Cinema: Simply Ripping

A Study in Terror. "Hmph, my dear Watson," hmphs Sherlock Holmes, shooting his cuffs gracefully as he performs yet another criminological miracle. "It's well known that I am indestructible."

He incontestably is. Bonds may come and Maigrets may go, but Holmes goes on forever. In the 80 years since Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote A Study in Scarlet, the incomparable Brain of Baker Street has inspired 21 stage plays (including a Broadway musical), more than 100 movies, and radio and television dramas innumerable. And in A Study in Terror, the first in a new series of Homespun horrors financed by the...

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