The Secret History Of Hollywood

The Secret History Of Hollywood
A Modern Guide To The Golden Age Of Cinema

By Special Invitation!
Oct 20 • 1 min
You are cordially invited to attend The 2nd Attaboy Clarence Film Festival on the 24th and 25th October, 2020!
Cary: Part 1
Aug 20 • 760 min
Once upon a time, from the midst of normality, an extraordinary story began… In a time when the world was being shaped on the fields of war, a boy named Archie dared to find his own path by looking to the stars. In Part One of Cary, hear the incredible…
Midnight Is Come
Oct 27, 2019 • 370 min
Following the success of The Body Snatcher, Val Lewton has become one of RKO’s most valuable and lauded producers. As well as the many opportunities now being presented to him, Lewton has also embarked upon his first true “A-Picture”, a dark tale of…
The Resurrection Men
May 12, 2019 • 218 min
RKO’s latest horror movie, ‘The Body Snatcher’, based upon a dark legacy of crimes from another time, is proving to be Val Lewton’s most challenging project yet. Seemingly determined to have his way, Lewton’s boss, Jack Gross has agreed to finally give…
The Silent Land
Jan 7, 2019 • 272 min
Val Lewton’s salvation has arrived in the form of Universal Horror star, Boris Karloff, a long-time admirer of Lewton’s new brand of horror cinema. For their first project together, Lewton must draw upon the darkest piece of his childhood; the place where…
The Rebellious Ones
Aug 20, 2018 • 209 min
Val Lewton’s chance to prove himself outside the horror genre has arrived. If he and his team can turn the nationwide problem of juvenile delinquency into a dramatic hit, then it may mean his graduation from the “B-Division”, and his escape from the…
The Lost Child
Apr 25, 2018 • 177 min
Val Lewton has finally agreed to create a sequel to his biggest hit, ‘Cat People’. But rather than produce a conventional continuation, Lewton has decided to delve into his own past, and to tell his most personal story yet, that of a childhood cut short…
Blood On The Water
Jan 28, 2018 • 120 min
It is a time of change at RKO. Val Lewton’s horror movie unit is being widely imitated by Hollywood at large, all hoping to attract the kinds of audiences flocking to Lewton’s modern brand of horror. But Lewton himself is facing an insurmountable problem:…
The Devil In The Village
Oct 30, 2017 • 118 min
Val Lewton’s wildly ambitious plan for his fourth film, ‘The Seventh Victim’, is to create a New York fairytale; a fractured picture of his beloved Greenwich Village distorted by underlying evil and populated by an eclectic assortment of bruised…
The Black Hearted
Sep 17, 2017 • 111 min
‘The Leopard Man’, Val Lewton’s third horror film for RKO Studios, is to be an adaptation of Cornell Woolrich’s shocking murder mystery novel, Black Alibi. But in Lewton’s hands, the project has become an opportunity to not only express his dark…
Song Of The Dead
Jul 27, 2017 • 85 min
Following the success of ‘Cat People’, Val Lewton has been assigned to create a film entitled ‘I Walked With A Zombie’. RKO’s B-movie boss, Lew Ostrow, is insistent that the film should follow the formula being employed by the horror department at…
The Cat Strikes
Jun 25, 2017 • 88 min
Val Lewton has been hired by RKO Studios to oversee the creation of their new horror division. However, the job has come with a set of curious conditions… Having had the name of his first movie, ‘Cat People’ decided for him in advance, Lewton must…
The Boy From The Black Sea
May 30, 2017 • 132 min
Once upon a time, horror cinema was changed forever by the fiercely inventive imagination of a remarkable man… In Part One of ‘Shadows: The Val Lewton Story’, hear the curious beginnings of a cinematic legend, whose uniquely terrifying creations were…