Comedy of Terrors was on TCM a few months ago, only the 2nd time I saw it. Wonderful film! Karloff as a senile old man was great. I think this & The Raven essentially showed the old school horror genre actors handing the baton (as in a relay race) to the New. Lorre being the connecting link between them. Though, Karloff continued making horror films well into the 1960s.I finally watched the Mummy 1932 and the Mummy's Hand, want to get to the rest of the series soon (I have seen Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy).
As for Night of the Living Dead,
Johnny: Hey, come on, Barb. Church was this morning. I mean, prayin's for church.
Barbara: I haven't seen you in church lately.
Johnny: Well, there's not much sense in my going to church. Do you remember one time when we were small, we were out here? It was from right over there, I jumped out at you from behind the tree, and Grandpa got all excited, and he shook his fist at me and said, "Boy, you'll be damned to Hell!" Remember that? Right over there.
I watched THE RAVEN and THE COMEDY OF TERRORS.
Both are a nice change of pace from the serious side--the comic antics between Vincent Price and Peter Lorre are especially amusing.
"That woman sir, was my wife."
"Left you huh?"
The latter film was a personal project of screenwriter Richard Matheson and I have to admit, it does have enduring laugh out loud moments for me.
"I am afraid madam he has made his final crossing to that Stygian shore."
I watched it this week-end. Jennifer Lawrence is good playing rebel characters and this movie is no exception. There were moments when it was difficult to watch, like the killing and torture parts. I expected some nudity scenes, but not so explicit. Not recommended for children this one.Red Sparrow. Not what I was expecting, but rather a good film in the end. I'm not a fan of Jennifer Lawrence, and she was flat yet again, but for this role, it works. The most unbelievable part is her as a prima ballerina. It was like watching a seal in a tutu dance.
I just love what VP's character did to Robert Morely's! Wait! Wiki says that was based on Titus Andronicus!Jeffbert, I should re-watch some of those. I saw most of them years ago on tv and there's no telling how much was cut for commercials. I did record Theatre of Blood and The Last Man on Earth. I've never seen the latter (first filming of Richard Matheson's I am Legend) and only saw the former once, on tv as a movie of the week so, again, probably chopped a bit (and it co-stars Diana Rigg, so very re-watchable).
This is pretty much my entire memory of The Magic Christian and How I Won The War. A vague (and dated) sense of subversiveness was all that was required. Both were dismal.Although this is called a comedy, there are no jokes
Makes me think of Young Sherlock Holmes. I have seen references to it that 1985 film does not hold up well.The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes. Ida Lupino!