"Sorry don't get it done, Dude"
Near the end of the film Cary Grant escapes from the hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota and a bit later arrives near Mt. Rushmore via taxi. Now the population of Rapid City in 1960 was approximately 30,000 people and very few cities of that size now have independent taxi services, let alone then, and certainly not ones willing to drive 24 miles out of town and into the Black Hills at night with the chance of a return fare…
This movie is wildly entertaining if a bit uneven, it's like the skeezy cousin of Carpenters Prince of Darkness. I find it very amusing that Soavi wanted to make a more respectable horror film instead of what this basically is, Demons 3, but apparently producer Dario Argento had other things in mind. I like to imagine their interactions went something like this:
M: Hey Dario your secretary says you want to go over some things?
D: Michele, we need to…
First off, I want it known that prior to watching this I heeded the advice of Jordan Barbosa and watched the TNG two parter episode The Best of Both Worlds, which has Captain Picard getting all Borg'd up, and I'm glad I did because apart from it being a pretty damn good bit of TV, it seems almost essential watching to fully get this film. So thanks Jordan, you're a real one!
Ever since I started watching these movies people…
Just a reminder of some of the films and shows Kathleen Kennedy has produced:
War of the Worlds
A.I. Artificial Intelligence
The Sixth Sense
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Tiny Toon Adventures
Gremlins I & II
Joe vs the Volcano
An American Tail
The Money Pit
Back to the Future I, II, & III
The Land Before Time
The Temple of Doom
Pretty interesting doc about a mentally ill man doing things that mentally ill people do and being exploited to do so by a bunch of industry vultures who in turn act shocked when this man does a heinous crime that is exactly like what he has been saying he would do on social media. Everyone sucks here.
The cast likeability factor for this film is off the charts!
Patrick Wilson - Likeable
Vera Farmiga - Likeable
Ron Livingston - Likeable
Lili Taylor - Likeable
Ghostbuster team - Likeable
Sadie the dog - Likeable (RIP)
The kids - Likeable
The house - Likeable
The tree in the yard with the dead body hanging in it - Likeable