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Isle of the Dead (1945)

An often overlooked entry in the renowned Val Lewton cycle of atmospheric chillers for RKO, Isle of the Dead (1945) is one of three films Lewton made with Boris Karloff, who, typecast despite his diverse acting talents, was a fugitive from … Continue reading

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The Curse of the Cat People (1944)

The runaway box office success of Cat People (1942) gave producer Val Lewton a now-legendary amount of leeway during his run at RKO. As long as he kept the spending thrifty and stuck to the sensational titles imposed by the studio, … Continue reading

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