Of the three James’ inspired works, The Haunting of Bly Manor is the one that is truly inspired, even if it’s not as scary as we’d hope.
One can understand why Criterion would show these films during the month of October. They do at least have historical value as a representation of how the X-Rating pushed mainstream films to a new level of what it conceived as eroticism. Still the time period represents a low period of cinematic achievement, even if its darkness gave way to the dawn of a wonderful new world of film.
If there is good Hammer horror, I haven’t seen it yet.
This movie knows it’s trash. It’s still trash. Except for Crawford, on both counts.
…it’s remarkable how far a medieval ballad can reach through time, even if what comes out on the other side holds little resemblance to the significance of the tale.
For me, I will stick with Running Man. It’s dumb too. Just not as preachy. And I will hold out for filmmakers who are actually bold, and not just gross and silly.
This is what happens when one takes B-Level material by a good writer with a director who is kind of through with the hassle of being a director.
Director Terence YoungScreenplay Denne Bart Petitclerc, William Roberts, Lawrence RomanStarring Charles Bronson, Ursula Andress, Toshirō Mifune, Alain Delon, Capucine Red Sun is a Franco-Italian gimmick film made on the cheap. […]
This movie shouldn’t really be watched, unless you just want to help pay some royalties to people you like.
So do you need to see this film? Do you want to see this film? Do you have two hours to waste? No you don’t.
By the time they get to the third film, they finally make a good one.
This is a bad movie. Really it’s more sad than anything.
I have resisted watching or reviewing these films for some time. I was always partial to Michael Myers, for better or worse, and the times I watched these films, it […]
“It wants to be a statement, but it’s not quite a sentence.”
#justgettingstarted I don’t think this was scripted. I don’t even think it was improvised. I am pretty sure it was just boredom. See this film only if you can’t live without seeing Russo in everything.
Netflix is pushing out a lot of stuff that is not being picked up other places. They are grabbing a lot of properties and talents that are on a downward swing. If they keep this trend up, they may need to change the name of the company to Developed Hell.