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A man on the run is hunted by a demon known as the Collector.
A man on the run is hunted by a demon known as the Collector.
Billy Zane William Sadler Jada Pinkett Smith Brenda Bakke CCH Pounder John Kassir Dick Miller Thomas Haden Church John Schuck Gary Farmer Charles Fleischer Tim DeZarn Sherrie Rose Ryan O'Donohue Tony Salome Chasey Lain Traci Bingham Peggy Trentini Reda Beebe Te-See Bender Ponti Butler Veronica Culver Tina Lawrence Elaine del Valle Mim Parker
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A lean, mean, EC comics meets Evil Dead II siege narrative mashup loaded with amazing effects, a banger of a soundtrack, and a perfect cast of character actors doing some of their best work—a mid decade masterpiece filled with oozing green goo, faces punched in, the perfect cartoonish blend of action/humor, and demon Zane minions with electric eyes.
In short, this movie has everything I love in it—the perfect combination of over the top genre magic n mayhem which is fitting since one of my gateways to horror was in fact Tales from the Crypt the series. I could go on and on about how I love the cryptkeeper bookends, how this feels so cinematic despite its tv show origins, Ernest…
Hollywood did Ernest Dickerson dirty, because anyone who directed a film like Demon Knight should be given blank checks for the rest of their life. Just a fact. What a stupendous gonzo-horror achievement. Bursting with goofy mythology, stunning creature design, and a stacked character-actor resume - this 90s Universal production is a blue-tinged nightmare of wit and siege conventions, and it's carried by Billy Zane and his smile.
I started this on Tuesday and then the internet started acting drunk so I gave up and went to bed and didn’t have a chance to finish it until tonight, but I have seen this so many times it didn’t ruin anything for me. People just love to slam the 90’s when it comes to horror movies and they really need to GTFO with that hateful untruthiness because movies like this one completely void that argument. Damn this is fun!
It’s basically a full-length Tales from the Crypt episode with the beginning and end bookended by the Crypt Keeper spitting out THE BEST bad jokes and how anybody could not love that is beyond me. The whole story takes place almost…
As lifelong movie fans, we can essentially create a timeline placing the films that were important to us at specific ages and Demon Knight would be clearly marked under year 12. I was finally over my fear of the Cryptkeeper, he was now an endearing reminder of what used to scare me as a kid.
While I had a few favorite films around this time, what really cemented Demon Knight in my memory was its influence over other aspects of my life, not long after seeing it, I had taken in a stray cat who I named "Cleo" (after Jada Pinkett Smith's cat) and I would spend years with the soundtrack, playing Gravediggaz's "1-800-Suicide" so many times the track skipped…
Just plain awesome. One of the last great studio horror pictures before Craven's Scream and its clones sucked the air out of the room. Ernest Dickerson deftly converts pulpy gloom page-flips of its EC Comics inspiration to celluloid, despite lacking the usual moral twist, as both principle and supporting cast have a blast. Especially an ultra-game Billy Zane ready to swallow the camera in sheer devilish exuberance.
The story's unexpected historical implications dating to the Crucifixion seems a refreshing relic that contemporary horror rarely treads now (unless it's some stuffy possession thing). This adds weight to William Sadler's weary Brayker and a bridge for Jada Pinkett's Jeryline to credibly develop. Dick Miller's Uncle Willie is arguably his best character work;…
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Oh hell this brings back so many memories as a kid. Every night me and my siblings would sneak and watch every episode of Tales From The Crypt. We loved it so much. I remember the three little pigs episode scarred me. But yeah one spooky night they did the halloween back-to-back airing of this and Bordello Of Blood. It was autumn like now and I just remember liking them so much. I decided to revisit them this horrorfest and well you know how nostalgia works lol.
I still really like this one. It does feel more like an episode in the series instead of a stand-alone movie. Some of the effects don’t hold up and…
Commentary by Ernest Dickerson.
Funny, informative, reflective and will definitely make you appreciate DK even more. Dickerson is a hero. This studio-level DEAD ALIVE is almost too good to be a TALES movie. The FX are stellar, everyone’s having a blast.
Near the very beginning we hear Filter's a very underrated band IMO, Hey Man Nice Shot. This sets up the 90s vibe and Demon Night like Filter is very underrated. William Sadler was great as the lead. I wish he had more roles like this. The true star of the film is Billy Zane. Damn, he was hilarious and you could tell he was having a blast. He was a one man comic riot. You had to enjoy his bar side chat with Uncle Willy. Or at least what was around them. Even Jada gets to set it off in this one. Fun campy crazy horror that should be watched by all horror enthusiasts. Oh yeah, the Crypt guy is the shit.
Textbook definition of a well-oiled machine. Not a second wasted and every piece moving in perfect, synchronous harmony to create an output of pure, unadulterated entertainment.
The oil in question is a premium, early 90’s, Billy Zane blend that keeps this finely-tuned instrument humming with his characteristic viscosity while still remaining hilariously crude. A twisted, bald, seducer with the lines and delivery to back up the bravado that pours from his cool and completely-in-control demeanor.
Having recently watched "That Guy Dick Miller", I enjoyed a new appreciation for the venerable character actor’s appearance upon this viewing, after seeing how much fun the...”titillating” dream sequence had been for him. But, like any good fan of cult cinema, I’ll take any amount of Dick…
Starting Friday night off right with a shot of high octane 90s demony madness! And this fits just right given I've been making my way through the television series all month! This takes everything that made the TV series so classic and expanded it into one giant spectacle of blistering action, gory carnage and that endlessly cheesy charm.
When your first scene is Billy Zane dressed like a cowboy speeding down a desert road while Hey Man Nice Shot blasts through the radio you know exactly what you are in for...a freakin great time now ain't that the truth!
You've got a stacked cast, some nightmare inducing demon designs, a creepy little setting, and some great FX and gory kills. What the dang else do you need??? Billy Zane wiling out in a ZANEY manner? You've got that too!
Yo I'm psyched about Sam Raimi working on a new horror movie and all, but when is Ernest Dickerson breaking out of movie jail? Copy paste for Billy Zane please.
Arguably a better pure EVIL DEAD movie than ARMY OF DARKNESS (and I really love ARMY OF DARKNESS).