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  • The Unknown

    The Unknown

    ★★★½

    Week #1 of History of Horror: Silent Horror Films; essay

    The Unknown is an early Tod Browning film, featuring Lon Chaney in the role of Alonzo the Armless, a criminal who hides his distinctive double-thumb deformity by working in a traveling circus as an armless knife thrower. Throughout the film, the illusion that Chaney is using his legs to open doors, smoke cigarettes, and throw knifes is accomplished by having Paul Desmuke, armless in real-life, play the role of Chaney's…

  • Night of the Living Dead

    Night of the Living Dead

    ★★★★½

    HoopTober #10

    I'm behind, I don't care, I'm gonna be Hooping my way through November. Why should Halloween end in October?

    It's Night of the Living Dead. It's a masterpiece, a classic. It holds up (mostly, dickhead in the basement almost seems like a parody now). Looks beautiful on the big screen, the 4k restoration is fantastic.