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The last man on Earth

boxdw220px-lastmanonearth1960sThis is hardly my first time watching the last man on Earth, but since it’s a part of this is that it seems like a good time to revisit it anyhow. What strikes me about this film is how ordinary Vincent Price works that he is just this… Guy. I mean, seriously he looks like just another 40-year-old man, and his house is immaculate . It looks more like a home my grandparents lived in, then a last safe house in the world in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. Of course these aren’t exactly zombies… They’re vampires, although that’s made way more clear in the book then it is in the film. One of these days as I should really get around comparing and contrast in the books and films, but I digress.

As far as this one goes, they’ve stayed pretty close to the source material.it’s missing some of the sensuality, and a little bit of the science… But the basic structure of the book and the surprise ending, all of the details are all present here. I’m always surprised at how this film doesn’t really get old. I got a copy of this on the double feature with House on Haunted Hill, and Last man on Earth consistently feels more fresh, or entertaining. It’s a gem in this collection, and really deserves more recognition and respect then it gets.

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