Friday, October 14, 2011

Frankenstein (1931), Ghost Rider, The Wolfman (1941), The Evil of Frankenstein, House of 1000 Corpses, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Poltergeist

Oct 6
Frankenstein (1931)

I've never seen this. Wow. I see where the genesis of all the modern movies come from as I watch these classics. Karloff was amazing and tragic as the poor monster. Also he was far more nimble than the lumbering monster we all think of. The sets and matte paintings are worth watching for too.. a lost art almost. 

Oct 7
Ghost Rider (2007)

Just shut up. Chris and I both really enjoy this cheese fest. It is funny (intentionally? I have no idea) and goofy and I LOVE YOU NIC CAGE. There I said it. Happy now?

Oct 8
The Wolfman (1941)

Lon Chaney broke my heart in this. He really did. His sweetness shone through and made the story even sadder. I can see how this inspired Benecio Del Toro to become an actor. I just wish he hadn't re-made this nearly perfect movie as a "tribute". 

Oct 10
The Evil Of Frankenstein (1967)

Peter Cushing played the (not very) mad doctor in this re-telling. He is too bloodless to be passionate to be believable but dude.. the monster was pretty rad. Even if he was kind of a pussy monster. I mean he ate a couple of goats and could be hypnotised. It was weaksauce. Sad drippy weaksauce. With a side order of goat. :(((

Oct 11
House of 1000 Corpses (2003)

AAAAAAAAAH! I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!!! FISHBOY!! Otis is one of my favourite characters ever. This whole hot mess turns my crank and is so fucking creepy/crawly/gross/nasty/awesome. I love Dr Satan, and Mother Firefly and you know, if this had Brad Dourif in it, it would have exploded into a movie-gasm I would have to have died and gone to hell for. So basically it was pretty good. Oh and we listened to Rob Zombie's commentary which was really good. Informative and kinda funny. 

Oct 12
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)

This is a fitting movie to watch after Ho1kC as Zombie seemed to really take most of his inspiration from it. It is a batshit masterpiece. Dennis Hopper (RIP man) was nutso to the extreme in a hymn singing, chainsaw swinging way. Again Mr Bill Moseley is a fucking genius as Chop-Top. I love these gonzo wackadoo flicks. And make sure you watch the very end carefully. Is that Grandma rising up? You judge..

Oct 13
Poltergeist (1982)

A classic. How this was rated PG is beyond me. Canon.

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