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Creature From the Haunted Sea, a review by Danae Cassandra

Creature From the Haunted Sea
Year of Release: 1961
Directed By: Roger Corman
Starring: Antony Carbone, Betsy Jones-Moreland, Edward Wain, Beech Dickerson, Robert Bean
Genre: Horror, Comedy
Rating: NR

A government agent learns that a Caribbean island is in revolt and a mobster is shipping off with fellow criminals and the treasury loot.  The agent decides he must infiltrate the gang to try to steal the booty, but first he has to invent a deadly sea creature so that he can more easily attain the treasure.

My Thoughts:
I love the creature!  He's absolutely great!  Beyond that, this was a pretty funny film, with Carbone doing an impression of Bogart as the gangster through the whole film, the secret agent is completely clueless and the rest of the gang are the most improbable group of criminals you could imagine.  There's a subtle political critique too, since the "good guy" is an idiot American spy, the bad guys are trying to rob Cuban military men who, in turn, stole the gold from the Cuban treasury.  Ultimately you gotta root for the monster!  He's the best!

I think if you like Roger Corman you'll like this film. 

Bechdel Test:  Fail

Overall: 2.25/5

(From B-Movie mini-marathon on March 19th, 2013)

Member's Reviews

The Wolfman, a review by addicted2dvd

Title: The Wolfman: Unrated Director's Cut
Year: 2010
Director: Joe Johnston
Rating: Unrated
Length: 119 Min.
Video: Anamorphic Widescreen 1.85:1
Audio: English: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Spanish: Dolby Digital: 5.1, French: Dolby Digital: 5.1, Audio Descriptive: Dolby Digital: 5.1
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish

Simon Merrells
Cemma Whelan
Emily Blunt
Benicio Del Toro
Mario Marin-Borquez
Asa Butterfield

Scene Access
Bonus Trailers
Deleted Scenes

My Thoughts:
The 1941 Wolf Man has always been one of my classic horror movies. So when I first found out they were remaking it I felt a mixture of excitement and apprehension. I always though the trick to a good remake was to change enough to give us a new take on the story... but at the same time make it similar enough to do the original version justice. Which can be very hard to get the right balance. In the case of The Wolf Man I think they did a pretty good job at achieving this balance. Even though there was some things changed in the story that I didn't care for... but there were some things that I also did care for as well. One thing I am thrilled about is they kept the classic look of the Wolf Man. Over-all I enjoyed it quite a bit and glad I finally have it in my collection.

My Rating
Out of a Possible 5

Movie Count: 2
TV Ep. Count: 0
Other Count: 0
Time Started: 3am

(From Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2010 on October 1st, 2010)

Member's TV Reviews

Angel Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd

Angel: Season 4

19. The Magic Bullet
Original Air Date: 4/16/2003
With Angel and the others under Jasmine's extraordinarily divine power, Fred's life is in danger and she goes on the run. After discovering the secret to breaking Jasmine's spell over the nation's citizens, Fred must find a way to save the others before she's captured and killed.

Guest Stars:
Gina Torres
Danny Woodburn
Patrick Fischler

My Thoughts:
Enjoyed this episode as well. Fred figures out how to get Angel to see what she sees... and between the 2 of them the get the rest of the group to see it too. But now they are all on the run. As I know many of you here like Firefly... Jasmine is played by the actress that plays Zoe. But she will only be on the series for 2 more episodes now.

My Rating:

(From Angel Marathon on March 21st, 2010)