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Thursday, July 10, 2014

Steve's Church-less Movie Of The Week ...

This week's free church-less movie is an old school 3D horror film from the early fifties.

It seems moody and atmospheric and Gothic and fun and I Can't wait to see it.

Enjoy ...

Liberally yoinked from the almighty wikipedia gods and the rotten tomato people ...

"The Maze is a 1953, atmospheric horror film in 3-D. Directed by William Cameron Menzies, the director of last week's film Invaders from Mars, the film was distributed by Allied Artists Pictures an starred Richard Carlson, Veronica Hurst, Katherine Emery and Michael Pate.

The hero of The Maze turns out to be a giant frog. Seriously! But that's hardly the most unbelievable aspect of this strange, original, one-of-a-kind horror melodrama.

The film begins when Scotsman Gerald McTeam (Richard Carlson) is called away to his ancestral mansion just before his marriage to Kitty (Veronica Hurst). Several weeks pass before it dawns on Kitty and her aunt Mrs. Murray (Katherine Emery, who narrates the film) that Gerald may not be coming back. The two women head to the mansion, where Gerald refuses to see them. The household servants likewise refuse access to Kitty and her aunt, but the two women intend to get to the bottom of the mystery, the solution of which seems to be somewhere in the huge maze in the rear of the castle. And that's all that can be revealed without giving the game away.

This was to be the second 3-D film designed and directed by William Cameron Menzies, who was known as a director with a very 'dimensional' style (e.g. many shots are focused in layers). This would be his final film as production designer and director."

The Maze (1953) by MargaliMorwentari

By the way, this is post #2,300 on this blog since it started in 2002.

That is pretty epic.

Just thought you should know.

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