It's been a while since I've seen a horror movie this stupid, but man, I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a blast making fun of it.
The plot is a bit thin, but I can say that the War Lord is a novelty; in a time when most medieval-set period films were terribly romanticized and clean, the War Lord is one of the first to focus more on the more brutal and grimier side of the era. It still has its Hollywood hangups, namely that of an underdeveloped love interest, some clumsy dialogue and hammy acting... but its sense for weapon-fueled action is surprisingly well choreographed for the time and it never feels too gaudy.
Hoop-Tober 3.0: Film #2
Did another quick illustration for this one! Won't be able to do this for every entry, but if I feel compelled to do it for a particular film, I will!
Getting the most 'fresh in my mind' rewatches out of the way first. Hellraiser is a bit frustrating to me. On one hand, it's one of the most unique franchise-starters in horror history, boasting some incredible character and creature designs, has excellent seedy atmosphere and…
Hoop-Tober 3.0: Film #19
Possible spoilers abound:
People seem to attribute Carpenter's 1978 hit Halloween to be the slasher genre's progenitor, without realizing that Black Christmas came out 4 years prior. I feel Black Christmas ultimately contributed more to the sub-genre than Halloween, while simultaneously being more inventive, intelligent and unsettling. Though Halloween's high-point is its excellent atmosphere, Black Christmas is a very sharply written and comedy-infused horror, much like Landis' incredible An American Werewolf in London. Black Christmas is…