After a very long Monday, I’m taking a moment to write a post I promised earlier today. Instead of my usual Monday Morning Movie Review, I’m offering up a preview of 100 films.
Just look at those glorious covers. What is going on with that hairy dude holding up a syringe full of a mysterious green substance? Why is there a woman’s head covered surrounded by tubes in a tub of liquid? Perhaps Dr. Fauci can weigh in.
Regardless, I’m super excited to watch these films—all 100 of them.
And not of all of the films are stinkers. There are some classics I really want to see, or see again: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920), Metropolis (1927), Nosferatu (1922), The Phantom of the Opera (1944), among others.
I want to see the crummy and/or bizarre ones, too, perhaps most of all: Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952), Atom Age Vampire (1960), The Giant Gila Monster (1959).
According to the box sets, their run times are sixty-four hours (Mad Scientist Theatre) and sixty-two hours, twenty minutes (Horror Classics). That’s about five-and-a-quarter days of schlocky movies (slightly less with the overlap; I see Metropolis on both collections, for example), if I watched them nonstop.
I have real-life commitments, though, and I don’t want to end up living in filth anymore than I already do. So I’m going to start with the modest goal of watching two or three of these bad boys a week.
In fact, I may make my reviews of them SubscribeStar exclusives. So, if you want to learn about The Amazing Transparent Man (1960) and The Amazing Mr. X (1948), the first flicks on both collections, subscribe today.
Here’s to a year of bad movies!