During the first 20-30 minutes of THE GRAVEDANCERS, you will probably be thinking to yourself: "Well, this isn't terribly good, is it?" However, slowly but surely this film goes from being a fairly ordinary 'ghostly' to totally bonkers over-the-top goodness. The characters who have had the terribly bad taste (drunk or not) to dance on graves even foreshadow that this movie might go this way; for the entire month after the gravedancing occurs, the angry spirits will slowly ramp up…
This movie has NO business being as good as it is! One would be forgiven thinking this is just one more "deadly snake on the loose" movie -- until, that is, you get a look at that cast! Sterling Hayden, Klaus Kinski and Oliver Reed: three of the biggest hellraisers in movie history all together in one film. Mix together the superb Nicol Williamson, Susan George, Sarah Miles and a genuinely vicious-looking black mamba snake and this is my kind…
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…