Very nice little scifi chiller from Corman with a good script that far exceeds what you’d expect, only to be let down by a certain little creature towards the end. Short and brief and always entertaining, with Paul Birch a most excellent villain with a haunting voice. I wonder if I should watch the Wynorski version now?
An interesting premise (expedition looking for lost mayan tomb in underwater caves) and decent cinematography is totally ruined by, well, incompetence. Slow as hell (they don’t really reach the cave until there is half an hour left) and the finale so poorly shot that you don’t really care about anything. And of course, the wtf ending that seems to have been added in case of sequel chance. I do suspect post production tinkering, the movie starts with a cheesy looking text blurb about reptile people that looks like it’s been added to lure in conspiracy nuts.
Il notti del terrore aka Burial ground is my all time favorite go to movie when everything else fail, I watch it at least once a year, it has that level of comfort. I'm not even going to bother to write a review this time, just tell you a little story.
Everyone who has seen the movie knows the effigy that is Peter Bark, the adult male with the horrendous haircut that plays the incestous Michael. You'll never forget him…
One of my dearest friends got married today and I couldn't attend because I am at home with a nasty fever. Which sucks. :(
So I decided to do the next best thing, nod off on the couch to his favorite movie of all time. My little tribute.
Here's to you Fred and Gregory. Five stars.