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Halloween Horror Countdown 2009 Day 9 October 15, 2009

Posted by vorpalkeith in Film Thing.
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Tales of Terror
1962
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
3) VINCENT FREAKING PRICE!!!!

It gets four spooky pumpkins out of five.

Isle of the Dead
1945
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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