Sunday, November 21, 2010


The Last Man On Earth Movie Review

Dr. Robert Morgan (horror legend Vincent Price) is the last man on Earth after a deadly virus has killed mankind and turned them into vampires. He now lives day-to-day trying to survive and kill all the creatures of the night. This 1964 film, much like the more recent I Am Legend, was based on the novel I Am Legend, but this one differs from the more recent movie, as well as the novel itself, quite a bit. The creatures are referred to as “vampires”, but, other than the fact they can only come out at night and at one point it is mentioned that they like blood, they don’t act like vampires. They are very slow and brooding, much like zombies, but they talk and feel pain, so they are obviously not zombies--we'll just call them some sort of combination of the two.

Don't think too much about it

Anyways, the movie is basically a look at Morgan’s day-to-day life and his slipping into madness with some interaction of the vampires thrown in. This isn’t really a scary movie—Morgan himself is not scared of the vampires—but more a grim look at the future of humanity. It is a dark movie from start to finish, with an ending that keeps that feel. Price, of course, is good in this role, especially since a lot of it is voice over stuff and he has one of the best voices in Hollywood history. The only thing bad I can say about this film really, other than it not being scary at all, is that it moves very slowly at times. Other than that, there's not much to complain about, and the behavior of the vampires obviously inspired those of the zombies in Night Of The Living Dead a few years later, so that’s a good thing. This is not a great film, but it is pretty enjoyable.

On A Scale Of One To Ten: 6

The Last Man On Earth Movie Trailer 

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