Episode 004 of the Cinemondo Podcast deals with two older films - Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964) and Frightmare (1974). I had seen neither when fellow podcast-mate Burk suggested these films. Kim Stanley is the standout star in Seance. It's a subtle performance. She's delusional, but she doesn't pllay it as a raving lunatic. She's cool, calculated but with 3 to 5 screws definitely only "finger tightened" (an Ikea instruction that I never follow and usually ends up costing me). Anyway, the film centers around her hubris, that ultimately causes her downfall. I've never seen her before, or seen her in anything else.
Same with Sheila Keith, the central figure in Frightmare. Her's is not a subtle performance. She goes for all the gusto, and she's a joy to watch. She is so over the top that you ultimately admire how much she relishes in playing a power drill wielding murderer. I know she's been in a lot of other Peter Walker British horror flicks, and I'll search them out. Incredibly fun to watch her.
Kim Stanley and Sheila Keith - two actresses long since gone from this earth. It's so much fun to discover these performances and actors. In today's world of what comes next, we at Cinemondo really hope that our listeners go back and discover these and other movies and performances. We'll keep bringing them up, along with new releases, of course. We're just doing that thing we do.
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