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Commercial Break: “Phenomena” (1985)

phenomena vintage japanese poster

Before she would be doing the Magic Dance along side Jim Hensons Muppets, Jennifer Connelly starred in renowned director Dario Argento’s “Phenomena“.

With a killer soundtrack (excuse the pun), and plot twists we couldn’t let you miss, the respectable Eye highly recommend this one-of-a-kind spooky 80s thriller.

I know that a horror movie seems like a weird place to go for style inspiration, but with costume designs by Giorgio Armani,  Jennifer Connelly’s crisp and breezy summer white looks are as classic today as they were in 1985, and twenty years before that, and so on.

So don’t be left out in the dark. . .

Oh, and if bugs or ESP give you the willies… you better go ahead and watch this (even if it makes you squeamish)!

vintage 1985 illustration- dario argento's phenomena

Summer Watching Fun Begins!

Until next time,

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Commercial Break: Dracula’s Daughter (1936)

More sensational than her father! Starring Gloria Holden, this is Dracula’s Daughter! Ostensibly based on a short story titled “Dracula’s Guest” by Bram Stoker,  this film was even mentioned in Anne Rice’s novel The Queen of the Damned.

Dracula’s Daughter may not have been successful upon its original release but it garnered cult status over the decades for being such a stand out film.  Modern critics have noted the strong lesbian overtones of the film, overtones that Universal acknowledged from the start of filming and which they apparently exploited in some early advertising.

Hmm.
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