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Old 06-07-2011, 02:15 AM   #26
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Yeah, but I had him sign a photo from House of 1000 Corpses. He's been in a bunch of stuff though (including Diamonds Are Forever).
He's got a pretty impressive résumé for someone who bailed out of show business for a while.
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BTW: I decided to look at Netflix's reviews for Spider Baby. It was funny because the first 3 or 4 raved about it, then the last on the page said "What are you guys talking about?" We can discount that guy though since he said the movie was the worse of the 50s and it's not even close to a 1950s movie (hello, '68).
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:28 PM   #28
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BTW: I decided to look at Netflix's reviews for Spider Baby. It was funny because the first 3 or 4 raved about it, then the last on the page said "What are you guys talking about?" We can discount that guy though since he said the movie was the worse of the 50s and it's not even close to a 1950s movie (hello, '68).
Yep, you have to sort of 'feel out' the reviews on there, and things like mistaking a film released in the late 60s as a 50s film is a dead giveaway. I wish they would post more of the 'real' reviews on there.
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True. Certain movies are just not going to be properly appreciated by those who are quick to review on Netflix.
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Old 06-07-2011, 01:50 PM   #30
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True. Certain movies are just not going to be properly appreciated by those who are quick to review on Netflix.

Maybe we should start doing a Siskel and Ebert thing on there. LOL
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I almost reviewed a couple things before but couldn't get an avatar picture, so I stopped. Have to look into that again.
You and I probably agree too much for Siskel and Ebert. Except I like 80s slashers too. Siskel was notoriously tough on horror and Ebert, while by no means a fan, a little more forgiving.
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I almost reviewed a couple things before but couldn't get an avatar picture, so I stopped. Have to look into that again.
You and I probably agree too much for Siskel and Ebert. Except I like 80s slashers too. Siskel was notoriously tough on horror and Ebert, while by no means a fan, a little more forgiving.

Yeah, I don't think Siskel had much tolerance for what he probably considered 'junk culture', and Ebert seemed to have a small place in his heart for it (well, maybe a bigger area considering his work on Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, etc.) I always tended to agree more with Siskel on other genres, but Ebert has always presented a very good case.
My personal favorite was always Pauline Kael.
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I stopped listening to critics. I feel like 9 times out of 10 I have a feel for whether I'll like a film and that other 10% I'm comfortable with seeing a bad flick and getting to mock it.
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Saw this, John Carradine and TOR!! I've always liked it. Good time mad doctor movie. I thought it was neat how he sorta meant well, even though shit failed around him. Myron Healey, quite the player in this, haha.
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Saw this, John Carradine and TOR!! I've always liked it. Good time mad doctor movie. I thought it was neat how he sorta meant well, even though shit failed around him. Myron Healey, quite the player in this, haha.
I haven't seen this in so long, I've probably got it mixed up with The Black Sleep.
I looked up Myron Healey...OMG, he used to be in everything and was way too good at playing charasters that were complete bastards...he was probably a sweetheart in real life...but who knows (rest his soul).
Is this streaming on Netflix or YouTube?
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Ricou Browning and Nestor Paiva are the only cast from the 1st film but, hey, there's J-O-H-N--A-G-A-R....and direct from his role as the jet pilot in Tarantula this last weekend...Clint Eastwood in a lab coat.
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God, I'm bad...got it on again now, with the commentary track with Tom Weaver, Bob Burns and Lori Nelson.





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I haven't seen this in so long, I've probably got it mixed up with The Black Sleep.
I looked up Myron Healey...OMG, he used to be in everything and was way too good at playing charasters that were complete bastards...he was probably a sweetheart in real life...but who knows (rest his soul)
Yeah, I've noticed Myron is in like tons of things.

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Is this streaming on Netflix or YouTube?
I own it.
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. . . Clint Eastwood in a lab coat.

And that hair!
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And that hair!

And there's a rat in his pocket (no shit!)
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And there's a rat in his pocket (no shit!)
LMAO!

The *original* Willard.
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LMAO!

The *original* Willard.

Or neo-Renfield.
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Or neo-Renfield.
Haha, true.

Speaking of Renfield, one aspect I think is actually superior to subsequent film adaptations that would later come down the pike, is the notion of having a fairly normal guy like Renfield enter Dracula's castle, only for him to be revealed later in the film as having gone completely insane. I mean, the Jonathan Harker character works to a certain degree in film, but ultimately I find the 1930 Universal/Stage Play version of events where Renfield basically replaces Harker to be a bit stronger to a certain extent.

Or atleast as far as film adaptations go.
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Speaking of Renfield, one aspect I think is actually superior to subsequent film adaptations that would later come down the pike, is the notion of having a fairly normal guy like Renfield enter Dracula's castle, only for him to be revealed later in the film as having gone completely insane. I mean, the Jonathan Harker character works to a certain degree in film, but ultimately I find the 1930 Universal/Stage Play version of events where Renfield basically replaces Harker to be a bit stronger to a certain extent. Or atleast as far as film adaptations go.
Well, Browning's version was the first one I saw, and Dwight Frye was just so damn good (he played basically the same character, but named Herman Gleib, in The Vampire Bat. Renfield is just a better character, and, regardless of whose playing him, Harker is just useless. At least Hammer studios had the good sense to kill him off at the beginnng of their first film.
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Well, Browning's version was the first one I saw, and Dwight Frye was just so damn good (he played basically the same character, but named Herman Gleib, in The Vampire Bat. Renfield is just a better character, and, regardless of whose playing him, Harker is just useless. At least Hammer studios had the good sense to kill him off at the beginnng of their first film.
STILL haven't had the pleasure of seeing Horror of Dracula despite seeing some of the sequels. One of these days ....

But they killed off Harker in the first film? Interesting. Only aspect about the character I liked as far as film adaptations go, was in Coppola's film where he's later seen with a head full of gray hair, perfectly illustrating the stress he was going thru during his stay at Dracula's castle. Other than that, it's all Renfield.
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