Sunday, August 30, 2009

Vintage Trailer of the Week 37

Writer Director Larry Cohen is a sort of twisted genius. Nobody has ever mastered high concept quite so well as he did in a string of low-budget b-movies through the 1970s and 80s including God Told Me To (1976) Its Alive (1974) and The Stuff (1985). In recent years his work as a Screenwriter has maintained that focus on a single compelling idea - he wrote Phone Booth (2002) Cellular (2004) and Captivity (2007) - but his best work remains this deranged pulp Classic which plays like a straight gritty New York police thriller for the most part...only its got an enormous stop-motion Dragon as the villain. Nesting in the Chrysler building. feeding on Manhattanites. David Carradine seems so stoned hes incapable of emoting and Michael Moriarty gives a hysterically hyperactive performance and its all great fun:

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Blogger daveysomethingfunny said...

Shaft got what he deserved for the dumbest question ever.

8:16 pm  
Blogger David N said...

Shut Yo mouth!

9:52 pm  
Blogger Ross said...

I was prayed into being.
True story.

11:52 am  

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