Directed By: Koji Shiraishi
We’re taking our first foray to the east with Occult, from the director of Noroi which I had covered before and liked a lot. Turns out he had made a whole series of movies in a similar vein and to varying degrees of success.
Directed By: Mario Bava
“I’ll tell you this, if there ‘are’ any intelligent creatures on this planet… they’re our enemies.”
Alright, so we’re going way back to the swinging 60s for this one with a look at Mario Blood And Black Lace Bava’s foray into sci-fi released in the same year. It isn’t as accomplished as that movie was, but that doesn’t mean it’s without merit. Though it mostly is without merit.
Directed By: Adam Wingard
“Heather? Is that you?”
How do you follow up one of the biggest cultural phenomenons ever? Wel, it helps that it’s already had one much-maligned sequel, making your job easier. As long as you’re good enough, you’ll always come second. But audiences in 2016 are different from those in 1998 so sometimes you have to go bigger.
Directed By: Jacques Tourneur
“Frankly, it was something of a shock to see my patient that way for the first time. Nobody had told me Mrs. Holland was a… mental case.”
Sometimes these things are good to fill in the gaps in my knowledge and to spend a dreary Saturday* watching something that I wouldn’t normally watch. This one feels more like a Sunday movie, which I can’t really explain other than to say there are some things good for a Saturday night and some things that are good for a Sunday afternoon. Make sense? Good.
“Ever try it under the shower before?”
So what have we today? Well, it’s back to slasher-town (for some reason) with the largely and perhaps rightly forgotten, SLASHER HIGH.
Directed By: James Whale
“He’s invisible, that’s what’s the matter with him. If he gets the rest of them clothes off, we’ll never catch him in a thousand years.”
Well after The Island Of Lost Souls I thought I would carry on the HG Wells theme with a look at another adaptation of his masterworks with The Invisible Man. To be honest this has never been my favourite of the classic Universal horror flicks and I will now attempt to explain my blasphemy.
Directed By: Erie C. Kenton
“Are we not men?”
We’re taking a trip way way back today, back to a Devo song. Wait, no that’s not it. Right yeah we’re going to visit the island of Dr Moreau in the best of all the Moreau films (Though perhaps not the most entertaining if you’ve ever seen the late 90s Marlon Brando version).