Saturday, March 29, 2008

Short reviews

Cat People (1942)
A bit slow, not very horror-like, but a decent film for a rainy day.

Curse of the Cat People (1944)
Entertaining though it has very little to do with it's predecessor. Less horror-like than Cat People, but, IMHO, more interesting.

Ghost Busters (1984)
Great film. If you haven't seen it, you're missing out on a hell of a lot.

Ghostbusters II (1989)
A rare instance where I like the sequel as much as the original.

Bedazzled (2000)
Not my type.

Re-Animator (1985)

The special effects department went through 25 gallons of fake blood during the shoot.

I watched it knowing in advance that I would always like Lovecraft's short story better. The first striking thing about the movie was the score, which was basically Bernard Herrmann's Psycho theme. It was pretty
annoying to hear a classic theme passed off as something original. Underneath the added stuff, it still holds the Pyscho charm. (UPDATE: Having watched the making of Re-Animator, the score doesn't bother me at all. It was acknowledged that it was a tribute to Herrmann's theme.)

I've warmed to it after 2 more viewings... Obviously; if I didn't like it, I wouldn't have watched it again. Twice.


I was also lucky enough to get the DVD edition with a fabulous green marker in the shape of a syringe!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Friday, March 14, 2008

Halloween (Tree) in March

The illustrations from The Halloween Tree (written by Ray Bradbury & illustrated by Joseph Mugnaini) I posted on the 31st of October, '07 didn't work properly. Now I've finally gotten around to uploading them again. They should work now. If they don't, please let me know. Click image below to view more.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The 26 best zombies of all time (my fave 4)

The 26 best zombies of all time
Found via
The Presurfer
#26: The Resurrected Dr. Carl Hill
#16: Cemetery zombie
#14: Nathan Grandham
#6: Zombie Michael Jackson

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Thursday, March 6, 2008