This book contains 50 reviews of horror movies shot in black and white. The reviews are sorted from the last position to the first one. The ranking of each production is established by the sum of 7 ratings: stars, gimmick, rewatchability, story, creativity, acting & quality. Each film description contains a synopsis, a list of attributed genres, emotions evoked, seven ratings and a three-paragraph review.
That's the spirits!
Scrooged is a modern adaptation of Charles Dickens’ story Scrooge starring Bill Murray as Frank Cross, a comedic, caricatural, and over-the-top version of Ebenezer Scrooge. Murray is excellent when it comes to blending fantasy and comedy, and he proves it once more. This horror comedy is scored by Danny Elfman who always sounds the same and therefore always sounds great.
Other big names include Karen Allen, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwait and Robert Mitchum. Scrooged is as touching as it is funny. It often gets hysterical just before it gets emotional. The original story is quite dark and, here, it’s the casting that lightens the mood of an otherwise sinister production. Murray is rude, arrogant and cynical, as always.
Cross will have to learn to respect people and cherish his life. That’s what the three ghosts he meets are for: the ghost of Christmas Present, Past and Future. These guys are as fun as they are scary. One is a taxi driver, one is a fairy, and the last is a reaper. This story has been told time and again. There are no big twists in this, per say, but there are still surprises at every turn.