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What's the Matter with Helen? & Whoever Slew Aunti&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Shelley Winters
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Two little gems, 2 July 2010
Let me start with "Whoever Slew Auntie Roo". The film is loosely based on the fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel, and can best be summed up as a psychological horror flick. It contains some of the essential ingredients of a good horror film, including the big scary mansion, a séance, a rotting corpse, together with a host of oddball characters. Shelly Winters plays Auntie Roo, a wealthy widow with time and money to play with. Sounds good, doesn't it? Well, the picture isn't quite as rosey as you might think. You see, Auntie Roo lost her daughter, Katherine, very suddenly some time ago, and has never quite come to terms with what really happened. Cue the orphans. In the festive… Read more
Berserk ( Berserk! ) ( Circus of Terror ) <b>DVD</b> ~ Ty Hardin
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Joan Crawford stars as Monica Rivers, a domineering circus owner/ringmaster with one thing on her mind: money. When a killing spree breaks out, and members of the troupe start dropping one by one, everybody becomes a suspect (including Ms. Rivers). There are one or two very entertaining moments, and for an obviously low-budget production there are enough famous faces in it (Joan Crawford, Diana Dors) to save it from the clutches of obscurity. However, for a horror/slasher film, I didn't find it particularly scary or suspenseful. If, like me, you enjoyed the recent BBC television series, Psychoville, I suspect that you'll enjoy this film too.
The Nanny [DVD] [1965] <b>DVD</b> ~ Bette Davis
The Nanny [DVD] [1965] DVD ~ Bette Davis
Nanny is organised. Nanny is dependable. Nanny is scary. Bette Davis shines in this brilliant Hammer film as the Nanny of children's nightmares. Before I go on, I must declare an interest; I am a huge Bette Davis fan. Nevertheless, objectively speaking this film is a terrific example of the suspense/horror genre, and although it may be considered "tame" by today's standards, it is sure to get your heart beating just that little bit faster. The pace of the film is just right and, while the ending might leave the viewer feeling a little bit flat, as a whole this film truly delivers on style, substance, and (no pun intended) execution. In case you've got absolutely no idea what the film's… Read more