I just got Shudder and I’ve been watching that a lot lately. Pretty happy with it since, while it does have shitty horror movies, many of them are the Cult/B-movie type of horror movies from the 80’s/70’s. Which are the best kind of shitty horror movies.
The Hills Have Eyes - The 1977 original. A family unfortunate enough to break down in the desert is attacked by a group of mutants savages silly desert hillbillies. The remake is almost identical to this original, but there a few sequences in the remake that make it a superior movie. That and the monster effects/makeup are just silly in the original. Which is more creepy? This
Yes, I realize the original didn’t have the same budget as the remake, but there a lot of low-budget horror movies from the 70’s which had great monster makeup/FX. Texas Chainsaw comes to mind immediately. Anyway, I don’t regret watching the original but I’ll stick with the remake. 6/10
Q The Winged Serpent - 1982 movie about a flying monster attacking NYC. Another low-budget one. This one has decent monster effects–if you like stop motion–but the biggest problem is that the monster isn’t in enough scenes. It almost is, if it had had even 3-5 more mins of screen time I’d be more positive about it. Also the plot sags a bit in the middle. It’s not godawful but it’s not very good either. 5/10
Wolfcop - 2014 movie about an alcoholic cop who’s turned into a werewolf. Cheesy fun B-movie. Made in Canada. Good stuff. 7/10
Brain Damage - 1988 Horror or maybe Horror-comedy about a man who is infected with a parasite that rewards him with pleasurable hallucinations in return for his homicidal requests. I think it’s a great concept for a film. But something about it felt missing. It’s hard to describe. Still good though. 7/10
Street Trash - 1987 Horror B-movie about a liquor store owner who unwittingly sells toxic booze to people, mostly homeless ones. The booze causes people to melt in a colorfully grotesque manner. There’s other unpleasant stuff in this movie too. The plot is thin however. This movie’s treatment of homeless people is pretty unsympathetic but it doesn’t seem like it’s taking itself too seriously so it’s forgivable. If you came to watch people melt in a movie, you came to the right place! 6/10
I also watched The Excorcist Again…do I really need to say it’s a 10/10?