As always, Vincent Price was great. It was amazing to see him play a good and evil guy at the same time. The ending was sad, but expected. I will watch this again some day.
Monday, November 12, 2012
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
This movie would have been a great mind bender for my film class last quarter. It was funny and it kept me guessing as to what the real reality was. The horror/gore elements were so few and far between that they really stood out and added to the film. The ending with all the brains on the shelf was perfect.
I liked this movie a lot. It was really fun trying to figure out what was really going on. About half way through I thought it was going to be the horror fan as the "customer" that they had to keep happy. The ending was a little cheesy with the whole "ancients" thing, but I liked the ending sequences with the monsters all breaking loose and the cameo by Sigourney Weaver.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Great movie, and great acting. Three of my favorite actors: Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, and Alan Rickman are in this movie. I loved the visuals of the film. I really loved the how the blood looked fake and paint-like. I felt like Tim Burton made it look that way as a nod to old Hammer Horror films. I really liked the make up also.
Friday, August 17, 2012
LOVE this movie. Even after seeing it at least 10 times it is still awesome. I love the music and the cut away scenes. I also love the interactions between the members of the Firefly family. Even though they are evil, they love each other and stick together.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
These shorts were a little humorous, but that was it. The special effects were terrible and the stories were even worse. Each had potential that did not pan out. I will probably never watch this again.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
I loved this movie. The special effects were great and I liked the story even if it was a little ludicrous. The actor who plays Lincoln is perfect and I really enjoyed his vampire sidekick Henry. I will definitely be buying this when it comes out on DVD.
This movie was so slow and boring. The whole thing is a build up for a rape scene that is not very scary. Robert Englund doesn't even show up until the very end of the movie. The movie is also known as Sunburst. There are scenes that are very tense and create a disturbing atmosphere, but the payoff is very disappointing.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
This was a hilarious movie. It is so silly, but Vincent Price is amazing as usual. This is from Wikipedia explaining the film's prologue:
Much in the manner of Universal's groundbreaking Frankenstein (1931), William Castle opened the film with an on-screen warning to the audience:
- "I am William Castle, the director of the motion picture you are about to see. I feel obligated to warn you that some of the sensations—some of the physical reactions which the actors on the screen will feel—will also be experienced, for the first time in motion picture history, by certain members of this audience. I say 'certain members' because some people are more sensitive to these mysterious electronic impulses than others. These unfortunate, sensitive people will at times feel a strange, tingling sensation; other people will feel it less strongly. But don't be alarmed—you can protect yourself. At any time you are conscious of a tingling sensation, you may obtain immediate relief by screaming. Don't be embarrassed about opening your mouth and letting rip with all you've got, because the person in the seat right next to you will probably be screaming too. And remember—a scream at the right time may save your life."
- I think it would have been fun to see this in the theater when it came out. My favorite part of the movie was in the theater scenes where the lights go out and Vincent breaks the 4th wall in a sense.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
I liked this movie a lot. I had to watch it in film class today. It is not a typical horror movie because the majority of the horror is in a war scenario. The monsters are cool though and realistic looking. The story is really good for a war story.
Sunday, June 3, 2012
This was a cool movie. Of course Johnny Depp is amazing as always and the special effects were great. The only problem I had with it was the fact that Heather Graham was the leading lady. I just can't take her seriously. The story was a little convoluted at the end, but was interesting enough considering the reality of the Jack The Ripper case.
Monday, May 28, 2012
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Friday, May 18, 2012
This movie cracked me up. About 98% of the movie is fight scenes and scenes of impoverished people. It is a movie that has a serious message about consumerism and big business taking over, but it is so goofy. The best parts of the movie are when the main character Nada goes into a bank and says, "I have come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass, and I'm all out of bubblegum." and when he gives the aliens the finger at the end.
Monday, May 14, 2012
I recently listened to the audio version of The Phantom of the Opera written by Gaston Leroux and watched this film immediately after I finished. It is the most faithful adaptation of the book (even though the ending is different). I liked the movie, but it is too bad that there isn't a clear copy of it. It would be an even better film if it had been preserved.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Another great performance by Vincent Price! The story is mostly solid until the end when the blond lady comes back alive after the first wife is killed (it is unclear how the first wife being alive influences the blonde's life). Other than that, I enjoyed this movie very much.
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
This movie was insane. I really liked it though. I watched it in film class. The rabbit is freaky. I loved how in the beginning the town is almost directly taken from Halloween. I also liked how the mom was reading Stephen King's IT. The best part by far was the fact that Darko takes his girlfriend to see Evil Dead and that's where the rabbit takes off his mask. There is so much going on in this movie that it is kind of hard to make sense of, but overall the story was good.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Thursday, April 12, 2012
There are three mini-movies in this film. All of them are based on stories written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. The first mini -movie is Dr. Heidegger's Experiment. It was entertaining. The part where the wife turns into a skeleton made me laugh out loud. The second segment is Rappaccini's Daughter. Out of the three stories, I liked this one the least. It had some cool special effects, but the plot was too "Romeo & Juliet" for me. The last story, House of the Seven Gables, was my favorite. It was the most developed of the three segments.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Based on some of Edgar Allan Poe's stories, the film was split into three different stories with Vincent Price as the main character in each story. This is a Roger Corman film, and it included Basil Rathbone and Peter Lorre in addition to Vincent Price. The best story out of the three was The Black Cat.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Friday, March 2, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
This was made by James Whale, who made Frankenstein. It was definitely not as good as Frankenstein, but it was fun to watch. The special effects are very good for it's time. My only peeve was that the voice for the invisible man was not very memorable to me, and if it had been a memorable voice actor I probably would have liked it more.
Saturday, February 18, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
This movie was freaking crazy!!! It made no sense, but I couldn't stop watching it. The acting was great and if the movie had made sense I'm sure it would have been a masterpiece. Unfortunately, it was all over the place. All I could really get out of it was that it was about a couple's divorce and how crazy the couple is, then out of nowhere this octopus thing shows up near the end. WEIRD!!!
Friday, February 10, 2012
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
This movie is supposed to be one of the greatest horror movies. I found it boring. It was great seeing Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff together and their acting was spot on, but the story was very dull until the last 5-10 minutes. I guess I had high hopes.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Made by Lucio Fulci and also known as: Island of the Living Dead, Zombie Island, Zombie Flesh Eaters and Woodoo . This movie was freaking awesome!!! Mia Farrow's sister, Tisa Farrow is the main star. The first zombie in the movie kind of looks like Captain Spaulding from House of a 1000 Corpses and Devil's Rejects. The "special effects" are awesome, and they remind me of the effects in Evil Dead... I love this movie.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Vincent Price, as always, was great. The sister, Madeline's, boyfriend got annoying after the first 5 minutes of him being on screen and yelling. Apparently this movie is the United States National Film Registry as being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." I liked the fact that Vincent Price has blonde hair in the movie.
Friday, January 20, 2012
I did not laugh once at anything that Abbott and Costello did in this movie. The only parts that were in any way humorous were the reactions of Dracula and the very end when The Invisible Man speaks. The story was ludicrous and it would have been a much better movie story wise if there weren't 3 movie monsters in it all at the same time.
The trailer for this movie is scarier than the actual movie. The movie was alright, but it will definitely be a loooooong time before I watch it again. There are some great scenes in the film, but other than that it is kind of boring. The music in it is VERY irritating. It seems to play at all the wrong times and the moods of the music do not fit the situations. The ending is kind of disappointing.
This movie made no sense. There is no coherent story line. All I could figure out is that it has to do with Haitian Voodoo. In the middle of the movie a random screen shot with only the word "Damballah" (who is a character in the movie) shows up for no apparent reason. All the scenes with the little person portraying a witch doctor? are really strange. I don't think I even finished this movie it was so bad.
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
I watched this movie last night. It was very unsettling and a little confusing, but it is a Japanese Horror film, so that should be expected. About 95% of the movie was calm and quiet, but the 5% that was gore/horror was done wonderfully. There was one part in the movie where I jumped a little, and that doesn't happen very often with me.
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
I finally got all of the movies I had ordered for Christmas. Of all the movies I ordered this was one of the ones I was most excited to see since it is a Hammer Horror Film and it stars Peter Cushing. It was a good movie. I just love Hammer Horror. The camp value, the "special effects", the sets, the actors are all so great to watch.