My favorite classic musical. Full of catchy tunes and delightful performances by Andrews & Plummer. Only the last 30 mins or so of the movie lags for me (that's when they bring real drama to the story involving Nazis). I could care less if this film is historically accurate. I don't go to see a musical for historical accuracies, I go to be entertained and this film certainly does that.
I had such a grand time watching this film. I've seen it twice and thoroughly enjoyed it both times (by comparison, I thought 'Black Widow' was good but not great). The effects are top notch, the action is top notch, the comedy is great, and the onscreen chemistry between Shang-Chi and his best friend works terrifically.
Though it lost me sometimes during the movie the overall product is inventive, gory fun. The puppets have never been more menacing. In all honesty, I enjoyed this one more than the original 1989 outing.
Yes it has terrific effects, but the film also offers a surprisingly good amount of heart between Lance Henriksen and his onscreen son. I've come to watch this nearly every year as a staple in my October Fest. I'd recommend it to anyone who wishes to watch a horror film with cohesive plot.
Wasn't a great sequel, but easily passes the time. First off, Candyman doesn't really seem like Candyman without Tony Todd playing him. Also, I didn't care much for the distant angles for the kills. Myself being a product of the late '60's, a child in the '70's, and a teen in the '80's, I like watching the kills as they happen and not from under a bathroom stall or from a window from afar. Overall, though, it did have a nice connection to the original film. Not sure I'd get in a hurry for a second helping of this one, but not bad for a first time watch.
The most dreadful Dracula movie I've ever seen. I can't believe Wes Craven, a master of the macabre, had anything to do with this turkey. Where is Bela Lugosi, Frank Langella, Jack Palance, or even George Hamilton when you need them?
This film is a sendup of a few of my favorite movies (Escape From New York and The Road Warrior, to name a couple). It is an unusual film, but I've enjoyed it. It's a good popcorn movie for the horror crowd. The highway chase is so reminiscent of the chase in The Road Warrior that it brought back memories of those grand low-budget apocalyptic yarns of the '80's.
Not sure why this one gets a lot of hate. I really enjoyed it. It is made for adults, not aimed to please families. The action is top-notch. The Rock gets to play a straight up bad guy, probably the only time we get to see that. The visuals are good. But it's the first shooter mode segment that really rocks this pic. More movies based on video games should use this technique. Sure, the movie's not going to win any awards, but as for entertainment...it rocks!
Not even close to being among my favorite Stephen King adaptations. The film has its moments and Dee Wallace does a good job to injection some emotion, but the film drags way too long once the mother and son gets trapped within the broken down vehicle.
My favorite version, based on Stephen King's first novel. Spacek is perfect as Carrie White. She's not pretty (not saying she's ugly by no means). This was one (of many) complaints I had about the 2013 remake, for as much as I like Chloe Grace Moretz, she's just way to pretty to convince me she was an outcast and after her awesome work in 'Kick-Ass' it was even harder to convince me she could be a victim of bullying. Also, William Katt as Tommy Ross was a highlight, the guy was a genuine nice guy and it was tragic what happened to him. Nancy Allen as Kris was wicked and, as pretty hot as she was in this, I hated her with a passion. Everything just clicks in this one, making for a terrific suspense thriller. Director Brian De Palma does well in building suspense, taking cues from the master, Alfred Hitchcock.
Easily the best of 'The Crow' franchise. Stylish, dark, and moody with a terrific soundtrack, this is the only one I watch repeatedly. I feel Brandon Lee could've been on a path to superstardom had it not been for the tragic accident which ended his life. So much potential for this young actor.
'Mausoleum' belongs in a grindhouse or a drive-in theater surrounding, which is where it's most enjoyable. The acting is horrible, the score isn't much better, and the '80's practical effects are subpar even for its time. However, double it up with other grindhouse 'specials' such as 'Piranha' (1978) or 'Humanoids From the Deep' and then you'll have a wickedly good time.
One of my favorite John Carpenter films. Instead of gore this one relies on telling a tale that's creepy and very atmospheric. Also this one consists of likable characters which make you care about what happens to them. The score for this film is just as exciting as the one Carpenter did for 'Halloween'. Easily a recommendation for me for any horror fan.
While most horror fans says 'An American Werewolf in London' is the best werewolf movie ever 'The Howling' is mine. First off it's full of eerie atmosphere. Also I love the transformation of Eddie Quist way more than I did in anything else. It pays homage to 1941's 'The Wolf Man', also a favorite of mine. This was also the one that put Dee Wallace on the trail to being one of horror's biggest Scream Queens.
Hands down my favorite anthology movie. Also, perhaps, my favorite Stephen King film. This one is full of charm, '80's practical effects, and a sense of macabre fun. It's tradition that I watch this film every October and I'd recommend it to anyone who loves horror.