September 14, 2010

The first Wicker Man still I ever saw



What are you finding as you watch these old horror movies that were inaccessible to you 40 years ago? You find out that they were crap, anyway – the stills were the best things about them. Actually, there are very few Hammer movies that don’t have a great moment. And B horror movie fanaticism is all about great moments. Those wonderful, luminous moments that make up for 80 minutes of stodgy dialogue and bad performances and so forth. I forgive a lot more in horror movies than in any other genre, just for the flashes of brilliance that are like your nightmares come to life. -- Chris Knox, interviewed in 2004.