The Uninvited, a review by addicted2dvd
Ray Milland as Roderick Fitzgerald
Ruth Hussey as Pamela Fitzgerald
Donald Crisp as Commander Beech
Cornelia Otis Skinner as Miss Holloway
Dorothy Stickney as Miss Bird
A pair of siblings (Ray Milland and Ruth Hussey) from London purchase a surprisingly affordable, lonely cliff-top house in Cornwall, only to discover that it actually carries a ghostly price; soon they’re caught up in a bizarre romantic triangle from beyond the grave. Rich in atmosphere, The Uninvited, directed by Lewis Allen, was groundbreaking for the seriousness with which it treated the haunted-house genre, and it remains an elegant and eerie experience, featuring a classic score by Victor Young. A tragic family past, a mysteriously locked room, cold chills, bumps in the night—this gothic Hollywood classic has it all.
I enjoyed this classic film quite a bit. Though I will say there is no scares here... none what so ever. It seems to me the "horror" in this horror film took a back seat to a romance film. Don't get me wrong, there is a bit of atmosphere to this film and I found it vry entertaining. But at the same time it isn't what I went into the film expecting.
(From Horror/Halloween Marathon 2015 on October 12th, 2015)
Creepshow, a review by addicted2dvd
Movie Count: 15
TV Ep. Count: 6
Other Count: 2
Time Started: 4pm
Two macabre masters — writer Stephen King and director George A. Romero — conjure up five shocking yarns, each a virtuoso exercise in ghouls-and-gags style of classic '50s horror comics. A murdered man emerges from the grave for Father's Day cake. A meteor's ooze makes everything...grow. A professor selects his wife as a snack for a crated creature. A scheming husband plants two lovers up to their necks in terror. A malevolent millionaire with an insect phobia becomes the prey of a cockroach army. Add the spirited performances of a fine cast (Hal Holbrook, Adrienne Barbeau, Leslie Nielsen, Ted Danson, E.G. Marshal and King himself) and the ghoulish makeup wizardry of Tom Savini. Let the Creepshow begin!
This is one of my favorite anthology movies. Sure... some of it is right silly but... even so for the most part all the segments are just fun to watch. I think my favorite segment was the one where "A scheming husband plants two lovers up to their necks in terror."... this was the one where Leslie Neilson buried the couple to their necks in the sand on the beach... waiting for the high tide to come. That one then followed closely by the "crated creature" Fluffy. My least favorite has to be the last segment... the one about the bugs. I mean it was ok... just nothing special. But of course I enjoyed all the segments. Normally it is the wrap around story that loses my attention. But this is one of the few that I actually enjoy.
Out of a Possible 5
(From Month Long Horror/Halloween Marathon: 2009 on October 7th, 2009)
NCIS Marathon, a review by addicted2dvd
NCIS: Season 5: Disc 5
17. ABOUT FACE
A mysterious killer is after the only man who can recognize him, Ducky's assistant Jimmy Palmer.
I really enjoyed this episode. I liked that it showcases one of the minor cast members.
18. JUDGMENT DAY (PARTS 1 & 2)
An NCIS team member is murdered. Now, Gibbs leads the others In a thrilling search for the killer.
This season ends on a high note. A double length episode... that has a very good story and with a surprise ending. I enjoyed every minute of it!
(From NCIS Marathon on December 30th, 2009)