I watched a lot of documentaries about horror movies to not disturb my housemates. It was a satisfying experiment, I think. I might try it again next year. I was most pleased by Heroes of Horror which was on Peter Lorre and Vincent Price. I plan to get the first volume in the series. I also enjoyed Fantastic Flesh which was on film makeup in various movies. Dark Dreamers was poorly constructed and dull.
The spooky movies I watched were Trick r Treat, Kakurenbo, and Carnival of Souls. Kakurenbo looked beautiful but the story was too thin for me. I could only watch Trick r Treat in short bursts and while I liked it, I want to watch it again in one piece next time. Carnival was surprisingly entertaining though it fell apart at the very end. Beautiful location shot of carnival/spa and lovely black and white photography.
I’m watching a number of TV series: No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency is pure pleasure. Cadfael was not to my taste. Castle is enjoyable fluff. I enjoyed MST3K’s version of Touch of Satan but Zombie Nightmare was less enjoyable.
Laura’s Star and Kakurenbo were well-animated. Laura’s Star was especially beautiful, and worth seeing for the visuals alone. Both movies had rather thin stories.
Finally saw Trip to the Moon in its entirety.
- No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency 1:1
- Laura’s Star (2004)
- Help! (1965)
- Haunted History of Halloween (1997)
- Kakurenbo: Hide and Seek (2005)
- Cadfael: One Corpse too Many (1994)
- Dark Dreamers 1:1
- Trip to the Moon (1902)
- Heroes of Horror 2
- Twitches (2005)
- No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency 1:2
- Trick r Treat (2009)
- Harryhausen Chronicles (1998)
- Bride of Monster Mania (2000)
- Bloodsucking Cinema (2007)
- MST3K: Touch of Satan (1971)
- Fantastic Flesh (2008)
- Carnival of Souls (1962)
- Labyrinth (1986)
- Monster Mania (1997)
- MST3K: Zombie Nightmare (1986)