Masters of Terror 2020: Charles Band's Filmography

This book contains the synopses and reviews of the darkest films in Charles Band’s filmography. The listings are ranked from best to worst.

Once Bitten

A vampire Countess who drinks the blood of virgins makes a man one of her own.
Feel-Good
So Bad It's Good
Horror for Beginners

 

United States
1985
Feature Film
Realism: 
Supernatural
Festivity: 
Halloween
Character Focus: 
Vampire Film
Cultists: 
Guru
Worshipper
6
The way to your heart!
6
4
6
6
3
3
1
Ambiance
Dialogue
Performances
This modern vampire comedy is about a man stuck between two gorgeous women, attractive for their respective reasons. Only half the jokes are funny. The other half are deeply embarrassing. You’ll certainly be judged by your peers if you even giggle. The film contains a lot of predictable cliched vampire gags; jokes about raw meat, sunglasses, coffins and the color black.
The soundtrack is fun and cheesy, and it eventually converges in one of the most awkward, yet fascinating dance scenes ever filmed. Here’s Jim Carrey in his incubative stage. He’s the clumsy joker. His two friends are disposable and are only here to glorify him. Lauren Hutton plays the classy, seductive vampire and Karen Kopins the cute girlfriend next door.
The venereal disease analogy is obvious and turned into a joke. There are bad puns at every turn. Some moments are so poorly filmed that they’re hard to take seriously. That Hollywood scene sure looks silly. The most expensive shots aren’t necessarily the greatest. The last act is particularly exciting, and the speed phone dating absolutely bonkers.
My Movie Reviews

Be your own film critic!

• Record the movies you see.
• Break them down and analyze them.
• Categorize them.
• Share your movie journal with friends.
• 200 pages, 6" x 9"

My Nightmare Diary

• Write about your nightmares in this dream diary. Write about places, people, and what scared you. Draw pictures of your nightmares.
• A great notebook to keep at your bedside to record your dreams and analyze them.
• 120 pages, 6" x 9"

Frankenstein Reviewed: 2020 Edition

Horror critic Steve Hutchison analyzes 39 Frankenstein movies. How many have you seen? Each article includes a synopsis, five different ratings, and a review.

Dracula Reviewed: 2020 Edition

Horror critic Steve Hutchison analyzes 34 Dracula movies. How many have you seen? Each article includes a synopsis, five different ratings, and a review.

Godzilla Reviewed: 2020 Edition

Horror critic Steve Hutchison analyzes the 36 first Godzilla movies. How many have you seen? Each article includes a synopsis, five different ratings, and a review.