Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sick Day

So, I've been sick for about two weeks now. I went to the clinic finally yesterday, got some antibiotics and cough medicine, and they told me to take today off if I could, so I did. I got to watch a few movies while laying around in bed today.

I hadn’t seen Quarantine until today. I liked it, good story, and a couple of good scares. If you haven’t seen it I would suggest you check it out. It’s shot shaky-cam ala’ Cloverfield, but it’s perfect and works for the story. I’d give Quarantine a strong 3 and a half out of four.

I had seen a trailer online for Midnight Movie and it looked interesting, but hadn’t heard anything else about it. It was ok. Cool premise, mediocre acting, but well made for a low budget film. I love all the 80’s slasher films (this was made in 2008, but has that 80's feel to it) so I’m biased, but I kind of liked it. It was corny, campy, and not very suspenseful, but it was a fun way to waste an hour and a half. I wouldn’t say go out and buy it, but it was worth a rental, or maybe it will show up in the $5 movie bin at your local “box” store.
2 and ¼ out of 4, just ok.

What can you say about a werewolf movie that is 74 years old? Werewolf of London is a little slow in parts, but I enjoyed it. The two drunken old ladies were hilarious punching each other’s lights out. The werewolf transformations were cheesy even for 1935, but they served their purpose. I kept imaging what it must have been like to go and see Werewolf of London in a theater in 1935, how scared people might have been, how cutting edge the effects were at the time, and how dressed up people would have been to go to the theater. You’ve got to love the classic Universal horror films.
2 out of 4 for this case of "Werewolfery"


Dawn said...

Gosh, I didn't realize you had been sick for so long... maybe I missed that in a post or something... I sure hope you feel better soon! The rest today and the antibiotics should make you feel MUCH better :) Get well!

halloween spirit said...

I watched Werewolf of London last fall and agree the old ladies were one of the movie's highlights!

At first I assumed it was a sequel to The Wolfman, but realized that it was made 6 or 7 years earlier. Wonder why it took Universal so long to make another werewolf movie.

The Captain said...

No Dawn you didn't miss it, I just never mentioned it. Thank you for the well wishes, I think the drugs are starting to knock it out a little.

Spirit, all I can say is "It was no Lon Chaney Jr." ;)