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Halloween Horror Countdown 2009 Day 9 October 15, 2009

Posted by vorpalkeith in Film Thing.

Tales of Terror
Directed by Roger Corman

Whenever I see a movie where Roger Corman adapts Edgar Allen Poe I love it. In this he adapts three stories.

Not enough reason for you to watch it? I’ll give you three more:

1) Vincent Price
2) Peter Lorre

It gets four spooky pumpkins out of five.

Isle of the Dead
Directed by Mark Robson

This might only loosely qualify as a horror film. The characters are certainly under the impression that there is a monster on the loose, but thhe movie stresses that’s what happens when people are put under stress, they fall on superstition.

Boris Karloff plays a Greek general in the war of 1912 who becomes charged with quarantining an island where there has been an outbreak of plague. There is, of course, a superstitious old school lady on the island, and things get tricky.

I give it two and a half spooky pumpkins out of five.



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