18 November 2009
United States - 1977
Director - Tobe Hooper
Diamond Entertainment, 1998, VHS
Run Time - 1 hour, 36 minutes
Here is another "nice" Diamond Entertainment Corporation VHS with an extra five minutes of run-time(?). Admittedly despite the low production value of their product, these guys carried a lot of otherwise obscure foreign horror and action flicks on DVD before anyone else ever touched 'em. I still have a Fulci movie and kung fu movies that they released from about 7 years ago. Still, I never saw any of their VHS tapes until I found this a couple of months ago.
Eaten Alive is one of my favorite discoveries of the past couple of years. It could be more accurately described as a re-discovery since I'd seen it years before. However, that first time I hated it for some reason, lets blame it on the transfer. My discovery that this movie is actually good can be blamed on the 2007 Dark Sky release whose cover is featured below. Y'know, for posterity and all that. This brings the total number of good movies by Tobe Hooper up to a grand total of 2, officially out of the one-hit-wonder club. My review of this was one of the first I posted on this blog oh so long ago.