Blood & Guts Rundown | 'Christine' Isn't Bad. I Mean, The Car Is, But Not The Movie.

Blood & Guts Rundown | 'Christine' Isn't Bad. I Mean, The Car Is, But Not The Movie.

I've never read a Stephen King book, but I knew the premise of Christine was a car that kills people.  It just sounded like an unspectacular episode of Tales From The Crypt, and I was curious why a director known for such distinctive work would take such a generic story.

Blood & Guts Rundown | 'House Of Frankenstein' Isn't Quite The Monster Mash You'd Expect

Blood & Guts Rundown | 'House Of Frankenstein' Isn't Quite The Monster Mash You'd Expect

Introducing Boris Karloff's character, Dr. Niemann, as a Nick Fury to the Monster Avengers makes sense in that they all needed to be revived in someway, but these films have never strictly adhered to logic or continuity.  I feel like I would have rather watched a movie about Dracula using the two more mindless characters in his plans for a true crossover rather than all three being under-utilized in somebody else's story.

Blood & Guts Rundown | 'The Loreley's Grasp' At Least Has A Lizard Monster

Blood & Guts Rundown | 'The Loreley's Grasp' At Least Has A Lizard Monster

It's a monster movie done much in the style of cheap slashers that would dominate the following decade of hour.  A cast full of young, sexual women is picked off in gory death scenes.  I feel the movie does deserve some praise for having a full lizard suit and not relying entirely on shots of its hand creeping around doorways and slashing at characters.  Even a terrible monster suit at least adds something to a generic movie.

Blood & Guts Rundown | 'Mad Monster Party?' Sure Ain't 'Rudolph'

Blood & Guts Rundown | 'Mad Monster Party?' Sure Ain't 'Rudolph'

My girlfriend and I both asked the same question when we learned that Rankin/Bass, the company behind many of the stop-motion Christmas specials, had made a film featuring the classic movie monsters: "Why isn't it shown every year on Halloween?"  Mad Monster Party? provides many answers to that question.