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"Y'all know me, know how I earn a livin'. I'll catch this bird for you, but it ain't gonna be easy. Bad fish! Not like going down to the pond and chasing bluegills and tommycods. This shark, swallow ya whole. Little shakin', little tenderizin', and down you go. And we gotta do it quick, that'll bring back the tourists, that'll put all your businesses on a payin' basis. But it's not gonna be pleasant! I value my neck a lot more than three thousand bucks, chief. I'll find him for three, but I'll catch him, and kill him, for ten. But you've gotta make up your minds. If you want to stay alive, then ante up. If you want to play it cheap, be on welfare the whole winter. I don't want no volunteers, I don't want no mates, there's too many captains on this island. Ten thousand dollars for me by myself. For that you get the head, the tail, the whole damn thing."

Monday, August 23, 2010

100 Days of Horror Day Thirty-One - "The Dunwich Horror."

I am tasked by this and every other endeavor today, folks. I am ungodly tired, I am behind in work and I have to drive 50 fucking miles just to get 30 seconds worth of information.

I don't know if I will actually have the time to watch this movie today. But "The Dunwich Horror," based on the H.P. Lovecraft story of the same name, is worth your time.

The Dunwich Horror (1970)" Directed by Daniel Haller. Starring Dean Stockwell, Sandra Dee and Ed Begley.

The Skinny: Something wacky is happening at the old Whatley place, where years before an unspeakable horror was unleashed on the small town of Arkham. Years later, the son of the original owners is back to reclaim his demonic birthright.

What's good: This is one of my favorite movies in the genre. It's funny (unintentionally so), it's not scary in the least and it has a great cast. Now why is this a good thing for a horror movie? Well it usually isn't, but in cases like this - a classic B-Movie produced by Roger Corman - it's a perfect recipe for a great time. Dean Stockwell is barely restrained as Wilbur Whatley, his carnal and murderous desires plating endlessly at the edges of his eyes. And Sandra Dee just seems hypnotized the whole film (and also, that is not her naked - never once do you see boobies AND face at the same time. It's an obvious body double).

What's Bad: The script, the effects, the acting and the dialogue.

Why We Like It: See above.

Memorable Stuff: Talia Shire of "Rocky" fame being ripped to pieces by a monster that looks like a garbage bag covered with yarn and rubber hoses. Seriously.