Oct. 15, 2008, 11:39 p.m. CST
by wuher da brewer
Tomorrow's is more of a mystery than a horror. There is even an intermission to guess the identity of the werewolf. Boring!
Oct. 15, 2008, 11:48 p.m. CST
I caught that one on AMC a couple years ago. One of them gimmicky movies where they take a moment at the end to let the audience figure out who the werewolf is. It's a pretty fun movie, if I recall.
Oct. 16, 2008, 12:01 a.m. CST
by The Crystal Skull
With Peter Cushing and werewolves coming up next?? Awesome!
Oct. 16, 2008, 12:03 a.m. CST
I've seen a movie Quint hasn't? I feel like a huge movie geek now.
Oct. 16, 2008, 12:11 a.m. CST
Assuming he's still capable of making a good film. Or maybe Gore Verbinski instead. This film's premise is great and I'd love to see it fully explored.
Oct. 16, 2008, 12:14 a.m. CST
Fear of this bigass gun.
Oct. 16, 2008, 12:29 a.m. CST
by Spifftacular Squirrel Girl
Thanks to this column I've been able to see some really great horror films. I LOVED Black Sabbath and I think this might be the next movie I'll have to track down and watch.
Oct. 16, 2008, 1:20 a.m. CST
by Big Bad Clone
I recall it being far too slow and now I can't remember how it ended.
Oct. 16, 2008, 1:37 a.m. CST
by Boba Fat
...it's a film best shared.
Oct. 16, 2008, 2:30 a.m. CST
Force the hand of the Changeling!! Everything else will just be watchable or worse! Pray to your George C Scott God!!!!
Oct. 16, 2008, 2:39 a.m. CST
by Boba Fat
That's planned for my Halloween night viewing, I love some vintage Italian horror, but now I'm torn. If it comes out of the sack before the 31st will I be able to resist a peek at the review? Guess I'll have to unless the movies gods keep that baby until last. I've got high hopes for that film being a lost gem.
Oct. 16, 2008, 3:10 a.m. CST
I haven't seen it in ages , you know what:? I like it better! It reminds me of the old days with a 65 Cronet and too much horsepower! It reminds me of mary jane rotten crotch and her smooth thighs... I think I love this movie now!!!
Oct. 16, 2008, 4:26 a.m. CST
Have You Decided All the Horror Films Your going to watch this October or are You still takeing Ideas?
Oct. 16, 2008, 4:50 a.m. CST
Peter Cushing does Not play The Main Character but Any Film that has both Peter Cushing and The Co-Star of The Rocky Horror Picture Show Charles Gray in has got to be Special
Oct. 16, 2008, 4:53 a.m. CST
Thank goodness. Man, I want your dvd collection. How's about shipping them suckers off to Sydney when ya thru. Thanks champ.
Oct. 16, 2008, 5:22 a.m. CST
Beast Must Die is a funky flick that could have only been made in the 70's. Agatha Christie meets Curt Siodmak.
Oct. 16, 2008, 5:22 a.m. CST
Sure, rattle off your list to me and I'll let you know if any titles jump out at me.
Oct. 16, 2008, 5:38 a.m. CST
CHRISTINE is a fuckin' classic. One of my favorite King adaptations, one of my favorite Carpenter flicks.
Oct. 16, 2008, 6:08 a.m. CST
by Lost Jarv
wonderful! One of my favourites of the period.
Oct. 16, 2008, 7:02 a.m. CST
Try "The Night Caller From Outer Space", B&W 60's British B Movie. It's about 6 movies squished together: The Day the Earth stood still, a swinging London/seedy soho flick, noir detective, a missile-bra lab sexy assistant / absent-minded boffin / impetuous Yank hero flick, and alien slasher film. Any film where the alien advertises for victims in a girlie mag, and which features a PoV shot of him trying to run down soldiers in a stolen jeep (huge disfigured hand on steering wheel) is unbeatable. Featuring a young John "Enter the Dragon"/"Nightmare on Elm St" Saxon.
Oct. 16, 2008, 7:51 a.m. CST
This one's just begging for a remake. I like the Shyamalan suggestion. God knows, the guy needs some new ideas.
Oct. 16, 2008, 7:56 a.m. CST
this film was not bad at all. i picked it up for a mate that loves these 50's numbers, for the equivalent of US$2, i think. spot on with the "elongated episode of The Twilight Zone" review, but that's no bad thing. considering the only decent film Shyamalan did could be reviewed the same, and everything after 6th Sense was a "poor, elongated episode of The Twilight Zone", i don't know maybe he should remake it. it would be low budget enough, unless he wanted to beautify it with fairies, pixies and walking trees or something.
Oct. 16, 2008, 8:18 a.m. CST
say no more, I'm sold!
Oct. 16, 2008, 10:14 a.m. CST
Another Midnite Madness DVD, and one of my favorite Vincent Price films. It's Corman, it's Poe, it's Satanic Vincent Price, and it looks fantastic.
Oct. 16, 2008, 10:46 a.m. CST
by American Hyena
For (at least part of) December? 'Cause damned if this column isn't making me feel extra Halloween-minded.
Oct. 16, 2008, 11:16 a.m. CST
and tune into AMC Friday nights after midnight or TMC Fridays at 2AM (Saturdays?). They ran both of these recently.<p>In fact AMC will have their Octoberfest of horror soon. If you get a chance see Survival:Pinata Island with a post Buffy Nicholas Brandon and a pre-Earl Jamie Pressley. It's a hoot of bad CGI (seemingly done on a Commodore 64), and bad acting.
Oct. 16, 2008, 11:42 a.m. CST
I believe Quint said he has already seen The Changeling, and this AMAD thing is just for movies he hasn't seen yet. BTW Quint, I mentioned Kwaidan in an earlier Talkback. Have you caught that one or could it be worked in this month? I've got it from Netflix but have only got about halfway through the first story, so no comments yet.
Oct. 16, 2008, 12:17 p.m. CST
Interesting role for that ultimate badass, Richard Boone.
Oct. 16, 2008, 12:24 p.m. CST
I BURY THE LIVING is one of the truly iconic horror films of the 1950s. Circumventing a zip budget, the script didn't compromise on creativity (a caretaker's cemetery map as a living entity). But the producers tampered with the final edit. Richard Boone originally died of fright; evidently, preview cards chastised the "unhappy" ending so a more idly upbeat conclusion was inserted (a la INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS). The "living dead/supernatural" hook is "rationally" rendered into a muder scheme (incredibly contrived, what with Boone's elderly apprentice inexplicably nailed as the culprit); this entire cop-out conflicts with the prologue (which telegraphs the original ending). Albert Band's direction transcended the shoestring production (this guy spawned Charlie Band?). By the way, some traces of the original ending are still visible in the climatic (erratic) editing. Could have been another CARNIVAL OF SOULS or CURSE OF THE DEMON if only the producers had not loused it up.
Oct. 16, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST
By the way, this is one of the very few times that I'd encourage a remake (original ending intact).
Oct. 16, 2008, 12:44 p.m. CST
I've got Beast must Die on my TiVo from AMCTV a couple weeks back. Will watch it closer to Halloween. <p> And I think the Christmas Movie a Day idea is AWESOME. Think about it Quint. Be sure to check for Bob Mitchum in RKO classic "A Holiday Affair". Weird to see Bob in a sappy romantic lead.
Oct. 16, 2008, 12:53 p.m. CST
Oct. 16, 2008, 12:55 p.m. CST
by American Hyena
to throw at Quint. Thanks for the support on the idea Himbo :-)
Oct. 16, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST
by Drunken Rage
Saw it on tv 30+ years ago, thought it spooky; recently rewatched it, has a disappointing ending but holds up very well. Great cinematography, too.
Oct. 16, 2008, 2:09 p.m. CST
by Rib Eye
"Once upon a time there was a cemetery caretaker who discovered that if he put black pins into the vacant plots on his cemetery map, the people who owned those plots would die. But when he took out the black pins and put in white pins, do you know what happened? The movie turned into a big pile of shit!"
Oct. 16, 2008, 2:57 p.m. CST
You should check out Madhouse with Vincent Price and Peter Cushing. Great flick that scared the crap out of me when I was a kid.
Oct. 16, 2008, 2:58 p.m. CST
by blonde redhead
but yeah. it sort of falls apart. it looks sort of cool though, doesn't it? that first still you posted is almost weirdly painterly. <br><br> even though it mostly sucks i still think it's a fun little movie.
Oct. 16, 2008, 4:30 p.m. CST
by spud mcspud
You've actualy made me interested enough to go seek this one out Quint: I BURY THE LIVING sounds like some creepy fun, even if there probably is a better movie in there somewhere.<P> Now, THE BEAST MUST DIE... there's a classic gimmick in this movie... ah, I can't spoil it for you, but I absolutely pissed myself laughing when I saw this again a couple of years ago when I got it on DVD. Last time I saw it, I was 10, and it was the early 80s...<P> Quint, strap yourself in, because with THE BEAST MUST DIE you may just die laughing. Hilarious fun.
Oct. 16, 2008, 4:34 p.m. CST
by spud mcspud
caruso_stalker217 beat me to it. Yep, there's a pause where the film actually stops to ask you who the werewolf is. Fan-fucking-tastic!<P> Enjoy with beer. Lots of beer.
Oct. 16, 2008, 4:37 p.m. CST
by spud mcspud
TERROR VISION, TROLL, KILER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE, SESSION 9, ILS, THE PEOPLE UNDER THE STAIRS, THE PLAGUE OF THE ZOMBIES, THE LEGEND OF HELL HOUSE, PHASE IV, DEMON SEED...<p> If you haven't seen any of those, Quint, they're all a blast. If you have... well played, sir, keep digging up those unseen gems, and I'll keep reading your reviews. This should be an annual thing!
Oct. 16, 2008, 5:46 p.m. CST
Good idea! I believe it's the only Hammer film to deal with Zombies, and a pretty fun number in a Hammer sort of way. Lacking some of their classic cast members but making up for it in Zombies. Good call, Spud.
Oct. 16, 2008, 5:57 p.m. CST
a genuine genre-buster and the only (barely) watchable (non-comedy) Bigfoot film to date. Although, since it takes place in the deep south, one might argue that it is actually a Skunk Ape movie, not a Bigfoot movie.
Oct. 16, 2008, 11:25 p.m. CST
The ones I have in mind are more recent titles, if you felt inclined.<p> The Dark Hours- it played the first Fantastic Fest, so you probably saw it. But if you didn't it's an intense at times grusome psychological thriller.<p> Isolation-coming from Ireland, genetic experiments go horribly wrong on a farm. Tense.Creepy.<p>The Other Side-Badass Reapers stalk people who escaped from Hell. I recommended this the other day in Harry's DVD column talkback. It's not scary really, but full of action and cleaver ideas.<p>Dagon-Stuart Gordon's fun adapatation of Lovecraft's The Shadow Over Innsmouth<p>Love Object- A guy develops an unhealthy fixation with his sex doll. It interfears with his relationship with a real woman and things get nasty. This came out long before Lars and the Real Girl.
Oct. 18, 2008, 5:54 p.m. CST
by spud mcspud
That's in my collection of weird-movies-I-bought-but-haven't-seen-yet - must get around to that! <P> I loves me some Lovecraft. Nameless things from unkonwn worlds, non-Euclidean geometry, things that should not be... fantastic!