Genre - Horror
Year Released - 1967
Running Time - 99 minutes
Directed by David Greene
Written by D. B. Ledrov & Nathaniel Tanchuck
*Based on a book written by August Derleth & H. P. Lovecraft
Cast Includes: Gil Young, Carol Lynley, and Oliver Reed
IT! [aka Curse of the Golem]
Genre - Horror
Year Released - 1966
Running Time - 96 minutes
Directed by Herbert J. Leder
Written by Herbert J. Leder
Roddy McDowall (from the Planet of the Apes film, as well as Fright Night 1 & 2)
Rating: 3 Skulls for The Shuttered Room and 4 Skulls for It!
Available on one disc, from Netflix, this double feature of 1960's horror films delivers star power along with the shocks.
In The Shuttered Room, Gil Young & Carol Lynley portray a couple investigating a sinister secret in their inherited New England home.
Then, creepy London museum curator Arthur Pimm awakens the golem, a centuries-old demonic clay figure, to do his bidding, in 1966's It!
Not really much of a review here - I watched both of these movies, the night before I left to visit family, over the holidays. . . I've seen a lot of movies between now and then, however I feel that both of these films are worth mentioning.
The Shuttered Room tells the story of Susannah, who finds out that an old mill house has been left to her, on Dunwich Island. So, taking her husband along, they go to look into the situation. When they arrive upon the island, [I wanted to find a picture of the ferry that they took across - it was basically just a big square block of wood, with a motor on it, just big enough where they could drive their car onto it - too funny!] they discover that those who live upon the island are not the most friendly, and there is a mystery behind the mill house. . .
What I really liked about this one [other than Lynley] was that it was a very "atmospheric" film.
I really liked this one, and I felt it was the better of the two films.
I was unable to find a trailer for either film. However, if you enjoy older, classic films, then these two should suit you just fine.