Exclamation Mark’s Monster Movie Reviews

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  • King Kong (1933)

    October 13, 2019 by

    From the video case:  King Kong teems with memorable moments: a movie-making expedition on a fantastic isle filled with dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures; the giant simian’s lovestruck obsession with the film shoot’s blond starlet (Fay Wray); Kong’s capture; his Manhattan rampage; and the fateful finale atop the Empire State Building where Kong cradles his palm-sized… Read more

  • Frankenstein (1931)

    October 13, 2019 by

    From the DVD case: Boris Karloff stars as the screen’s most memorable monster in what many consider to be the greatest horror film ever made. Dr. Frankenstein (Colin Clive) dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster (Karloff) out of lifeless body parts. It’s director James Whale’s adaptation of the Mary… Read more

  • Cat People (1942)

    September 30, 2019 by

    From the DVD case: The studio gave Val Lewton small budgets and lurid pre-tested film titles. Lewton, working with rising filmmakers and emphasizing fear of the unseen, turned meager resources into momentous works of psychological terror. Directed by Jacques Tourneur, Cat People is the trailblazing first of Lewton’s nine horror classics. Simone Simon portrays a bride who… Read more

  • Count Yorga, Vampire

    September 29, 2019 by

    From the video case: Two lovers, Paul and Erica, make a grave mistake. When they park their van outside of a foreboding, vine-covered manor, the new owner – a vampire – decides to feed on the trespassers. The next morning, Paul has a terrible headache and Erica has two mysterious puncture wounds in her neck.… Read more

  • In Memory

    September 28, 2019 by

    Note: This was first published on my original Movie Review Page, March 12, 2006. Sadly, in addition to the recent deaths of Don Knotts, Dennis Weaver, and Darren McGavin, I have to include a profound personal loss. My boyhood friend, Tony Rash, passed away very suddenly on March 6, 2006. He was only 43 years old.… Read more

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