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The Shadowcast

Oct 27, 2019

Celluloid visions of Jack the Ripper (three versions of The Lodger, the crazy Klaus Kinski one, two televisual conspiracy theories, and the awful From Hell movie, among others) are examined in the light of Hallie Rubenfold's book The Five: The Untold Stories of the women Killed by Jack the Ripper.


Mar 21, 2019

Fiona discovered a hilarious letter written by the nine-year-old Stan Laurel to a disgruntled friend, and we got young actor Evan Low to perform it.


Mar 21, 2019

Fiona discovered a hilarious letter written by the nine-year-old Stan Laurel to a disgruntled friend, and we got young actor Joe Campbell-Hillsley to perform it.


Feb 13, 2019

Fiona and David look at cinematic manifestations of Al Capone, from Howard Hawks' Scarface, through Roger Corman's The St Valentine's Day Massacre, to Brian DePalma's The Untouchables, taking in Rod Steiger, Ben Gazzara, Boardwalk Empire and others, including outlier Tony Montana and his Bollywood cousin.


Dec 6, 2018

David Cairns and Fiona Watson from the blog Shadowplay discuss the last three horror films from Hammer (To the Devil a Daughter), Tigon (Frightmare) and Amicus (The Monster Club), mostly with respect and affection. Mostly.