Monday, 10 August 2009

The Vampire Bat



It's like Salems Lot but in 1933. Has its genuinely creepy moments.

*edit* scrap that, just watched it, not the same film I'm thinking of :(

3 comments:

tutorphil said...

... in truth though, vampires have never frightened me; I write occasionally for a magazine called Bite Me, which is dedicated to all things vampiric; I've contributed a few articles here and there, most recently a piece on uncanny objects... the problem with vampires is that they're too mired in rite and ritual (like Catholics!) to be scary; I am yet to see 'Let the Right One in', so maybe I'll be proven wrong; the last film that gave me the proper chills was the Japanese version of The Ring; when the girl crawled out of the television, it made me lift my feet off the carpet - a totally childlike and involuntary response; I've just bought the 25th Anniversary Edition of Poltergeist on DVD - it's a total classic (maybe it's my age), but I love the time that film takes to set up the characters before all hell breaks loose; a Tobe Hooper film, but with Spielberg's fingerprints all over it; after Texas Chainsaw, Hooper struggled to make another decent movie; his Invaders from Mars remake bombed (though had interesting creature design by the late, great Stan Winston), and after that...? I'm not even sure; an instance, I think of a big budget and expectation knocking the flourish out of someone; it happens a lot.

tutorphil said...

one last bit of useless film stuff before bed; when I was young I watched this movie late on a friday night; it has stayed with me ever since; the American's called it 'Raw Meat', but I saw it as Death Line; the film 'Creep' with Franke Potente was re-make(ish), but it certainly gave me the hebejeebies when I were a lad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ckm4-i38HNw&feature=fvw

pleasant dreams...

Tom Beg said...

yeah, nothing like some borderline exploitation, no doubt a fair few breasts get exposed, am I right.

It's funny though you seem to enjoy a lot of films where people are hunted down and killed but that is the main-staple of the genre I suppose.