Invisible Man, The (1933) – Quickie Review: 31 Nights Of Horror – Day 28 / Film #4

First off, I love Claude Rains so this review will probably be a bit biased. He is splendidly evil, ruthless, eloquent and darkly comedic. This is probably my favourite of the classic Universal Monster films. Rains is perfectly cast since his voice is so refined and distinguishable. Superb special effects for the time. Completely captivating.

Uninvited, The (1944) – Quickie Review: 31 Nights Of Horror – Day 26 / Film #3

What starts off as a whimsical countryside comedy, slowly morphs into a slapstick horror and then finally into a full-blooded suspense with a twisting script. Perhaps too much exposition to fully explain the goings-on, but entertaining nonetheless. Ray Milland is utterly charming in the lead.

I Saw The Devil – Quickie Review: 31 Nights Of Horror – Day 22 / Film #2

A grieving man repeatedly plays a brutal form of catch and release with a serial killer whom he suspects to have murdered his fiancee. An absolute master class in suspense. One of the best of its genre. The acting is off the charts good. Continually intense, cringe-inducing violence. It certainly wouldn’t be easy for everyone …

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Invasion Of The Body Snatchers (1978) – Quickie Review: 31 Nights Of Horror – Day 17 / Film #1

How’d I go this long without seeing this film? I love how there’s no exposition at the beginning. It just jumps right into the story and characters are already figuring out the issue and you’re just watching it all unfold. Great score, great cast, great script. Wonderful cinematography, there are some crazy angles in this …

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In Fear – Quickie Review: 31 Nights Of Horror – Day 10 / Film #4

A young couple gets lost in a maze of back roads while trying to get to a music festival. This movie expertly builds tension very slowly. Since most of the primary events take place in a car, it gets very claustrophobic. The last 30-45 minutes are extremely intense. A riveting firecracker of a film.

Interview, The (1998) – Quickie Review

This movie is stunning. The most exciting film where nothing happens. It’s a cat and mouse chase movie without the chase. Completely dialogue driven. It feels like a filmed play set in an interrogation room. So many twists and turns. Is he the killer? Is he not? Fantastic performances especially from Hugo Weaving who is …

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Inherit The Wind – Quickie Review

Based on the landmark Scopes Monkey Trial. This is a riveting courtroom drama that pits religion versus evolution. Powerhouse performances from top to bottom with Gene Kelly being a standout in a rare non-musical appearance. I read the book and watched the film in high school as a part of curriculum and now I just …

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In Bruges – Quickie Review

One of the biggest surprises to come out of 2008, and it was one of my favourites. It’s profane, bloody, offensive and darkly humourous so I loved it. Colin Farrell delivers his best performance to date; Gleeson is solid; Fiennes is an absolute natural at comedy. Highly recommended.

In The Mouth Of Madness – Quickie Review

Easily one of my favourite horror films. I once recommended this movie to an employee who was looking for a scary movie and the next day she got mad at me because she “didn’t want something that scary.” One of John Carpenter’s best.

In The Line Of Fire – Quickie Review

Exciting, fast-paced action-thriller from director Wolfgang Peterson. One of Eastwood’s best films and performances.  However, Malkovich steals the movie. Great ensemble overall.