October 22, 2009

The 31 Days of Horror- #10

The top 10 is here!

"A fantastic haunted submarine movie, and an absolute gutting of a 70's classic..."

The Hidden Gem:
The Master says: This one is truly a hidden gem if there ever was one. Moody, atmospheric, dark and eerie, I never thought that a movie about a haunted submarine could be creepy let alone totally engrossing. The best part about Below, is that if you like submarine/war movies, this one will deliver for you. The depth charges and hook dragging alone will keep you on the edge of your seat. If you like slow paced, atmospheric ghost movies, or war pictures, then you will absolutely love this one.

The Train Wreck:
The Master says: Where do I start with this one? The original was bizarre, creepy, and by the time the last scene is over, fairly terrifying. The remake starred Nicholas Cage. See the problem here? Everything that made the original so captivating and unsettling was stripped from the updated version, replaced with bland, slick, overly produced PG-13-level "scares", and it failed miserably. How can you replace Christopher Lee's character with a bland woman who had none of his quirks or creepiness? All the charms of 70's British Horror flick are gone in the remake, and without them, it just doesn't work. And it also starred Nicholas Cage. Yeah. Find and watch the original, it's fantastic and leagues better than this mess could ever be.


  1. Arghh, couldn't agree more with you. The original Wicker Man was amazing. I saw it just before watching the remake, so the comparison was immediate and detailed. What a crappy way to destroy a good movie. I like Nicholas Cage, and still it sucked bottom. The least they could have done is to remake the naked dance scene!

  2. I like Nic Cage too, but he's half and half in his movies, and definitely not right fore The Wicker Man.