Thursday, October 30, 2014

Madhouse (1974)

Director: Jim Clark

Writers: Angus Hal, Ken Levison, Greg Morrison, Robert Quarry

Composer: Douglas Gamley

Starring: Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Robert Quarry, Adrienne Corri, Natasha Pyne, Michael Parkinson, Linda Hayden, Barry Dennen, Ellis Dayle, Catherine Wilmer

More info: IMDb

Tagline: Lights, Camera, Murder!

Plot: A horror movie star returns to his famous role after years in a mental institution. But the character seems to be committing murders independent of his will.

My rating: 6.5/10

Will I watch it again? Maybe.

Alright, I'll watch anything with Vincent Price OR Peter Cushing.  That's a fact.  Put 'em in the same movie and I'm fast-trackin' that bitch.  I really dig the premise and for the most part the film works but it drags.  The score is either too thin or it was recorded strangely which doesn't help.  While Cushing isn't in it as much as I would have liked, he's marvelous as usual.  Like I said, it drags in a few spots so a little trim would be nice but even so, as it is, it's pretty entertaining and the ending is balls-out fun plus you've got one of the greatest masks (the one he wears on the poster) is horror history.  I want one of them sumbitches.  Netflix instant has a nice widescreen print. 

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