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Solid horror movie with great performances from Karloff and Lugosi. Seems to be ahead of it's time with the inclusion of the horrors of war and it's decision to ditch the traditional creepy mansion for a more modern one. However, the atmosphere remains eerie and it is fairly violent and controversial for it's time. The skinning scene, satanic ritual, and incestuous aspects were all surprising. The only downside to the film are the couple on the honeymoon. They aren't given a whole lot to do for the plot and aren't as interesting as the conflict between Karloff and Lugosi. Also, it's refreshing to see Lugosi as somewhat of a hero for once.
Very creepy atmosphere, old fashioned and effective scares, and a great character study of Mike Enslin. Cusack carries the movie well in a wonderful performance of a man haunted by his past. One of the finest King adaptations by far, with moments that are horrifying, emotional, and touching all in one package.
One of the greatest films ever made. Period. Amazing special effects, creepy atmosphere, and truly terrifying subject matter make this film so memorable and impactful. The cast is top notch and they all do a wonderful job, never coming off as cheesy or over the top. This film also serves as the ultimate battle of good vs evil, God vs Satan, which is gripping whether the audience is religious or not. There is a little girl's life at stake and we watch as something vile takes over her body. Not much is scarier than a demonic parasite that corrupts innocent life. Furthermore, Father Karras' dream sequences are haunting and you feel for him as he struggles with death as well as faith. His redemption story arc is one of my all-time favorites. Lastly, you feel for Chris as she is just a mother worried for her daughter's life, while Regan is simply stuck in the middle of the central conflict. It is compelling to the very end with excellent characters and will never grow old in my mind.
Upon rewatching this, it isn't as bad as I remember. It might not be very good, but definitely honors and pays respect to gritty horror films of the past. I also like the experimental, music video feel to certain parts. However, I also enjoy Rob Zombie in general so that likely explains that. Overall, it is campy, which works both for it and against it at times. Good, memorable performances from the antagonist family, especially Captain Spaulding, played by Sid Haig, which is the highlight of this film. I would only recommend watching this to diehard horror fans however. Might not be amazing, but I enjoy watching around Halloween. The title song for the film is also badass.
Very good zombie movie and horror movie in general. Great gore effects and the black humor mixed with apocalyptic dread is great. Actors are also good, but I wish the characters themselves were a little more compelling. I felt like I didn't care about them as much as I did the characters from Night of the Living Dead. Still, solid zombie moments and good if you're in the mood for grim social commentary and awesome attack scenes.