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The Rating System

All opinions are my own. We are all different. What I may think is great, you may this terrible. Don't let my opinios stop you from exploring the vast world of horror in all media.

~Mind Blowing: Search for this movie immediately. It can only be described as pure greatness and possible an instant classic.

~So Good: Highly recommended because for one reason or another it stands out above the usual fair. Put the movie on your radar as it wont disappoint.

~In the Middle: The movie is a nothing special, average affair. It may entertain in the short term but it will be easily forgettable in the long haul.

~Warning: This movie is a cliched driven slop of familiar territory. Only watch if you're really of fan of this type of material.

~Steaming Pile: The movie is absolute garbage, a complete bore, and not worth the time or effort.

Monday, September 16, 2013

The Stone Tape (1972)

Starring: Jane Asher, James Como,
Director: Peter Sasdy


Premise:
A group of scientists are brought together in an old castle to invent a new recording medium to replace tape. They find a ghost haunting a room and come up with a theory that the haunting is merely a recording in the castle walls due to the violent event and each human mind interprets it differently. Then they set out to prove the theory.

My Take:
I was a little disappointed in this cult classic. The acting is over the top (and at times bad) and the majority of the effects are nothing more than colored lighting and camera tricks. Now, for a forty year old movie it is quite ahead of its time as these scientist use science techniques to explain the disturbance. It's too bad the didn't explore that aspect more. Still, it's worth watching due to it's innovative story even if the technology being used is forty years old.

Rating: In the middle





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