"There is so much writing in English on Japanese cinema that can't be accepted at face value — not because the writers are careless, but because the differences in culture and language are just too intricate. When I see August Ragone's name on a piece of writing, it gives me permission to place my faith in it completely. Among Japanese fantasy film historians, he's the best working in English." —Tim Lucas, Video Watchdog

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Skull (1965)

Adapted from Bloch's short story "The Skull of the Marquis de Sade."

On the eleventh day of Halloween, my true blood gave to me, eleven Skulls a-Screaming, ten Zombies Feasting, nine Werewolves Howling, eight Mummies Crumbling, seven Vampires Preying, six Creatures S'laying, five Ghoulish Things, four Severed Limbs, three Shrunken Heads, two Devil Bats, and a Senior Lon Chaney!

1 comment:

Kishin said...

I love this movie, but hated the pan&scan version I first saw on TV. I was thrilled when it was finally released on DVD in its original aspect ratio, so when we are seeing through the skull's eye sockets, the image doesn't have to pan from one to the other.