"Do you dare to imagine what it would
be like to be the last man on earth...or the last woman? Alive
among the lifeless...alone among the crawling creatures of
evil that make the night hideous with their inhuman craving!
Vincent Price offers an excellent performance
in this chillingly provocative, science fiction / horror thriller.
No cars drive along the highways. No people
walk the streets. The only few humans in view in this large
metropolis are corpses. It seems like humanity has been destroyed
by a horrible plague!
Scientist Robert Morgan is immune to the germ
that has caused the plague and is the only survivor, that
is until victims of the plague mysteriously come alive and
are transformed into vampires who lust after Morgan's blood!
The cloves of garlic he leaves outside his living
quarters aren't quite enough to keep these demons away. Dr.
Morgan will be very busy trying to uncover their whereabouts
and destroy them by driving stakes through their hearts. At
night, they circle his house, beating on its sides with planks
This existentialist horror is definitely strange,
but the film's message is superior to average horror fare."
- from DVD
Now this is a good horror movie! Based
on the story "I Am Legend" by Richard
Matheson. As always, it's a pleasure
to see Vincent
Price on the screen, and in this one he's on screen
a lot and he's giving a great performance. It's low budget,
and filmed in Black & white even though it was made as
late as 1964, but with this movie, this is not a negative
thing at all. It makes it feel even more dark and chilling
in my opinion. The crew have done a really good job at making
us believe he's the last man on earth. The streets are totally
deserted, with the exception of dead bodies lying around.
The story works very well and you really can feel the desperation
and loneliness of Price's character.
In conclusion, this is a great "End of the World"
movie, with the same "feel" as many of the post
nuclear war movies that's been made. I think this deserves
a lot more attention then it's got.
I bought the "Madacy Records" DVD at DVD
for only $3.18, and it's definantly worth it, even though
there aren't many extras on the DVD. I suggest you check it
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