I’m out to win again
Week 3 of the 2021 Cult Movie Challenge - 50s Sci-Fi Week.
These movies with a small town fighting off some strange menace with the weird old guys who live with their dogs and the bunch of horny youths and the straight-laced family and the skeptical police force make me feel so cozy and nostalgic for a time I was not born.
The most atmospheric movies make me feel like I’m in a different place when I watch them. I love the idea that a few sounds and pictures on a screen can transport me out of my seat and into wherever they want to take me. The first 15 minutes or so of this movie is a perfect example of that. Now I can close my eyes and feel like I’m back in the lush but foreboding gothic European village I watched for just 80 minutes. It does not get better than that in my opinion.