If you combine CANDY STRIPE NURSES with THE EXORCIST and add a soupcon of THE ENTITY, then you have NURSE SHERRI, you get NURSE SHERRI. The 1978 (it seems to me like it was filmed way before that) film directed by sleazemeister Al Adamson (notorious for such fare as DRACULA VS. FRANKENSTEIN) is just what one would expect from the director: an incoherent plot, bad performances and less-than-shoestring effects. But what are you doing WATCHING an Al Adamson film if…
Unsurprisingly underwhelming. I guess I put off seeing this film for decades because I had a feeling I'd be underwhelmed. Having said that, it's not a bad film by any means (especially if you see the director's cut with the original downbeat ending). The cast is perfectly adequate but no one really stands out with a fantastic performance; even such talent as Steve Martin (who comes closest to being memorable), John Candy and Bill Murray give strangely underwhelming performances. Look…
I have to agree with the other negative reviews of this film; it is possibly one of the most unpleasant movie watching experiences I've ever had. Others have commented that it was like a horror film where a brutish bully torments a woman until he finally breaks her. For me, it was like watching a rape in slow motion; but with the added unpleasantness of the filmmakers' attitude that we were apparently supposed to find a lot of the proceedings…
Film # 10 of the "Scavenger Hunt #4" Challenge!
Task #10 : Film featuring a mute!
After making the classic film noir PHANTOM LADY, director Robert Siodmak helmed THE SPIRAL STAIRCASE for RKO and what a little gem of a film it is! A master of film noir, Siodmak tackles gothic horror in a film project originally spearheaded by David O. Selznick before he sold the property to RKO. From the very first moment of the…