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War Gods of the Deep (1965)

War Gods of the Deep (1965)

Country:  USA

Director:  Jacques Tourneur

Stars: Vincent Price, David Tomlinson, Tab Hunter, Susan Hart

Storyline:  Some people discover an underwater society of smugglers that never age and live in a long forgotten city buried underwater.

220px-war_gods_of_the_deepReview:  A busty women (Susan Hart) gets kidnapped which leads to the findings of seaweed and water travels that lead to hidden tunnels in an old castle.  Two men and a chicken go on the hunt for the woman and who actually kidnapped her. This leads to whirlpools, gill-men, a society of smuggler that never age lead by the Captain (Vincent Price), active underwater volcano and some seriously huge helmets that have marlins engraved on them.

Yes I said chicken!

Rating: This film was yet another Poe story done with Vincent Price. Not much more to say here as the storyline was not meaty by any means but the scenery was amazing. Some fish die and we have little blood in the water. The costumes of the gill-men were funny and the amount of bust shots of Susan Hart also added to the humour. More sci-fi then horror for this one.


2/10 Beers!


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The Raven (1963)

The Raven (1963)

Country:  USA

Director:  Roger Corman

Main StarsVincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, Hazel Court

Storyline:  A magic user has been turned into a raven and turns to his former sorcerer to help him.










Review (Spoils):  This is based on the Edgar Allan Poe poem which Vincent Price is known to do. What we have is Bedlo (Peter Lorre) comes to Dr. Craven (Vincent Price) for help as he has been turned into a raven from an evil wizard named Scarabus (Boris Karloff). Through this we also learn that Scarabus has enchanted Craven’s long lost wife Lenore (Hazel Court) who he believed to be dead!

The acting is well done in the film but the horror is lacking in this Poe film unlike other films that Vincent Price has done.  This is film is more of spoof then actually to be taken serious even the special effects are a little silly. Nothing shocking here except some crazy spell effects.

Rating:  As for Vincent Price films this one lacks as there are a lot better ones out there to checkout for the king of macabre.




3/10 Beers!


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