View Full Version : The House Of Clocks!
09-25-2002, 07:47 PM
Any comments on this one?:D
09-25-2002, 08:12 PM
Not bad for a made for TV Fulci effort. Wierd ending. I like the movie enough though :)
09-25-2002, 08:13 PM
well i'm a massive fulci fan so i have tosay this film is ok.got a vhs from italy a few years ago and considering this was originaly made for tv its strong stuff!rather boring in parts but if your a fulci fan then you must own it.some good gore scenes no wonder it didn't make it onto tv
09-25-2002, 09:06 PM
Thank's for the info, i got it today but i have never seen it, il
buy anything from fulci.
09-25-2002, 10:04 PM
Not my favorite Fulci film as it has some good ideas that are not carried though all the way.
09-26-2002, 03:35 PM
I like this film. Wasn't Shriek Show supposed to release this together w/ Sweet House of Horror? I think that would be a nice combo (although I have not seen SHOH yet).
Scott W. Davis
09-26-2002, 03:40 PM
Pretty good, not great, later Fulci.
09-26-2002, 09:57 PM
Finally saw it last night. Overall I didn't think it was a terrible film, but it was stretched a bit to play out to feature legnth. While what happened was cool, just not enough happened.
Oh yea, and not to spoil it for anybody, the ending was pretty weak.
I will say though that I must applaud Shriek Show on the AV quality on this one. The film looks fantastic. I havn't watched the interviews yet, but even if it was devoid of any extras I would have felt my money was well spent. A no brainer for Fulci fans. Now hurry up and bring on Sweet House of Horrors. I have never seen that one either. And when is someone (Shriek Show hopefully) going to release the two Lenzi segments of the Houses of Doom series?
09-27-2002, 12:01 PM
The ending was pretty weak, and I think it was something of a reference to the opening of Fulci's 1980 film, The Black Cat.
09-30-2002, 11:30 AM
I watched SS's really nice release of this film over the weekend. It is "later Fulci", which is usually synonomous with "inferior Fulci", but I think it's one of my favorites of that period. The gore looks better than in other releases made in the same period (and there's plenty of it), and the story is sorta creepy. It kept me interested all the way through. But let me remind you all that I am easily pleased. :)
09-30-2002, 09:38 PM
I'm hoping that I'll enjoy Sweet House as much as this one. After some of the oppinions that I read of Clocks, I was expecting something beyond watchable, near Andrea Schnass bad almost. But then again most people hate Aenigma, and I still like that film for some reason, Steven Thrower be damned. ;)
09-30-2002, 09:56 PM
I have to admit to hating AENIGMA myself - it plays like a weak retread of Argento's worst film, PHENOMENA, not the best source for inspiration, imo.
09-30-2002, 10:01 PM
I never really thought of it as a retread of Phenomena, but I can see where you are coming from. Aenigma is the poorest Fulci film I've seen to date, and I really enjoyed Phenomena. Go figure! :)
09-30-2002, 10:23 PM
Maybe I've just always been swayed by that cool cover painting. No telling.
10-01-2002, 02:53 AM
Originally posted by crank
. . . most people hate Aenigma, and I still like that film for some reason, Steven Thrower be damned. ;)
I like it too. Several months ago, back in the "old forum" (which has vanished into the swirling mists of the endless unknown) I blathered on for a few thousand words about why AENIGMA is better than people think it is, but I don't think I convinced anyone. They just don't get it, Crank.
10-02-2002, 01:39 AM
I've always really loved the final scene of the film where we go floating up out of the hospital room. I was pretty shocked when Steven Thrower bagged on the movie and that scene in particular so furociously. Well, I guess in the light of the entire Beyond Terror book it wasn't surprising.
10-02-2002, 01:45 AM
Originally posted by crank
I've always really loved the final scene of the film where we go floating up out of the hospital room.
Probably my favorite scene too.
10-02-2002, 02:30 AM
I went back and rewatched it with your comments in mind (back on the "old" forum), but the film still bored me to tears, Harvey. You did make a very compelling case for it, however.
As to Thrower trashing the film... I know Steve slightly and he's a very good writer and a terrific guy - you can't write a book on a director only to praise everything he does.
02-22-2003, 06:46 AM
There are one or maybe two good moments in The House of Clocks, such as the death scene involving the maid. Also, its dreamish look is another good aspect, but unfortunately the basic themes are carried through. Still, my least favorite of Lucio Fulci's films.
02-22-2003, 05:37 PM
I bought this on a whim. It's all right, I suppose, but just after I watched this, I watched THE BEYOND, and compared. No contest. Fulci is pretty restrained in HOUSE OF CLOCKS. I'm not unhappy with this film, but it's not one of his best, to be sure. I guess I'm going to have to see even more Fulci films now! I also own CITY OF THE LIVING DEAD, and I like it, but I think a second viewing of HOUSE OF CLOCKS is in order to be fair.
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