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The Prowler is about as generic as a slasher movie can get. It follows the story of a WWII veteran who kills teenagers at the annual graduation dance. This is considered by many to be one of the best in the slasher genre and personally I don't understand why. Although Tom Savini's gore effects are as usual amazing and the film can be entertaining at times it is mostly rather boring and unoriginal. The characters are like always rather dumb as proven when the police deputy allows his girlfriend who is not an officer to follow him to try to stop the dangerous murder. People also run out into the night to go skinny dipping alone during the dance too (who does this?). Overall the only difference between The Prowler and most other 80's slashers is the killer's costume and choice in weapons.
Army of Darkness is the third instalment in the Evil Dead franchise and although it completely abandons its origins in the horror genre and instead becomes a complete comedy, it is a very interesting change. This movie is follows Ash after he travels back in time to the medieval times where the evil terrorises the people. This movie is very funny and Bruce Campbell once again does a terrific job as Ash in this movie as his character is developed further. This movie has similar charm to the much later Pirates of the Caribbean movies in that although it is extremely silly it is also very funny and very entertaining. Although not as good as Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness is a hugely successful film in my eyes and possibly one of the most interesting cult classics out there.
The screen adaptation of the play of the same name, A Streetcar Named Desire is a classic in movie making and it is quite obvious why. Terrific performances from everyone involved, most notably Marlon Brando as the abusive Stanley Kowalski. The characters although all terrible people are interesting to watch and are perfectly directed by Elia Kazan, it is not hard to see what makes this dark drama worthy of its classic status.
A dark, thought provoking story about a news reporter who moves to New Mexico and makes a breakthrough story featuring a man trapped in a mine cave in. When I first heard about this movie I thought it was one of those lost survival stories and was immediately hooked, although my assumption was very wrong I was not at all disappointed with Ace In The Hole. All of the acting is brilliant and the perfect character arc Kirk Douglas' character who goes from an ambitious reporter to using the trapped man for his own financial gain, there are no heroes in Ace In The Hole and that is what makes it so interesting. It is a study on the dark side of humanity, namely greed and desire. A very well made classic and should be more recognised in my opinion.