#blogmonth - Addiction, Despair, and Revenge

Posted on Saturday, October 21, 2023 10:46 PM by K. Latham
Gloria Holden as Countess Marya Zaleska in Dracula's Daughter

Spooky season movies continue this weekend. If you haven’t been following along, please follow me on Mastodon or see my list on Letterboxd. I watched three movies today: Dracula’s Daughter (1936), Itsy Bitsy (2019), and Silent Hill (2006).

Dracula’s Daughter, a follow-up to 1931’s Dracula, was good. Gloria Holden was perfect in the role. I feel it could have been done with less comedy and more horror, but it was still a gripping story of addiction. Be sure to include Dracula’s Daughter in your next Universal Monster marathon.

Itsy Bitsy is a giant spider movie. Well, giant, as in dog-sized, but still. Dog-sized spiders would make me run away, screaming. Heck, regular-sized spiders do that. (shiver) The creature effects were outstanding, and each scene with the spider had spooky tension. The storyline, though, was meh. I could have done without the family melodrama. It wasn’t needed. And Walter’s storyline fell short. I won’t spoil the rest. The movie is worth watching for the spider alone.

Silent Hill is an okay movie based on a video game. The creature effects are creative. The story is okay. Sean Bean was wasted in this movie. A good watch for a Saturday afternoon while you’re folding laundry.

More later. I wonder what I'll watch next.