Film
CROOKED CIRCLE, THE
, Dir.
CROOKED CIRCLE, THE

The world of pre-code poverty row thrillers is incredible. Not quite horror, not quite mystery, they draw from the conventions of old dark house stories and embrace the weirdest extremes of lurid pulp fiction. Ancient curses, hooded occultists, mysterious murders, apes on the loose, sublimated sexual terror and the most bizarro, ill-timed, vaudeville-inspired, comic relief yuks imaginable. These are movies from another dimension. THE CROOKED CIRCLE has always been one of my favorites of this forgotten genre although it's hard to say exactly why. This is narcotic cinema. Let it take hold of you. (Tommy Swenson)

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