Five more down…only four movies left. This is the penultimate Blood Red for 2021, and I’m surprised that there’s still some fuel, some drive to watch more horror. It helped that I put some emphasis this week on Hammer, one of my favorite horror studios. If you thought the studio was just the home for reimagining of some of the classic Universal monsters, then I humbly offer two fantastic films that stray from that path. Both Captain Clegg (aka Night Creatures) and The Devil Rides Out take a very different path, and also feature very different roles from two of the greatest horror performers of all time: Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing. Nowadays the Indonesian film industry is getting its just credit with some incredible genre films, but if you want an early slice that feels like if Evil Dead met the work of the Shaw Brothers, check out Queen of Black Magic. And while I can’t in good conscious recommend Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman, I will tell you that I did laugh out loud a couple of times. Plus you get some really demented scenes featuring a snowman, so if that’s your jam, go for it. Finally, all that Hammer put me in the mood for some old fashioned monster love, so I checked out Frankenstein and the Monster From Hell and was entirely satisfied.
We’re almost to the end, folks. As always, scan the summaries, check out the full reviews over on Cinema Dual, and I’ll see you in seven days…Continue reading