Dementia 13

part 5 of the Bad Horror Marathon

Title: Dementia 13
Year: 1963
Length: 75 minutes
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Writer: Francis Ford Coppola, with Jack Hill
Starring: William Campbell, Luana Anders, Bart Patton, Mary Mitchel, Patrick Magee, Eithne Dunne
Music: Ronald Stein

My reaction
Synopsis: a family is obsessed with their dead little girl, and has some murders
How I saw it: on video, yesterday (have on DVD)
Concept: Bad.
Story: Bad. Pretty sure they were just making stuff up as they went.
Characters: Indifferent. It’s a nice change of pace from most of this marathon, in that it has characters at all.
Dialog: Indifferent.
Pacing: Bad.
Cinematography: Bad. Some things look nice. Most of the important events are obscured in darkness, so you can’t tell what’s happening.
Special effects/design: Indifferent.
Acting: Indifferent.
Music: Indifferent.
Subjective Rating: 3/10 (Bad). There’s enough going on that I wasn’t bored to death, which I guess is something. Incidentally, a quick glance through the IMDb informs me that before this movie, Coppola made softcore porn.
Objective Rating: 1.5/4 (Eh).


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