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June 2013

22/06/2013 19:33 by Kier-La Janisse

School of Shock: John Krish on railway scare film THE FINISHING LINE

British Documentary filmmaker John Krish sat down with me for an interview about his bizarre and grotesque railway safety film THE FINISHING LINE (1977)- one of the most notorious entries in the annals of the British Public Information Film.

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22/06/2013 19:10 by Kier-La Janisse

School of Shock: SILENT SNOW, SECRET SNOW

I kicked off my 'School of Shock' column on the FANGORIA website with an essay on Gene Kearney's 1966 adaptation of Conrad Aiken's classic tale of alienation, SILENT SNOW, SECRET SNOW.

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22/06/2013 18:58 by Kier-La Janisse

The Psychotronic Tourist: AMSTERDAMNED

In what could be seen as the ultimate anti-tourism film, Dutch enfant terrible Dick Maas paints Amsterdam’s historic canals blood red as a scuba-diving serial killer roams the waters, slashing victims with a giant diving knife. Dutch journalist Michael Minneboo, Schokkend Nieuws Filmmagazine Editor / Imagine Fantastic Film Festival programmer Barend de Voogd and director Dick Maas himself accompanied me for an afternoon boat ride revisiting some of the canal locations, 25 years after the fact.

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