October Horror Challenge 2014 Movie #55
I've seen this a couple dozen of times at least so I'm not going too deep into this one, if any of these vapid ramblings can be called "going deep," but I can bring up a few points.
This is still my favorite creature work in a film. It's beautifully designed and the movement and physicality of the thing induces shivers. It honestly saddens me to know we'll never see anything like it again,…
October Horror Challenge 2014 Movie #54
Desperately wants to be on the same level of Re-Animator, but falls short due to playing it for broad laughs instead of the off-kilter and sardonically demented aforementioned excursion. Imagine Re-Animator being played as a British chambermaid comedy, with less vulgarity, and it's a bit closer. That's not to say it's not enjoyable. The actors are giving it their all, and it is fun in quite a few stretches, but other times it feels long in the tooth as the flat-lining humor wears thin.
October Horror Challenge 2014 Movie #42
After showing my son The Monster Squad a few weeks ago, he seems to have developed an interest in vampires, or more specifically, vampire hunters. It struck me as a weirdly specific interest, but hey, who am I to judge. Well, when someone asks to see a movie about vampire hunters, who the fuck else are you going to turn to other than Peter Vincent?
Out of the ten years I've been doing this…
October Horror Challenge 2014 Movie #39
As this started up, I was expecting a crass and low-budget slasher with gore, bad acting, bad sound, and bad lighting. I mean look at the cover over there. <-- You see that and wouldn't expect the same? I was not expecting a surreal, charming little goof that I would go so far to even call sweet-natured. Both Wings Hauser and Lynne Adams, especially the stunning Adams, are incredibly likeable. To tell the truth,…