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This movie is insane! I love it!

“The blood of these whores is killing me!”

Edit: Seven years later I saw it again and still love this movie. The dialogue is hilarious. Honestly, it’s a bit like The Room or a Bruno Dumont film or something. Literally every spoken line is strange, like an alien wrote it or something.
8 years 5 months ago
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This film is so hyperactive, I could barely follow it. Every scene is filled to the brim with action, movement, distractions, etc. and it all just added up to boredom and apathy. Like others have said the central idea and theme are nice and in the spirit of the holidays, but it is so wrapped up in nonsense that it doesn't do much more than poke through to the surface. They do know that it's ok to slow down every once in a while, right? There is not a single quiet moment in this movie.
8 years 5 months ago
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I really don't understand how this isn't really in any of the big horror or comedy lists. This movie is awesome. I once saw it at a double feature at the New Beverly (theater owned by Quentin Tarantino in L.A.) paired with Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein around Halloween. I and the girl I took had a blast! Don Knotts must be really underrated.
8 years 6 months ago
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Interesting subject and setting, a horror film set in the projects. Of course, a white lady is still the protagonist though, haha. It was pretty good but nothing amazing.
8 years 6 months ago
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Sexy and creepy with amazing black and white photography. I would put it in the same class as Kuroneko which shares the same director. A interesting mix of horror and samurai film.
8 years 6 months ago
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This is the film that basically started the J-Horror craze of the late 90's/early 2000's. I really enjoyed it although the effects were not as great as something that you would see in a Hollywood horror film. At the time of its release it was better than 95 % of the horror junk put out here in the states though. A lot of tension and an interesting ending. It has been too long since I have seen the American remake so I couldn't say which is better.
8 years 6 months ago
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This film was fun although the special effects were pretty cheap. I did enjoy John Ryan as the father of the creature. His character arc was very interesting and acted very well.
8 years 6 months ago
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This film is great! It's my #1 discovery this Halloween season. For the 1950's, the film has great special effects. A man begins to shrink due to being exposed to radiation and has to face challenges and obstacles to survive including being terrorized by a cat and a fight to the death with a tarantula. It also has an interesting ending which I was impressed with. This film is top of the class science fiction with minor horror elements. A whole-hearted recomendation.
8 years 6 months ago
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I had a good time with this. I loved Arthur Kennedy as the police inspector. He plays the perfect asshole and plays a great foil to the obnoxious hippies who star in the film.
8 years 6 months ago
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I know the other commenters did not enjoy this but I thought it was decent. For the 40's it took place in an interesting setting. It also was a bit frightening for its time. It was a little too mystery by the numbers but still pretty entertaining. I haven't seen anything else produced by Lewton but this film probably pales in comparison to some of his more famous films which I will try to check out soon.
8 years 6 months ago
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I had a good time with this. The film wasn't amazing, but it was fun. It was nice to see the beautiful Marilyn Chambers in a mainstream film. It was an interesting idea to make a horror film as an allegory for STD's which were probably a hot topic at the time, although this was a few years before AIDS and HIV appeared so it seems almost ahead of its time because of this.

On a side note it was cool seeing the department stores and streets of 1970's Montreal.
8 years 6 months ago
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I used to be so into Tales From the Crypt when I was growing up. I loved the HBO show and even had some short story books and some reprints of the old EC comics the show was based on. I remember being really excited when I heard they were going to start releasing theatrical movies based on the property and for the most part this film does not disappoint. It has a great villain with Billy Zane and a fun plot with a group of people gathered to fend off an old hotel against a horde of demons. It's good, trashy fun.

The 90's were kind of a strange time in horror. They could have a quasi-religious storyline sprinkled with sex and nudity and nobody would bat an eye. It's a little bit like a Hammer horror film in that way, now that I think about it, but way less classy. Also, the sex present is very 90's: crazy huge, fake boobs and teased-up hair. (Think along the lines of someone like Anna Nicole Smith.) Really ridiculous, actually. Thankfully, that isn't really fashionable in a mainstream way anymore.
8 years 6 months ago
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Hmm... Not real sure why most think is better than 2003's Hulk... There was some stupid stuff going on in that one but at least it wasn't as bland and boring as this one. I do like how they skipped the origin story stuff and got right into the story they wanted to tell though. I just wish it was more interesting. Ed Norton is a great actor but he wasn't really given a chance to act. It's not like the guy has any memorable lines or anything. No wonder he didn't want to reprise the role for Avengers.
8 years 6 months ago
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I agree with Sviggolo on this one. I thought it was likable enough but hard to recommend wholeheartedly.
8 years 7 months ago
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Silly and cheesy but a lot of fun to see all these monsters in the same film. Also, it is short enough where none of the nonsense wears out its welcome.
8 years 7 months ago
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This was a pretty fun little mystery/horror flick. Nothing amazing but it kept you guessing until the end.
8 years 7 months ago
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I agree with a lot of FilmWalrus' comments and really enjoyed this one. This film is not for everybody and a lot of people are going to hate it for its impenetrability. To the unbelievers, I say: relax, this just isn't your film.
8 years 7 months ago
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Pretty disturbing and creepy. I enjoyed it. Seems to be a commentary on body image through gory horror imagery if I am reading into it correctly.
8 years 7 months ago
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Kind of a mixture between Hammer's gothic horror films and an S&M erotic film but without any nudity. It's also a bit slow but interesting enough.
8 years 8 months ago
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This film was pretty painful to watch. Some great cinematography but the subject matter was too repulsive for me. Also, this was probably intentional, but the noise from the iron lung that the nazi doctor was in really got on my nerves towards the end of the film.
8 years 8 months ago
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I know these other commenters didn't have such a great time with this but I actually thought it was kind of "so bad, it's good." There was some painful dialogue and characters including a drunk actress who talks to herself constantly and some annoying beatnik, but the special effects are actually pretty cool. It was slightly better than a lot of the really bad drive-in movies of the times. Or maybe slightly better than a movie the MST3K guys used to make fun of.
8 years 8 months ago
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Monster design and makeup are really cool but the editing and story are a disaster. Like CSSCHNEIDER said, something seems to be missing. The main character is a blank slate, completely devoid of personality. There is no setup where they show what kind of person he is. I don't think they even said what he does for a job or anything like that. He is literally just some guy who is having some bad dreams.

I've heard they may be releasing a director's cut Blu-ray through Scream Factory in 2014. I would be willing to check that one out to see if the editing is better.
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