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Don’t Look Now (1973) — Episode 91 — Decades of Horror 1970s

“Nothing is what it seems.” You can say that again, especially when Nicolas Roeg is the director of the film. Join your faithful Grue Crew – Doc Rotten, Chad Hunt, Bill Mulligan, and Jeff Mohr – as they don their red raincoats in the rainy, English countryside and make a trip to Venice, Italy as depicted by Nicolas Roeg in his 1973 classic, Don’t Look Now.

Decades of Horror 1970s
Episode 91 — Don’t Look Now (1973)

Synopsis: A married couple grieving the recent death of their young daughter are in Venice when they encounter two elderly sisters, one of whom is psychic and brings a warning from beyond.

The Decades of Horror 1970s Grue Crew is in universal awe of director Nicolas Roeg’s work in this film. Bill professes his undying love for Julie Christie’s mind and thinks Don’t Look Now is so well done, it would make an ideal subject for a film school project. It’s the legendary sex scene that Chad first heard about, but he now appreciates the movie for the complete cinematic experience it delivers. Doc is a fan of Donald Sutherland’s work and his performance in Don’t Look Now and reveals another set of leads that might have replaced Christie and Sutherland. Roeg’s penchant for depicting time as fluid rather than linear impressed Jeff as did all of the recurring motifs he uses in the film.

Don’t Look Now receives an enthusiastic thumbs-up from all of the members of the Grue Crew! It is currently available to stream on SHUDDER and Jeff also highly recommends the Criterion Blu-ray edition.

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Jeff Mohr
Jeff lives smack dab in the middle of the cornfields of Iowa and is a long time horror fan. His first remembered encounters with the genre were The Wizard of Oz, Tarzan gorilla chases, and watching the first broadcast of The Twilight Zone episode, “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.” While he now qualifies as an old fart, he strives to be an “Old Boy.” Paraphrasing Robert Bloch, he has the heart of a small boy. He keeps it in a jar on his desk. Jeff has written for Horrornews.net and SQ Horror Magazine and co-hosted the SQ Bloodlines podcast. He currently writes for Gruesome Magazine and is co-host of the Decades of Horror The Classic Era and 1970s podcasts.