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  • Ebirah, Horror of the Deep

    Ebirah, Horror of the Deep

    ★★★½

    Hooptober 2018: Film #29/31

    6 countries #7/6: Japan
    6 films from before 1970 #7/6
    1 aquatic menace film as a tribute to Meg #8/1
    2 flying things that kill you films #5/2

    Colorful adventure with an unpredictable script and many of Godzilla's weirdest but also most human moments, such as:

    -Playing volleyball against a giant lobster
    -Picking his nose in the middle of an action scene
    -Sarcastically applauding his enemy using a severed claw

  • Martin

    Martin

    ★★★★

    Hooptober 2018: FIlm #28/31

    10 'Anniversary Films' (Release years end in an 8, excluding 2018) #10/10
    6 films from the following: Romero, Cronenberg, Clive Barker, Terrence Fischer, Sergio Martino, Bill Lustig #9/6

    Brilliant stripped down vampire drama with a strong lead performance and a haunting score, probably the creepiest atmosphere Romero has ever created. Recommended as a double feature with Vampire's Kiss.

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  • Dracula

    Dracula

    ★★★★½

    Hooptober 2018: Film #16/31

    10 'Anniversary Films' (Release years end in an 8, excluding 2018) #6/10
    6 films from the following: Romero, Cronenberg, Clive Barker, Terrence Fischer, Sergio Martino, Bill Lustig #6/6
    6 films from before 1970 #5/6
    6 countries #6/6: UK
    6 decades #8: 1950s

    Christopher Lee's portrayal of Dracula is so effective that it's easy to forget he's barely in this movie. While both Lee and Cushing are at the top of their game and provide the definitive…

  • Island of Lost Souls

    Island of Lost Souls

    ★★★★

    Hooptober 2018: Film 20/31

    6 films from before 1970 #6/6

    Charles Laughton and Bela Lugosi are so captivating that the lack of music is only noticeable whenever they are off screen. This is still the best portrayal of Dr. Moreau, even if he never wears an ice bucket as a hat.