Monday, October 05, 2009
31 Days of Halloween - Day 5 - Movie 1
The last time I saw "The Gorgon" (1964) was on glorious, snowy. pre-cable UHF. I didn't remember too much about it. It turns out this is a pretty cool, and different Hammer production. Starring Christopher Lee in the academically heroic role (he doesn't appear until almost halfway through the movie, Peter Cushing as the cold, almost villainous doctor, and Barbara Shelley as the beauty, "The Gorgon" is the story of a town plagued by mysterious murders and a widespread conspiracy to keep them hushed up. When a family of outsiders falls victim to the murderer, they decide to look beyond what the police reports say and uncover the truth. The truth involves victims turned to stone, a ruined castle, and the 2000 year old surviving sister of Medusa. The movie does drag a bit in places, but is on par with other Hammer movies such as "The Reptile" (1966) and "The Plague of Zombies" (1966).