Very evocative, stylistically beautiful and an excellent movie in which Robert Mitchum plays the diabolical Harry Powell, which does it exceptionally well. Directed by Charles Laughton and the film was unfortunately many hits when it came out and contributed to Charles Laughton lost the courage to make more films. A great shame, because the film is an evocative masterpiece and needed to be seen by all.
Why is there a watermelon there?
Holy moly what the hell was that I just watched? Completely insane far out of all the dimensions of the strangest - but the most brilliant, entertaining, and surprising thing I've seen in some time. A film that I never had read or heard of before, which should be absolutely impossible with the truckload of a cast! I mean, just look at it.
Really a bizarre film and story that include Buckaroo Banzai (Peter…
I want to hear you scream!
It's loosely based on Wade Davis's non-fiction book, delving into the unsettling world of black magic and voodoo in Haiti. Shot on location in Haiti, where we follow Bill Pullman in his compelling role as an anthropologist, embarking on a harrowing journey into the rainforest in search of a mysterious powder with zombification effects.
It is an atmospheric exploration, immersing viewers in a claustrophobic atmosphere set pieces. Brad Fiedel's…
A man could become a millionaire at this game.
When a film perfectly blends casting, script, and direction, it's a cinematic delight. The cinematography captures the essence of the period, enriched by exceptional music and performances. Peter Cushing is perfect as the detached man of science with an unerring need for exquisite specimens, while Donald Pleasence and George Rose shine with their morally questionable exploits. Donald Pleasence does it exceptionally well as an odious Irish…
Film #6 of Hoop-tober 2018
Sam Raimi wasn't lucky to obtain the rights for The Shadow, so he made Darkman instead with twisted super anti-hero Liam Neeson. And what a fine piece it is and looks super glorious on blu-ray from Scream Factory too. A revisit today makes Darkman obvious reasons very 90s, but Raimi's direction makes it timeless. Its blackly comic approach and it's wild, surreal images are unique and filled with gripping drama, action and strong characters.
Film #1 of Hoop-tober 2019
They are not dead yet!
There is no better way to start Hoop-tober than with one of my all-time favorites. Nyby's The Thing from Another World is a great 50's horror, but Carpenter takes this classic and turns it into a masterpiece of his own. Perfect in every way and still holds up today with beautiful, technical work, and practical effects, and the score is just a horrifying experience with a big-ass home cinema.
The Thing doesn't need any inductions, John Carpenter should be enough.