December 7th, 1941: A Day that Will Live in Infamy

A collection of films from the Weirdo Video archive to commemorate the anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Edgar Allen Poe: The Tell-Tale Heart - 1941

Edgar Allan Poe's classic The Tell-Tale Heart, written in 1843, was produced in 1941 and directed by Jules Dassin, a one-time assistant to Alfred Hitchcock.

The film explores the visceral guilt a treacherous worker feels after he murders his boss in cold blood.  

He cannot escape his conscience as the mundane world around him suddenly heightens his anxiety after having committed the ultimate crime.

Door to Heaven - 1941

This bizarre, low-budget film was produced to propagate "the gospel of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ," at least the one according to the members of this religious sect based in Wheaton, Illinois.  

Setting itself up as an instruction manual on how to get your soul through those pearly gates, the film really stretches the door metaphor thin.

Some quick tips for those who want to get to Heaven

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