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Tookey's Rating
5 /10
 
Average Rating
7.38 /10
 
Starring
Boris Karloff , Tim O'Kelly , James Brown
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Directed by: Peter Bogdanovich
Written by: Peter Bogdanovich from Bogdanovich and Polly Platt's story

 
 
 
Released: 1967
   
Genre: HORROR
THRILLER
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 90
 
 


 

An ageing horror star (Boris Karloff) confronts a crazed sniper (Tim O'Kelly) at a drive-in movie.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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As in Joe Dante's Matinee (1993), there's some attempt to investigate the difference between screen horror and the real thing, but the idea isn't thought through. Nor is there enough narrative to sustain a full-length feature. But Karloff gives one of his best performances and first-time director Bogdanovich certainly creates suspense and an exciting finale. Cinematographer Laszlo Kovacs did an excellent, atmospheric job on a low budget; he went on to shoot Easy Rider, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Ghostbusters.

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