Director: Silvio Narizzano
Starring: Tallulah Bankhead, Stefanie Powers, Peter Vaughn, Donald Sutherland
Mention Die! Die! My Darling! to pretty much anyone under 35 and they’ll probably think first of the Misfits song. But before the Misfits, there was this little thriller meditating on religion, small-town English life, and terror.
In the film, Bankhead plays Mrs. Trefoile, a severe old widow whose only son died in a car accident. The film kicks into gear when her son’s ex-fiance, Pat, comes to visit prior to her marriage to a new man.
I rented the movie for only two reasons: it’s a horror movie from the ‘60s and The Misfits. I’ve decided to pit the two against each other to see which one comes out the victor in this battle of stylized horror.
Die! Die! My Darling! vs. Die! Die! My Darling!
|The Movie||The Misfits||Advantage|
|A hammy, severe Tallulah Bankhead||The hammy, sincere Glenn Danzig||Even|
|Bit part for Donald Sutherland as retarded handyman||Bit part for meathead punk Henry Rollins on live version of We Are 138||Movie|
|Lame red paint as fake blood||Real-looking fake blood||Misfits|
|Some unintentionally funny moments||Some unintentionally funny moments later on (esp. Black Aria)||Even|
|Silly soundtrack||Dozens of fucking awesome songs||Misfits|
|A good deal of 60s-style bondage and women wrestling||Danzig seems to have issues with women||Even|
|Screenplay by horror lit legend Richard Matheson||Danzig makes good movie references||Movie|
|I’ve never read anything by Matheson that I really liked||Danzig made 5 or 6 excellent albums||Misfits|
Bottom Line: Winner is the Misfits 3-2