Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

VERDICT – 1/5

 

 
PROS –
1) Count Dracula and Van Helsing squabbling over the “final word”.
2) The “staking” scene.

 

 
CONS –
1) Not a great parody movie for a 90s movie. Maybe around the 1960s, it would’ve been a laugh-riot.
2) Instead of being a good parody, the movie is quite a literal adaptation of Bram Stoker’s Dracula with a couple of good jokes.

 

 
QUOTE –
Jonathan Harker: She’s alive?
Van Helsing: She’s Nosferatu.
Jonathan Harker: She’s Italian?

An American Werewolf in London (1981)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) A landmark movie in the horror-comedy genre.
2) Undead Jack‘s make-up is overwhelmingly impressive.
3) The iconic Werewolf transformation scene. It’s the best Werewolf transformation I’ve seen in any movie.
4) Cannot find a better use of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Bad Moon Rising” song.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Jack: Have you tried talking to a corpse? It’s boring.

Young Frankenstein (1974)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 
PROS –
1) A Mel Brooks classic horror-comedy in all its glory.
2) The blind man skit with Gene Hackman.
3) Marty Feldman as Igor deserves an Oscar for his role.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
Dr. Frederick Frankenstein: You know, I’m a rather brilliant surgeon. Perhaps I can help you with that hump.
Igor: What hump?

Slice (2018)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

VERDICT – 3/5

 
PROS –
1) A legendarium kind of universe where human, ghost, witches, and werewolves co-exist. Huge potential if developed as a TV Series with a creative director at the helm.
2) 80s look.

 
CONS –
1) Plot with great potential but mediocre execution from the director Austin Vesely.

 
QUOTE –
Sadie: I’m gonna tell you a story about a ghost, a werewolf, and a pretty shitty pizza place. It all started, when the werewolf came back to town.

Stree (2018)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS –
1) Spooky and funny. Possibly one of the best Bollywood movie of this genre. Great debut for Amar Kaushik.
2) Supporting cast: Pankaj Tripathi as Rudra got the best lines, and Vijay Raaz cameo was spot-on.
3) Shraddha Kapoor as the unnamed femme fatale. The final plot-twist involving her was remarkable.

 
CONS –
1) The soundtrack is forgettable but who cares. The songs and dances are added just to promote the movie as a regular Bollywood movie.

 

QUOTE –
“Ye naye Bharat ki chudail hai”

Tucker and Dale vs Evil (2010)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

VERDICT – 2/5

 

 

PROS –
1) Tyler Labine as Dale
2) Hillbilly one-liners

 

CONS –
1) “Shaun of the Dead” was a funny homage to “Dawn of the Dead”, this film is a funny tribute to ” Evil Dead”
2) One time watch.

 

 

QUOTE –
Dale: I should have known if a guy like me talked to a girl like you, somebody would end up dead.

Ash vs Evil Dead (Season I)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

Pros –

1) Ash Williams without any question is the #1 Greatest Horror Movie Character
2) Fast paced and thoroughly entertaining
3) Music : full of 1970s and ’80s songs
4) Picking the story from where it was left
5) Supporting cast (Ray Santiago as Pablo Simon Bolivar)
6) Perfect ending for season 2

Cons –

n/a

Quote –

“Ash Williams: This ain’t my first rodeo, kid.”