SCHIZO
1976, 109 min, UK, Dir: Pete Walker

“Schizophrenia ... When the left hand doesn't know who the right hand is killing!” Ice skater Lynne Frederick is about to get married (to U.K. ’60s pop singer John Leyton) when she sees a man (Jack Watson) from her past. She keeps seeing him nearly everywhere she turns, and the stalker’s arrival coincides with a series of gruesome deaths. A riveting séance sequence is but one example of Walker’s stylish direction in this giallo-like British thriller.


HOUSE OF THE LONG SHADOWS
1983, Park Circus/MGM, 100 min, UK, Dir: Pete Walker

Director Pete Walker’s final feature stars a horror movie dream team: Vincent Price, Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and John Carradine. The fearsome foursome complicates the work of a writer (Desi Arnaz Jr.), who hopes to pen a Gothic novel during a single night at the decaying Grisbane mansion in order to win a $20,000 bet. This distinctive thriller filters 1980s gore through the grand traditions of AIP and Hammer horror films.


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