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Sinister Cinema (Firm)

Overview
Works: 474 works in 543 publications in 4 languages and 946 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Film noir  Horror films  Silent films  Vampire films  Crime films  Expressionist films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer, Publisher, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications about Sinister Cinema (Firm)
Publications by Sinister Cinema (Firm)
Most widely held works by Sinister Cinema (Firm)
The haunted castle : the exposure of a secret in 5 acts ( visu )
2 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
A hunting party is interrupted by the arrival of a notorious count, who is believed to have murdered his brother. The uninvited guest sets in motion an elaborate plot to resurrect the ghosts of the past and bring secrets of his brother's death to light
Waxworks by Paul Leni( visu )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
The owner of a Waxmuseum needs for three of his models stories to be told to the audience. For that reason he has hired a writer, who after one look at the owner's pretty daughter, starts writing stories featuring the models, the daughter and himself
Liliom by Fritz Lang( visu )
1 edition published in 1991 in French and held by 18 libraries worldwide
"A raffish carnival barker is killed in a knife fight, but is given one day to return to earth to see how his wife and daughter are managing"--The Faber companion to foreign films, 1992
The bargain ( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
"After the bandit Jim Stokes robs the stage he is wounded fleeing. Recuperating at a ranch, he falls in love with and marries the daughter. Now wishing to go straight he tries to return the money but is recognized and captured. When the Sheriff then loses the recovered money at a crooked roulette table, he and Stokes strike a bargain."--Internet Movie Database
The crimes of Dr. Mabuse ( visu )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1998 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
A criminal mastermind controls his underworld empire even while confined to an insane asylum
Sky high ( visu )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
An immigration officer in Arizona tries to stop a gang from smuggling Chinese labor over the border from Mexico. His investigation takes him to the Grand Canyon
Die 1000 Augen des Dr. Mabuse ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
"The swanky Hotel Luxor is the locus of a ten-year crime spree. Every room is watched from a surveillance headquarters in the basement of the hotel, and a gang of criminals taking their orders from a mysterious leader's recorded voice plan crimes, including the theft of military secrets and the explosion of a nuclear weapons plant. Police commissioner Kras and his men relentlessly search for clues, while hotel guests Marion, a suicidal young woman, and Travers, a millionaire planning to buy the nuclear weapons plant, spark up a romance"--Rotten Tomatoes (Internet database)
Planeta bur = The planet of storms ( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in Russian and held by 12 libraries worldwide
A team of cosmonauts, consisting of six men, one woman, and one robot, land on Venus. They discover an ancient culture and carnivorous plants
Schwarz und weiss wie Tage und Nächte = Black and white as day and night ( visu )
2 editions published in 1998 in German and English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Ironic tale about a mathematician for whom chess becomes an obsession after his "unbeatable" chess program loses
Phantom broadcast ( visu )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
A hunchbacked radio crooner hires a handsome stand-in who can't sing to pose as him at public appearances. When a beautiful woman falls in love with substitute, the hunchback begins to wonder what it would be like to have the fame for himself
Golgotha by Julien Duvivier( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The first sound film made about the life of Jesus of Nazareth
The hitch-hiker by Ida Lupino( visu )
2 editions published between 1977 and 1993 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Two middle-class American homebodies on vacation in Mexico on a long-awaited fishing trip decide to pick up a hitchhiker who turns out to be a killer. Suddenly their car and their very lives are commandeered by psychopathic serial killer. Notable for being the only true 'Film Noir' directed by a woman
Beyond the time barrier by Edgar G Ulmer( visu )
2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
A supersonic test pilot exploits the theory of relativity to travel to and from the bleak future of humankind
Black sabbath by Mario Bava( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
A variety of vampires called "wurdalak" are the same as other vampires with one exception--they only drink the blood of those they love. While riding through the mountains, a young man comes upon a horse carrying the recently decapitated body of a man. He leads the horse and its grisly burden to a nearby farmhouse inhabited by a fear-ridden family. The father has gone away to kill a wurdalak and in the process has become one himself. Now he must go after the ones he loves the most, as the horrible cycle continues
M by Fritz Lang( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 9 libraries worldwide
A psychological thriller based on the true case of Peter Kurten, a compulsive child murderer in Düsseldorf and Germany's worst mass killer of the times. In the movie Berlin is in the grip of terror as an unknown child molestor and murderer attacks little girls. While the police produce no clues, despite frantic searching, neighbours turn against each other. The underworld becomes so incensed at the police activity that the leaders decide to find the pervert themselves
Jane Eyre ( visu )
2 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Classic Charlotte Bronte romance-thriller of a young, homeless girl who grows into womanhood under unfortunate circumstances
The phantom of the Moulin Rouge ( visu )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A man's spirit is separated from his body by a doctor, and runs rampant in Paris. When the police find the man's corpse and decide to do an autopsy, the man's spirit must race back to its body to prevent this from happening
Black Sunday by Mario Bava( visu )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A Russian adultress tortured by the Inquisition and accused of witchcraft and vampirism returns from the grave to massacre her clan's survivors
Gaslight by George Cukor( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A Victorian schizophrenic drives his wife insane when she seems likely to stumble on his guilty secret of an old murder and hidden rubies
Edgar Allan Poe's Castle of terror ( visu )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
A writer meets Edgar Allan Poe and Lord Blackwood at an inn. They bet him that he can't spend the night alone in a certain castle on All Soul's Eve. On that night, every person who ever died there re-enacts his deaths. He meets the beautiful Elizabeth Blackwood and discovers she has no heartbeat. He sees several horrible murders replayed by the dead inhabitants. When he discovers that they plan to kill him for his blood he runs outside and is impaled on an iron fence. Poe and Blackwood arrive and collect their money from his pocket
 
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English (32)
German (2)
Russian (1)
French (1)
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