“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds."
Friday, January 23, 2015
The Haunting of Morella (1990)
How bad is it? It might be the worst adaptation of an E.A. Poe story. Should you see it? No.
Produced by Roger Corman, directed by Jim Wynorski and starring Nicole Eggert in a dual role. Need to hear more? The daughter of a witch put to death inherits money and perhaps gets taken over by her mother's spirit. David McCallum goes slumming here, with little plot, poor acting, lack of direction and pointless fake scares. It's mercilessly padded and relies heavily on abundant female nudity (it IS a Wynorski film, after all) which only caused me to wonder why there were bikinis hundreds of years ago.