Original title: The Curse of the Wraydons
- 1h 40m
A young captain, after participating in a duel, becomes the suspect in a series of killings in Epping Forest.A young captain, after participating in a duel, becomes the suspect in a series of killings in Epping Forest.A young captain, after participating in a duel, becomes the suspect in a series of killings in Epping Forest.
- Helen Sedgefield
- (as Loraine Clewes)
- (as John E. Coyle)
- George Wraydon
- (as Barry O'Neil)
Sometimes "bad" films can be extremely entertaining
Many years ago my parents attended an estate sale and obtained an old 16mm projector. We were also given several 16mm films, one of which being the Curse of the Wraydons. It is one of the all time funniest "bad" movies ever made: how none of Slaughter's films made in onto Mystery Science Theatre 3000 (MST3K) is a mystery unto itself. The production values are not too bad, considering the high-end period costumes, but the cinematography and audio is so amateurish as to make this a great film for a group whose minds easily work in MST3K mode. One shot cuts to an extreme close up of Slaughter: it is clearly obvious it's supposed to be scary, but the shot is out of focus enough, and he's grinning from ear to ear enough that when showing the film to a fellow fan of Entertaining Bad Films nearly fell off his chair laughing. Some of the scenes' audio sounds as though recorded in someone's bathroom (particularly an odd fencing duel scene): no one at the time (or at least with this production) ever considered recording the lines separately and replacing inaudible lines with audible lines. Not all bad films are entertaining (e.g., In the Name of the King, D-Wars, etc.), but it's safe to say as a "film maker," Tod Slaughter gives Ed Wood a run for his money when it comes to his Inadvertently-Entertaining Bad films.
- Apr 12, 2008
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