Monday, August 12, 2013
Dracula - Prince of Darkness / The Plague of the Zombies (Hammer Film Productions, 1966/1966)
Four movies - but still only three posters - that's like a 33% bonus! Sweet! Dracula - Prince of Darkness was Hammer's second movie in their series - and it's famously the one where Christopher Lee never speaks as Dracula because he thought the scripted lines were silly. Plague is old school pre-Romero zombies - slave labor at a tin mine; consequently, I think this Hammer flick is a bit too slow.
Trog (Warner Bros., 1970)
I enjoyed this one as a kid on the Late Show or Sunday afternoon's monster movie - but all reports say it's actually not a very good movie. If the chance arises to see it again I will definitely give it another look.
Hillbillys in a Haunted House (Woolner Bros. Pictures Inc., 1967)
You just know this one is going to get ranked on in every reference book and website review - but it is what it is - a silly comedy with old school country and western music, and you got John Carradine, Lon Chaney Jr, and Basil Rathbone (in his next to last movie) plus George Barrows in his gorilla suit. I don't want to make a career out of watching it - but I enjoyed it when I saw it.
Until next post, you Can Poke Me With A Fork, Cause I Am Outta Here!
Posted by Craig Edwards at 1:15 AM