Ratings Key

= Excellent. The best the genre has to offer.
1/2 = Very Good. Perhaps not "perfect," but undoubtedly a must-see.
★★★ = Good. Accomplishes what it sets out to do and does it well.
★★1/2 = Fair. Clearly flawed and nothing spectacular, but competently made. OK entertainment.
★★ = Mediocre. Either highly uneven or by-the-numbers and uninspired.
1/2 = Bad. Very little to recommend.
= Very Bad. An absolute chore to sit through.
NO STARS! = Abysmal. Unwatchable dreck that isn't even bad-movie amusing.
SBIG = So Bad It's Good. Technically awful movies with massive entertainment value.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day to all... and a few updates.

Hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day. Regardless of whether you're married, divorced, single, dating or just said fuck it all and are currently cohabitating with 53 cats, just remember that The Bloody Pit of Horror has a special place in its heart for all its visitors. Big thanks to all of you out there for the kind messages or behind-the-scenes trivia about obscure films that you've sent to me, or just for stopping by in silence. You're all very much appreciated... even the ones who've been sending me nasty messages. While I always welcome disagreement and love having film-related debates, I won't be posting any comments containing personal insults. In other words, if you want me to respond, try to avoid referring to the author as an "idiot," "moron," or "faggot." I'm just one man with an opinion who happens to love horror films and don't pretend to be otherwise.

Been a little slow on the updates recently, but I have been watching movies when I can squeeze them in. Over the next week I'll be posting reviews for the following (they're not up yet because I need to do the screen caps):

- Ants! (It Happened at Lakewood Manor) (1977; Robert Scheerer)
- Bad Blood (A Woman Obsessed) (1989; Chuck Vincent)
- Black Cat (Gatto nero) (The Black Cat) (1980; Lucio Fulci)
- Daimajin ikaru (The Wrath of Majin) (1966; Kenji Misumi)
- Devil Times Five (Peopletoys) (1974; Sean MacGregor)
- El refugio del miedo (Refuge of Fear) (1973; José Ulloa)
- La noche de los brujos (The Night of the Sorcerers) (1973; Amando de Ossorio)
- Marquis de Sade's "Justine" (1968; Jesus Franco)
- Más allá del terror (Beyond Terror) (1980; Tomás Aznar)
- Patayin mo sa sindak si Barbara (Kill Barbara with Panic) (1974; Celso Ad. Castillo)

And after that, I have the following lined up:

- The Anatomist (1956; Dennis Vance)
- The Brainsucker (1988; Herb Robins)
- A Climax of Blue Power (Deviate in Blue) (1974; Lee Frost)
- Devil Returns (1982; Richard Chen)
- Doomwatch (1972; Peter Sasdy)
- El libro de piedra (The Book of Stone) (1969; Carlos Enrique Taboada)
- Endless Night (1971; Sidney Gilliat)
- Goremet, Zombie Chef from Hell (1986; Don Swan)
- Litan (1981; Jean-Pierre Mocky)
- Lurkers (1988; Roberta Findlay)
- Unearthly Stranger (Beyond the Stars) (1963; John Krish)
- Yi mei dao ren (Vampire vs. Vampire) (1989; Ching-Ying Lam)
- Yotsuya kaidan (Illusion of Blood) (1965; Shirô Toyoda)

I'm also (finally!) starting to update my Top 10 lists on the sidebar since I've watched over 100 movies that haven't yet been factored in. Not many have been good enough to bump anything off, but a few have. I'll post all of the changes made once I finish updating (hopefully within the next few weeks). Since I use IMDb release years for the lists and IMDb often can't seem to ever make up its mind when certain films were actually released, some films may be moved to another year (Exorcist III - which I just moved from 1989 up to 1990 - is a good example) to reflect these updates.

So again, a big thanks to everyone out there for visiting and I'm going to bust ass on the movie watching here within the next few months.

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