Monday, 6 September 2010

Mystery House & Rocky Road

The Haunted House of Horrors is a cheesy Brit horror from '67. After ditching a dull party a bunch of young hipsters head to the local spooky mansion for some supernatural scares only to find one of the gang is soon hacked up machete style. The title is a bit of a con as the film isn't actually about the supernatural and it isn't scary in the slightest. Anyways there's not really much to recommend here, I spent most of the movie laughing at the inane dialogue & gawping at the 60's ladies.

Breakdown, starring Kurt Russell & J.T. Walsh, is a competent road thriller about a missing wife and a desperate husband stonewalled in his search by some intransigent locals. Though it's plenty ridiculous it's taut and the acting is strong so it, mostly, keeps you from mulling over the gaping plot holes. Shame writer/director Mostow followed it up with a string of big budget turkeys like U571, T3 and Surrogates.

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