James' Review of La casa sperduta nel parco (House on the Edge of the Park)


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    La casa sperduta nel parco (House on the Edge of the Park)

    La casa sperduta nel parco (House on the Edge... (1985)

    [b][size=3][u]Wednesday, Sept 27th[/u][/size]
    83. Prom Night. (1980)[/b] This wants to be [i]Carrie[/i] sooooo bad. But it ain't even close. This Platinum Corp DVD is not as crap as you'd expect, but the image is often too dark to see what the hell is going on. Shapes moving around don't scare me. I have to see what everybody is screaming and running from! The worst of this may be during the scene with the van (don't come a'knockin when the van's a'rockin) when the chubby dude and his way-too-pretty-for-him girl are attacked by the slasher and it all looks like it could be really exciting...but you can't see nothing!! So this suffers from a crap transfer. The daylight scenes look all fuzzy (for effect, I take it...ripping off De Palma's film). Why watch? Well, there's a tasty (female) as[i]s[/i] shot and Jamie Leigh Curtis is here for our pleasure. I like the opening scene in the abandoned building. Not much else. It's fun to laugh at some portions. The disco music is apalling (I'm still researching if it was changed from the original). Curtis is way better in [i]Halloween[/i] and [i]Terror Train[/i]. Or just watch [i]Carrie[/i] instead, it's the better film out of all of those. Then watch [i]Halloween [/i]for Curtis and [i]Terror Train[/i] if you have time. 6/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 7/10)

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    [size=1]This is a cool scene with the killer sneaking up on Curtis! Check it out! :p[/size]

    [b]84. Total Recall. (1990) [/b] Many of the effects here have not aged well. The opening 3rd is exciting and quite fun. But then the movie transfers to the planet Mars and we're treated to a planet made entirely of 4 rooms and many obvious minitures. I'm not fooled one second that Ulnuld is running around a planet rather than studio sets. Lame! But many effects are nice, the story carries things far and the big guy is also pretty good. And then there's Sharon Stone... :p 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

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    [size=1]One of the best scenes in the film. Excellent effects and funny too. [/size]

    [b]85. House on the Edge of the Park (a.k.a. Casa Sperduta nel Parco). (1980)[/b] David Hess from [i]Last House on the Left[/i] plays a similar character here. Just a thug who likes to rape and slowly torture then murder his young female victims. Who calls this entertainment?! Well. me. sorry. :( It's just that I can't help but watch crap like this during this time of year. I never watch this kind of stuff at other times. There, I've covered myself. :D Seriously, this film is more accessable than [i]Last House[/i] for reasons that would be a spoiler. It's actually more clever than you'd expect. The acting is also pretty good. Besides some harse sexual attack scenes, the most disturbing thing about it is the song "Sweetly". What a haunting theme song! Someone please tell me how to remove that from my head...it won't go away!! I'm serious...someone help me now. :( 7/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]

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    I like the cover. :up:

    [b]86. Indestructable Man. (1956) [/b] Lon Chaney Jr becomes a tough skinned killer who seeks revenge for a few people who tattle taled on him. Dull? To say the least! Kind of funny too. I watched the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version and they make it fun to watch. Not the best episode ever, but I'm a fan of the Joel episodes and they really take me back to a time when the show was less structured. I like it best that way. 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 8/10)

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    Indigestable!

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