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Old 17th October 2017, 03:19 PM
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I really like Tales from the Crypt and The Vault of Horror as a very loose doublebill from Amicus Films, with the other anthology films like Asylum, Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, The House That Dripped Blood and From Beyond the Grave also good fun and, at least on first viewing, very affecting.
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Old 17th October 2017, 03:22 PM
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I think the majority of Amicus portmanteau films are very hit and miss. Each one has a couple of decent tales but the rest are filler.

They proved they could produce excellent horror films such as The Skull, And Now the Screaming Starts! (1973), Madhouse (1974) and City of the Dead but are sadly best remembered for the portmanteau's.

Give me Tigon any day over Amicus.

The Sorcerers (1967)
Curse of the Crimson Altar (1968)
The Blood Beast Terror (1968)
Witchfinder General (1968)
The Beast in the Cellar (1970)
Blood on Satan's Claw (1971)
Doomwatch (1972)
The Creeping Flesh (1973)
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Old 17th October 2017, 03:29 PM
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I really like Tales from the Crypt and The Vault of Horror as a very loose doublebill from Amicus Films, with the other anthology films like Asylum, Dr. Terror's House of Horrors, The House That Dripped Blood and From Beyond the Grave also good fun and, at least on first viewing, very affecting.
I haven't seen The house that dripped blood in years, all i remember was jon Pertwee being a over baring horror actor that becomes a vampire.
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Old 17th October 2017, 03:33 PM
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I haven't seen The house that dripped blood in years, all i remember was jon Pertwee being a over baring horror actor that becomes a vampire.
In a way that sums up their anthology films. People remember brief snippets of the better tales and the rest are forgotten. It's on re-watch value that they begin to disintegrate.
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Old 17th October 2017, 05:18 PM
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Now watching The Ghost Train (1941, Walter Forde)

I review this with a cat on my lap. This being the ginger male this time ahem. A group of passengers are stranded in a rural station, even worse Arthur Askey is one of them. A local tells a tale of a .... guess?
Oh Cthulhu .... he's singing.
This is terrifying.
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Old 17th October 2017, 05:38 PM
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Now watching The Ghost Train (1941, Walter Forde)

I review this with a cat on my lap. This being the ginger male this time ahem. A group of passengers are stranded in a rural station, even worse Arthur Askey is one of them. A local tells a tale of a .... guess?
Oh Cthulhu .... he's singing.
This is terrifying.
...ly brilliant.

I'm going to give it a re-watch on Halloween as a fun interlude.
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Old 17th October 2017, 05:57 PM
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I'm liking it. Just never cared for the 'busy little bee' .....
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Old 17th October 2017, 07:02 PM
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Just never cared for the 'busy little bee' .....
But it's a glorious thing to be
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Old 17th October 2017, 08:14 PM
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For a truly excellent portmanteau film, I highly recommend Dead of Night (1945)...

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Old 17th October 2017, 08:30 PM
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99% remakes are rubbish odd one or two are as good or better than original.
Maniac is prime eg of that ..

Just watched My bloody valentine and this is one of those are for the argument of remakes should be left alone .

It was pretty bad , watchable ...just .
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