Double Door (1934)

Double Door (1934)

It is the performance of the forgotten stage actress Mary Morris who you will remember here, that is if you are lucky enough to find a copy of this rare gem. Obviously based on a stage melodrama which starred miss Morris, she is here in her only film role and is playing a highly despicable character whom you no needs to be locked up and institutionalized herself. As a dominating matriarch of a New York old money family, she has kept her younger sister Anne Revere and her younger half brother under her thumb.

When the younger brother falls in love with the pretty Evelyn Venable, Morriss hates her instantly, and takes drastic steps to prevent the family dynamic from being invaded from an outsider. A spooky flashback shows the younger Morris with her half brother doing deeds of such creepiness that you know this is a madness that goes way back, possibly caused by the presumed cruelty of this family's deceased patriarch.

The double door title refers to the family vault, a sound proof room off of Morriss's bedroom where the family valuables are kept. through a conversation with Anne Revere and Morriss we learn that the older sister has use this as punishment and may do so again should her whacked out brain push her to take these evil steps. (IMDB mark.waltz)

Anne Revere (L) 
Mary Morris

Kent Taylor - Mary Morris - Evelyn Venable

Colin Tapley

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)

Sally Farnham (Kim Darby) and her husband Alex Farnham (Jim Hutton) move to an old mansion that belonged to Sally's grandmother and they hire an interior designer and the carpenter Mr. Harris (William Demarest) to redecorate the manor.

Sally opens a locked door in the house and finds a sealed fireplace and ash pit. She asks Mr. Harris to open the fireplace but the old man argues with her and refuses to follow the order. Sally uses Mr. Harris' wrench to remove the bolts of the ash pit cover. Sooner Sally finds that evil little creatures that fear the light have escaped from the underground through the ash pit and are threatening her. However, Alex and her friend Joan Kahn (Barbara Anderson) believe that Sally's imagination is affected by the words of Mr. Harris. (IMDB  Claudio Carvalho)

A Life of Ninja (1983)

A Life of Ninja (1983)
Wang ming ren zhe
Ninja - Grandmaster of Death
Deadly Life of a Ninja

The plot has to do with a corrupt, philandering Hong Kong businessman, Chan Ming-fu, who finds himself the target of a ninja clan after launching a deal involving a Japanese company. He has problems with a wife angry over his unfaithfulness and her sister, Sun Chi Mei, who runs competing business ventures. The hero, Chow Han Wei, is a kendo teacher with ninja training, who begins a romance with Chi Mei, the business-owning sister-in-law and an accomplished fighter in her own right, and is ultimately recruited as a bodyguard for Chan Ming-fu. A police detective investigates murders of various associates of Chan Ming-fu and asks for help from Chow Han Wei as well. A female ninja infiltrates Chan's business operation and succeeds in bugging his office to monitor his plans. Chow manages to fend off ninja attacks on his client, his girlfriend and himself, all of which involve an intriguing array of ninja weapons and techniques, and he eventually takes the fight to the Iga Ninja Clan's elaborate cave headquarters on an island near Hong Kong, where he engages in a frenzied sword fight with attacking black-clad ninjas and finally takes on the clan leader in an intense one-on-one kung fu bout. There are flashbacks to Chow's own ninja training as a youth with a Japanese teacher who was slain by the Iga ninja chief. (IMDB  Brian Camp)