THE OBLONG BOX
1969, MGM Repertory, 91 min, Dir: Gordon Hessler

Loosely adapting an Edgar Allan Poe story aided by the sumptuously atmospheric cinematography of John Coquillon, Hessler spins a tale of the consequences of colonialism. In 1860s England, callous Sir Julian (Vincent Price) hides his disfigured brother, Sir Edward (Alistair Williamson) in the attic after his sibling is victimized by a voodoo curse meant for him. With Christopher Lee, Hilary Dwyer.


THE SHINING
1980, Warner Bros., 142 min, USA, Dir: Stanley Kubrick

Jack Nicholson takes a job as winter caretaker at an enormous mountain hotel, where he goes with wife Shelley Duvall and son Danny Lloyd in the hope that snow and solitude will bring him peace of mind. He finds just the opposite, however, as the hotel’s horrific past quickly overtakes him.


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