Article: Through a Wood Darkly: Growing Up in the World of “Lemora”


By Jose Cruz


Lemora: A Child’s Tale of the Supernatural (1973). Directed by: Richard Blackburn. Starring: Cheryl Smith, Lesley Taplin, Richard Blackburn, William Whitton.


Vampiric godmothers. Lost princesses. Haunted forests. Genetic mutations. Singing crones. Ghoulish children. Ancient gods.

Lemora: A Child’s Tale of the Supernatural (1973) is truly one of the great melting-pot films of midnight cinema, but what separates this strangely beautiful, still-underseen production from others of its kind is the manner in which its heady mashing of Weird …

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Lost & Found: On the Production of “the Picco Incident”

[Photos credit: Nika Jasic]

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[Screenwriter Brad Abraham has worked the Sci-Fi beat before, pounding the pavement of a futuristic Detroit in RoboCop: Prime Directives, and engineering the end of the world in Stonehenge Apocalypse. But he found his newest project, The Picco Incident, to be the most challenging yet.]

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When is a “found footage thriller” not a “found footage thriller”?
When it’s called “The Picco Incident.”

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