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By Alan Dean Foster

Alan Dean Foster is the acclaimed writer of motion picture tie-ins for Star Wars, Alien, Transformers. He used to be provided the IAMTW Grand grasp Scribe Award in 2008. A best-selling science-fiction and myth writer in his personal correct; the preferred Pip and Flinx novels and the Founding of the Commonwealth sequence.

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W. Pabst’s Die Herrin von Atlantis (1932), played by Brigitte Helm. The director’s refined cinephile culture brought him to contaminate various sources throughout the film. S. horror and science fiction films of the 1930s and 1940s: the mystery subplot recalls Mystery of the Wax Museum (1933, Michael Curtiz), while the character of Julien Du Grand refers to the archetypal mad doctor. But Freda also brings in memories of Feuillade’s silent serials—starting with the Italian title which recalls Les Vampires (1915–16)—and German Expressionism: the notion of a horror strictly related to technology hints at Fritz Lang’s Dr.

Released in Italy in late 1958, Horror of Dracula was generally slammed by critics. ”1 Nevertheless, Fisher’s film proved to be a tremendous boxoffice hit in the country, paving the way for a commercial renaissance of the horror and the fantastic among the public. Yet, Italy’s first vampire film was to be a parody. The use of elements taken from the Gothic and horror tradition for laughs was obviously not unknown to Italian comedies. Ghosts as a comic resource appeared in such films as Quel fantasma di mio marito (1950, Camillo Mas- 31 trocinque) and La paura fa 90 (1951, Giorgio Simonelli), while in Ghosts of Rome (Fantasmi a Roma, 1961, Antonio Pietrangeli) a typical ghost story became the instrument for a sharp satire on the Boom.

This film is an experiment, removing the human presence from the film frame but preserving the effect of human presence. It is a response to Gorky’s comment that film is a “kingdom of shadows”: he was talking about seeing film images of people as ghosts, preserved eternally on a film of emulsion. eu). Black Sunday (La maschera del demonio) D: Mario Bava. S. S. S. S. version: Lee Kresel; SS: Bona Magrini. Cast: Barbara Steele (Asa Vajda/Katia Vajda), John Richardson (Dr. Andrej Gorobec), Andrea Checchi (Dr.

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