DVD Review: Boris Karloff Triple Feature
This Triple Feature captures a period of time when Boris Karloff went to a competing studio to make three films that weren't intended to spook audiences with the supernatural. »»
Disc News: Route 66: The Complete Series pulls up in May,
Time to break out the classic Corvette and cruise across America with Tod and Buz with the impending arrival of Route 66: The Complete Series. All four seasons will finally get released at once. No more waiting for installments. It's all here at a pr »»
There's this hilarious comedy routine about how the lamest victims in horror films were the people killed by the Mummy. How could this stinky monster creep up on a potential victim? Who couldn't flee from a slow decaying corpse wrapped in Ace Bandages? The line at the DMV moved faster than the Egyptian nightmare. How can you be caught by a monster that could trip over his gauze wrappings? Luckily the original version of The Mummy
figured out a way to create a sinister atmosphere instead of relying on comic monster chases that dominated Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy.
This horror film is about the extremes a man endures for the chance at eternal love. The Mummy isn't about sucking blood, stealing brains and eating gypsies. He craves a little romance. »»
The horror films of old differ greatly from those made today. These are more the classic gothic horror that goes more for themes and atmosphere than cheep scares. And most of these were B films. B-Films are a special thing. And nothing made a B film better than adding Bela Lugosi or Boris Karloff. Whether they were playing mad scientists of Nazis or who knows what these two horror masters elevated almost any low budget film with their acting prowess and illuminating presence.
Being that these are B films it is understood that the production quality is low, the acting is not that good, the dialog is laughable at times and the plots can get pretty ridiculous. But all these elements are what make them so great. If you can appreciate these aspects then you can appreciate these films. However, if these elements make you turn up your nose and change the channel on a Sunday afternoon then there is no point in reading on. These films aren't for you. »»