Monday, October 22, 2012
Ghost Breakers (Paramount, 1940)
Although his later movies are a more acquired taste - I don't think anyone would argue with Bob Hope's 1940's filmic output - and this is one of his best. It's nice to get some creepy laughs in during our Halloween Horrorfests!
Children Shouldn't Play With Dead Things (Geneni Film Distribution, 1972)
I became a fan of this movie when I connected it to my Movie Monsters book by Alan Ormsby that I loved a lot as a kid. He mentions obliquely in it that he and his friends even made a "real movie" one time - and after reading more about it in Famous Monsters magazine I finally got to see it one Halloween night after one of my last rounds of trick or treating. It didn't come on until like 2am, so I was mighty sleepy when the end credits rolled - but I loved the movie.
That love did not communicate itself to my movie buddy nephew James - when this popped up in the very first Crazy Movie Weekend as a favor to my buddy Ray - who'd never seen it - it turned out to be 87 minutes of torture for James, who catalogs it among his least favorite movies and his low point in all the CMWs so far.
I still like it a lot.
April Fool's Day (Paramount, 1986)
I saw this in the theater back in its initial run - and despite a cool cast - including Amy Steel (Friday the 13th Part 2) and Thomas F. Wilson (Back to the Future) - I was irritated by the movie. I will revisit it one of these days and see what I think of it now.
Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!
Posted by Craig Edwards at 12:21 AM