Thursday, October 18, 2012

Netflix This Movie! Vol. 13

Lucky 13 includes some movies that might best be called "acquired tastes."

JB: Attack of the Puppet People (1958; dir. Bert I. Gordon) - This pick is personal; it's very hard to justify recommending this movie on any basis other than its 50's nostalgia and kitsch value. Seemingly benign and friendly Mr. Franz (John Hoyt) is a toy maker who secretly turns humans into 12'" dolls, so he is constantly surrounded by friends and never alone. This sounds like something I would do if I could master the science. Delirious.
Mike: Sorority House Massacre (1986; dir: Carol Frank) I have no idea if this movie is any good. It probably isn't. BUT the box art alone demanded that I sneak over to the horror section every time I went to Blockbuster as a kid with my mom. After 25 years, I'm finally going to watch it. If my mom asks, tell her I'm watching Ferris Bueller again.
Patrick: Audition (1999; dir. Takashi Miike) One of -- if not the best -- slow burn horror movies of the last 20 years. If you haven't seen it (you're crazy if you haven't seen it), watch it immediately without finding out a single thing about it.

The Vampire Lovers (1970; dir. Roy Ward Baker) We horror fans love horror movies for all kinds of different reasons. Sometimes, those reasons are Ingrid Pitt and Madeline Smith. You're welcome.

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