Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dollar Bin Film - "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde"

Dr. Henry Jekyll experiments with scientific means of revealing the hidden, dark side of man and releases a murderer from within himself. This 1920's silent film stars the legendary silent film actor John Barrymore, grandfather of Drew Barrymore. This film is stylish, creepy, and the dual role that Barrymore takes on is acted out in a brilliant performance that, in my opinion, could rival any young "stud" actor of today's films. The way he moves isn't only terrifying, but is, even with all the creepy make up, in a way seductive (he would have made one hell of a vampire) and this classic film is a must see for all horror fans.

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