Monday, October 16, 2017

Cody's Film, TV, and Video Game Blog: Children of the Damned (1964)

Cody's Film, TV, and Video Game Blog: Children of the Damned (1964): While my memory of when I first learned of Village of the Damned is hazy, I'm fairly confident that the first time I heard of this fi...

31 Days of Horror Day 16 Scream Blacula Scream

TITLE-Scream Blacula Scream
FORMAT-Orion VHS

A sequel to Blacula starring Pam Grier sounds great. Too bad it is a boring mess of a film.

Pam is the chosen one of a voodoo cult. But another member thinks they should be the chosen one. So they bring Blacula back to life.

And voodoo vs vampires is a neat idea that hasn't been used much.  This film has a decent cast.  All the blame for how boring it is has to be laid on the script.

Scream Blacula Scream gets a D-.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Cody's Film, TV, and Video Game Blog: Village of the Damned (1960)

Cody's Film, TV, and Video Game Blog: Village of the Damned (1960): I'm drawing a complete blank in remembering when I first heard of this film. I can remember seeing a trailer for what I think was the ...

31 Days of Horror Day 15 The Visit

TITLE-The Visit
FORMAT-Universal Blu Ray

Months back a buddy gave me a milk crate of Blu Rays. Lots of comedies I will never watch. But a few decent films in the crate. I had never heard of M Night's The Visit before getting the Blu Ray. And so far I have liked one M Night film.

A lady sends her young teen children off to her parents' home. All so she can go off on a cruise with her new boyfriend. The kicker is the lady hasn't seen her parents in 15 years since she married the childrens' father.

The kids get there and decide to film the entire visit. Shit starts to get "creepy". And then whammo at the end we get a stupid as fuck twist. Now the kids have never seen their grandparents. And the mother never sees them,she just sends the kids off. The twist is the people pretending to be the grandparents are killers. Meh.

It has taken me 4 viewings to make it all the way thru this shitty film.The pacing is horrible. The twist isn't bad,but it doesn't make up for how crappy the rest of the movie had been.

The Visit gets a F+

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Cody's Film, TV, and Video Game Blog: It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958)

Cody's Film, TV, and Video Game Blog: It! The Terror from Beyond Space (1958): Once again, I have to refer back to the book, Monster Madness , in order to talk about my introduction to this film. I may have read about...

Cody's Film, TV, and Video Game Blog: Hammer Time: The Abominable Snowman (of the Himala...

Cody's Film, TV, and Video Game Blog: Hammer Time: The Abominable Snowman (of the Himala...: Aside from film, television, and video games, one of my other major interests has always been the study of the unknown, particularly crypt...

31 Days of Horror Day 14 Creature from the Black Lagoon

TITLE-Creature from the Black Lagoon
FORMAT-Universal DVD

This was the 3rd of the Universal Classic Horror films I saw. The local UHF channel aired it late one Saturday night. I ended up staying up all night to see it at 3am. Plus Creature is pretty much always tied with The Wolfman as my favorites of the Universal Classics.

A small boat of scientists and others go out in search of a fishman. They find one,who is male and falls in love with the one female on the boat. The woman gets kidnapped by the Creature and the rest of the crew have to save her.

Fairly standard plot that since this came out in 54 has been copied many many times.What makes this version stand out is many things. The acting is much better than you would normally get in a genre film of this era. The Gillman suit looks amazing. And while this DVD is missing this the film  was originally released in 3d. I got lucky back in the mid 2000s and saw a theatrical screening  of the 3d version.

Creature from the Black Lagoon gets a A.