Greetings my lovely Necropolites. As I’ve mentioned before, I am a huge fan of the classic Universal horror monsters. They played a huge role in making me the horror fan I am today. So when I stumbled across HotW, I actually got pretty damn excited. I mean, look at that movie poster. It just screams loving tribute to the golden days of horror, right? Not to mention that Ron Chaney, the grandson of Lon Chaney Jr., plays Dr. Bela Reinhardt!!! That was also a big deal to me. Well, does this movie live up to the classics I love? Allow me to give you my thoughts. Continue reading
Hey everyone. This update is effectively an apology letter for not doing much in the way of posting anything to my usual posting numbers. For a little while now I’ve been having an issue with my back, it’s at a point that I have trouble moving around and being comfortable sitting down at times. It nothing too serious, but it’s been very hard to concentrate on things like reviews, as I’ve felt pretty mentally drained.
Anyway, as of this week I have some delightful prescription drugs I’m trying out, and I plan to see a physical therapist as soon as possible. The point is, as of this week I’m going to try and get myself back in my ‘A’ game, and resume giving my two cents about horror. Well, that’s about it. Stay tuned for more horror delights.
Greetings, fellow horror lovers. I’m gonna be honest with you. I’m not what you would call the biggest fan of horror movies involving clowns as the antagonists. Now don’t get me wrong, I totally get why they’re used. There are a LOT of people out there who are creeped out, if not outright frightened of them, and so it makes perfect sense why they’re used in horror. I personally am not scared of them in the slightest. When it comes down to it, they’re just people with painted faces, and I’m no more or less scared of them than I am of any regular person on the street. Which is why when I do watch movies involving clowns, I prefer to lean towards the movies where the clowns have some supernatural aspect to them. Unless they’re from space like the Killer Klowns, which is still my favorite clown-based movie. Continue reading
Well people, in my effort to review movies with a darker, more disturbing tone, I decided this time to go back to the year 1981. This was the year that House By The Cemetery was released. It was directed by Lucio Fulci, one of the masters of Italian horror. He is pretty well-known for being more blood and gore minded than Dario Argento, but he was still able to provide decent atmosphere and suspense now and then. The question is, does HbtC still hold up after all these years? This has been the first time I’ve seen the movie in a little over 15 years or so, so let’s see what we have here, shall we? Continue reading
Welcome back to the Necropolis. You know, it was really only a matter of time before I did a review for a movie with the words ‘Necropolis’ or ‘Macabre’ in it. And in case some of you might be thinking it, no I’m not planning on doing a ‘Return of the Living Dead 4: Necropolis’ review. The only way that’s going to happen is if I decide to do a RotLD Retrospective, which down the road may well happen. In the meantime, I’m going to talk a little about Macabre, a movie which has been taking a backseat to other movies I preferred to watch. This is mostly because movies about people killing people aren’t that high on my interest list compared to other types of horror. But I finally sat myself down, and got through it. Let’s see how it did, shall we? Continue reading
Well, here we are finally. I’ve waited for what seemed like forever for this to come out. It’s funny, the very first time I heard this was being made, I was actually very against it. Remakes for the most part really don’t do anything for me, and quite often just annoy me and make me wish I never saw them. And admittedly, I saw remaking Evil Dead borderline blasphemy. But as time went on, I began to adjust to the idea. And not long after that I saw the trailer, and I was on board ever since. So which mind frame was the correct one? Well let me tell you….. Continue reading
Hello everyone. Just wanted to touch base on a few quick things. For starters, this will be a slower week for me. I’m being assaulted by a cold, and I’m being a huge baby about it. I don’t get sick often, so when it happens it feels worse than it would if I got sick on a more regular basis. But this is still an important week, as one of the few remakes I’m actually looking forward to – Evil Dead – premieres to us non-SXSW patrons Friday night. And you better believe I’ll be seeing it and sharing my thoughts here at the Necropolis Macabre.
Also, from this point onward, I’m going to focus my reviews toward some darker, dare I say more macabre, movies. I’ve been enjoying what I’ve been reviewing. But to be honest, most of those movies weren’t that macabre or disturbing. I think it fitting that the Evil Dead remake is where this new path.
And finally, I believe pretty soon I’ll be doing my first book review for the site. I had intended to do one a little bit earlier than this, but I just plain haven’t been doing much reading until recently. So stay tuned for that.
That’s pretty much all I can think of for now. As always, I appreciate you fine people checking out the site and my reviews. And I’ll be talking to you again soon. Rest in peace.
Well, here we are. The final installment of the Critters Retrospective. It’s been a lot of fun re-watching these movies after so many years, even with the glaring flaws I pointed out. And it’s been just as fun talking about them. Well, let’s talk about Critters 4. As I mentioned last review, this was shot back-to-back with part 3. Despite this, A new director stepped in to helm the last movie. This time, Rupert Harvey was chosen to direct. According to IMDB, Critters 4 is the only movie Harvey actually directed (he also produced C4 and co-wrote this movie’s story with Don Opper). He was mainly a producer for a number of movies, including Critters 1 and 3. So he’s familiar with the movies, but does that mean this movie will work? Let’s see… Continue reading
Ok, here we go again. Critters 3 was released in 1991, and this time was directed by Kristine Peterson. Peterson wasn’t involved with a lot of big directing projects (unless you consider Kickboxer 5 big ), however she was an assistant director for such movies as Chopping Mall, A Nightmare on Elm St. 5, and Tremors. So that’s a good sign, right? Well, I guess we’ll have to get into the review and find out. Continue reading