Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween!

So, today's Halloween and thus the end of the official horror month. But, but...I imagine that won't affect my viewing habits too much. In fact, I imagine November will be just as heavy on the horror. Anyway, I've been watching quite alot of movies the last few day, some alot better than others. Here's a selection...

Barn Of The Naked Dead (1974)
As you'd expect with a title like that, this is pretty sleazy. Man plays nice, lures women to his farm, locks them up in his barn and plays out some twisted circus fantasies. It's a hideously misogynist script, which just leads to the whole film being completely unbelievable and annoying. Only worth watching for Andrew Prine, who plays the wacko and completely steals the show.

Just Before Dawn (1981)
Surprisingly effective chiller of the 'loud-teen-campers-ignore-the-warnings-of-local-forest-ranger-only-to-bump-into-machete-wielding-loonbags' variety. Well worth checking out.

I Drink Your Blood (1970)
One of my favorite discoveries this year. Great fun. Satanists, rabid construction workers. This film has everything. Awesome!

Turkey Shoot (aka Blood Camp Thatcher) (1982)
I only bought this because I was so impressed with some of the directors other films (especially Dead End Drive-In), but this was a bit of a bore. Most of the film is devoted to showing Olivia Hussey looking worried. And I guess she should be. After all, she's either in a horrible prison camp or being hunted like an animal by rich people. Hmmmm. Nope. Bad.

Prom Night (1980)
Four children commit a crime, resulting in a young girl's death. Six years later it's their high school senior prom night and an unknown killer has decided it's time to make them pay. Despite starring Leslie Nielsen as the school principal, this is pretty average. Not much happens until the end...and even then it's not terribly exciting.

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