Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Hercules Has Seen Better Days
Hercules, Prisoner of Evil (1964), featuring Reg Park again as Herc, makes the previous Hercules in the Haunted World (1961) look like a Academy Award nominee. I blame the difference on the directors, Antonio Margheriti vs. Mario Bava. At least Bava can make most things interesting and even his take isn't all that great but very watchable and somewhat entertaining albeit cheesy. Margheriti's take lacks all that despite what might have a been a capable plot in someone else's hands. Too bad.