The Gorgon (6/10)

My Halloween movie this year was The Gorgon from the Icons of Horror: Hammer Films DVD. I think I am coming to the realization that Hammer horror films just don’t click with me the way Bava and the Italian horror films do. The Gorgon, like The Curse of the Mummy’s Tomb, is just lacking in tension or suspense. They save the monster until far too late in the story and rely too much on boring interpersonal relationships to drive the narrative. Now, don’t get me wrong, I enjoyed watching the film and it has a handful of neat visual moments, but it just felt like overly-safe fluff. Even my nine-year-old daughter was unimpressed.

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