Friday, October 26, 2018

Musty TV's Maniacal Halloween Countdown - Day 26

Let's continue the Vincent Price appreciation with two Price pics, both airing on thisTV, starting at 12PM PST.

The first is War-Gods of the Deep, another AIP Edgar Allen Poe adaptation (the poem City in the Sea was the inspiration). Its biggest claim to fame is that it was the last film directed to Jacques Tourneur.

Costarring Tab Hunter and some gill men!

It's followed by a much better Poe adaptation, The Masque of the Red Death.

I can't guarantee the above trailer will run an ad for the new Suspiria movie before it like it did for me, but I will say, that's pretty appropriate, as Masque is almost as garishly colorful as the original Suspiria was.

And since we're on the subject of the Suspiria remake, here's a question: Why? If ever a movie was inexorably tied to a director and his aesthetic, it's the original Suspiria and Dario Argento. It's not the story that made it memorable.

Also, the remake is TWO AND A HALF HOURS LONG!!!

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