Solid proof that some underwhelming, reused animation can be almost completely overshadowed by a cast of memorable characters, a top-tier soundtrack and quick & effective pacing. The Jungle Book may be a poor adaptation of Kipling's stories but as a whimsical Disney musical it stands above most. And surely, I can't be the only one who were more scared by Kaa than Shere Khan in my youth? That guy is just a slithering child predator..
Surprisingly enough this was actually really good. Dr. Loomis continues to be the greatest hypeman in all of fiction and the child actor really got some good power behind her acting in the more intense scenes. I must say though that the love triangle with the babysitter and her love interest's hot date did nothing of actual value and just stalled the movie a whole lot of times. Also Michael's mask looks really cheap and just plain bad here, just…
Spooky Scary Horrorthons - Film #16
The term timeless is being thrown around a lot, but John Carpenter's The Thing hasn't actually aged a single second in 32 years. The masterful use of godlike practical effects and impeccable suspense is something that is rarely seen in the world of cinema at such an impressive level.
The story centers around a group of burly men (including a heavily bearded Kurt Russell and my #1 man crush Keith David) working at a…
Spooky Scary Horrorthons - Film #13
If you want a good werewolf film you don't have to look any further. An American Werewolf in London may be one of the most masterful films of the werewolf sub genre and in many ways it surpasses every other film when it comes to werewolves.
When two American backpackers comes across a little village in the Yorkshire moors they decide to go to a cute little pub named "The Slaughtered Lamb". After a…