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  • Posted November 8, 2013

    Strange but good movie !!!!!! This is one of the strangest movi

    Strange but good movie !!!!!!

    This is one of the strangest movie I have seen. It had a very strange story line that I was interested in watching till the end to see how it unravels. The movie is about a guy who finds a portal to John Malco...Read MoreStrange but good movie This is one of the strangest movie I have seen. It had a very strange story line that I was interested in watching till the end to see how it unravels. The movie is about a guy who finds a portal to John Malcovich's brain. Anyone who goes into the portal can watch what John Malcovich is doing and ''be'' John Malcovich for 15 minutes.


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  • Posted March 3, 2012

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    A Pre-Code Horror Classic That Ranks With "Dracula" And "Frankenstein"

    Based on one of H. G. Welles' novels, "The Island Of Lost Souls" is one of those genuinely scary films that shows us what happens when men play God. Made in 1932, just before The Hayes Code put serious restrictions on films, this scarifying masterpiece has a lot of things to recommend it: weird make-up effects, gothic cinematography, atmospheric settings and even a Panther Woman. But more about that later...

    The story is about a shipwrecked man (Richard Arlen) who runs aground on a mysterious island, which is pretty much run by Dr. Moreau, played with masterful cool by a then-unknown Charles Laughton. The natives on this particular island have become medical guinea pigs for his experiments, which he performs in what he calls "the house of pain". Sensing the fear of discovery, when others come looking for the shipwrecked man, Dr. Moreau's insanity leads to a fiery, gruesome climax that was rare for films of The Great Depression.

    "Island Of Lost Souls" was directed by Erle C. Kenton, who later became known for helming some of Abbott & Costello's funniest films but you certainly couldn't tell that here. There is a constant sense of palpable fear that permeates the film. As astounding as Laughton is, Bela Lugosi (making one of his first films after "Dracula") is also brilliant as The Sayer Of The Law. And then, there's Kathleen Burke as The Panther Woman, who sort of looks and acts like a 1930's version of Raquel Welch in "One Million Years B. C."

    The DVD from The Criterion Collection features some fine extras, including the video for Devo's "Jocko Homo", which was inspired by a classic phrase used in this film, "Are we not men?" Most people don't know that. Then again, not too many know this film. They did, however, try to remake this film in 1977 with Burt Lancaster and Michael York. Yet, "Island Of Lost Souls" has a gothic eerieness that can easily be compared with The Universal Studios horror films of that day. This film was made EIGHTY years ago and it still has the ability to give any jaded viewer the heebie-jeebies.

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  • Posted November 3, 2011

    Still One of the Creepiest Films Ever!

    Forget the chain-saw-wielding, hockey-mask-wearing, blood-spattered schlock that now passes for horror. This original version of Island of Lost Souls is still the best for thrilling chills. Bela Lugosi chews the scenery a bit, but the plot hasn't lost its relevance and Dr. Moreau's "lost souls" are unforgettably creepy yet sympathetic. The grainy black-and-white underscores the darkness of the story line in a way that later remakes of the film couldn't match. If you want to feel the hairs standing up on your neck, watch this in the dark.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2001

    Chilling and frightning

    This is a gory and very scary movie even today. Charles Laughten is wonderfuly creepy as Dr. Moreau. This film was remade with Burt Lancaster who was downright awful. Then in 1996 it was remade again with Marlon Brando and he did a great job but nobody can match up to Charles Laughten. Take my advice see this film if you can stand it.

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