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by Yojimbo
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Horror in General
Topic: Man Vs. (2017)
Replies: 1
Views: 204

Man Vs. (2017)

You' ll find "Man Vs." on Netflix and Amazon right now. I found it to be one of those, "I was entertained by it despite the fact that I can't say they really pulled it off" independent sci-horror films. The fact that it felt like a poor man's version of a film made by a certain former Califonya gove...
by Yojimbo
Tue May 23, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Horror in General
Topic: Reboots!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 363

Reboots!!!

Reboot the Universal monsters?

Hmmm...

I don't know how to feel about this.

by Yojimbo
Tue May 16, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: Horror in General
Topic: Corridor of Blood! (1958)
Replies: 2
Views: 267

Corridor of Blood! (1958)

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lxAfIb0qAUY Though billed by some as a "horror" film, it turns out to be nothing more than a slightly better than average 50's ham & cheese gothic thriller. Karloff is actually fairly solid in it. Christopher Lee gets a rather overhyped billing as he is riding the backs...
by Yojimbo
Wed May 10, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: Horror in General
Topic: Beyond the Gates
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Re: Beyond the Gates

I just read Ren Zelen's HT review and I am glad they saw some of the same problems I saw.
by Yojimbo
Wed May 10, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Horror in General
Topic: Beyond the Gates
Replies: 3
Views: 284

Beyond the Gates

I really didn't get into it. This one is on Netflix and really does come across as a "Goosebumps" for adults. Those who enjoyed STRANGE THINGS and/or the films with that retro 8Os cosmetic feel may enjoy this more than I did. A little slow on the start but it does pick up pretty quickly. It's not a ...
by Yojimbo
Tue May 09, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Horror in General
Topic: Mad Magician 1954
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Re: Mad Magician 1954

Yeah, Neon, I have no idea why this one isn't streaming or a routine cable watch. There are a lot of fairly decent older horror films/TV shows growing dust in the "vaults" and why the studios aren't making a greater effort in giving them exposure is beyond me. It would be nice if they would develope...
by Yojimbo
Tue May 09, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Horror in General
Topic: Dead Room 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 277

Dead Room 2016

While I may not be as enthusiastic as ZigZag was in their HT review towards this one, there is much I agree with. This is really not as bad as some have made it out to be. I did enjoy it as a one and done. However, it really could have been better. Nevertheless, despite its shortcomings, it's really...
by Yojimbo
Tue May 09, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Horror in General
Topic: The Unfolding
Replies: 3
Views: 329

Re: The Unfolding

The main premise is your pretty typical haunted house investigator cliche'. Seriously, there is very little there that is original. The scares are basically Paranormal Activity with accents. But if you enjoy that kind of stuff (I do), then it's not difficult to wade through. However, as for the subp...
by Yojimbo
Mon May 08, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Horror in General
Topic: Mad Magician 1954
Replies: 3
Views: 300

Mad Magician 1954

A fun ride with a murderous Uncle Vincent. As a cherry topper, he even pimp-slaps a Gabor sister! :yay: Sure, it's ham & cheese but, nevertheless, it's still a solid story with decent acting and---of course---Vincent Price. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QNqmuMbbqpk This one was part of a two disc se...
by Yojimbo
Sun May 07, 2017 2:03 pm
Forum: Horror in General
Topic: The Unfolding
Replies: 3
Views: 329

The Unfolding

This one didn't get much love over at imdb. However, for a "found video"/paranormal activity kind of B-flick, THE UNFOLDING may not be wholly original in the storytelling or scares department but--- it isn't horrible effort and it does have an unexpected subplot that gives it a peppering of original...
by Yojimbo
Thu May 04, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Horror Movies
Topic: Beautiful films?
Replies: 40
Views: 2655

Re: Beautiful films?

Neon, I assume you directed your statement at me---I think? Actually, and I wouldn't expect anyone to remember but, years ago, I wrote about how beautiful TALE OF TWO SISTERS was when I first watched it. Actually, it was so well shot that it's cinematoraphy was actually a distraction. I had to immed...
by Yojimbo
Tue May 02, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Horror in General
Topic: The Witch (2015)
Replies: 4
Views: 372

Re: The Witch (2015)

Neon, I viewed it on Amazon. Dj, I could see the love/hate split. The pacing, I believe, will hurt this one for many. Again, there aren't a whole lot of idle moments but there isn't a lot of action or flash to this one. Combine that with a rather somber atmosphere and it won't appeal to everyone. I ...
by Yojimbo
Tue May 02, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Horror in General
Topic: The Witch (2015)
Replies: 4
Views: 372

The Witch (2015)

:clap: Now we're talking! Take a little New England witch mythology and mix it with some Grimm Brother's ambience and you've got something that's actually a pretty well crafted little horror film. Though, not without it's faults, this was certainly one of the better horror films I have seen lately. ...
by Yojimbo
Tue May 02, 2017 1:19 am
Forum: Horror in General
Topic: Train To Busan
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: Train To Busan

Well, it is good for what it is but nothing exceptional. For me and zombies, at this point, I have to have exceptional.
by Yojimbo
Mon May 01, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Non-Horror Movies
Topic: Beautiful films?
Replies: 40
Views: 2655

Re: Beautiful films?

Wow! I am so glad someone agrees. I was afraid I was becoming a celluloid curmudgeon. I think your point is pretty valid Neon. Due to the fact that filmaking is cheaper and more accessible, I think the talent pool is starting to dilute a bit. This appears to be affecting television as well. Fortunat...