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Murder By Decree

Released 1979
Distributor Avco Embassy Pictures

Bob Clark’s melancholy thriller finds Sherlock Holmes once again on the trail of Jack the Ripper. The 1979 movie features a dream cast – Christopher Plummer as Holmes, James Mason as Watson and, as the woman who holds the key to the mystery, Genevieve Bujold, whose shattering performance is the heart of the film. Two years later Clark broke the bank with Porky’s. Go figure.

About Mick Garris

Mick Garris produced and directed a segment for Nightmare Cinema, the spine-tingling horror event of the summer. Previously, Mick created the Masters of Horror hour-long cable series of fright films helmed by well-known genre directors, including himself.  Numerous screenplay assignments led to a career in directing, and he is perhaps best known for his long association with Stephen King, whose novels The Stand and The Shining have been translated by Garris into well-received mini-series. Mick authored the book, “Development Hell”, which can be ordered from Amazon.com at this link! Mick’s recent books “Snow Shadows,” “Tyler’s Third Act,” “Ugly” and “SALOME” are now out from Cemetery Dance. Mick also executive produced Unbroken for Universal Pictures, based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book on Louis Zamperini with Angelina Jolie directing