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Valkoinen Peura (The White Reindeer)

Valkoinen Peura (The White Reindeer)

Region B Blu-ray

Vlm Media (Finland)

1952 / B&W / 1:37 flat / 68 74 min. / Street Date November 25, 2016 / Available from Cdon.Com / €19.95

Starring: Mirjami Kuosmanen, Kalervo Nissilä, Åke Lindman, Jouni Tapiola, Arvo Lehesmaa.

Cinematography, Editing: Erik Blomberg

Costume, Wardrobe, Makeup: Mirjami Kuosmanen

Original Music: Einar Englund

Written by: Erik Blomberg, Mirjami Kuosmanen :

Produced by: Aame Tarkas

Directed by Erik Blomberg

A few years back the pioneering disc boutique Mondo Macabro imported a number of exotic Eastern horror films, such as Purana Mandir from India. The movies seemed a real cultural curiosity, an imitation of our genre filmmaking with local touches added. Phil Hardy’s Encyclopedia of Horror reference book whetted my appetite for scores of amazing-sounding foreign horror pictures, that I thought I’d never see. Many have been made available in the digital age, although not always in this Region. A friend loaned me this exotic picture,
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Bollywood Dabbles in Fright Night Country with Neighbours

The headline pretty much says it all, no? Still, we have a trailer and more for Shyam Ramsay's latest flick, Neighbours. Check it out, and marvel at the fact that it isn't home to zany impromptu dance numbers.

Neighbours is the latest horror film directed by Shyam Ramsay. It is the first attempt at vampires by Bollywood. It is a typical Ramsay-styled cinema that has stood the test of time and will bring back memories of a happy childhood watching horror films such as Veerana, Purani Haveli, Purana Mandir, Bandh Darwaza, etc.

It is produced by Ramsay and Subhash Dawar, and the associate director is Saasha Ramsay.

Synopsis

Nobody believed the truth when Sanam said that her neighbours were Vampires... Neither her family nor her friends... Even her professor didn't pay attention to her...

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Happy Bollywood Halloween!

There is nothing better on Halloween than watching a scary film. It gets even better if it is a spooky, bone chilling, terrifying Bollywood film. With the spine tingling themes of haunted abandoned havelis (mansions), reincarnation, revenge of the dead and wandering lost spirits – who said that Bollywood only told romantic tales?

You may recall the chillingly melancholic ‘Aayega Aane Waala’ sung by Lata Mangeshkar.

Yes – this was the the first time Bollywood truly met the “horror” genre through Kamal Amrohi’s box office smash hit, Mahal (1949). Starring Ashok Kumar and Madhubala in the lead, Mahal was the very first Hindi film to explore the theme of re-incarnation. In the style of a thriller, Mahal pioneered the way for Gothic Indian fiction.

Bollywood through the 1970’s and 1980’s witnessed an abundant rising of the dead through the many successful horror films produced during these two decades.

In fact, Bollywood even
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In a Cult of their own (Part – I)

Films that gained a ‘cult following’ over the years, despite being unnoticed on release

Back in the 80s, all we had was Doordarshan. Anything you wanted to know about cinema, mythology, world literature, astronomy, science fiction, history; it was all there – right in your living room. So, in that glorious age of kitsch, I remember noticing this bubbly-looking but rather demure young woman in two films – one was Raghuveer Yadav-starrer Massey Sahib (1985) and this obscure film with an interesting name – In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones (1989). By the third time I caught her on TV, she had won a Booker Prize for fiction, for her book The God of Small Things. She was Arundhati Roy – the above-mentioned films were made by her then husband, Pradip Krishen. But we’re more interested in the second film – In Which Annie… was about a group of students in an Architecture College in Delhi,
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