Saturday, August 8, 2009

All the things that make life worth leaving....

The movie, not the blog, but you should check that out (http://www.thevaultofhorror.blogspot.com/)

"The Vault of Horror" is an Amicus film. Amicus was the other, non-Hammer studio producing horror out of England in the 70s. Amicus specialized in "portmanteau" or "omnibus" films...

He really didn't deserve this...
I didn't know what "portmanteau" meant either, and I looked it up and I still don't know what it means, but trust me on this. "The Vault of Horror" is the 2nd "portmanteau" film by Amicus, the first being "Tales from the Crypt," which I didn't see first because I messed up my Netflix Que.

Dr. Who the 2nd. He did deserve to die, and in a really nasty way..

Both films are based on EC Comics . I have been reading up on Horror comics (when I am not reading about Swedish Vampire Children,) and I have to say, I Love Them!! The bad guys always get their comeuppance, like they do in this film. 5 upper class British twits are trapped in a vault together, and they decide to pass the time by telling each other their worst dreams (as you do.) The one thing they have in common is that they all have done really nasty things. Well, except this one guy, whose only fault was being a neat-freak and an asshole who kind of looks like Anthony Hopkins. Anyway, their dreams all include their really horrible deaths. Or are they dreams? I won't spoil it. But neat-freak gets a hammer to the head, all for being an asshole.

1 comment:

Tinmedir said...

A portmanteau is a word in which the form and meaning were derived from blending two or more distinct forms (like smog from smoke and fog). It seems to also be a large suitcase!