ALIAS JOHN PRESTON (1956) Christopher Lee, Betta St. John, Alexander Knox, Sandra Dorne. Lee, tormented by bizarre, murderous dreams about a woman from his past, eventually transforms into a Jekyll and Hyde type with an urge to kill. Knox is the psychological counsellor who suspects something's amiss. In spite of its bland title, this is a pretty well-made psycho-horror thriller with an ending that packs a good punch. St. John would work with Lee again in Horror Hotel. From 35mm.
FRIGHT (1956) Eric Fleming, Nancy Malone, Dean Almquist. This eerie film had a most unusual premise: a lady thinks she’s the reincarnation of an ancient prince’s elicit lover. At the same time, a killer turns out to be the reincarnation of the prince! Fleming plays the smooth-talking doctor who tries to figure it all out—and solve some murders to boot! Cool premise is helped along by a good script and nice performances. 16mm.