Jay Crimson speaking and this is my first entry in the Tunnel To The Underground blog titled “Crimson’s Coroner”. Tonight I would like to reach out to all of you vintage horror movie lovers out there and talk about two films I consider classics of the genre.
If you are looking for old school cinematography at its finest in Gothic macabre in the same vein as the old Universal movie monsters such as Dracula, Frankenstein or The Mummy but want an increased level of on-screen blood and gore, then have I got two gems for you!
So it was around the summer of 2007 and I was hanging out with my good friend (now fellow band mate/guitarist of No Class Assassins) Dave Kelsey and he tells me he bought a few cheap DVDs from a dollar store in town. I asked if I could take a look at them and he throws me three cheap dollar store versions of older movies, ya know the ones that have cheap cardboard cases the plastic disc just sits in? Yeah those. I decided on borrowing one titled “The Werewolf Vs The Vampire Woman.” Now I figured that this movie was just going to be a boring cheese-fest that I am used to walking right pass or pay no attention to. In my opinion, I got an underrated and overlooked classic horror movie!
“The Werewolf Vs The Vampire Woman” (1971) is about a chick named Elvira (oddly enough) that is searching for the lost tomb of Countess Wandessa in the French Countryside with the aid of her close friend Genevieve. The girls run into a man named Waldemar Daninsky, who invites the women to stay as long as they like in his castle. Waldemar knows a bit about the area and the legends of Countess Wandessa, so he decides to lend a hand and show the girls around. Little do the ladies know that Waldemar has a few skeletons in his closet too! \m/
This movie is filled with enough pentagrams, fangs, blood and boobs to make even the crookedest of pastors thrust his hips in excitement. I love this film because its retro (I’m a sucker for old school shit), its dark, creepy and is like a fine wine. Aged in excellence.
Rewind to sometime in 2006…Me and my buddy Ninja Boy were on a mission for a copy of The Blob (1988) with my Buick Skylark on a full tank of gas. I accidentally stumbled upon a copy of “Burial Ground” AKA “Nights Of Terror”. Which looked like some sort of made-for-TV movie series VHS tape. I seen a few interesting things on the back of the box, so I decided to rent it. It turned out to be one of the most creepy and eerie ‘undead’ horror films I’ve ever watched!
“Burial Ground” AKA “Nights Of Terror” (1981) is a movie beginning with an archeologist making a discovery in a cave, and then the trouble begins. These zombies are the creepiest I’ve seen in movie history. Literally rotting bodies! \m/ They also use tools in this film, which makes for a more interesting movie in my opinion. 7 people start searching for the missing archeologist and chaos soon begins! Muahahahahahahaha! This movie rules! It does have a intriguingly comical fucked up incest scene too, so check this baby out!
I strongly suggest if you have some time to kill and you are into old school horror and arent one of those people who refuse to give them a chance simply because they are from a different era….kick back and watch these two movies. Let me know what you think about them! I got the youtube links below! ~ JDS