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31 Days of Howl-oween: Day 24 – Captain Kronos

It’s rare that I don’t somewhat enjoy a classic Hammer film.  The company essentially made household names of staple stars Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, and Ingrid Pitt.  Occasionally, however, they would have a film that did not feature their regular cast.

Today’s film was one of those.  Besides featuring a primarily different cast, they chose to put a twist on familiar territory, giving audiences a glimpse at a variant on a long portrayed monster.

Although not initially received with praise, the film has gone on to garner a rather devoted cult following.

31 Days of Howl-oween

A Review of Films Filled with Frights

Day 24

Film #24


~ Captain Kronos ~

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31 Days of Howl-oween: Day 17 – The Wicker Man

Today’s film was an interesting experience.  I had watched the film on a DVD disc that arrived in the little red envelope, and sat to write my review.  As I began some research, I learned that there were three versions of the film in existence.  It turns out that upon the initial production, the studio ordered some cuts and restructuring, bringing the original running time to 87 minutes.  Years later, director Hardy restored some footage, recut it, and rereleased the film as a 96 minute film.  Fast forward a couple of decades later, and the film was released on an Extended Edition DVD in its original running time of 99 minutes.

Desiring to be thoroughly educated on the final product, I rented the longer edition as well.  The question as I inserted the DVD into my PS3 remained:  Would I experience a situation that was similar to the atrocity that befell Terry Gilliam’s “Brazil”?  Or would I wonder in awe as I did with the variants of George Romero’s “Dawn of the Dead?”.

I’m here to tell you that indeed th…..I’m getting ahead of myself.

I’ll let you read the review first…

31 Days of Howl-oween

A Review of Films Filled with Frights

Day 17

Film #17


~ The Wicker Man ~

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