Other Movies Seen By This Director (4)
- The Ghost Ship
- Isle of the Dead
|10.31.06||DVD|| So it's Halloween... and I'm sick. I have a ticket for Night of the Living Dead tonight with live creepy music by an all-zombie string quartet, but I'm not sure I'm so hot on going out tonight, especially if it means contaminating a whole theater full of people... so I may just stay in and watch Val Lewton movies instead.|
This one is kind of half-mystery almost, except it deals with 40s-era satan worshippers. They are really quite polite and well-spoken. they even have a pesky non-violence pact that seems to get in the way of their other law to kill whoever breaks a third rule of secrecy. Lots of rules to be a satan worshipper back then I guess. But I guess their very white collar-ness is what makes it creepy... they could be any one of us!?!? But the whole movie is kind of oppresively obssessed with death, which makes it all the more atmospheric and moody. Plus it's got a shower scene that pre-dates Psycho by like 20 years! crazy.