As a person that has always had an outside interest in Jack the Ripper, this flick definitely took an interesting trip into that legend. While not one of the most popular or well known entries from Hammer, this one should be. Complete with the signature gothic scenery and atmosphere, this film boasts some great performances, a solid script, and some interesting and bloody killings. Yes, the pacing can feel slow, but the tension created the detailed story and development make this an easy aspect to overlook. In the end, this often overlooked gem from Hammer Studios is a suspenseful ride that many horror fans haven’t experienced. Sure, the pacing may turn some people off, but true horror fans should enjoy it!
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
While far from perfect, this flick was not as bad as it could have been. Yes, the film takes forever to get going, the acting is uneven and the plot never truly gets moving until the movie is almost over. But, it does feature a nice array of interesting special effects and atmosphere when the focus is the castle and surroundings vice the characters. If you are a fan of cheesy “B” horror flicks from the 1990s, check this out, if not, Stay Clear!
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
It was a blast from the past when I saw this on Netflix, I almost remember riding my bike to the video store. Ironically, even after all of these years, I came away from this flick with the same feeling, why did I watch this one? Yes, it is not the worst slasher from the era, but it is far from the top. The characters, acting, plot and soundtrack are pretty lame and often unnecessary, Couple that with the “B” Movie quality and you can see where this is going. To its credit, there are some good moments with some pretty funny murder sequences and it does have Vanna White and B-movie scream queen Linnea Quigley, but really, not much more. If you are into campy slasher flicks that cry 1980s, this one is for you, if you aren’t, stay clear!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Really, there is not much to say about this “B” movie entry. Shot during an era when beach movies and creature features were all the rage, this part beach party flick, part whodunit, and part horror tried to pull it together all at once on a shoestring budget. I imagine that they got what they expected, a total laugher featuring a rubber suited monster and some groovy music. Yes, this is a bit fun, but really that is just because it is so bad that it is good fun. The pacing, acting, effects and script are all bad. However, at just over 60 minutes, it is better than some TV that the networks are pushing.