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Dark and Stormy Night (2009)

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In the 1930s the family of old Sinas Cavinder, gathered for the reading of his will, find themselves being murdered by a mysterious phantom while two rival reporters compete for the story.

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A strange and mysterious group of strange, mysterious people gathers in the old dark house of the Cavinder Estate for the reading of the will of the late Sinas Cavinder. Strangest and most mysterious of this group is the unseen psychopathic killer who is psychopathically killing the gatherees one by one. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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In a House, Everyone Can Hear You Scream

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Larry Blamire:  [Lost Skeleton of Cadavra cameo]  When the heroes are walking through the basement passageway, they encounter the Lost Skeleton's skull in a cobwebbed niche in the wall. See more »

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Jack Tugdon: Me, I'm a man of action. Jungle action. Dealing with the Pekingese man-o'-war, the Rubenesque laughing cobra, the knock-kneed squirrel-cat, or the Tahungan mouse-bunny, I'm right at home then. But my jungle... is the jungle.
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Fun in a group
19 May 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

As a fan of The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra and its sequel as well as Tales from the Pub, I also enjoyed this movie. I will say that all these movies are funnier in direct portion to the number of people watching at once. By yourself it is not that funny, but for some reason when you get about a dozen people or more together to watch, it is the funniest movie you ever say and you will laugh so hard you cannot breathe. If you saw it by yourself or with one other person and din't find it that funny - do yourself a favor and watch it with a group and don't give them any info about it other than you will enjoy it.

I have watched a few movies and plays and even read old books of the murder mystery at a mansion variety, and I think this is a good send off to it. The characters are larger than life and ridiculously overacted even as caricatures of the archetypes, except a couple of reporters who actually have a good repertoire and are believable as examples of the old archetypes of 40s and 50s reporters. If you can't stand overly-characterized acting, you will get annoyed at anyone besides these two characters, but try to not be overly critical and just enjoy it.


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