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This review is from: Horror Hotel [DVD] (DVD)
Horror Hotel is certainly quite an intriging film. The movie which deals with witchcraft in the 60s in an oldy worldy town looks well ahead of it's time.
At first I was not to sure about Horror Hotel, Christopher Lee's character seems to be sending up or playing a prank on the main female character. You'll understand when you watch. But my first thoughts on this film were that it is just outdated. I was wrong. After about the first 30 mins and Lee's eventtual non prank, the film turns eerie and very dark.
There are a few intended jump scenes that I am sure would have made cinemagoers back in the day jump with fright- and although the effect is somewhat diluted in 2013, the thought of what the film was trying to achieve is still there.
It's well acted and a solid piece of horror. Those wanting the more complete film and a better print may want to check out City of the Dead- same film, different title.
All in all, a pleasing film. One word of note to Chris Lee fans. His performance here is more of a cameo than anything else.