Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Ten Nights of Terror 10 Movie Pack|
Actors: Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr., Bela Lugosi, Christopher Lee, Robert Wagner
Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror
The movies contained are:
S. A. Christensen | illinois | 01/05/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"* Carnival of Souls (1962)
* Death at Love House (1975)
* Dominique Is Dead (1979)
* Horror Hotel (aka "City of the Dead")(1960)
* Indestructible Man (1956)
* Invisible Ghost (1941)
* Nightmare Castle (1965)
* Isle of THE SNAKE PEOPLE (1968)
* Track of the Moonbeast (1976)
* Wolfman (1982)
This contains two movies which are essential viewing for any classic horror fans, "Carnival of Souls" and "Horror Hotel." If you're going to get a budget-line release of these classics, they are included elsewehre in better sets with more famous movies. Shop around.
"Carnival of Souls" is a classic horror mood-piece with a creepy score about a woman stalked by her own death. "Horror Hotel" is a British classic about a college student who gets trapped in a town run by witches who wish to sacrifice her. "Nightmare Castle" is a dubbed Italian gothic horror, starring Barbara Steele as a murdered wife who swears revenge from beyond the grave. "Indestructible Man" is a laughably bad crime/horror-drama about a resurrected criminal out for revenge. "Snake People" is known as a terrible film containing voodoo rituals. "Track of the Moonbeast" is early 1970s campy monster fun. "Dominique is Dead" is more of a dull drama than a horror film in which a brother tries to weasel his sister's money. "Invisible Ghost" stars Bela Legosi in the 1930s, with murders inexplicably occuring all around him. I have not yet watched "Wolfman" or "Death at Love House."
The picture quality appears to be adequate, although the sound on "Carnival of Souls" is very quiet, as it is on all budget releases.
As I have said, most of these movies have been released on other (sometimes better, sometimes worse) value packs."
10 good movies that deserve better
Marty Martinez | Albuquerque, New Mexico United States | 03/12/2005
(3 out of 5 stars)
"On the surface this seems like a great compilation, however the DVD transfer quality is very poor (not to mention the irritiating distributer credits that pop up during the middle of the films!) Carnival of Souls is still a great surreal horror classic, but you should try to find it elsewhere. There are no inserts or production notes inside the DVD package to tell you anything about the films either. This is a great lineup, but the films deserved better treatment."
Terror times ten
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 08/20/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)
"BRENTWOOD 10 Movie Packs offer a variety of cinematic genres at bargain prices. Video transfers of their "B" movies are pretty decent, as is sound. The manufacturer's hinged boxes house DVDs adequately, but be careful the hinged sections don't pull away from the main spine! They're not that easy to reassemble.
SYNOPSES for TEN NIGHTS OF TERROR:
"Carnival of Souls" - After surviving a terrible car accident, a young woman finds herself at a carnival where patrons walk the line between the living and the dead.
"The City of the Dead" - A co-ed studying the occult vacations at an old New England inn where she is targeted for sacrifice by a coven of undead witches.
"Death at Love House" - Two researchers interview friends of a long-deceased Hollywood actress. Superb premise that provides many oldtime actors another day under the lights.
"Dominique Is Dead" - A greedy millionaire's dead wife returns as a ghost and haunts him after he scares her into the grave.
"Indestructible Man" - Lon Chaney Jr. is an executed criminal reanimated as an unstoppable mute in this modern retelling of the Frankenstein story.
"Invisible Ghost" - The town's leading citizen becomes a homicidal maniac after he is hypnotized by his wife's ghost.
"Nightmare Castle" - A woman and her lover return from the grave to seek revenge on the husband who murdered them.
"Snake People" - Police inspector searches for a wealthy man's niece who was abducted by LSD-crazed worshippers of a demon serpent.
"Track of the Moonbeast" - A young man is transformed into a hideous "moon beast" due to a meteor fragment lodged in his body.
"Wolfman" - A man finds out that his family has a werewolf curse put upon them.
For some pleasant nightmares BRENTWOOD-style, check out their DEADTIME STORIES 10 MOVIE PACK.
Parenthetical numbers preceding titles are 1 to 10 viewer poll ratings found at a film resource website.
(7.1) Carnival Of Souls (1961) - Candace Hilligoss/Sidney Berger/Herk Harvey/Frances Feist
(6.7) The City of the Dead (1960) - Patricia Jessel/Christopher Lee/Dennis Lotis
(5.1) Death at Love House (TV-1976) - Robert Wagner/Kate Jackson/Sylvia Sidney/Joan Blondell/John Carradine/Dorothy Lamour/Bill Macy
(4.4) Dominique Is Dead ("Dominique") (UK-1978) - Cliff Robertson/Jean Simmons/Ron Moody/David Tomlinson
(2.8) Indestructible Man (1956) - Lon Chaney Jr./Max Showalter
(4.7) Invisible Ghost (1941) - Bela Lugosi/Polly Ann Young
(5.4) Nightmare Castle (Italy-1965) - Barbara Steele/Laurence Clift (in support)
(2.7) Snake People (Mexico/USA-1971) - Boris Karloff/Julissa/Charles East/Rafael Bertrand
(2.4) Track Of The Moon Beast (1976) - Chase Cordell/Leigh Drake
(2.2) Wolfman (1979) - Earl Owensby/Kristina Reynolds"