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Harrison Blackman

Harrison Blackman earned an MFA at the University of Nevada, Reno and graduated from Princeton University. A Fulbright Scholar, he is a recurring guest on the podcast “Film at Fifty” in addition to writing mystery and thriller fiction and consulting on TV and film projects.

Blake Edwards’s Experiment in Terror

Since its release in 1962, Experiment in Terror has inspired artists from David Lynch to Lana Del Rey. Sometimes considered a “neo-noir” due to its production several years after the film noir’s heyday, the movie represents a bridge between the classic noir period of the 1940s and the glut of serial killer content which started arriving in the wake of The Silence of the Lambs (1991).

Shariff Korver’s Do Not Hesitate (2021)

A tense suspense story about three soldiers hiding from scavenging locals and desperately searching for water in a forbidden cave, Do Not Hesitate (2021) is an unflinching film with a particularly dark twist that sends the film toward compelling and disturbing territory.


The Brooklyn Rail

OCT 2021

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