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Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy (2005)

Documentary about the great 1940s horror movie producer Val Lewton, featured on the 2005 DVD release "The Val Lewton Horror Collection."

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Constantine Nasr
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James Cromwell ... Narrator (voice)
William Friedkin ... Self
Steve Jones Steve Jones ... Self - film historian
Steve Haberman ... Self
Joe Dante ... Self
Guillermo del Toro ... Self
Kim Newman ... Self
Val E. Lewton Val E. Lewton ... Self - Son of Val Lewton
Drew Casper Drew Casper ... Self
Rick Jewell Rick Jewell ... Self - Author of 'The RKO Story'
Harlan Ellison ... Self
Ramsey Campbell Ramsey Campbell ... Self
George A. Romero ... Self
John Landis ... Self
Mick Garris ... Self
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Documentary about the great 1940s horror movie producer Val Lewton, featured on the 2005 DVD release "The Val Lewton Horror Collection."

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12 March 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Shadows in the Dark (2005)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Another wonderful documentary from Warner, this time covering the career of Val Lewton and the nine horror films he made for RKO. The documentary does a great job at showing how Orson Welles pretty much destroyed RKO and how Lewton's horror films saved the studio from going out of business. As usual there's a lot of historians and fans talking about the films, which is always fun to see. It's also nice to see these horror films get their due on DVD. The one downfall with the film is that there's really not too much known about Lewton so this leads to a lot of questions not getting answered.


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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 October 2005 (USA) See more »

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New Wave Entertainment See more »
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