All Hallows' Eve, Films based on Daphne du Maurier's works

Appointment in Venice

Spoilers ahead, so unless you want to reveal the labyrinth of Venice to yourself, catch a gondola out of this particular piazza. Don't Look Now is based on the short story by Daphne du Maurier, which features in the collection entitled Not After Midnight. It has du Maurier's signature withholding of the significance of essential details until the denouement, which… Continue reading Appointment in Venice

All Hallows' Eve

Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Burned… By Her Own Brother

This post contains spoilers, so flee the tomb if you don't want to be cursed with knowledge of the plot. Like a 1930s Universal horror film, Mario Bava's Black Sunday begins with ominous exposition about the blood thirsty rampages of the 17th century witch and vampire hunts: In the 17th century, Satan was abroad on the Earth.… Continue reading Hell Hath No Fury Like A Woman Burned… By Her Own Brother