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What did I just watch? Movies beyond the Netflix queue

The Masque of the Red Death (1964)

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A better-than-the-original take on an Edgar Allan Poe classic.

Hereditary (2018)

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Intense family drama turns into haunted-house horror at about the 50% mark.

The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

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This pre-code adventure movie is so shockingly racist you might find yourself pulling for the evil genius instead.

Fiend Without a Face (1958)

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Bodies are showing up with their brains and spinal columns removed; is the local military base at fault?

Cat People (1942)

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This low-budget, high-quality suspense film from 1942 blends jump scares with sexual anxiety and gender politics to create a deceptively simple movie people are still arguing about today.

The 10th Victim (1965)

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Ursula Andress and Marcello Mastroianni play a deadly game of cat and mouse except the mouse is borderline suicidal and the cat likes to make things overly complicated.

Carry On Spying (1964)

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Not the best spy spoof, but certainly one of the first.

One Cut of the Dead (2017)

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The production of a zombie movie descends into chaos when real zombies show up and the director wonโ€™t stop the shoot.

Tammy and the T-Rex (1994)

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A mad scientist shoves Tammyโ€™s boyfriendโ€™s brain into a robot dinosaur. Can this relationship be saved?

Mandy (2018)

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A new revenge movie staring Nic Cage leans heavily on slow motion and red filters.

Revenge (2017)

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After Jen is assaulted and left for dead she pulls herself together, then takes her attackers apart.

Island of Death (1976)

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This movie would be a great travel promotion for a sleepy Greek island if it wasnโ€™t for all the blood.

Murder By Death (1976)

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A star-studded cast brings to life many classic detectives to solve the murder of Truman Capote.

Carry On Jack (1964)

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Returning to lighter topics, but with fewer of the series regulars, this Carry On relies too much on slapstick and a cross-dressing plot.

Carry On Cabby (1963)

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This unwelcome return to black-and-white features a lot of K-turns and retrograde politics.

Carry On Cruising (1962)

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Captain Crowther is looking to move on, but will his new crew sabotage his chance at glory?

Carry On Regardless (1961)

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When times are hard, you take what work you can get. And sometimes the result is a collection of loosely related comic sketches.

Carry On Constable (1960)

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The Carry On team turns in a fair cop comedy.

Carry On Nurse (1959)

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An English hospital is the setting for a loosely connected series of comic sketches.

Carry On Sergeant (1958)

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Can you spoil a nearly sixty-year-old movie? Letโ€™s see.

Carry On Teacher (1959)

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The kids are rowdy and the Headmaster is looking for a way out.

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