Sunday, October 31, 2010

All Hallows' Eve

Halloween is here! So I need to finish this month with horror films, natch. I recorded William Castle's Strait-Jacket (1964) from TCM thanks to their Castle marathon. Hadn't seen this one and it's just as good as advertised. Joan Crawford could always portray the best psychotic bitches on screen. Nice mystery vibe amidst the small town charm. But with some powerfully horrific moments. 6.7/10

Capped Hallow's Eve with Radley Metzger's rather subdued (for him) The Cat and the Canary (1978). Fairly decent horror mystery featuring the likes of Olivia Hussey and Honor Blackman. Pretty much like the original and all the other riffs on the same premise; people visit an old home in hopes of receiving a nice inheritance from the deceased home owner. Then murder ensues. Not bad. 6.3/10
  • October New: 58
  • October Re-watch: 16
  • October Total: 74
  • 2010 TOTAL: 658

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