Years ago, I saw a minute or two of a movie which intrigued me, but forgot all about it until yesterday. Using the magic of Google, I was able to find out that the bit was from the movie Legend, from 1985. A Ridley Scott film, no less!
I saw on IMDB that it wasn’t highly rated. But I watched several clips on youtube and I appreciated what was good about it: eerie Ridley Scott sets and bizarre, horrifying costumes. And of course, most of all, Tim Curry as “Darkness”.
I had forgotten what a non-CGI horror/fantasy film looked like, almost.
Curry’s performance was quite brilliant. There’s no one to top him in the frightening, obscene villain roles. Remembering the bit I had seen of him years ago, I was certain that it was Lou Gossett in the role, but I was wrong. That makeup was intense.
Someday I’ll watch the whole film. Maybe I’ll speed through the parts with Tom Cruise.