Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Recommended Double Feature: THE HUNCHBACK OF THE MORGUE and PHANTASM

Two crazy horror films, two horror films that are like kids playing with every toy in the box. They're not just scary, they're also a lot of fun and when you watch them you get the feeling they were made by 'one of us'.

As per IMDB the plot of THE HUNCHBACK OF THE MORGUE "Paul Naschy plays a hunchback with below average intelligence who works at the morgue. He is in love with a sickly girl who happens to be the only person who is kind to him. Each day he brings her flowers until the day she dies...”

And here is the trailer...

Thoughts: Wow. Just wow. What an insane movie. All the Quasimodo and mad scientist tropes mixed in with flying rats and hot hunchback sex. Then just when you think it can't get wilder they bring the Necronomicon into the thing.

As per IMDB the plot of PHANTASM “A young boy and his friends face off against a mysterious grave robber known only as the Tall Man, who keeps a mysterious arsenal of terrible weapons with him.”

Here is the trailer...

Thoughts: This is it. My favorite horror movie. I always watch it on my birthday and any other days when I feel like it. The plot seems so simple at first glance- what is going on at the old cemetery? But then the pseudo-Jawas, silver spheres and where the Hell did that come from references to the novel DUNE. Can a kid, his older brother and a badass ice cream man save the world from an alien gender swapping zombie slave trader? How could I not love this movie?

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