(michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO
Reviewed on 2/20/2014...
For a way to spend a few nights being scared (a little) and just plain enjoying fun films this 4 movie set is well worth the purchase! I especially enjoyed Ssssss because of Strother Martin and the ball that homes in on folks is as scary in Phantasm II as it was in the original which scared the pants off me way back when! Enjoy!
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(Deidra670) from GARRETT, KY
Reviewed on 7/4/2011...
4 MOVIE MARATHON:CULT HORROR COLLECTION (THE FUNHOUSE/PHANTASM 2/THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW/SSSSSSS)
I usually avoid these collections, but this one was pretty good! The main draws for me were THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW and SSSSS.
With the all consuming zombie craze and I have to admit, I LOVE ZOMBIES, THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW(1988) by Wes Craven was great! The mood, the background and cast made the movie so creepy. A doctor goes to Haiti just before the fall of Baby Doc, in hopes of finding the drug that is used in zombie practice. Of course this doesn't set well with the locals.
SSSSS(1972) was a movie from my childhood that absolutely scared the crap out of me. Now that I know the actors were using real live snakes, no props for them, it still manages to scare me! A doctor who specializes in exotic snakes is turning his assistants into king cobras. Extremely cool!
THE FUNHOUSE(1981) was done by Tobe Hooper based upon a book of the same name by Dean Koontz. I had high hopes for this one, given its immpressive pedigree, but it never really clicked for me. A group of teenagers decide to hide in a carnival ride which sounds like fun, until they witness a murder by one of the freaks.
PHANTASM 2 is a cult favorite, but I think I didn't get it, mainly because I haven't seen the original PHANTASM which I've heard is great! Still, it was pretty cool watching the flying orbs of death.
So, to sum it up, THE SERPENT AND THE RAINBOW and SSSSS are definitely worth the dvd. If you're a fan of Tobe Hooper and PHANTASM, check out the other two films.
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