Sunday, January 8, 2012

Screaming Sunday: H.P. Lovecraft's Dreams in the Witch-House

By s. Sunday, January 8, 2012 , ,
(For next few weeks I'll be recommending best parts of "Masters of Horror" series here. They are a bit stronger than stuff recommended so far - both in terms of gore (with the exception of "The Descent" which was in the first issue of Screaming Sunday) and frights (aside for "Shutter" which remains one of the scariest horror films). Each episode is directed by one of horror legends and lasts around 55 minutes.)
(I was going to open with "Jenifer" but I'll have mercy on you all)
Sati's movie rating - 70/100
Plot: A graduate student questions his sanity after he rents a room in an old boarding house which was the residence of a 17th Century witch, and he figures out that the evil forces still roam within the walls.(directed by Stuart Gordon, who made "Re-Animator" - the adaptation of another of Lovecraft's works)
The heroes: Young and brave student, who for some reason finds himself being the target for the witch and needs to protect not only himself but also the baby that lives next door with his young mother.
The antagonists: Evil witch and her familiar rat with human (that's right) face, set on killing little baby.
What makes it so great? Surreal vibe and the fact the author of the story didn't hold any punches.
Best scene: The sex gone sick and witchy.
Oh-oh something's not right line: "She's comin'... She's coming for you."
Scare factor: - 3/5 evil pumpkins - this is pretty spooky, creepy and depressing.
Gore factor: - 5/5 bloody Leatherfaces - a lot of deeply unpleasant gore.
Is there a twist? There are few twists, but mostly you are shocked by what actually happens right before your eyes.
Hint: Not to be screened around anyone fragile when it comes to animals and babies.
Unsuitable for: Students living alone.
Repercussions: Even bigger phobia when it comes to rats.

1 comment:

  1. I also liked this movie. Stuart Gordon has some good movies but none as good as Re-Animator.

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