Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Horror 100 Movie Pack|
Actor: Bela Lugosi
Genres: Horror, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Mystery & Suspense
HORROR 100 MOVIE PACK
Check titles and don't expect perfect quality
J. Rice | 08/23/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I guess I am lucky, I already have the Sci-Fi, Horror and Chilling Classics 50 movie packs from Mill Creek, and this set has very little duplication. Probably only 6 or 7 movies. So, if you either have none of the other Mill Creek sets or only have some of those, this is a great set to buy. Just don't expect great video and audio quality. Still, these are a great way to collect lots of campy horror flicks very cheap."
The B-list of B horror movies
calvinnme | 03/01/2008
(2 out of 5 stars)
"In spite of the fact that it's a good value, I'd skip this pack. Instead, if you don't already have it, get Horror Classics 50 Movie Pack Collection. That gives you only 50 horror films, but it is the A-list of B horror films. There is no duplication between the 50 Movie Horror Pack and this 100 Movie Pack of horror films, although there is some duplication between this pack and the Chilling Classics, Tales of Terror and Nightmare Worlds packs. In fact, most of the best films in this pack are in the Tales of Terror pack.
Primarily, though, Mill Creek found these hundred films by going more to the 60's, 70's, and 80's, rather than the 30's through the 50's, and the quality of the content suffers for it. Especially by the 1970's, most B horror films are far inferior in quality to those made up to the 1950's. This is also the decade when horror films began to exchange graphic violence for atmosphere and campiness, and that simply doesn't appeal to an old movie fan like myself. The breakdown of films by decade is:
1920's - 1
1930's - 18
1940's - 11
1950's - 19
1960's - 20
1970's - 22
1980's - 9
The highlights of the package are the following:
The Amazing Transparent Man (1960) - combines safe-cracking and an invisibility formula with a criminal main character who seems to think he is John Wayne.
The Bat (1926) - a silent horror film that has a character dressed like Batman trying to scare away inhabitants of an old house so he can have the 200K hidden there to himself.
House of Mystery (1934) - a man kills a monkey in India and a curse follows him home twenty years later. Another of the "old dark house" thrillers plus there's a man in a monkey suit that is not particularly scary.
Eegah (1962) and another Arch Hall Jr. movie - Anything with Arch Hall was always fun to me. He'll always be the king of camp.
The Wasp Woman (1960) - 40 year old cosmetic queen longs to be 22 again. A cosmetic potion does the trick, but she literally becomes Queen Bee.
Strangers of the Evening (1932) - Eugene Pallette & Zasu Pitts in a mystery involving bodies disappearing from the city morgue.
Shock (1946) - Vincent Price is caught in the act of killing his wife and must do away with the only witness, who is in shock.
Midnight Warning (1932) - A man seems to disappear in thin air in front of several witnesses. A detective must determine what really happened. Good precode mystery.
One Frightened Night (1935) - A wealthy old man decides to divide his estate among a group of people UNLESS his long lost granddaughter returns. Of course she does just that. Mix that with a night of creepy events in the old man's mansion with the heirs all there as guests, and you have a good old-fashioned thriller.
The Ghost Walks (1934) - Everyone staying in an old dark house who says that they see ghosts winds up dead. This mystery must be solved!
That's about it for the best films in the set. If you think it is worth the price, go for it."
Okay if you don't have any of the 50 movie box sets
Seth Schultz | Easthampton, MA United States | 12/13/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"When I first saw that mill creek was releasing 100 movie box sets I was kind of hoping they'd up the ante here. but as others have stated. All or most of these can be found in the 50 movie box sets by the same company.
You are much better off getting one or more of the 50 movie box sets as that will allow future expansion into the series with less duplicates. There are duplicate titles crossing over in that series of releases as well, but no where near as bad.
Release some "new" movies Mill Creek."
Kelli R. Webster | Detroit | 04/08/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These are my kind of movies, but can only watch in the daytime or I won't be able to sleep. The new movies do not compare."