Posted by Danny at 10:28 PMLabels: Look What Danny Watched, Project Horror
I cheated after I watched this movie and looked up its plot summary on Wikipedia. With the benefit of that, it kind of made sense, but not before. The story is about a young traveler and student of the occult who takes a room in a lonely inn. There, he is awakened by a distressed old man who leaves him a package labeled, "To be opened after my death." That was about the last really clear moment of the film, but our hero ends up going to the old man's house and rescuing his daughter from vampirism, all while various other strange things are going on. I also learned from Wikipedia that this movie had a very negative critical reception when it was released, which at least makes me feel better about not liking it now.
There are two good things I can say about this movie. The scene where the hero sees his own body in a casket is genuinely unsettling. Also, I didn't see the ending coming, but that's probably because I had absolutely no idea what was happening. Tonight was my last night with classic horror before I start my block of zombie movies tomorrow, and I think it'll be nice to watch some movies where something actually happens.
I give this one scythe out of five.