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Movie: House (1985)
“A troubled writer moves into a haunted house after inheriting it from his aunt.”
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MOVIES WATCHED THIS WEEK
The Mortuary Collection (2019)
“On the cusp of retirement, an eccentric mortician recounts several of the strangest stories he’s encountered in his long career, but things take a turn for the phantasmagorical when he learns that the final story – is his own.”
Day 15: I’m not the biggest fan of anthologies and this didn’t help. There is nothing redeeming about it. Even Clancy Brown doing his best Angus Scrimm impression loses its lust after the first few minutes. I fell asleep midway through the 3rd story. (1/5)
The Day of the Beast (1995)
“Bent on committing as many sins as possible to avert the birth of the beast, a Catholic priest teams up with a Black Metal aficionado and an Italian connoisseur of the occult. Now, he must become an unrelenting sinner. Is there still hope?”
Day 16: It’s a crazy premise with a fun heavy metal soundtrack. A lot of zaniness with solid performances from the leads that help keep you engaged. It drags a bit but does a good job of blending horror and comedy. (4/5)
“A young soldier killed in Vietnam inexplicably shows up to his family home one night.”
Day 17: I enjoyed this more than I expected. A simple story of a guy returning from war being extremely different was effective and well-paced for an early 70s slasher type flick. Director Bob Clark utilizes a solid cast with a low-budget. (3.5/5)
“A young photographer and his girlfriend discover mysterious shadows in their photographs after a tragic accident. They soon learn that you can not escape your past.”
Day 18: One of the staples of “J-Horror” and for good reason. Spine-tingling terror and creepy atmosphere are its strengths along with some striking visuals. (3.75/5)
“Two women kill samurais and sell their belongings for a living. While one of them is having an affair with their neighbor, the other woman meets a mysterious samurai wearing a bizarre mask.”
Day 19: The atmosphere really got me here. The use of wind has never been more effective. It felt like a character of its own along with the constant swaying of the reeds. Chilling, erotic, and an absolute classic. (4.25/5)
Cat People (1942)
“An American man marries a Serbian immigrant who fears that she will turn into the cat person of her homeland’s fables if they are intimate together.”
Day 20: An effective film about fear, paranoia, and love with a minimalist approach, but one that delivers incredible atmosphere because of it. Simone Simon delivers a solid performance as the lead with director Jacques Tourneur doing great things with such a low budget. (4.5/5)
House AKA Hausu (1977)
“A schoolgirl and six of her classmates travel to her aunt’s country home, which turns out to be haunted.”
Day 21: I have seen some trippy movies but this may be one of the most bonkers I have ever seen. It’s extremely difficult to explain this movie. You just need to watch and you won’t be able to explain it either. It feels like 3 different directors and writers are all working at the same time with a blind special effects person doing their own damn thing. But it all works somehow. (WTF/5)
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