Film #282: SOMETHING IS CREEPING IN THE DARK aka SOMETHING IS CRAWLING IN THE DARK aka QUALCOSA STRISCIA NEL BUIO
Something Is Creeping In The Dark (aka Something Is Crawling In The Dark aka Qualcosa Striscia nel Buio)
2 out of 5 stars
Farley Granger stars in a thoroughly thankless role in this Mario Colucci directed riff on James Whale’s THE OLD DARK HOUSE. Basically, it’s the story of a group of disparate people all stuck in a house due to a storm and what happens when their characters interact. Colucci steps it up a notch with some vague insinuations of a recalled spirit and some possessions, but it’s all the same jazz. Sadly, SOMETHING IS CREEPING IN THE DARK is an absolute mess rife with bad acting, a bad script, and some of the most ham-fisted direction you’ll ever see. Once again, for some untold reason, this film get’s lumped into the giallo subgenre, but it is CLEARLY not one. Fans of Italian pseudo-horror films, “old dark house” pictures, and really bad cinema may find something to like. Hard as I tried, I just couldn’t do it.