One Classic - One New
I am going to try and forget about the horrors of Washington D.C. by watching two classic horror films on Halloween night.
This year I selected one classic Universal Studios film and one from this century for a double feature.
The Wolf Man - (1941)
"Even a man who is pure in heart and says his prayers by night, may become a wolf when the wolfbane blooms and the autumn moon is bright."
The film stars Lon Chaney, Jr. as The Wolf Man, featuring Claude Rains, Evelyn Ankers, Ralph Bellamy, Patric Knowles, Béla Lugosi.
Along with Dracula and Frankenstein, Wolfman is one of the trifecta of horror classics.
A short film but to the point. Great acting, plot and good special effects back in the day when special effects were nearly non-existent.
The Hills Have Eyes - (2006)
His first mistake was voter registration . . . . . .
Big Bob: "Bobby, leave Doug alone. He's a Democrat. He doesn't believe in guns."
The movie is disturbing, very disturbing in so many ways.
It should be noted that the great Ted Levine has now been in two horror classics. This movie and The Silence of the Lambs.
This is a remake of Wes Craven's 1977 film The Hills Have Eyes. Written by film making partners Alexandre Aja and Grégory Levasseur of the French horror film Haute Tension, and directed by Aja, the film follows a family which becomes the target of a group of murderous mutants after their car breaks down in the desert.