325 of 341 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What A BARGAIN! 50 Classics & Schlock For A Pittance!!!
I purchased this 50 DVD box set this past autumn (for Halloween) and have viewed all of the films. There are some GREAT CLASSICS mixed with fabulous SCHLOCK for a price that can't be beat!
Different horror genres including:
Crusty, Creepy Creatures
Published on May 30, 2004 by Sheila Chilcote-Collins
286 of 301 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Exactly what I expected
To be concise and summarize - Great value! 50 movies (I paid about 25 bucks; so 50 cent movies - how can you complain?)
Transfer quality generally awful, most but not all are slightly out of focus (won't notice on little tv!) but watchable. If you are a perfectionist you will not want this. Some scenes from some movies have been cut but nothing major so far...
Published on August 17, 2004 by Mikey Liked It
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth the price BUT these are inferior copies (some film details),
This review is from: Horror Classics 50 Movie Pack Collection (DVD)When we're lucky, we get what we pay for.
The films included in this collection are not the best available copies but many of these classic movies offer worthwhile viewing for fans of the genre. So many of these films were Drive-in Movie fodder, time-filler for necking teenaged couples during the 1950s and '60s and, on most of those movies in particular, I have reserved comment as they are all pretty much what you'd expect.
I thought that the best approach to be helpful to potential buyers of this collection was to issue both a brief comment and a 1-10 ranking on the better films in the set, so here goes:
-- Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, starring John Barrymore [8.0, a classic version of an excellent story. A physician with a definite *split personality* has to come to terms with his monster side.]
--Blue Beard, starring John Carradine
-- The Corpse Vanishes, starring Bela Lugosi [6.5, not one of Lugosi's better efforts but still watchable. Lugosi keeps his evil wife alive via injections after draining the spinal fluids of young brides-to-be and thereby deriving a fountain of youth serum. An attractive lady newspaper reporter investigates the abductions and thus places herself in mortal danger. Black-and-white.]
-- Night of the Living Dead, starring Judith O'Dea [7.0, Lots of action! The good news about The Walking Dead is that they fall pretty readily to ball bats, etc... the down side is that there seems no end to their vast numbers and re-snuffing them becomes very tiring and monotonous.]
-- Doomed to Die, starring Boris Karloff
-- The Phantom of the Opera, starring Lon Chaney, Sr. [7.0, Best for *film art* people who can appreciate a well-done classic film. This one is more *noir* than scary.]
-- The Indestructible Man, starring Lon Chaney, Jr. [7.5, I really liked this one -- Chaney plays out his traditional, "Whomever got me into this deplorable mess?" sympathetic role. As it turns out, and as one would reasonably expect, he's not really *totally* indestructible :) ]
-- The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Lon Chaney, Sr. [7.5, Again we have the classic work of film art, nicely re-packaged from great literature. The elder Chaney is seen here in his Magnum opus role and the film is quite enjoyable, even by today's standards.]
-- Nosferatu, starring Max Schreck [8.0, More film art. Here we have the first vampire movie, a silent film but still quite watchable much on par with The Golem. The vampire here, although super-creepy, is quite the sympathetic creature. A very good movie overall.]
-- Swamp Women, starring Mike Connors
-- The World Gone Mad, starring Pat O'Brien
-- The Little Shop of Horrors, starring Jack Nicholson [7.0, If ever there was a *cult film* from the git-go, this one is it. A gigantic flesh-eating plant dominates his diminutive caretaker in a flower shop. The plant *demands* more and more people to eat! Lots of inadvertent comedy relief. The musical re-make was awful. If you wish to see a more serious, and quite excellent, man-eating plant color letterbox film, (and additionally punctuated with a King Kong look-alike!), grab a copy of Konga.]
-- Tormented, starring Richard Carlson
-- The Monster Walks, starring Rex Lease
-- Monster from a Prehistoric Planet, starring Tamio Kawaji
-- The Gorilla, starring The Ritz Brothers [3.0, The shame of this allegedly comedic horror film is that both The Ritz Brothers (who are not humorous in the least) and a very weak script tenon to drag down two iconic actors of the horror film genre: Lionel Atwill and Bela Lugosi. Important men are threatened with death by a rogue gorilla and The Ritz Brothers as private detectives are hired to protect one such man (Atwill.) Lugosi plays the ominous butler. From my view, this film isn't worth the time it takes to watch it.]
-- A Shriek in the Night, starring Ginger Rogers
-- Bloodlust, starring Robert Reed
-- The Amazing Mr. X, starring Turhan Bay
-- Last Woman on Earth, starring Robert Towne
-- The Bat, starring Vincent Price [8.0, A terrific Vincent Price entry, not to be confused with Lugosi's Devil Bat.]
-- The House on Haunted Hill, starring Vincent Price [9.5, Possibly my favorite black-and-white classic horror film of all time -- a genuine treasure. A party is sponsored within the sturdy walls of a large and ominous (but fairly new) haunted house where the invitees each get $10,000 if they *survive* the night. The casting is perfect, the cinematography is superb, the script is a strong one, the atmosphere is timeless, Von Dexter's 60-ish filmscore is spot-on, and Price is amazing. Elisha Cook, Jr. is a marvelous foil to the old Master of horror. But don't waste your money on watching the contemporary re-make.]
-- The Last Man on Earth, starring Vincent Price [6.5, This one is a sort of black-and-white prequel to the more contemporary color The Omega Man (starring Charlton Heston.) Both films are equally excellent where one man remains as the last normal human on earth. Mutant monsters (former humans) torment these respective lone survivors.]
-- Dementia 13, starring William Campbell [9.0, Yet another superb black-and-white cult film, co-starring Patrick McGee as an ominous psychiatrist. William Campbell yields a stellar performance as an eccentric artist, competing with greedy siblings and in-laws for the family fortune and ancient castle estate. One of them is an ax-murderer! A Roger Corman and Francis Ford Coppolla (black-and-white) film of infinite excellence.]
-- Phantom from 10,000 Leagues, starring Kent Taylor
-- Carnival of Souls, starring Candace Hilligoss [7.5, An unusual movie, leaning more toward the film-noir genre. Very well-done, though -- also available in a nice 4-film package from American Movie Classics: AMC Monsterfest Collection - Cult Classics, Vol. 1 (The Atomic Brain / The Brain That Wouldn't Die / Carnival of Souls / Night Tide).]
-- Atom Age Vampire, starring Alberto Lupo
-- Creature from the Haunted Sea, starring Robert Towne [5.0, While this one has somehow hung on as a cult classic, I have never cared much for it, the cool creature excepted.]
-- Nightmare Castle, starring Barbara Steele [6.5, Here we have Barbara Steele's (the purported "Queen of Horror") Magnum opus. I like the film because how can you go wrong with the horror-castle combination? The story revolves around a cuckold man and his greedy companion, not unsurprisingly where the sensual Ms. Steele was involved.]
-- Black Dragons, starring Bela Lugosi
-- Invisible Ghost, starring Bela Lugosi [8.0, One of my favorite Lugosi films. An innocent man is convicted and executed for murders occurring in and around an eccentric local aristocrat's (Lugosi's) estate. Lugosi keeps seeing his supposedly dead wife around the property which is driving him nuts. Clarence Muse (Sherlock Holmes in Washington) as the butler yields a timeless performance. Black-and-white.]
-- One Body Too Many, starring Bela Lugosi
-- White Zombie, starring Bela Lugosi [7.0, This is a really early Lugosi entry and a good one too. Exotic locations, voodoo, and an evil local squire of a vast estate (who lusts for another man's young bride-to-be) all meld to make this story one of the best in the classic horror genre.]
-- Attack of the Giant Leeches, starring Ken Clark [6.5, You'll remain tongue-in-cheek while watching this classic black-and-white horror entry. Swamp people are at risk from some really hilarious over-sized leech creatures who love to suck their blood -- think: The Blob - Criterion Collection. The local game warden, the sheriff, and a sage old doctor have difficulty in coming together to defeat these fantastic critters.]
-- The Screaming Skull, starring John Hudson
-- Beast of Yucca Flats, starring Tor Johnson [5.5, An obese and deathly-looking Tor Johnson (Plan 9 from Outer Space is the up-front guy in this meager-budget Drive-in movie classic. Black-and-white, worth watching but "so bad that it's good."]
-- The Terror, starring Boris Karloff [8.0, An early film for jack Nicholson but a good one. It's all about an ancient castle near the seaside, a sort of witch-lady, and a soldier (Nicholson) who wanders in to this hazardous environ. Karloff's performance as the sage old Noble is first class. This is a color film, and nicely shot, but unfortunately this is one of the worst copies that I've ever come across.]
-- Revolt of the Zombies, starring Dean Jagger
-- The Giant Gila Monster, starring Don Sullivan [5.5, Pretty much the same film as the ones about giant ants, (Them! (Snap Case)), giant spiders, and so on. Still, I enjoyed watching it and of course it's shot in black-and-white.]
-- The Fatal Hour, starring Boris Karloff
-- Dead Men Walk, starring George Zucco [6.5, George Zucco's performance is terrific as usual but the script is a weak one. Twins, one evil and one good, were well-known in this community. The nefarious one dies... or does he? Black-and-white.]
-- The Mad Monster, starring George Zucco [8.0, Glenn Strange is perfect in his role here as the estate stooge-gardener upon whom Zucco, a mad scientist, conducts nefarious experiments. A wolfman is thus created to knock off those who kicked Zucco out of his cushy University position. A really terrific old black-and-white classic.]
-- Maniac, starring Bill Woods
-- Metropolis, starring Gustav Frolich
-- The Vampire Bat, starring Lionel Atwill [7.5, A real dandy with Bela Lugosi as the mad scientist getting his revenge on the company that he feels wronged him. He develops a gigantic bat which is drawn in by a certain aroma of cologne. Of course this super-bat sucks the blood of Lugosi's enemies.]
-- The Ape, starring Boris Karloff [7.0, A pretty good film where Karloff plays the role of a local doctor who is not much liked in his rural community due to his strange habits and dubious bedside manner. He tries to cure a young gal confined to a wheelchair so she might walk again and, coincidental to his research, a rogue ape escapes from a visiting circus and the creature becomes his lab rat, so to speak. The script is a little weak but not hateful.]
-- The Killer Shrews, starring James Best [7.0, As goofy as the title sounds, this is a better-than-average classic horror flick. The island atmosphere notably enhances the movie -- it's on this island that people get trapped inside a research compound where giant killer shrews (dogs in costume) incessantly attack them! Black-and-white.]
-- Monster Maker, starring J. Carroll Naish [6.5, A mad doctor injects people with the dreaded acromegaly virus, knowing that he's the only guy around with a cure... so folks have to come to him and the price isn't always cash. Not the worst plot I've ever encountered.]
-- King Of The Zombies, starring Dick Purcell
-- The Brain that Wouldn't Die, Starring Jason Evers [7.5, Here we have a pretty good one where an attractive young lady is decapitated in a car crash. Her companion is a surgeon who just happens to specialize (well, he's *about* to anyway) in attaching heads back on to bodies. But while this gals head sits in a tray of solution, additionally supported by all manner of cool wires and tubes, she gets really mean and develops power over others, including the doctor's assistant! The situation gets pretty wild.]
Well, I hope you've benefited to some degree from my limited assessments of these classic films.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Horror funfest in a box,
This review is from: Horror Classics 50 Movie Pack Collection (DVD)Friends of classic, and not so classic horrors films...this is
So worth it.
50 scarifying films, for pennies on the dollar from silent
staples such as "Nosferatu" to cult classics Such as " The
Night of the Living Dead" and "Carnival of Souls", To schlock
stock such as "The Beast of Yucca Flats" (arguably one of the
worst movies I have ever seen... in an interesting way).
These movies aren't perfect, neither in their content, nor their
reproduction...and therein lies the charm. Occasionally a film
may have a white line or dots momentarily peppering it's surface.
Sometimes...the audio seems distant....easily fixed.
Their imperfection takes one back to a different time. One of
saturday night, Chiller Theater,(forgive my pittsburgh reference
and insert your own fond memory). And, if you are a young soul
experiencing this for the first time...good for you! This is
what it looked liked back in the day.
Bottom line....a big box of fun. Highly recommended. Enjoy
liberally with a large bowl of popcorn, knowing that you
probably spent more for the popcorn... than the feature.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Must Have For 'Instant Collection' Sake,
This review is from: Horror Classics 50 Movie Pack Collection (DVD)i bought it to complete my reference of the old horror movies
Some are so great and chillin' i.e : Carnival of Souls, Dementia 13, Little Shop of Horror, Nosferatu & House on Haunted Hill
you see it's kinda hard to catch those movies in where i live (south east asian region, Indonesia for exact)
this boxset is the superb answer . . not to mention the reasonable prices too (of course it's cheap, coz it's made in taiwan)
but the 'easily scratched' double-sided dvd needs extra care
Very Recommended (8/10)
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For the price you're paying, you can't go wrong,
This review is from: Horror Classics 50 Movie Pack Collection (DVD)I love old horror films. "Dracula," "Frankenstein," "The Wolfman," "The Invisible Man," "The Mummy," "The Creature," etc. Now, you're not going to get quality horror on this set like those films. But the films on this set are not that bad. In fact, if you like old horror or mystery films, this set proves to be quite entertaining.
Not all the films on this set are horror. Many films are included simply because they star actors who typically act in horror films. Films like "The Bat" with Vincent Price, or "One Body Too Many" with Bela Lugosi aren't really horrific at all. They're more murder mysteries than horror films. But that's ok because they're still good films.
I love Metropolis, although I don't know why it's is on this set and not the 50 Movie Sci-Fi Classics set. Also, the print quality for this film is terrible. The same goes for Nosferatu. For great films like these two, I recommend buying their restored versions as well, even though they're on this set.
For what you're paying, this set is well worth the price. Every film I've watched has been at least somewhat entertaining. So if you like old cheesy horror films, this is the set for you!
15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars They don't make 'em like this anymore...,
This review is from: Horror Classics 50 Movie Pack Collection (DVD)What a funky, improbable & thoroughly entertaining collection -- a few real classics mixed in with a
bunch of old late-night TV B-standards. For the price I paid, it's still hard to believe I now own
Nosferatu, Chaney's Hunchback of Notre Dame and Phantom of the Opera, Night of the Living Dead,
Metropolis, John Barrymore's Jekyll & Hyde. And while it's great to settle in knowing you'll be watching
a classic, it's a different kind of fun altogether popping in an old B-movie horror flick you've never
heard of & not knowing whether you'll end up cringing in fright or laughing hysterically -- or both. So
many of the "old" horror movies from the 50s & 60s teetered on that brink between scary and hilarious --
but no matter which way it fell, it was almost always entertaining.
Getting scared watching horror movies used to be fun. Today though, with all the gory slasher pics, you
just get grossed out, mortified, and/or nauseated. But no slasher bloodbaths here (so far) -- what a
relief. I've watched about 1/4 of them and have hours & hours more to go. What a great deal, and what a
lot of scary fun...
(And if you're wondering if the classics are really that entertaining, my 8-year-old son flipped over
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WORTH EVERY PENNY AND THEN SOME!,
This review is from: Horror Classics 50 Movie Pack Collection (DVD)Come on...50 movies for about 25 bucks? How can you possibly go wrong when there are many other collections out there with far fewer movies for close to the same price. Here's why this set is so worth the money...
Many of these movies are on other sets. For example many of the Lugosi films such as White Zombie, The Corpse Vanishes, etc, are easily obtainable. Also found often is Night of the Living Dead, CArnival of Souls, The Giant Gila Monster, House on Haunted Hill, and a few others. But then there are those that you simply don't see all that often.
King of the Zombies with the always hilarious Mantan Moreland; Dead Men Walk, one of George Zucco's few starring roles; A Shriek in the Night with Ginger Rogers; The Monster Walks; The Amazing Mr. X with Turhan Bey; The atmostpheric "The Bat" with Fay Wray; and The Monster Maker.
These and a few others represent little known horror classics which, for the most part, did not star the typical horror films stars like Karloff or Lugosi. The Bat is really a fine, and very atmospheric horror, very reminiscent of early Universal horrors. Sure there is some schlocky losers, particularly among some of the 50's era films but this is still a great set.
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well Worth It,
This review is from: Horror Classics 50 Movie Pack Collection (DVD)For the price, I don't see how any fan of classic horror can complain. Sure there are a few stinkers, but-- NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD?, DEMETIA 13?, HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME?, NOSFERATEU?, LAST MAN ON EARTH?, HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL?-- I got my dollars' worth right there.
There are no extra features, but the transfer quality is decent. I still have about 10 flicks to watch, but am already satisfied. I especially appreciated the oppurtunity to check out some lesser known flicks such as ATTACK OF THE GIANT LEECHES, which was cool. Again, if you dig classic horror, I am certain you will not regret adding this to your collection.
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A CHEAP WAY TO CHECK OUT SOME MOLDY OLDIES!,
This review is from: Horror Classics 50 Movie Pack Collection (DVD)I bought this horror 50 movie pack a few years ago at a price of $10.00(MINE HAS A DIFFERENT COVER WITH AN UP SHADOW PICTURE OF A GREEN GHOULS FACE ON IT). Of course I wasn't expecting great quality, but hoped for the best. Considering my purchase price of 5 films for a dollar, I wasn't too disappointed, but I wasn't sure if visual and audio quality would make a difference in your entertainment experience. Let me tell you, quality does make a difference!
On first look the prints look pretty good, but when you compare them to better ones, then you can see what you are missing. Many of these films are available in much better editions, but you will pay a premium price(in comparison to this set) for the upgrade. Some of the films may be missing bits of film and or scratches, dark images and general wear. The audio is OK at best, but most of these cheap films had terrible sound anyway.
I DO recommend this set because it is a very inexpensive way to see whether any of these films are worth the space they will take on your video library shelf. Please bare in mind that seeing films that may be slightly edited(in some cases), having some scenes too dark to see or audio that is less than desirable can make a difference in your viewing pleasure and ultimate opinion of these films.
While some of these films may not be available in any better condition, many have very impressive restoration releases.
My ratings' for the video quality is forgiving as a lot of these films have only been available as unrestored prints that are washed out , edited and battered. Mostly everything here falls between 2 - stars and 2 + stars.
1) Carnival of Souls (1962) - Cult Classic 4 stars film, print 2 + stars - Buy the Criterion 2 disc edition
2) Atom Age Vampire (1960) Fun Horror 3 stars, print 2 - stars
3) Creature from the Haunted Sea (1961) 2 stars, print 2 stars
4) Nightmare Castle (1965) Cult Classic 4 stars, print 2 - stars edited - Buy the remastered complete edition
5) Black Dragons (1942) Not Horror 1 star boring, print 2 - stars
6) The Invisible Ghost (1941) 1 star boring, print 2 - stars
7) One Body Too Many (1944) 1 star boring, print 2 - stars
8) White Zombie (1932) Cult Classic 4 stars, print 2 - stars Buy Roan Group remastered edition
9) Attack of the Giant Leeches (1959) Cheap Fun Horror 3 stars, print 2 - stars
10) The Screaming Skull (1958) Effective Horror 3 stars, print 2 stars
11) Beast of Yucca Flats (1961) Bomb 1 star, print 4 + stars This film looks too good for it's own sake and almost made this film watch-able
12) The Terror (1963) Cult Classic 4 stars, print 1 1/2 stars I've seen much better
13) Revolt of the Zombies (1936) boring, 1 star, print 2 stars
14) The Giant Gila Monster (1959) Fun 50's Horror, 3 stars, print 2 stars
15) The Fatal Hour (1940) Not Horror 2 stars, print 2- stars
16) Dean Men Walk (1943) OK Horror 2 stars, print 2 - stars
17) The Mad Monster (1942) Fun Horror 3 stars, print 2 - stars
18) Maniac (1934) Unintentional laughter! 2 1/2 stars partial female nudity(topless) and a cat getting its eye popped out! Print 2 stars
19) Metropolis(1927) Classic 5 stars, print 1 1/2 stars edited and pretty beat up, but until the latest restored versions showed up, this was normal for this film.
20) The Vampire Bat (1933) Fun Horror 3 stars, print 2 stars
21) The Ape (1940) Fun Horror 3 1/2 stars for Karloff, print 2 stars
22) The Monster Maker (1944) Fun Horror 3 stars, print 2 stars
23) The Killer Shrews (1959) Unintentional Laughter 3 stars, print 2 + stars
24) The Brain that Wouldn't Die (1962) Fun Horror 3 stars, print 2 stars contains the famous bloody arm being ripped off scene
25) King of the Zombies (1941) boring 1 star print 2 stars
26) Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde (1920) Classic 5 stars, print 2 + stars
27) Bluebeard (1944) OK 2 stars, print 2 stars
28) The Corpse Vanishes (1942) OK 2 stars, print 2 stars
29) Night of the Living Dead (1968) Cult Classic 4 stars, print 2 + stars - Buy restored version
30) Doomed to Die (1940) OK 2 stars, print 2 stars
31) The Phantom of the Opera (1925) Classic 5 stars, print 2 + stars
32) The Indestructible Man (1956) Fun Horror 2 1/2 stars, print 2 stars
33) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923) Classic 5 stars, print 2 stars
34) Nosferatu (1922) Classic 5 stars, print 2 stars
35) Swamp Women (1955) Not Horror 1 1/2 stars, print 2 - stars
36) The World Gone Mad (1933) Not Horror 1 1/2 stars, print 2 - star
37) The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) Cult Classic 3 stars, print 2 stars
38) Tormented (1960) 2 stars, print 2 stars
39) Monster Walks (1932) 2 stars, print 2 stars
40) Monster from a Prehistoric Planet (1967) Japanese Giant Monster film 2 stars, print 1 1/2 stars
41) The Gorilla (1939) 2 stars, 2 stars
42) A Shriek in the Night (1933) 1 1/2 stars, print 2 - stars
43) Bloodlust (1959) 2 stars, print 2 - stars
44) The Amazing Mr. X (1948) 1 1/2 stars, print 2 - stars
45) The Bat (1959) 1 1/2 stars, print 1 1/2 stars
46) Last Woman on Earth (1960) 1 1/2 stars, print 1 1/2 stars
47) The House on Haunted Hill (1959) Classic Corman 4 stars, print 2 - stars
48) The Last Man on Earth (1960) Classic Price 4 stars, print 2 - stars
49) Dementia 13 (1963) 4 stars, print 1 1/2 stars
50) Phantom from 10,000 Leagues (1956) poor man's Creature Black Lagoon 1 1/2 stars, print 2 - stars
11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy unless you absolutely have to have these movies,
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This review is from: Horror Classics 50 Movie Pack Collection (DVD)I'm not much of a horror fan at all. Still, I figured fifty movies for 11 dollars or so was a must-have. I saw advertisements on TV for just such a deal (20 dollars instead) but I already knew this was a different one (since the TV one had more modern ones with Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing)
But this "deal" is pretty much a "you get what you pay for" sort of thing. The DVDs are dual-sided and put in thin cardboard slips with labels on the outside telling you what movie it is, what it's about, how long, what year, and lead actor.
All pretty good, but many of the DVDs I received (when purchased NEW) had bits of the foil scratched off on the edges and near the center, resulting in movies that started to get pixely and screwed up pictures for up to a minute or so in the film. Not quite enough to ruin the entire picture, but I've only watched two movies from it so far (The Phantom of the Opera and White Zombie) and I considered returning the whole thing because of this.
Aside from the damage to many of my NEW discs, which appears to be the work either of shoddy packaging or someone literally tossing the package up and down in the air and using it as an impromptu football down at the packaging plant in Indonesia or wherever. I could tolerate ruination in some of the movies, but not ALL of them or MOST of them or even HALF of them.
I will keep it---for now---and hope the rest aren't as badly damaged. Also I regret getting this one, as most of what it contains are campy "classics" from the 50s and 60s including "Random Amazon Woman from Uranus" (fake title) and "One Arm Too Many" and "The Body Sniffer" and other such gems of titles. There are no Draculas, no Frankensteins, no Ghosts, no Christopher Lee or Peter Cushings, few Boris Karloffs, some Bela Lugosis, and not so much Vincent Price.
This only gets two stars because of the price, and because they've managed to pile in some good ones, including Metropolis, which isn't a horror movie.
16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars I was disappointed in the movie selections and the quality,
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This review is from: Horror Classics 50 Movie Pack Collection (DVD)We have watched all of the movies in this collection. Some of the movies (about 1/3) are either inaudible (hard to understand what the actors are saying) and/or skip parts (words/scenes) because the film is so old. My husband and I watched at least 3 of the movies per week, and what strikes us most is that many of the films in this "horror" collection are nowhere near the "horror" movies we watched on Saturday Matinees at the movies in the 60s. Over half belong in the "mystery" or "comedy" category. And what's with all the gorillas? Every fifth movie it seems has a gorilla in it.
These horror movies are from the 20s to the 60s and are much more tame than todays horror flicks, granted. But, come on, why should we have to sit through a movie where the quality is awful and the movie is not a horror movie? Sure the movies were cheap in dollar value, but the time spent watching half of the set was not worth it.
Again, there were too many gorillas! Not that there's anything wrong with gorillas, but we prefer ghosts to gorillas.
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