Andrew Forbes wrote:I've started early. It's the only way I'll have any chance of watching them all. I started off with The 7th Victim. Intriguing and atmospheric for most of the running time, I found it finished with a wheeze instead of a bang. It certainly didn't reach the heights of Cat People or I Walked with a Zombie.
I also finished off Mother of Tears. Man, was that a shitty ending. Still, I think most of the flick lives up (or down) to its pedigree. Sadly, this movie confirms Argento's misogynistic worldview, as well as his inability to create a coherent narrative, but it's got style and some good scares.
Andrew Forbes wrote:I started off with The 7th Victim. Intriguing and atmospheric for most of the running time, I found it finished with a wheeze instead of a bang. It certainly didn't reach the heights of Cat People or I Walked with a Zombie.
Andrew Forbes wrote:I tried watching House of Usher and ended up switching it off. I often tire of movies where everyone makes oblique references to a terrrrrible secret that dooms them but won't just get the f*** on with explaining anything or living their lives. That's not to say that I don't enjoy anything Gothic. At least Mario Bava movies have the advantage of looking phenomenal. This is the second Corman/Price flick I've seen (the other was The Pit and the Pendulum), and they both fell flat. I just don't think I'm a Vincent Price fan. I don't find him creepy, just hammy. Then again, I enjoyed Dragonwycke, so maybe it's just Corman's Poe movies that don't work for me. Odd, given that I enjoy Poe and that the films share an aesthetic similarity to Hammer horror, which I usually love. Oh, well.
HGervais wrote:Martin Scorsese's list of the 11 scariest films of all time.
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