The four survivors planned to hole up in the abandoned hotel’s vault-like refrigerator. It was a good plan, considering the squad of undead, water-breathing Nazi storm troopers lurking outside. Then one survivor gets claustrophobic and fires a signal flare into the refrigerator. That’s where Shock Waves lost me.
The severed hand is surprisingly effective.
Asylum is another anthology horror from Amicus Productions. As with The House That Dripped Blood (1971), the script comes courtesy of Robert Bloch.
“He would be the most dangerous human being on earth. A monster.”
Reviewing anthology movies is hard. I picture you, dear reader, trudging through endless paragraphs of plot synopsis and I feel guilty. I have let you down.
Howard Hawks once said that a good movie consisted of “three great scenes and no bad ones.” Hammer’s first entry in its Dracula franchise gives us exactly that.