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Lauren

Lauren Humphries-Brooks is a writer, editor, and media journalist. She holds a Master’s degree in Cinema Studies from New York University, and in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh. She regularly contributes to film and pop culture websites, and has written extensively on Classical Hollywood, British horror films, and the sci-fi, fantasy, and horror genres. She currently works as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader.

DameStruck: Isle of the Dead (1945)

For those not yet inaugurated into the oeuvre of influential B-movie producer Val Lewton, the Criterion Channel has you covered. The most famous of Lewton’s films is the Jacques Tourneur-directed Cat People, starring Simone Simon as a haunted young woman who may or may not turn into a […]

DameStruck: Not Wanted (1949)

Not Wanted is something of an outlier in director Ida Lupino’s oeuvre because she was actually brought in to finish the film when original director Elmer Clifton became dangerously ill. How much of the film Lupino directed is therefore up for debate, but she also holds writing credit […]