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  • Dark Phoenix

    Dark Phoenix

    ★★★

    Finally watched this tonight. I avoided it for a while because I heard terrible things.

    You know what? I enjoyed it. Quite a bit.

    I thought it was pretty damn solid. A hell of a lot better than the messy X-MEN APOCALYPSE and THE LAST STAND. I would recommend this to fans of the series but what the hell do I know? Choose your own adventure.

  • The Satanic Rites of Dracula

    The Satanic Rites of Dracula

    ★★★

    Hammer DRACULA #8

    Well, here we go. The last of the Lee Dracula series and the second to last in the Hammer DRACULA franchise.

    Suddenly Jessica Van Helsing has turned into a very young Patsy from ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS but I guess that's okay because we get Lee and Cushing back.

    Peter Cushing is done playing around. He seems more determined than ever to put the Count in the ground for good.

    Which really kind of annoys me because Dracula should…

  • Dracula A.D. 1972

    Dracula A.D. 1972

    ★★★½

    Hammer DRACULA #7:

    The greatest crime ever committed in the Hammer DRACULA series was NOT turning Caroline Munro into a bad ass Vampire bride.

    All that build up and they just threw her dead body in a pile of rocks. Really, Hammer? Opportunity wasted.

  • Scars of Dracula

    Scars of Dracula

    ★★★

    Hammer DRACULA #6:

    A very realistic vampire bat tastes the blood of Dracula and decides to vomit it up and taste it all over again. Thus resurrecting the Count for the 6th Hammer DRACULA installment.

    FRIGHT NIGHT (1985) uses a clip from this movie and I feel like it deserves an honorable mention for that.

    The DVD of this in my collection features Christopher Lee commentary, which is fun to hear him complain through.

  • Taste the Blood of Dracula

    Taste the Blood of Dracula

    ★★★½

    Hammer DRACULA #5:

    This one is probably my fave. Drac is almost like an anti-hero in this. Killing off less likeable characters and counting them down one by one like he's in a slasher movie.

    Another interesting note is that these movies have started to pay close attention to continuity with how and where Dracula dies in a movie and how/where he is resurrected in the next movie. A tradition that would be carried into later horror series like FRIDAY THE 13th.

    Taste the rainbow. Taste the magic..

    TASTE THE BLOOD OF DRACULA

  • Dracula Has Risen from the Grave

    Dracula Has Risen from the Grave

    ★★★

    Hammer DRACULA #4:
    This movie is not the best of the bunch. It just has the best poster (obviously).

  • Dracula: Prince of Darkness

    Dracula: Prince of Darkness

    ★★★

    Hammer DRACULA #3:

    Lee is back as Dracula and he doesn't say a word in this movie. Just a bunch of weird hissing like a cat.

    Christopher Lee said he found the lines given to his character so awful, that he chose to play it silently.

    But according to Screenwriter Jimmy Sangster, Lee is misremembering this. Sangster claims he wrote no dialogue for Dracula in the movie.

  • The Brides of Dracula

    The Brides of Dracula

    ★★★

    Hammer DRACULA #2:

    No Christopher Lee or Dracula of any kind in this movie, but it is the 2nd movie in the Hammer DRACULA series. And it is a lot of fun.

    Since I took this detour, im going to have to watch the Kung-fu Dracula movie at the end of all of this. Dammit.

    Good thing these movies are like 45 minutes long.

  • Dracula

    Dracula

    ★★★½

    Hammer DRACULA #1:

    Hammer Films produced 9 DRACULA films, but only 7 with Christopher Lee as Dracula.

    Christopher Lee played DRACULA 9 times in his life, but only 7 times for Hammer Films.

    Confused? Good.

  • Cry of the Banshee

    Cry of the Banshee

    ★★★

    This is really making me uncomfortable.


    I hadn't seen this before. This is playing like a prequel to WITCHFINDER GENERAL. Vincent with the exact same facial hair and look, persecuting innocent people for witchcraft and just being all around nasty.

    Streaming free on Prime.

  • Child's Play

    Child's Play

    ★★½

    Well, I found CHILD'S PLAY (2019) last night streaming on Starz and gave it a watch.

    While it was mildly amusing, and far better than any of the ANNABELLE movies, some serious mistakes were made that I think need to be addressed. Shall we?

    1. Calling the movie "CHILD'S PLAY"
    2. Calling the doll "Chucky"
    3. Calling the kid "Andy"
    4. Designing a state-of-the-art doll to look like some hand-sculpted wooden puppet from the 1970's
    5. Trying to remake CHILD'S…

  • When Zombies Attack!!

    When Zombies Attack!!

    ★★★½

    I picked this VHS up at a Fangoria convention in '98 when the Zombie sub-genre was actually at a slow roll (if you can believe that).

    WHEN ZOMBIES ATTACK : P.M.A.C. (Post Mortem Animation Control) is a COPS style series about a special task unit that takes out undead. The FX are awesome (it's co- directed by MONSTER SQUAD fx artist Matt Rose) and I'll be damned if it isn't a hell of a lot of fun.

    Interesting how this…