Saturday, September 23, 2006
Burnt Offerings (1976)
Burnt Offerings - A film about a family (including Bette Davis, yay!) that rents a sprawling mansion for the summer from some odd owners. The owners leave their mother there for the summer as well, and the wife (Karen Black! Yay!) becomes overly protective of her. Strange things begin to happen at the house...hallucinations, fits of rage, secrets, plants coming back to life, etc. This was an odd, kind of boring movie. Though it is popular in some horror circles, I found it pretty boring. To me, even the ending was predictable.
There are some creepy scenes, though, including a driver that makes me shudder ever time he popped up. While the film wasn't as scary as I had hoped, it still has a creepy vibe that will no doubt be appreciated by many horror fans.
Check it out on Amazon!