Fuck you, Aykroyd's schlock masterpiece Nothing But Trouble is a classic. It's practically an Adult Swim show that stars Chevy Chase.
Most of the '60s horror I hadn't seen is part of a Hammer Studios DVD set that I picked up a couple years ago. Honestly, they're not that great outside of Christopher Lee performances.
V/H/S 2 has the best short in the entire series (the Malaysian cult). Viral can fuck right off since one of the shorts (the magician) wasn't even found footage for half of it, and that horrible skater zombie trash. The wraparound in Viral reminds me of the music video for Pig Destroyer's "Loathsome," so it gets some points for that.I found looking back at the first one best, that held up incredibly well and had some pretty strong filmmakers in that one, a few who are doing the Scream and Hellraiser reboots respectively even.
Part two just didn't grab me much, it felt like they rushed production on it. But I did enjoy how they kept the narrative going from the house in the first film that wrapped around the short stories, unfortunately though the payoff at the end was not satisfying and then after the second one, they never came back to the whats and whys of that arcing wraparound story within the first two films.
VHS Viral had some fantastic short stories, but overall the execution on that one was all over the place within the arcing wraparound within the short shots. Some shit in the main story made no fucking sense.
Nah, I haven't slept on Peter Cushing. His ongoing cinematic war with Christopher Lee is so much fun to watch and is one of the true joys in horror. I watched quite a few entries in both the Frankenstein and Dracula series a few years ago. I'd be happy if they were easier to find on DVD or streaming.Sleeping on Peter Cushing, man. The Hammer Frankenstein series is one of my favorite things just because of how much of a sociopath he is and how much fun Cushing is having. Monster From Hell can go fuck itself though.
I need to watch this again. I've only seen it once and wasn't into it, although I'm totally on board with the general concept. Alligators doing damage in movies is usually my thing.Revisited Tobe Hooper's "Eaten Alive" last night, and hey, it's still something else.
One I liked when I saw it ages ago (like late 90s/early 00s) was The Burning with a young Jason Alexander and Holly Hunter as part of its cast but I don't know if it's necessarily a "whodunit" as opposed to a more general slasher product of the early 80s.Has anyone here seen the 80s slasher Intruder? The poster spoils the movie but I love it and it’s free on Tubi. Check it out if you haven’t, good characters, fun kills and a cool ending.
I love whodunit horror, any other good recs?
Just watched Eaten Alive on Plex. I enjoyed it more this time and attribute it entirely to the transfer quality. Agreed that the weirdness is maxed out, probably to make up for the crocodile lacking in its presence. I kept thinking of Alligator and how well the gator was used in that movie.Revisited Tobe Hooper's "Eaten Alive" last night, and hey, it's still something else. Whereas "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" stuck out because of how realistic it feels, this movie is him stretching out the weirdness to the max. It may not be as good has his prior movie (that ones the greatest independent horror film of all time IMO), but it is beautifully fucked up. Plus, Wiliam Finley delivering one of the oddest monologues of all time, as Robert Englund as a horny redneck (whose opening line was "borrowed" by Tarantino for "Kill Bill")