Sunday, 9 October 2011

Captain Clegg AKA Night Creatures

If in doubt, watch a Hammer Horror. After a few lacking outings we are back to strength with Captain Clegg (which was sold to the US as Night Creatures, apparently because they had promised a film called that!). The film is typical 60s Hammer, lavish and colourful with a fantastic use of the limited budget available. vlcsnap-2011-10-08-20h30m37s108

Peter Cushing is really into his stride her as the village preacher and Oliver Reed also turns in a star performance as the Squires Son. The love interest is rather oddly cast. Gorgeous to look at but very strongly accented.

There are always flaws however and in this case the plot is paper thin. Although ably performed and engrossing the film hides absolutely no surprises. Every plot twist and turn is as obvious as a chimp standing on a yellow bus holding a bullhorn and  a flashing red light. vlcsnap-2011-10-08-20h08m22s32

Thankfully this doesn't really matter. The film is still enjoyable even with this lack of depth.

Well worth seeking.

Paul out…

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