9º – The Picture of Dorian Gray (Albert Lewin, 1945)After a strange request for a possible eternal youth, a handsome unscrupulous young man begins to see all his acquaintances grow old while he still remains the same. The film gains its substance by exploring the psychological downfall to the madness of the central character and his always extreme acts against the social environment. Based on a novel by Oscar Wilde, ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ is a pearl of the 1940s. A film that blends drama and terror in an exquisite way, providing a unique experience for the spectator.
8º – Carnival of Sinners (Maurice Tourneur, 1943)A man enters an isolated inn after a blizzard and decides to tell the tragic story of his life and his wrong choices. He will tell about his greed, his search for an impossible love and the discovery of a demonic amulet that has haunted humanity for a long time. A fabulous French terror, ‘Carnival of Sinners’ uses an agile rhythm to tell its gripping story, frightening those who watch for the intelligence of each scene transposed.
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