richard Matheson’s landmark sci-fi story stars Grant Williams as a man who begins to shrink uncontrollably after he’s exposed to nuclear fallout. As he grows smaller and smaller, everyday objects - and animals - take on a terrifying dimension. A stunning reimagining of the world we live in, from the author of "I Am Legend" and countless film and television programs including HOUSE OF USHER, THE RAVEN, DUEL and "The Twilight Zone."


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