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Nightmare at the End of the Hall 2008
The student in her writing class looks so much like the friend who took her own life many years ago. Is it possible that Jane’s spirit has been reborn? Or is some cruel hoax being played upon her? Teacher Courtney must unravel the mystery at the heart of this atmospheric television movie.
The Hitchcock Collection DVD Review
The latest addition to my mystery movie DVD library, The Hitchcock Collection brings together nine of the directors earlier movies, both well known titles and some - almost - lost treasures. With bonus features too, this is must-have for fans of the Master of Suspense.
More Great Classic Mysteries
The hallmark of a great classic mystery is that it can be watched again and again, and still enjoyed just as much as the first time. Here are some of my very favourite classic mysteries that are as good now as when they were made in the 1940s. Perhaps you love these movies too.
Ronald Colman in Lost Horizon 1937
Lost Horizon (1937) takes us to the hidden valley of Shangri-La; what secrets are kept in this idyllic place? What mystery will be revealed by the High Lama? Here is a look at both the star and the mystery behind this well-loved movie.
The Best Classic Mysteries
Classic mystery movies are a joy to watch. They stand the test of time and prove that good acting and good story telling are what really make a movie. Here I offer a selection of my own favourite classic mysteries. Perhaps some of your favourites are here too.
Sherlock Holmes A Game of Shadows (2011) Review
The latest Sherlock Holmes movie is an action packed adventure mystery thriller. Robert Downey Jr brings a whole new Holmes to life in 'Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows', but can he live up to the original great detective?
Cary Grant in Charade
This third and final article in honour of Cary Grant and the 108th anniversary of his birth focuses on one of his final movies, Charade (1963). Who killed Regina Lampert's husband? Does she know anything about the stolen money? And who exactly is Peter Joshua?
Cary Grant in North by Northwest
In a mistaken identity nightmare, Roger O. Thornhill becomes a man pursued. Who is the mysterious Kaplan? And whose side is the beautiful Eve really on? This continuing tribute to Cary Grant, born 108 years ago, looks at one of his best loved movies, North by Northwest.
Cary Grant (1904 - 1986)
Cary Grant, debonair movie star, was born 108 years ago. To mark the anniversary of his birth, here is a look at one of the few Cary Grant films made in the mystery genre, Suspicion (1941), and at the charming man himself.
Harper's Island TV Mystery Review
Be very careful not to venture out alone on Harper’s Island. Has a crazed killer returned from the dead to slaughter the members of a wedding party, one by one, and in ever more gruesome ways? We are kept guessing until the very end in this engrossing, cult status show.
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