Review: Die, Monster, Die! (1965)

Stephen! Susan! Oh, Stephen! Oh, Susan! STEPHEN! SUSAN!!! -That pretty much sums up the dialogue part of the movie.

blu“DIE MONSTER DIE!”
1965
Horror
USA

Director: Daniel Haller
Stars: Boris Karloff, Nick Adams, Suzan Farmer
Distributor: Scream Factory
Runtime: 80 mins
BLU-RAY REGION A

“All that I can see is horror!”

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Stephen, an American scientist, travel to the English countryside to visit his student sweetheart, Susan Witley. None of the villagers are willing to help Stephen to get to the Witley mansion. He soon discovers why. The vegetation has rotten away around the house. Susan’s mother is hiding behind a curtain pleading Stephen for help. The hostile wheelchair-bound father is lurking around trying to get Stephen to leave, and the butler soon dies a horrible death. Stephen have to find out what’s going on, revealing an old family secret.

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Some really great images, colours and art-direction couldn’t help this movie. It’s director Haller’s first movie and sadly it shows. He couldn’t quite decide if it should be made as a cheap 30’s monster flick or a newer Hammer style. Luckily the right casting of Mr. Karloff saves the day. I have never seen a girl that alienated and unaware all the household troubles in her own house. Anyway; I put on my B-glasses and had a fun time with the 60’s decor, the weird Lovecraft story, a couple of good jump scares and some tasty beer.

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