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Reflections on Last Week’s Vampire Week (And Your Input is Requested)

Well, I think I should do a quick post regarding last week’s Vampire week as I have received a few emails regarding it and the choices…

I have received over 100 emails asking why I did not include the classic 1931 Universal film, Dracula, with Bela Lugosi, or even the Spanish version filmed at the same time on the same cast. Well, I have reviewed both in the not too distant past (favourable, I might add), and I thought that with the sheer number of Vampire movies, this would be a great opportunity to showcase some different films I have not seen yet (aside from Love at First Bite). And you know what? I am glad I did, as I was able to watch 7 great, and different vampire movies. To be honest, I can’t remember the last time I watched seven days worth of good films with a connected theme (aside from Tarantino week). The whole vampire myth has generated so many films that I was tempted to turn this into two weeks of Vampire films. I’m convinced that even with an additional week of movies, I would have managed to avoid watching a turkey of a movie. Yes, with this many movies to choose from, there would be no reason to watch Twilight, or anything like it.

Hell, I think a second Vampire Week should be planned! In fact, why don’t you send me your suggestions (good or crappy) for the next Vampire Week.

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Plan 9 From Outer Space

About a week and a half ago I watched Plan 9 From Outer Space, the infamous Ed Wood film that is often panned as the worse movie ever (see Troll 2 if you want to see a movie that might jostle it off that dubious platform). 

A mess from start to finish, this movie is just barely a movie. Bad actging, bad editing and bad storyline make for a horrendous must-watch if you love bad movies. It kinda’ stars Bela Lugosi – that is, footage filed a few years previously was edited in (Lugosi had died by the time this film was released), and when they needed additional footage, Ed Wood’s chiropractor (I have also heard it was his dentist) was used, with his face obscured by his cape.

Honestly, aside from an invasion from space, I am not really sure what this movie is about. I do know that it is featured in one of my favourite Seinfeld episodes.

You can watch the entire movie for free (and legally), on Youtube by clicking the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5DZhDH8eew