Hammer Time in #Horrortober

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Hammer Time!

Jack here with some more #Horrortober reviews. I’ve been on a bit of an old Hammer Horror kick, which has been a blast. Plus, I tracked down a movie I have been hearing about for a while, THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES. Hunter saw it too. Wow.

Here’s what I have been watching. I provide my tweet and then a quick comment on each movie.

Taste the Blood of Dracula

 @BackinJack Tweet Review
Taste the Blood of Dracula:
Schlocky Christopher Lee fun for #horrortober – one of the funniest climaxes to a #Dracula flick.

Taste the Blood of Dracula: This is one of those classic Christopher Lee Dracula movies where Dracula is not in it as much as you’d like, but when he is, he is one mean dude. It features the typical assortment of beautiful Hammer women and uptight Englishmen. This flick has some great moments and one of the funniest finales ever in a Dracula movie.

Note: I got a DVD with four Christopher Lee Dracula movies for about 8 bucks on Amazon. A great Horrortober investment, if you ask me.

Taste The Blood of Dracula

Taste this, Count!

Twins of Evil

@BackinJack Tweet Review
Two times the fun for #Horrortober w TWINS OF EVIL. Classic Hammer horror. Sexy twins, over the top vampires & crazy puritans.

Twins of Evil: This is one of those racy Hammer vampire flicks with lots of sexuality, cleavage and a little nudity. It’s also got a pack of crazy, witch burning puritan’s lead by Peter Cushing. It was fun to revisit this one after a very long time.

Twins of Evil

May I see the Twins?

Dracula AD 1972

@BackinJack Tweet Review
Funky 70’s #Horrortober action w DRACULA A.D. 1972 – It’s got Cushing, Hammer horror hotties & Christopher Lee for 10 min.

Dracula AD 1972: This is one of the most maligned of the Christopher Lee Dracula movies, mostly because Lee only gets about 10 minutes of screen time. However, I get a kick out of this movie. It plays as a direct sequel to Horror of Dracula and ignores all the other Dracula movies in between. I think it does not drag like some of the other movies can in places. Once again we have Dracula resurrected, but this time it’s in modern times. It’s got Peter Cushing as Van Helsing’s descendent and more sexy Hammer hotties. Not a great movie, but a pretty good Dracula vs. Van Helsing showdown at the end.

Dracula AD 1972 Beacham Lee

1972 and Drac is still scoring with the babes.

The Poughkeepsie Tapes

@BackinJack Tweet Review
Took the #horrortober advice of @huntershea1 and saw THE POUGHKEEPSIE TAPES. Now that is a horror movie. Whew. Not for the squeamish.

I have been hearing about this found footage movie, The Poughkeepsie Tapes for a few years now. Hunter Shea recently managed to find it and see it and I followed suit immediately. Now I see what all the fuss is about. This is a pretty edgy horror film in the vein of Megan is Missing and Maniac. Not for the squeamish, but a must see for true horror fans.

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The Strain

@BackinJack Tweet Review
Finished season 1 of The Strain. Started slow, got better. An ok to show to DVR. Silly fun. Unlikable characters. #Horrortober

I almost bailed on The Strain halfway through the first season. It’s kind of hokey and I did not like a single character on the show. But I stuck with it. I will say, it did get better in the second half. I am still not in love with the show, but I find it a good one to DVR and watch when there is nothing else on.

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