JamesPerry's Rating of Horrors of Spider Island

James' Review of Horrors of Spider Island

4 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
Horrors of Spider Island

Horrors of Spider Island(1960)

[b][u]Saturday, Sept 30, 2006-final Day/Horrorthon Warmup '06[/u]
91. Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. (1986) [/b] A hellish nightmare that takes place partly in a radio station? Hell, I'm there! Awesomely good sequel to the original classic. THE highlight of my movie watching weekend. I liked it much more than last year (when I had a problem with Hopper and the reimaging of the famed "dinner scene", I had no such problems this time). I do advise that fans of the original not view these one after the other or [b]TCM2[/b] will come of as lacking. But in itself it's a damn good horror movie. Uncomfortable at times and oddly funny too! I love the DJ lady and her engineer. Awesome! 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]


The famouse "Breakfast Club" poster. Stupidty it didn't make the cover of the DVD release. Big WTF!
92. Day of the Dead. (1985) [/b] The 2nd sequel to Romero's [i]Night of the Living Dead[/i] has an easy pace but a lot of very good (very creepy) ideas. I quite like it and really need to upgrade my VHS. It has one of my favorite scenes in any of these films (the half a head looking around). Also a favorite character: the awesome "Bub". I welcome a remake to this. Can't wait to see it. 8/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]
93. Horrors of Spider Island. (1960) [/b]Some horror/porn for my pleasure. :p Lots of b&w honeys crash land on an island and soon the only guy "available" (if you follow me) is bitten by a goofing looking spider effect and he turns into a spider himself. Damn the luck! That would happen to me...isolated with a dozen hot looking chick and then I'd be turned into an incompatable species of some sort. Me: "come on baby, I can use my spinnerette!!". I watched the version shown on the bad movie mocking show Mystery Science Theater 3000. It's funny, and kind of hot with all those chicks running around removing their clothing and so forth. Nearly soft porn. 4/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (MST3K upgrade 9/10)


[b] 94. Lady Frankenstein. (1971) [/b] More softporn and goofy effects. I didn't enjoy this all that much. It's just a retelling of the classic story with some nudity. Big whoop! [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img] I'd originally planned on Kenneth Branaugh's Frankenstein flick but bailed out because I was tired and a neighbor's visitor showed up with a boom car and created a lot of frustration. This was a poor subsitute for Branaugh's excessive so-bad-it's-good masterpiece. For those who love that film forgive me, I just laugh and laugh and laugh. As for Lady Frankenstein, there is really nothing new here. 5/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rotten.gif[/img] (laugh-at-it upgrade 7/10)

[size=4][b] 95. Dark City. (1998)[/b][/size] I needed something great to end the warmup on. This was it. This strange Twilight Zone kind of story is among my favorites. It's disorienting as it opens, then you begin to think you know what's going on, then you realise you don't, and then all is revealed. Just an outstanding closing of the day( and warmup)...from [i]TCM2 [/i]to [b]Dark City[/b]. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] 9/10 [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/fresh.gif[/img]




[b]** I started the Horrorthon on Sunday morning. It went pretty good. Reviews coming up. **[/b]