This movie is a marvel. It's the flick I bring up anytime I'm asked what's an underrated horror film. It's Romero at his most artistic. It has the demented loner-killer vibe much like Taxi Driver and Maniac, mixed with the possible supernatural element. Keeping the supernatural-vampire mystery, only betters the film. I bounce back and forth while watching, if I believe him to be a vampire or not. I know he and his uncle absolutely believe he is a vampire.…
John Carpenter has a careers worth of underrated gems. In my worthless opinion, this is his most underrated flick. It stands shoulder to shoulder in quality and in frights with other beloved horror classics. Yet, I could mention this to my close friends and family, and I know they would never have heard of this horror masterpiece.
I love how this film dives head first into the doom and gloom synthesizer riff with a back and forth between scenes and…
Saw this for the first time with an audience at a theater last night. Everyone’s uproarious laughter just makes this flick even better.
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More solid gothic-ghost tales from Bava. What a career this fellow had. At the very least, he always crafts a world I'm able to get lost in. The sets alone are always on point and feel like a long lost Tim Burton wet dream. This one pairs nicely with another excellent Bava flick, Kill, Baby…Kill (which I prefer). Bava can tell a ghost story that makes you question the physical world. It's not just a ghost tale, but a questioning of…
A Science-fiction, body horror, timeless, MASTERPIECE. I can not get enough of this movie. I already want to watch it again and that is a very rare feeling for me. I bought the Scream Factory blu-ray and am loving every bit of this restoration and all the glorious extras. Just buying movies again is something I've been enjoying. I really like to support a piece of art that means a lot to me.
I know Ennio Morricone did the original…
What an ominous and ambient horror experience. This film feels like a meditation that slowly grows in intensity. The way Carpenter fills spaces with the nature of California as it’s back drop to fill the spaces between dialogue and action is just impeccable. The scenery may feel like the biggest star of the film to me. The tone of the Autumn beach fills and says way more than any dialogue.
I noticed something very interesting to me on this viewing. Every…