Thursday, October 30, 2008

31 Days of Halloween - Day 30 - Movie 2

It's hard to believe that "Dr. Terrors House of Horrors" (1965) was made by the same people resonsible for "Tales From the Crypt." This movie is also an anthology with a wrap around story involving Peter Cushing as the title's Dr. Schreck. The five stories here involve a werewolf, a killer vine, a voodoo curse, a living severed hand, and a vampire. Each features a worthy cast including Christopher Lee and Donald Sutherland. With the exception of the still predictable fourth segment which stars Lee as an arrogant art critic, the stories are all flat with poor endings. The dialogue also has a number of unintentionally humorous lines.

That said, I still don't mind this movie, though it's not something I'll watch again until my memory of how mediocre it is is muddled.

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