27: Elvira: Mistress of the Dark (1988) dir. James Signorelli
I returned to the Alamo Drafthouse for Terror Tuesday to see this cult classic. Elvira is a favorite figure for horror fans, and it's a lot of fun to see her in her own movie. This is a laugh-out-loud movie perfect for the week of Halloween. It reminded me how ahead of her time Elvira was. She looks and acts suggestive, but she is never the butt of the joke the way objectified women are so often.
Day 31 of 31 (FINALLY): I Trapped the Devil (2019)(Hulu)
Matt and Karen arrive unannounced for a holiday visit with Matt's brother Steve, who has isolated himself in his home after suffering a trafic loss. He does not want Matt and Karen to stay at his house and is mostly silent and very anxious. Soon it is revealed by Steve that he believes he has trapped the devil in the basement. Now Matt and Karen must decide if they will release the man behind the locked door or believe Steve on faith alone.
I had been waiting to check this out for a while, and unfortunately I was left a bit underwhelmed. I enjoyed the look of the film and the premise drew me in, but I wish the characters were developed better. When you only have three characters for the majority of the film and the focus is entirely on them, and not on elaborate special effects or something else to keep your attention, they really need to engage you. The behavior of Matt and Karen is ridiculous when they first discover there is a man locked in the basement. I get we needed them to stay in the house and not just immediately open the door...we wouldn't have a movie, but I just could not relate to them and how they reacted. They mention wanting to have kids soon and yet do not make a real attempt to open the door right away when they discover, to the best of their knowledge, that a human being is being held against his will for an extended period of time in the house. I'm sure they'd make great parents. They worry about being involved in the crime, but don't seem to wrestle with actual concern for this potentially innocent victim who they have a chance to save.
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The Bottom 5 from October 2019's Movie Marathon.
With the 6th Annual 31 Days of Horror in the books, we look back at all 31 movies watched in 31 consecutive days, and give our Bottom 5 (ranked fifth to absolute worst) for the month.
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