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Saturday, July 24, 2010

Steve's Church-Less Movie Of The Week: Special Surgery Edition (Part 4) ...



Yoinked from wikipedia and a buttload of other sites ...


"The Forgotten (1973) (more commonly known as Don't Look in the Basement) is a psychological horror film, a superb late-night grindhouse viewing experience.


This movie is a low-budget Video Nasty from acclaimed horror director S.F. Brownrigg. The low-budgetness of the movie is one of its defining qualities and the bad sound quality increases the terror being portrayed, when it's quiet it's very quiet and when it's loud you soil your pants.




Poor quality aside the movie has a compelling and frightening storyline and manages to draw the viewer into the mental asylum in which it takes place and although the gore is quite tame compared to many other movies on the Video Nasty list this is made up for by shocks and scares and a very chilling undertone.


This was widely released to drive-in theatres in the early 1970s on a double-bill with Wes Craven's film debut, The Last House on the Left. The films shared the tagline, 'To avoid fainting, keep repeating to yourself: 'It's only a movie.. it's only a movie.. it's only a movie..' Rated R by the MPAA for scenes of gory violence. Filming took place at the site of Westminster College in Tehuacana, Texas.




Even though this movie was shot in twelve days on a budget of less than $100,000 it is still a very influential horror movie and demonstrates that true quality comes from the skills of the writers and director. Having the main players in the plot being insane allows for some interesting characters and some remarkable conflicts of interests, plus the whole grimy feel to the movie makes it quite an unsettling experience. The mentally insane running the show and the April 1972 playboy cover girl... What more could you want?


With its sitar-infused soundtrack, shoddy editing, cadre of extreme character actors, and bloody finale, this is an essential title for camp freaks. You'll never look at a popsicle in quite the same way again!"




... AND NOW, Steve and this blog are both PROUD to once again present today's Church-less Movie of the Week in its entirety FOR FREE!


Please, though, a few rules first. There's absolutely no talking in Steve's Theater and all talkers will be licked and spanked mercilessly. No cell phones or African-American berries in the theater. And be sure to dim your headlights (where applicable).


Oh, and remember ...




That video is SUCH a part of my childhood growing up in movie theaters watching crap! It gets me every time! Totally old school.


Oh, and enjoy the show y'all!


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