Wednesday, October 6, 2010

October Horror Movie Challenge 10/4 - 10/6


Mummy’s Ghost, The (1944) (2nd viewing) d. Le Borg, Reginald
61 min.

Mummy’s Curse, The (1944) (2nd viewing) d. Goodwins, Leslie
62 min.


Exorcist, The (1973) (9th viewing) d. Friedkin, William
122 min.


Invasion of the Bee Girls (1973) (1st viewing) d. Sanders, Denis
85 min.

Total Films for Challenge: 18
Total First Time Views: 3


  1. Which version of The Exorcist did you watch? The original one or "The Version You've Never Seen"? And isn't there yet another cut floating around out there now? I swear, Friedkin and Blatty can be worse than George Lucas sometimes.

    Also, what did you think of Invasion of the Bee Girls? I was expecting it to be a lot wilder than it turned out to be.

  2. I have only seen 'The Version You've Never Seen' once, when it was rereleased to theaters back in 1999, and I've not seen it since. Not a fan - the cuts that were made were the right cuts to have been made. Watching it again, I was marveling at what an incredibly well-made film it is, and the tricked-up shots of Pazuzu that are littered throughout VYNS cheapen it. The film works perfectly as it is, minus the spiderwalk, minus the extra doctor conversations, and *especially* minus the protracted "happy ending" with Dyer and Kinderman walking off into the sunset.

    I genuinely liked INVASION...BEE GIRLS. I wasn't expecting anything, and so I found it much wilder than I could have thought. Boobs, sex, chicks, bugs, William Smith, boobs, Anitra Ford, Victoria Vetri, and more boobs. I thought the "transformation" scene was pretty darn trippy, right down to the blacked-out Ray Milland in THE MAN WITH X-RAY EYES contact lenses. Creepy as heck. Again, I had no expectations whatsoever, so it was a very pleasant surprise.