Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Posted by Johnny Sweatpants
While desperately searching for a new direction for my Horrorthon (after the disastrous zombie endeavor) I stumbled into a pack of 8 classic Hammer films between 1962-1968. I was very pleased with the restoration of the films as most Hammer flicks I've seen in the past have been severely deteriorated VHS tapes. (Note: I'm having difficulty obtaining the specific years for these movies, please help someone).
Night Creatures is a long-winded period piece complete with funny hats and white wigs. Captain Collier and his sailor boys are sent to a coastal town to investigate the appearances of "marsh phantoms". These phantoms consist of men in skeleton suits who come out on misty nights and terrorize the town. Peter Cushing plays the reverend who rules the town but has some secrets of his own. Like many Hammer films, Night Creatures goes out of its way to ensure that even the exciting scenes are peppered with a little boringness. In spite of everything, I surprised to learn that I was in the mood for exactly this kind of movie.
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