|Another Horror Classic down and a great book almost finished
||[Aug. 28th, 2008|12:22 pm]
So Company of Wolves is one I have seen before. But all I remembered was that Angela Lansbury was in it and at the end I said "Well that was bizarre". |
I lust for a forest of those giant mushrooms to put in the front yard for Halloween (or always...).
I'd recommend watching it, although the effects are...dated. And, with so many of these moldy oldies gone to DVD, the sound is for crap, with the music and effects being twice as loud as the dialog so I recommend keeping one hand on the remote, the other on your...reason-softener-of-choice. Rum, wine, whatever...you're going to need to take the edges off yourself or you'll be snarking over how it looks like they said, let's try every effect we can think of to do these really cool werewolves, but we won't bother to airbrush the Tervurens (commonly used as wolves in movies, but usually "made up" so it's not so obvious we could only afford one stunt wolf). The whole fairytale within a fairy tale within a story thing...well, I thought it was cool, but that could be the rum.
Not enough rum in me to keep me from snarking about being hit over the head with imagery like it was some film school project where you got points for each one, but I do have to remind myself -- it was a different era and that was more the norm for artful. And if you've got a 13-15 year old daughter...it could creep you out. Puberty, the emerging beast, blood...but there's doves and bunnies and hedgehogs, too! Something for everyone, even if eyebrows that meet in the middle are your thing.
It did, in structure remind me of the book I'm reading: The Gargoyle by Andrew Davidson. Alternating between modern time, medieval, viking, stories within stories and all of it absolutely fascinating. I'm 3/4s of the way through and its entirely possible that it could dissolve into suckage in the last quarter, but so far, it's looking good and I highly recommend it.