Tuesday, October 23, 2012
October Horror Challenge 2012 - Day 22
Another short entry today as only a pair of films were watched. Both were first time viewings and it started off with the 1941 version of DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE. I don't have a whole lot say about this one other than it dragged in several spots and was pretty boring. It wasn't terrible as a couple of notable scenes and set pieces saved it but nothing I'd probably go back to revisit any time soon despite being well acted.
The second was a more entertaining affair and very light with its material. THE RAVEN, directed by Roger Corman and having an all star cast of Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Hazel Court and a very young Jack Nicholson was a silly comedic take on Edgar Allan Poe's story. It is full of silly slapstick, an early take on Vader and Emperor Palpatine's force lightning battle, Jack Nicholson still being insane, and magic. It isn't my favorite film from the Corman/Poe cycle but it was a fun use of 80 minutes.
Dr. Jekyll And Mr. Hyde - 5/10
The Raven - 7/10