For the second weekend in a row I battled another 24 hour horror marathon. Due to other obligations I was only able to rock out 18 hours but I still got the chance to see some great flicks in the during my duration. Some movies I’ve seen and reviewed before and some other were movies I haven’t seen in the longest time. Anyway, here’s my viewing list.
The Black Cat
Joan and Peter are a couple honeymooning in Hungry. While traveling they cross paths with Dr. Vitus Verdegast. They learn that Vitus has been in a war prison for 15 years and is off to met an old friend, Hjalmar Poelzig. When they get into an accident, Joan is badly injury so Peter and Vitus take her to the home of Hjalmar.
Hjalmar’s takes care of Joan but she becomes the object of his sacrificial choice.
Vitus did not visit Hjalmar on happy term, he came to claim his wife and daughter that Hjalmar stole from him and take down his Satanic cult.
Joan and Peter are wrapped up in the deadly fight between Vitus and Hjalmar while Joan’s life is a stake.
Karloff and Logosi bring a dynamic force to the films they work on together. It’s a gift to see these two share the screen.
The Curse of the Werewolf
A desperate bum reaches out to a douchebag marque for some food. The marque makes the bum dance, act like a dog and other humiliating tasks before locking him away in a dungeon to be kept as a pet. The bum is forgotten about but the jailer and his beautiful, mute daughter keep him feed for 15 years. When the daughter grows up the marque makes a pass at her and she refuses. He throws her in the dungeon with the dirty ass bum who rapes her.
When the marque takes her out of the dungeon to see if she’s ready to play nice, she kills him and makes a break for it. She lives in the woods for a few months before a kind stranger, Don, rescues her. He takes her in his home where he and Teresa, his housekeeper care for her. When they find out she’s pregnant, they treat her like she’s a part of the family.
When the child is born, the woman dies leaving Don and Teresa to raise and name him Leon. For some reason because Leon was born on Christmas Day and his mother was not married, he has the unlucky curse of being a werewolf. It could happen.
Don and Teresa do what they can to keep him safe and kept him away from other people during the course of the full moon.
When Leon grows up, he goes out into the world to find a job and have a life for himself but the wolf in him is on the brink of breaking free.
The Witchfinder General
An opportunist witch hunter takes advantage of his status to torture people in the name of witchery.
He travels from town to town offering to rid the area of any witches. He doesn’t have any special powers to weed out witches, he is just looking for money and sexual favors. When he accuses a priest of being a witch, shit goes down and the priest’s soon to be son-in-law goes after the Witchfinder.
I haven’t seen every single movie Vincent Price has been in but I have seen enough to say the man can do no wrong. He always masters the sinister, evil roles such as this one.
It was such a geeky pleasure to not only see this gem on the big screen with a new print but to also meet Jack Hill as well.
I’ve reviewed this before as a part of the Final Girl Film Club so here’s the link to that
Spider Baby review
The Return of the Living Dead
Punk teenagers, the warehouse owner and a mortician are stranded, struggling to surivive while the dead over rule the town.
Return of the Living Dead was the zombie movie I grew up on. I can say I’ve probably seen this more than any other zombie movie ever made, ever. This movie is a special piece of my childhood and it helped shaped my love for zombies even before zombies became cool.
A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
This is another movie I’ve reviewed before but again, enjoyed watching on the big screen at midnight with a bunch of horror freaks showing some Dokken love!
Dream Warriors review
I feel honored to have seen this for the first time a few year ago in a theater and now getting to see it again with people who have never heard of it made this time extra special.
I still can’t get over how crazy and amazingly zany this film is and I love it a little more every time I see it.
And now this completes my 24 hour marathon run of the year. Sleep awaits….